Originally Posted by Track;15362556
Because otherwise, you'd be cherry-picking reviewers that like your game.
It's like a presidential campaign where only the constituents of one party get to vote.
Does that seem fair to you? It's their right, sure, but why is that more important?
That's not exactly an accurate contrast, I would say more like its like in a presidential campaign if the candidate made sure that only supporters attended a major rally he was having. In fact, that used to be done for bush during his presidency and on the campaign trail in 2004, in which his staff screened the audience.
Regardless, I think that this is a pretty common practice by video game companies, however I think it was so blatantly done by EA, that suddenly it's now a news story. I think this unfairly makes Dice look bad, and it definitely casts a poor light on the game, which I have no doubt will be absolutely incredible from the get go. EA needs to stop making these mistakes, as it has a pretty regular habit of doing things that poorly effect the outcome of the game. First, EA forces the game to require the piece of crap software that is Origin on PC, now this. Good job EA...
I seriously cannot wait for this game though. I was highly impressed by the Beta despite its poor reception, because the only things wrong with the game were bugs and glitches, which means that all of the issues that could plague the game can easily be remedied.