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You guys know that an extremely small percentage of gamers actually hate EA and would boycott their games. The average gamer knows nothing about what EA does outside of putting games on the shelf at GameStop/Walmart etc. They could ban everyone who exploited the code and still easily survive since a large number of those banned will rebuy the games they REALLY like (BF3 players I'm talking about us).
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EA will probably remove games from accounts or ban accounts of the users that did this lol

nope i got everything downloaded already.

Jokes on you

Yeah I tried all my games and the only ones that make the Origin login pop up are Tiger Woods '12 and FIFA '12. All the others launch right from the .exe file and go right into the game biggrin.gif
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People who used the Origin Code to get games more then likely Have Given EA lots of Money in the Past and will Continue to do so in the Future.
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People who used the Origin Code to get games more then likely Have Given EA lots of Money in the Past and will Continue to do so in the Future.

Your saying that like EA is broke.
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You guys know that an extremely small percentage of gamers actually hate EA and would boycott their games. The average gamer knows nothing about what EA does outside of putting games on the shelf at GameStop/Walmart etc. They could ban everyone who exploited the code and still easily survive since a large number of those banned will rebuy the games they REALLY like (BF3 players I'm talking about us).
Wide bans would hit the mainstream though. I think the only sane move they have if they really want to undo it is just to remove the games and revoke the keys. Banning accounts would be a bad business move, and on a much larger scale than the hearsay bans we occasionally hear about. Even if you think EA is evil they're not stupid.

As is, I'm not sure if they'll do anything. Someone at EA may be in hot water over this, but they see mostly a net upside of more Origin users, even if they lose some potential sales (and I say potential, because most of these probably wouldn't have ended in a sale anyway, I picked up Mirror's Edge and I already had that on console so I wouldn't have bothered for >$0). I'm also somewhat skeptical that it took them >2 days to notice, especially since they corrected some issues on Friday with the code.
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Your saying that like EA is broke.

I'm saying people will still buy things from EA and EA will still make money.
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am I the only one who can't install their games? lol
I have a few downloaded, but when I click install it does nothing.
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Please EA don't take need for speed shift 2 from me I really like it.
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Is it bad that I cant think of an EA game I would even want for free confusedsmiley.png
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Please EA don't take need for speed shift 2 from me I really like it.

Then pay for it, lol
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