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Yeah, but this would put them over the top. What can they even do to people who removed origin from their computer and already installed games?

Origin games require Origin to run.
There was a modified launcher for Battlefield 3 at one time, but I'm unsure if it still exists / functions.

My point is that once your Origin account is banned, you're locked out of all the games tied to it (or at least the modern titles).
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Origin games require Origin to run.
There was a modified launcher for Battlefield 3 at one time, but I'm unsure if it still exists / functions.
My point is that once your Origin account is banned, you're locked out of all the games tied to it (or at least the modern titles).

I completely remove origin from my computer, and my games run.
 
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I hope they don't do anything if you just used the code once. I got the Origin survey email, used my code to get Sim CIty4, and that's that, not my fault they screwed up which games can and cannot be redeemed. If they ban my account I'll never install that awful software again.
 
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Origin is so stupid, you cannot even delete your account without live chatting with them and telling them why you want to delete your account...
 
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Lol... this would have gotten be to use my origin account. Wonder what'll happen to the lucky ducks.
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I got $5 on EA saying oops, "our bad", and letting people keep the games. EA is not that stupid, this would be extremely bad PR for EA if they made a simple mistake and punish their customers for it. WEe live and learn. This has taught EA a valuable lesson, which they most likely wont make again. I believe EA will be reluctant to to punish the custy!
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Origin is so stupid, you cannot even delete your account without live chatting with them and telling them why you want to delete your account...

You can't delete your OCN account, even with threatening to sue. I think it's time people realize that you can't really delete stuff on the internet.

Anyways, will be interesting to see if Origin does anything... they don't have to ban accounts, they could just take the games off... or they could leave them and try to play the "were cool and gave you free games" card, hoping to get more customers.
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You can't delete your OCN account, even with threatening to sue. I think it's time people realize that you can't really delete stuff on the internet.
Anyways, will be interesting to see if Origin does anything... they don't have to ban accounts, they could just take the games off... or they could leave them and try to play the "were cool and gave you free games" card, hoping to get more customers.

I dont want to delete my OCN account.... I was just stating origin is odd.
 
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I got $5 on EA saying oops, "our bad", and letting people keep the games. EA is not that stupid, this would be extremely bad PR for EA if they made a simple mistake and punish their customers for it. WEe live and learn. This has taught EA a valuable lesson, which they most likely wont make again. I believe EA will be reluctant to to punish the custy!

Ya EA's pretty cool about this kind of stuff . The moment they start banning is the moment they start losing customers. I'm not saying how they should run their business because obviously only they know what's good for them, but when you look at it people already don't like Origin as it is. I myself am glued to Steam because everything is on Steam. If people start getting banned there's a high chance that most of them are going to quit Origin for good. Most of them are going to be butthurt kids because they can't see that EA was trying to do something good for them and they took advantage. I did also just to see how far I could take it, but not enough to have half the Origin library.
     
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I'm pretty sure they will at least end up removing all the games obtained this way. You know EA isn't going to let all that sweet $$$ just slide by. Everyone already hates EA from everything I read.
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