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I doubt anyone capable of fixing this problem works weekends - so I doubt we'll see any action until monday. Even then they may or may not be aware of how the exploit is taking place - unless they are willing to read through hundreds of online threads.
I do think that all "extra" games added with the promo codes will probably "poof" but there's no way to know for sure.

I don't think your right. EA may have made a huge mistake, but if the massive influx of traffic must have alerted them to something going on. Just that would have caused them to examine what was going on, and I don't think it would take them long to figure out what had happened. They are probably getting a fix ready so that they can take back the games ...

I highly doubt EA won't take back the games. No action on their part is just something I really don't expect.
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If EA wanted to stop us from getting all the games we got, they could have easily disabled the code a day ago but instead they kept the code running.
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If EA wanted to stop us from getting all the games we got, they could have easily disabled the code a day ago but instead they kept the code running.


Wasn't the code supposed to run till the 21st or something, but instead its dead now.
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I am mad as this only worked for North America.

Worked for most everyone if they used a proxy. People all over the world were getting the games
 
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I don't think your right. EA may have made a huge mistake, but if the massive influx of traffic must have alerted them to something going on. Just that would have caused them to examine what was going on, and I don't think it would take them long to figure out what had happened. They are probably getting a fix ready so that they can take back the games ...
I highly doubt EA won't take back the games. No action on their part is just something I really don't expect.

Since most of the games weren't origin activation but rather serial key activation, it is going to be very hard for them to take them back.
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I got the 4 games I wanted downloaded and installed. Then good bye Origin xD

So yea, still playin them right now
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The corporates in EA view PC gamers as pirates and thieves to begin with, for them this is like catching someone in the act. They'll take back the games, do it publicly and loudly, and find some way to restrict their games on PC even further.

Personally, I don't care. I don't own a single origin game and EA can burn to the ground. But a lot of other people with money put into their origin accounts will start caring when they get random-banned because EA's staff is too incompetent to write an algorithm for finding exploited accounts that actually works.

Am I saying that people shouldn't have exploited this? Nope. People jumped on it so quickly because EA has been so greedy in the past and treated consumers like they don't matter once they've handed their cash over. THIS is backlash, to the way EA has acted in the past. Had it been a more reputable company it still would have been exploited, but it wouldn't have steamrolled nearly as bad as it did for EA, and now EA is going to make a mess of it.

I love me some interwebz melodrama.
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Since most of the games weren't origin activation but rather serial key activation, it is going to be very hard for them to take them back.

Is not that hard, they will just check the data base, and search for games buyed with that code, select all, and delete.
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Didn't steam do this too, take back codes?
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I love the whole argument that "PC is pirated more than consoles" and yet Halo 4, arguably one of the biggest games to launch on consoles this year, was leaked the other day, nearly a month ahead of release. Piracy is just as rampant, if not moreso on consoles, but PC is the whipping boy for all these companies. If EA does ban all the accounts, they're going to lose a giant number of customers who will not come back, they're going to shoot themselves in the foot AGAIN because of this debacle
 
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