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Hi everyone,

The coupon code is now expired; we’ll honor all sales made with the coupon code over the weekend and hope fans enjoy their games.

Thanks,
Sam "QforQ" Houston

Awesome! thumb.gif
Edited by Derko1 - 10/15/12 at 4:24pm
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Wow, actually surprises me to see EA honor this. I figured they wouldn't ban accounts, but I assumed they'd revoke them at the least. Shocks me to say this but props to EA for accepting their mistake, and cutting their losses.
 
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wow! i can see a lot of people migrating to origin now!
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Major ups to EA for this. I hadn't been too happy with them in recent years, but I guess I can forgive them at long last popesmiley.png
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Good on EA for doing this! The best way they'll get respect and positive attention from the community is by supporting their customers smile.gif
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The bad part about it is I think a lot of the actual people who took their survey was never able to use the code or didn't receive it so a lot of people are pretty pissed especially since all the people who abused the system were able to keep the games.
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The bad part about it is I think a lot of the actual people who took their survey was never able to use the code or didn't receive it so a lot of people are pretty pissed especially since all the people who abused the system were able to keep the games.

And I think EA need' to go through their list of those who took the survey and didn't use the code, and issue them a one-time use, account-locked code for $20 off a game that $20 or more.
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wow! i can see a lot of people migrating to origin now!

As for people migrating to Origin because of this? Ha, not going to happen. People who abused the code on multiple accounts are probably going to give away/sell those accounts. I have many games on Origin, though most are only listed because I bought them on Steam, and a while back Origin added them to my library because I owned them. And the only Games I have on Origin that I don't have elsewhere are BF3 (which I never play) and ME3 (which I haven't played in a very long time) This isn't going to cause a migration for 2 major reasons, 1. Their selection is abysmal, 2. They rarely have sales, and the ones they do, are pretty poor.

But not trying to turn this into an anti-Origin thread. I think it's great they owned up to their mistake, now if they fix it for the legit survey takers that got screwed out of their code, it will all be fixed.
 
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I agree with what was said above 100%! Think about the games that were mostly taken for free... that's it... they don't really have many more that are must have. From all of the ones I got... Only like 4 of them I will really play and enjoy. The rest of the games suck.

They never have sales that are worth it either.

I do feel bad for all of those that did not get to use the exploit. Since they are the ones who wanted to do good and not abuse the system. Now they get punished.
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I wish I took advantage of this now.
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I wish I took advantage of this now.

See what I meant. rolleyes.gif
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