Originally Posted by duox
the thing that drives me crazy, is that every game I play wants me to log into some other service, I have so many unecessary accounts that I have to change the passwords on everytime they get breached. I should be able to play video games without making an account for whatever company published said game.
Agreed, I avoid any game that requires any type of account (Steam, Origin, GFWL, Uplay, Etc.) I will wait until they are either free or on sale extremely cheap <$10. Last game I bought that required steam was Portal 2 which was $4.
My experience with steam has been better than EA.
A few years ago someone from OCN offered to gift me a few games free after claiming they got a big tax write off and wanted to offer free games to a few of us. Well I got a couple and a day later I found my steam account locked. Turns out he used stolen credit cards to buy the gifted games with, I emailed steam support notifying them of what had happened. They requested that I send them a scanned copy of a CD key of any of the games on my account with my user name written on it. So I did that and a couple days later I had my account back with the illegit games removed, I have yet to run into any further issues since then.
Now as for my EA experience, I bought Crysis Warhead on steam, and I did not know it had activation limits. When the issue first popped up I contacted them and the gave me one more activation and asked why i hadn't used the the authorization tool, which I had no idea until they told me about it. A couple months later the hard drive with my steam games on it decided to die and I didn't get a chance to de authorize. When i got a new drive and reinstalled Warhead I contacted them again and they said they couldn't give me anymore activations and only offered me a 25% off coupon to buy another copy, I told them right there that I will never buy another EA game if that is how they are going to treat me. So far after 4 years I haven't given EA a single penny since then.
Recently my brother had his Sims social account for Sims 3 compromised by a Russian hacker. After he sent in multiple photocopies of the CD Keys to his Sims 3 main game and expansions, EA did nothing to help regain access to his social account. So now my brother has sworn off EA after they wouldn't do anything to help him after doing what they asked him to do.