Originally Posted by revro
1. last time i checked, most corporations have in their corporate chart a BS section about social responsibility or how they wish to benefit the society
2. ou yeah i am sure it costs like 300m to provide software to create public servers, poor EA, lets just hope they dont go bankrupt
3. i do not want to believe that a socially responsible corp would design a game in a way that would prevent something like this
4. ever heard of customer protection? according to your logic its their product so they could put a virus in the code, afterall you accepted eula so they are covered
1: This has nothing to do with "social responsibility". It's a video game with a shrinking audience. Support for games like this gets removed by developers and publishers all the time. Social responsibility has nothing to do with this and if you think it does then I would love to see how you react when someone other than a toy company does something that's actually socially disruptive. They're stopping ongoing support for a game, not creating oil spills.
2: Nobody said anything about it costing "300m" but the people at EA have decided that it's not worth whatever it would cost to bother setting up a solution. Companies exist to make money. Supporting this title isn't in their best interests and nor should it be.
3: If you believe that a developer would design a game with this in mind then you have no clue as to how games are actually made. You can't just add a system out of nowhere. There are limitations to so many things connected to the development process. And again, this has nothing to do with social responsibility. Don't be stupid. Saying a video game company has a social responsibility to support a dying product is just admission to entitlement.
4: That is without a doubt the stupidest thing I've read on here. Spreading a virus and shutting down support for a video game with a shrinking audience are nowhere close to the same thing. What EA are doing isn't going to do any harm whatsoever. It isn't going to negatively effect your well being in any way, shape or form. If you think it will then you need help. "Customer protection" would only apply when a customer is actually in need of protection. It's a toy company for god sake. They exist to make money and have absolutely no obligation to support one of their titles years after it fell out of popularity with customers.