I already boycott Ubisoft games, which is actually no big deal for me since most of their games are of dubious quality, but if I was forced to boycott Bioware, well that would make me unhappy, but I really believe we vote with our dollars and I refuse to give my money to an organization that will try and hold your games hostage to stifle criticism and otherwise lawful speech.
I mean really, its like gaming is the Soviet Union and EA/Bioware are Stalin.
Originally Posted by FenrirXIII
I HAVE to believe that is probably against the law...somewhere...No where does it say when you start up your game that being banned from the EA community means you cannot play your game. No warning or 'click to agree' button? Can't you play DA2 without registering it or logging in? Just go into the config exe and turn all that internet/reporting statistics junk off or something.
Oh so you would think, but the games and software industry has been lobbying for a long time to word things in such a way that you license the software, you don't buy it. Therefore you have to obey the terms of the license agreement and since the company has by far the upper hand in creating these EULA terms they can make them nearly as draconian as they want, how often does someone actually challenge them in court?
You people so excited about software as a service, are you excited about this as well? To be fair software as a service does have its place if handled right. What we really need is a software consumers bill of rights, enforced by law. Get on it Washington!Edited by Mygaffer - 3/10/11 at 8:48pm