If you scour through the internet, you might find a handful of articles describing how evil EA is as a gaming corporation. Well, maybe this is the latest reason you can take account for.
Looking at the fifth line of EA’s Terms of Service, it has been carefully stated that:
“We reserve the right to change and update Content and Entitlements without notice to you. If you have not used your Entitlements or Account for twenty four (24) months or more and your Account has associated Entitlements, your Entitlements will expire and your Account may be cancelled for non-use. Once you have redeemed your Entitlements, that content is not returnable, exchangeable, or refundable for other Entitlements or for cash, or other goods or services.”
Origin is a carbon copy of Steam, that is brought to you by EA. And their newly launched marketplace involves purchasing items, in which in this case, video games. So, if you comparing the TOS, and using the service to buy your games, you can get an idea that EA will delete what you have been buying after 2 years. Provided that you didn’t use ‘em within the time range.
Now, tell me Battlefield 3 fans, did you buy something with your hard earned money just to lose it in the end?