Posted by Chuck Corbin on Apr 18, 2012

EA Lets Banned Players Play Games Offline


So, you just had to use that hack, didn’t you? Or maybe you were caught calling somebody a bad name on their forums? Either way, you’re account has been banned, and that $60 game you bought last week won’t work anymore. What’s a guy to do?

Luckily for you, EA has decided to relax their account suspension policy a little bit. By going on to Origin and enabling the offline mode, you’ll be able to at least play the single player mode of the games you paid for. Sure, you won’t be able to kill Cerberus troops in the multiplayer of Mass Effect 3 and up your Galactic Readiness rating, but you’ll still be able to use all the DLC you bought and to play the mostly excellent single player game.

With EA receiving a lot of flak recently it’s not surprising that they would change a controversial policy such as this to help buoy up public support. Will it be enough to change the public’s perception of EA? No, it’s not. But that doesn’t mean that this isn’t the step in the right direction. Let’s just see where EA goes with this.

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Chuck Corbin

Growing up in Bloomington, Indiana, Chuck has always had a love of games, starting with the Sega Genesis and the GameBoy, and that love has evolved into building and tweaking his PC. He was a writer for GamerFront from Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2013.

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