EA shutting down online services for least popular games

By Jos · 27 replies
Mar 19, 2012
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  1. Electronic Arts has announced that it will shut down online servers for another round of games seeing little user activity over the next few weeks, including one that features the…

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  2. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    EA has already shut-down BFME II online without any notice the past year and I was very disappointed with this decision!
  3. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    EA will be shutting down more than that if they don't watch themselves.
  4. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    I hope they shut down "EA", that's not very popular either.
  5. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Evangelist Posts: 553   +57

    If EA won't pay to support these games, they should at least allow pc gamers to use P2P
  6. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    They don't even want people to play their games (i.e. stuffing Origin down our throats, trying to curb sales of second-hand games, etc.) - you think they will let people play their games... on their own dime?


    I used to really love EA, but I have no idea what they have become now.
  7. More reason to avoid EA published games. It's hard though when they publish the amount of games they do.
    I mean SSX is a really fun game. Then you got Mass Effect 3.
    They are great games definitely worth the money, I just don't like the publisher.
    I don't buy any DLC, but if a game comes out that I will enjoy I will buy it regardless of the publisher.
  8. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    That's actually one area where EA had not much choice. Their license for The Lord of the Rings gaming rights expired.
  9. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 162   +25

    If only they would lose the license for FIFA.
  10. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    Oh no, their shutting down "Need For Speed : Pro street" for the Playstation 3, this isn't going to make my Brother to happy, he's a crack head for the online play for that game.

    I know it might be a little of going out of ones way, but like I will recommend to my Brother, people could do some research and see if "Gamespy" supports any discontinued official game servers. For I own an older Playstation 2 Slim, it has online capabilities and I play it on Gamespy quite often. I noticed they have a Playstation 3 section, never hurts to take a look.
  11. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,325   +1,426

    At least NFS ProStreet was a horrible game. Worst $30 I've ever spent. Should have put that on the "regretted tech purchase"
  12. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Ea should just shut down itself! I haven't seen anything decent from them in YEARS!
  13. The only thing EA is good for is shutting down it's competition, gutting it and infusing the poison into the game companies they swallow. They're the vampires of the gaming industry and we need to drive a stake through EA's heart. I personally will never buy any EA games again.
  14. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I like how blizzard still supports diablo 1 and warcraft 2, even though I believe they were made in like 1996. I was pretty sad when I saw they were working with ea on d3.

    wow I am amazed they have the gull to shut down games for the newest generation of consoles.
  15. Aboutto

    Aboutto TS Rookie

    We do LAN parties 4-5 times a year and purposely avoid ea games because of this crap, at least and system link or p2p before you yank your servers!!
  16. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    How about EA, for at least the PC counterparts, give us dedicated servers? I mean, I can load up unreal tournament 2004 and still find 1000's of servers running and usually a fair few players, I can jump onto CoD 2/MW and they still have massive community's.

    Why not, release a pack for the games that allow users to install dedicated servers? Then you can shutdown your servers and make gamers happy?

    EA, you really have disappointed me recently...
  17. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    So EA's greed shows shines through again. PLEASE people, stop buying their games until they change their business model. If we don't, this kind of crap will continue and only get worse and other publishers will see the EA is getting away with this crap and start doing the same things. Please?
  18. what is the problem with origin and EA. I have no problem with origin and EA. Whatever everyone of say i enjoyed EA games most. You should say all this to Activision which gives you old games with new names and makes millions of money
  19. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    It's useless, the people that oppose you or simply don't care outnumber those who do. Boycotts should have happened when Modern Warfare 2 came out. Ever since then Publishers get away with $60 price tag and stupidly priced DLC, and now it's too late.
  20. well thats a good opinion
  21. EA will only grow stronger and continue to force feed us their formula on their terms until we all submit. Resistance is futile.
  22. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I think you are right. Too many sheep ready to eat big publisher crap. Oh well, I am pinning some hope on the Indie game devs and the Kickstarter business model. If a Kickstarter funded title is actually released (and its good) we may see a whole new business model for the gaming industry were good developers can go when they are fed up with being forced to make bad games by guys in expensive suites that never play games...It gives me a little hope...
  23. The buisness model that will eventually reign supreme and rule the gaming landscape is pay per play(think coin operated arcade cabinates). Think I'm off? We'll see. It's certainly not what I want, but I can't see it going any other way. Timeline for this eventual transition I'd say is anywhere from 3 - 10 years.
  24. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    You're several years behind. Micro transactions is king right now.
  25. Wasn't refering to micros bud. I'm talking about any and every gaming experience to be had... anywhere.

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