EA Has Surprised Me

I am currently boycotting EA Games for many reasons, not the least of which is my last customer service interaction with them. I installed Origin today, though, because I already had a couple of games acquired through it and figured that was the easiest way to find out if they ever got ported to Mac (unlikely though that may be).

When I logged in, however, the number of games in my library was three times what I expected. Is this related to that terrible customer service experience, or something else? Continue reading

Sims 3 Hiatus

I recently bought a shiny new Mac. This means a lot of the games I purchased through Steam, including The Sims 3, are not playable until I get my hands on a copy of Windows and set up dual boot through BootCamp. I contacted EA about getting my license changed from the PC version to the Mac version (because I’d rather run it natively), but since I didn’t purchase it through an “authorized distributor” they’re unwilling to help me.

My response: How is Steam not an authorized distributor?!

What it comes down to, basically, is that they want me to buy their products through Origin instead of Steam and refuse to support my purchase. I could call them any number of nasty names, but instead I’ll just refuse to buy a new copy of the game.

What that means for you guys is that there probably won’t be any more updates to my Legacy Challenge Spreadsheet for a while. I might see about getting info on new expansions from the Sims Wiki at some point, but for now I’m just going to lay low. Sorry!