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EA: Origin Accounts "May be Cancelled for Non-use"

A note in the Origin Terms of Service outlines conditions that may provoke Electronic Arts to delete user accounts from their fledgling online service, as the section on "Content and Entitlement Availability" reserves their right to delete accounts that have been inactive for 24 months. This caught the eye of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and they have inquiries in to EA asking whether it is correct to think this means it will be possible to lose access to achievements, DLC, or even games as a result of this, but this has not yet inspired a response. Here's the wording of the clause in question:

Entitlements may only be held in Accounts belonging to legal residents of countries where access to and use of Content and Entitlements is permitted. Entitlements may be purchased or acquired only from EA or an authorized retailer. EA reserves the right to refuse your request(s) to acquire Entitlements, and EA reserves the right to limit or block any request to acquire Entitlements for any reason.

We do not guarantee that any Content or Entitlement will be available at all times or at any given time or that we will continue to offer particular Content or Entitlements for any particular length of time. 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.

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43. Re: EA: Origin Accounts Aug 3, 2011, 18:25 RollinThundr
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 3, 2011, 17:55:
Creston wrote on Aug 3, 2011, 17:35:
Steam says that they CAN cancel your account for whatever reason they deem valid, yes. They do NOT say that if you're absent for two years, they'll just delete it.

Sure, but either way if you have a problem with companies having the power to take your games away you should be against both. Similarly if you have a problem with games only being available on certain sites or being kept as exclusives you should dislike Valve doing it as much as EA.

No matter how people want to paint it I am not some defender of EA and Origin. I don't like ANY of these fucking DRM platforms that get people to accept them due to social networking bullshit I couldn't care less about. I am not a fan of ANY company having power over your access post-purchase, be it Valve or EA or anyone else. The hypocrisy comes in when one company is allowed to do without much complaint and another can't.

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