I didn't even know this game was out yet, anyways this is very unlike EA, to patch a game before at least 5 weeks past launch.
I hope you are joking. It is very NORMAL for developers to have a patch ready to go before the game ships. If you, any anyone else in this thread, knew about the game development process, then you would know the very nature of shipping a product allows for 4-6 weeks of additionl testing time AFTER the gold masters have been sent to manufacturing.
In 4-6 weeks, you can find many errors or improve/tweak things that should have been handled before the gold masters were created. With the hurry up and ship mentality of publishers in the industry these days, this 4-6 week period has become a QA buffer in a sense and had become standard patch preparation period.
Before anyone asks, I have years of gaming industry experience. Unlike many of you (like the OMG I R NEAT original poster), I am not just blowing hot air.
Additionally, the EULA is there for a reason, and you have to aggree to it for a reason. 99.9% of you do not read it and therefore have no clue what you are legally and contractually aggreeing to when you actually click agree. Stating that they can, at any time, record your IP and usage information is pretty much standard fare for virtually every PC game with on online component out there. Read a EULA for once and you will see. You read some half-witted article about OMG SPAREWARE IN EA and you jump on the bandwagon.
Not that I support or advocate EA's business/development practices. I choose to educate myself and voice my opinion where it matters.....with my wallet.
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