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EA Server Shutdowns

EA has updated its list of Service Updates, revealing multiplayer servers that are hitting end-of-life (thanks Polygon). They say such decisions are never easy, explaining: "We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage." They also announce a change for their free-to-play games, saying they will all begin using the same virtual currency called "Play4Free Funds," a name which may strike users as ironic when they pay for them. There are only a few PC titles impacted: The Sims 2 for PC/MAC and TheSims2.com will shut down on January 14, FIFA Soccer 11 for PC and consoles will conclude on January 11, and FIFA Manager 11 for PC ends on January 3.

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4. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 31, 2012, 11:53 HorrorScope
 
ASeven wrote on Dec 31, 2012, 11:24:
And people still want to buy SC5 knowing EA pulls this shit every year.

Sims 2 was released in 2005, 7 years ago. Do you realize a lot of games that don't retire servers, simply have their servers stop working over time because of things like "out of business" etc?

I for one would not be playing SC5 in 7 years if I were to buy it any time soon.

I am one not to freak out over news like this. There are so many other things in your life that have this shelf life that you miss or let slide, but a gaming server... oh this is critical stuff here folks.

The closer truth is there are lot of reasons why you won't be buying SC5. This is just another one, so now which one exactly is the one that breaks the camels back? My main reason not buying will be the one where the game isn't any good, no matter drm, always online or retiring of servers. But if this game is amazing, I can tell you those last 3 reasons will not stop me. Most games don't last me a month and I'm not even talking bad games, who's kidding who here?

We've all had our reasons 100 fold on why not to support EA, that comes prior to the turn of the millennium.

That said in Zynga-world, the Casual Game Crowd has shown their true colors I knew they had. It's really not casual gaming, it is "fashionable gaming", the crowd you cannot count on.

Shutdown of 11 games Article:
These shutdowns might not seem like a big deal to everyone, but they were near cataclysmic for some players who pumped countless hours and dollars into these games. If you’d spent years tending your virtual aquarium only to have it disappear, you can imagine how disappointed or angry you’d be. Comments from gamers on the shutdown notices included things like “my daughter is heartbroken” and “Please don’t remove petville. I been playing for 4 yrs. and I’M going to miss my pet Jaime….why do you want cause depression for me and others. Why do you want to kill my pet?”

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