James Stephanie Sterling
Beg Like Dogs For Electronic Arts! (The Jimquisition)
Over 50,000 people signed a petition begging Electronic Arts to let them give money... to Electronic Arts.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 received its final major update recently, and fans have taken that to mean the game is dead, even though it's still being supported with fixes and regularly scheduled events. The game will be playable for some time to come, but fans are begging for premium content to "save" it.
There's a steady implication that games stop being worth playing the moment they stop getting new content, that a game lasts as long as its virtual currency does, that games need constant updates and that we must plead and pledge money to get them.
What rot. Begging publishers for their predatory attention is not what I'd call a positive activity.