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(Kotaku)   EA makes some gamers feel old by shutting down servers for games of yore, as well as the path to the one place that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism, space   (kotaku.com) divider line
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2022-10-19 8:16:52 PM  
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"The lamps are going out all over EA, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"
 
2022-10-19 8:35:56 PM  
RA3 was a great game.  I had many fun times.  As an allied player, I generally loaded up some peacekeepers, javelins, and an engineer as my opening move.  The PKs and Javs distracted while the engineer stole buildings.  Once the building was captured, I could use the build space around it to start popping up allied structures like barracks and turrets.
 
2022-10-19 9:09:02 PM  
Hopefully, I can still play Mirror's Edge in single player mode.  No reason it should impact that, but this is EA, so...
 
2022-10-19 9:15:00 PM  

IceCube85: Hopefully, I can still play Mirror's Edge in single player mode.  No reason it should impact that, but this is EA, so...


You still want to play single player?  Why are you stealing from Bobby Kotick, IceCube?  You're a thief!  <attempts to run Mirror's Edge immediately brick your PC>

/you only did this to yourself you know - it's all your fault!
 
2022-10-19 10:02:23 PM  
Dragon Age had multiplayer?
Why...?
 
2022-10-19 10:02:57 PM  

IceCube85: Hopefully, I can still play Mirror's Edge in single player mode.  No reason it should impact that, but this is EA, so...


And they've done it before. Darkspore became impossible to play in single player after EA shut down the servers to it due to the game's DRM requiring said servers for authentication. They couldn't be bothered to issue a patch to remove the protection, so people who paid for the game now have an expensive drinks coaster.
 
2022-10-19 10:22:49 PM  

I Like Bread: Dragon Age had multiplayer?
Why...?


 Because it was the only good feature of the game.
 
2022-10-19 10:23:21 PM  
What are these "servers" you speak of?

Is that like when you use your 1200 baud to connect to CompuServe in order to play Island of Kesmai?
 
2022-10-19 11:29:56 PM  

floor: I Like Bread: Dragon Age had multiplayer?
Why...?

Because it was the only good feature of the game.


Origins is quite good, but I play it like X-Com.
 
2022-10-20 1:04:31 AM  

WhippingBoi: What are these "servers" you speak of?

Is that like when you use your 1200 baud to connect to CompuServe in order to play Island of Kesmai?


It's this thing you have to connect to for uploading god-knows-what private data on your computer so the company can be sure you own the game you bought. Then they will let you play the game that has no online multiplayer features otherwise.
 
2022-10-20 4:26:06 AM  
I don't even get this, most of those games are older then shiat, and the server-side can't be much more then matchmaking/server browsers/stat tracking, they can't just slap them all on a "spin up on demand" cloud instance for dirt cheap?
 
2022-10-20 4:56:27 AM  

ShankatsuForte: I don't even get this, most of those games are older then shiat, and the server-side can't be much more then matchmaking/server browsers/stat tracking, they can't just slap them all on a "spin up on demand" cloud instance for dirt cheap?


Dirt cheap means spending some money. EA isn't going to do that, no matter how much goodwill it may earn them with customers. After all, this is the company that makes a habit out of acquiring successful, popular developers, forcing them to change their successful, popular games into what EA executives demand then shutting down said successful, popular studios because people don't like what EA has done to the games.
 
2022-10-20 5:29:36 AM  
They rebooted NBA Jam?

Boom shakalaka!
 
2022-10-20 5:41:54 AM  
Gordon Bennett:

Yeah. Modern EA execs would kick puppies to death and shiat on the corpses before making a good game without lootbox mechanics or cut corners.
 
2022-10-20 6:56:12 AM  

I Like Bread: Dragon Age had multiplayer?
Why...?


Because Mass Effect's mandatory multiplayer generated sweet loot box income?
 
2022-10-20 7:00:09 AM  

I Like Bread: Dragon Age had multiplayer?
Why...?


It was in Inquisition, which came out when adding multiplayer to single player games was the big thing. Origins used the server to track the DLC ownership. They gave away all the DLC over the summer prior to this shutdown.
 
2022-10-20 11:49:31 AM  
OH F*CK BRAH MY NFT WALLET WAS ON THAT SERVER ALL MY GAME SKIN INVESTMENTS ARE GONE NOOOO

- Some asshole in a few years
 
2022-10-20 12:08:35 PM  

phimuskapsi: floor: I Like Bread: Dragon Age had multiplayer?
Why...?

Because it was the only good feature of the game.

Origins is quite good, but I play it like X-Com.



DA: Inquisition's big feature was multiplayer and it was very good. You did not play the core game but exclusive Multiplayer content. I completely forgot Origins had multiplayer similar to Baldur's Gate.

/ I apologize to the Fark community. My wife whose had to suffer in humiliation. Her humble support and recent court victories have kept me honest  and true through these trying times. To my children I say the taunting will stop once you are old enough to change your names.
 
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