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Rumortoid: EA to ban you from games for message board conduct?

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Here's a curious one for you. There is a fresh new rumor circulating the Innernetz concerning Electronic Arts and a new policy that allows them to ban you from their videogames if they ban you from their forums.

A quote allegedly attributed to Command & Conquer community manager Aaron Kaufman states that forum accounts are being directly tied to Master EA accounts, which would mean that if you were banned from the publisher's message board for whatever reason, the blacklisting would automatically extend to your online game access. 

In other words, message board trolls would have to play the likes of Spore and Red Alert 3 all alone.

If true, this is very harsh and I don't know what to make of it. On the one hand, it's always fun to give a forum troll his comeuppance, but on the other, EA provides no details on what is a bannable offense, and I just can't see banning someone from a game they bought, even if they acted like a moron on the Internet, to be all that fair.

We'll have to wait for an official confirmation, but in the meantime, I'd advise C&C fans to not be dicks. Just in case.


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