So, today our tips line has been absolutely inundated with emails from Sarcastic Gamer readers asking us to spread the word about their Battlefield: Bad Company boycott. Because I just got back from Cancun yesterday, have three games to review, and have generally been busy, I held off on posting about it until later in the day. Just as I settle down to start work on this post, however, the lovely Ms. Bennett sends me this:
Colette: lol, JimMe: What a f*cking coincidence. I was just starting to make our frontpage post on this.
As you know, EA has announced that it will sell additional guns for the upcoming installment in the Battlefield franchise, Bad Company. We, and tens of thousands of like-minded individuals, feel that despite EA’s assurances, this will lead to unbalanced play. We further believe that it sets a precedent for even more abusive DLC for fans of all game franchises. We have embarked on a boycott of Battlefield: Bad Company, and despite a lack of support (so far) from most major gaming outlets, have already enveloped thousands of gamers, who too are eager to stop this dangerous trend in its tracks.