EA still gets brown pants when you mention "SPORE" to them. Thousands and thousands of 1-star reviews for that decent game that unfortunately came bundled with a draconian DRM scheme.
And, it turns out, those of us who were warning about what the future of DRM is coming to, we were right. That future is now.
THE RECKONING requires ORIGIN, a online digital distributor that resembles STEAM but is much, much worse.
According to their own EULA: " EA may collect, use, store and transmit technical and related information that identifies your computer (including the Internet Protocol Address), operating system, Application usage (including but not limited to successful installation and/or removal), software, software usage and peripheral hardware."
In other words, with ORIGIN, EA wants to gather information on what SOFTWARE you run and WHAT EXACTLY YOU ARE DOING on your computer.
This is yet another underhanded attempt by a gaming publishing behemoth not only to spy on its own customers, but also treat them as inmates: apparently EA believes they can gather information without our knowledge (they refuse to specify WHAT information they dig for), intrude our privacy and potentially make unilateral and dictatorial decisions regarding our property.
Now, exactly because they know how much any sane person would hate their ORIGIN, this time they EXPECT the backlash from the gamers. Hence all their shills here.
The same Profiles have been attacking any negative review of the game. They claim that is because the game has not been activated yet - but this does not seem to bother them when it comes to 5-star reviews. Why, they have submitted enough of them themselves!
It is easy to spot a shill: he has a barren Profile with little or no other activity (no reviews, no Lists) and their interest peaks and expires with only the product they are promoting.
The same Profiles will appear again and again under every negative review, insulting, intimidating and mocking any argument that points out what an awful idea ORIGIN actually is.
Reviewers who have received too many negative votes would be advised to save, delete and re-post their reviews.
As for the rest of us, will the Amazon community stay idle while these underpaid PR spinners skew public opinion?