Better Business Bureau Claims EA Lied About Mass Effect 3
Not long ago, amongst the angst and anger felt among the Mass Effect community, one particularly upset lad filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau. It claimed that Electronic Arts lied about Mass Effect 3 when it stated player choices would affect the overall outcome.
Interestingly, the Better Business Bureau agrees with him.
BBB’s own Marjorie Stephens agreed in a blog post that EA and Bioware are guilty of lies in the game’s advertising. She specifically points out quotes on the Mass Effect site, which state that players can “completely” shape their destiny, which she agrees is a false statement.
“The lesson to be learned here is companies should give careful consideration to how they word their advertisements,” she explained. “Otherwise, there could be detrimental effects, especially in the era of social media and online forums.”
Electronic Arts is not under fire for this alone, as it appears that their wildly popular MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, might have suffered extreme data loss from the most recent patch. Fans on 4Chan are livid (as expected), and have been on an EA-hating rampage all morning.
Good luck to you EA, you’re going to need it.