@mbhahn around the web
Featured in the Wall Street Journal

Quick Bio
I am an accomplished individual in Community Management, Social Media, Web Development, Blogging, and Writing.  I am also experienced working in the Gaming Industry, E-Sports Gaming, Clan  Gaming.   I am always looking for opportunities if you are interested please contact me.

 

My Community Manager

 Community Manager of the Day Oct 15

Kred Top Influencer

Share My Site!
 

 

Read My Blog Articles
Pin It

EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR

Dec 15

Written by:
12/15/2011 11:13 AM  RssIcon

If you have been living under a rock this past week, fans of the game SWTOR have been clamoring to get inside to play the game early. These fans pre-ordered the game ahead of time and received a key for a head start. But here is the kicker, the release date on the street is 12-20-11 not 12-13-11. Customers, who purchased the game via Origin were given a code to supply for the early access. EA, who owns both Bioware and Origin, used the game to promote its incredibly awful digital content delivery service.

So the question now changes to, “is it acceptable to promote a early release date for Origin users versus those who used Game Stop and/or other retail avenues to purchase the game?” No, its not. I think the segregation of allowing people who use your digital content delivery service over retail means has a future class action lawsuit written all over it. But not for this instance. I am sure future EA games and expansion packs will adopt similar measures to continue promote the Origin client. I am not here to defend Game Stop either. They have making mistakes of their own but not with this game. EA Bioware is forcing you to like a piece of software rather then build the trust of the people and let it grow.

My social media time lines seemed to be calmer lately since the explosion of people waiting to get their invites for pre-ordering the game according to the terms of the promotion. The release date is the date everyone is able to play the game, Bioware/EA lost a little credibility in how it put together this promotion. I still will be purchasing the game. I am just worried about the future of release dates in general.If a non publisher sold the game early they get killed in the media.  I also would like to point out I wrote an article previously about my refusal to pre-order to gain beta access. Steam is still my digital delivery client of choice. I plan on keeping it that way.

 

How do you feel about soft release dates? Am I the only one who refuses to order the game early because of Origin?


Copyright ©2011

Tags: EA , Origin , Bioware , SWTOR
Categories: Games, SWTOR
Location: Blogs Parent Separator mbhahn's blog

65 comment(s) so far...


Discover More Here

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# Discover More Here

By TrackBack on   5/11/2012 10:18 PM

best people finder sites

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# best people finder sites

By TrackBack on   1/20/2013 3:21 AM

free reverse phone lookup with address

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# free reverse phone lookup with address

By TrackBack on   1/21/2013 2:51 PM

how to run a background check

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# how to run a background check

By TrackBack on   1/28/2013 6:44 PM

free reverse phone number

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# free reverse phone number

By TrackBack on   3/11/2013 12:09 AM

reverse phone id

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone id

By TrackBack on   3/11/2013 3:57 AM

payday loans

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans

By TrackBack on   3/11/2013 5:02 AM

reverse phone lookup

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone lookup

By TrackBack on   3/13/2013 9:01 AM

free cell phone lookup by number

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# free cell phone lookup by number

By TrackBack on   3/15/2013 1:55 AM

reverse phone lookup

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone lookup

By TrackBack on   3/19/2013 10:03 PM

payday loan

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loan

By TrackBack on   3/21/2013 1:23 AM

reverse phone lookup

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone lookup

By TrackBack on   3/21/2013 3:53 AM

payday loans online colorado

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans online colorado

By TrackBack on   3/22/2013 5:10 AM

consumer debt consolidation loans

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# consumer debt consolidation loans

By TrackBack on   3/22/2013 9:00 PM

reverse phone

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone

By TrackBack on   3/24/2013 12:39 PM

best background check service

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# best background check service

By TrackBack on   3/25/2013 12:12 AM

aspirateur dyson

nice homepage
# aspirateur dyson

By TrackBack on   3/27/2013 12:11 AM

criminal background check

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# criminal background check

By TrackBack on   3/27/2013 3:06 AM

ted's woodworking plan

visit this site
# ted's woodworking plan

By TrackBack on   3/27/2013 10:06 PM

payday loans online

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans online

By TrackBack on   3/28/2013 9:35 PM

online payday loans no credit check

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# online payday loans no credit check

By TrackBack on   3/30/2013 6:24 PM

people search

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# people search

By TrackBack on   3/31/2013 3:10 AM

raspberry ketones

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# raspberry ketones

By TrackBack on   4/1/2013 4:18 PM

tao of badass

all you need to know on this site
# tao of badass

By TrackBack on   4/4/2013 1:46 AM

payday loans online

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans online

By TrackBack on   4/4/2013 7:06 PM

payday loans online direct lenders only

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans online direct lenders only

By TrackBack on   4/4/2013 10:48 PM

instant payday loans online direct lenders

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# instant payday loans online direct lenders

By TrackBack on   4/5/2013 2:43 AM

reliable atlanta seo company

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reliable atlanta seo company

By TrackBack on   4/6/2013 10:37 AM

payday loans

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans

By TrackBack on   4/7/2013 7:09 AM

payday loans online

mbhahn's Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# payday loans online

By TrackBack on   4/9/2013 10:29 AM

reverse phone directory free

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone directory free

By TrackBack on   4/9/2013 6:32 PM

small business

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# small business

By TrackBack on   4/11/2013 2:10 PM

affordable appliance repair chicago

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# affordable appliance repair chicago

By TrackBack on   4/12/2013 1:19 AM

smart circle directv coupons

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# smart circle directv coupons

By TrackBack on   4/13/2013 2:26 PM

reverse phone lookup

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone lookup

By TrackBack on   4/13/2013 5:11 PM

cell phone locator

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# cell phone locator

By TrackBack on   4/14/2013 9:32 AM

reverse phone

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone

By TrackBack on   4/14/2013 3:01 PM

how to lose weight fast free

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# how to lose weight fast free

By TrackBack on   4/15/2013 12:35 AM

appliance repair tampa cost

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# appliance repair tampa cost

By TrackBack on   4/16/2013 4:28 AM

make ur own memes

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# make ur own memes

By TrackBack on   4/16/2013 9:56 AM

no contract atlanta seo company

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# no contract atlanta seo company

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 5:43 AM

smart circle directv scam

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# smart circle directv scam

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 9:09 AM

roof repair

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# roof repair

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 10:35 AM

top appliance repair st petersburg

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# top appliance repair st petersburg

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 11:46 AM

appliance repair tampa rates

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# appliance repair tampa rates

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 1:21 PM

best appliance repair st petersburg

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# best appliance repair st petersburg

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 3:23 PM

appliance repair chicago rates

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# appliance repair chicago rates

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 3:28 PM

best appliance repair Houston

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# best appliance repair Houston

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 3:32 PM

atlanta seo company

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# atlanta seo company

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 4:02 PM

reverse cell phone lookup international numbers

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse cell phone lookup international numbers

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 6:49 PM

affordable appliance repair chicago

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# affordable appliance repair chicago

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 7:13 PM

affordable appliance repair charleston

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# affordable appliance repair charleston

By TrackBack on   4/17/2013 11:46 PM

Kristen Howe Chemistry Method

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# Kristen Howe Chemistry Method

By TrackBack on   4/18/2013 1:41 AM

people searches

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# people searches

By TrackBack on   4/19/2013 8:36 PM

appliance repair tampa rates

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# appliance repair tampa rates

By TrackBack on   4/20/2013 7:15 AM

online reputation management

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# online reputation management

By TrackBack on   4/20/2013 3:36 PM

top appliance repair chicago

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# top appliance repair chicago

By TrackBack on   4/21/2013 8:57 AM

appliance repair chicago rates

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# appliance repair chicago rates

By TrackBack on   4/21/2013 10:01 AM

affordable atlanta seo company

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# affordable atlanta seo company

By TrackBack on   4/21/2013 1:09 PM

best appliance repair chicago

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# best appliance repair chicago

By TrackBack on   4/21/2013 1:37 PM

appliance repair clearwater rates

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# appliance repair clearwater rates

By TrackBack on   4/21/2013 7:18 PM

best microwave oven

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# best microwave oven

By TrackBack on   4/21/2013 10:28 PM

smart circle directv reviews

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# smart circle directv reviews

By TrackBack on   4/22/2013 3:05 AM

http://bestreversephonelookups.blogspot.com/

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# http://bestreversephonelookups.blogspot.com/

By TrackBack on   4/22/2013 5:19 AM

reverse phone directory

mbhahn's Social Media Community Manager Blog - EA Origin: Crossing the Release Date Line with SWTOR
# reverse phone directory

By TrackBack on   4/24/2013 10:21 PM


Pin It
Disqus Comments

Follow Me on Pinterest
Search_Blog
New_Blog