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Dragon Age 2 Controversy: Ban and Reviews

BioWare’s much awaited Dragon Age 2 game has only been out about a week, but it’s already caused quite a bit of controversy in that short amount of time. One of the reasons is the reviews that the RPG title has been receiving, which have definitely been a bit of a mixed bag.

For example, Edge magazine recently gave the Dragon Age 2 game a disappointing score of 6/10. According to Darren Allan over on the techwatch.co.uk website, the controversy was fueled even more when a recent story hit the headlines.

The story in question was about a gamer being banned from playing his copy of the Dragon Age II game, due to a comment he had previously made on the BioWare forum. The person is said to have asked BioWare if they had sold their souls to the Electronic Arts devil.

Shorty after the post was reported, the gamer was blocked from BioWare’s social network (an account that gamers are required to have in order to install the game bought from the EA store. As you can very well imagine, a rather impressive hoo-hah ensued.

While it may not be uncommon for a player to be banned from the multiplayer component of a game, they have never received a ban from the single player as well. Chris Priestly, BioWare’s senior community coordinator quickly responded, saying that there had been an error.

As soon as they learned about the error, EA restored the gamer’s account and are said to have apologized for the inconvenience caused. What do you think about the reviews and the accidental ban?

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