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SimCity Isn’t Going To Get You Banned

By StuntmanLT23-01-2013

Yesterday we told you that you can get banned if you don't take beta testing seriously. It seems that as the whole internet roared about such possibility this rumour reached the small ears of EA as well. EA representative told Kotaku that no one is going to get banned and can freely enjoy the demo... I mean beta:

The clause in the EA Beta Agreement for the SimCity beta was intended to prohibit players from using known exploits to their advantage. However, the language as included is too broad. EA has never taken away access to a player's games for failing to report a bug. We are now updating the Beta Agreement to remove this point.

We have never taken away access to a player's games for not reporting a bug, and quite simply it's not something we would ever do. Players don't have anything to be concerned about there—just some language that was far too broad in the original agreement, and is being updated now.

You know what, this is what happens when gaming industry is filled with people that have no clue and don't even care about gaming. This EULA was writing "just in case" that someone could cover his ass. I think I need to start working on an article about all the MBA managers and SEO's who infest gaming industry and are causing all these...misunderstandings. God knows this is neither the first, nor the last time, I just hope we don't hear anything controversial about EA for the rest of the week. Stunt – out.

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