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Published on January 6th, 2011 | by Gabriel

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EA tells Gamers to Move On

Sadly, EA is cutting online services to several games. This is just another move on their part against used games sales, since now most of your old games or used games at stores will no longer have an online portion, forcing you to buy their new product. Nowadays, almost all EA games require a code to be played online. If you buy these games new, you have no problem because the code is included. Now, if you buy them used and want to access the online portion, you must pay for access. Seems EA is dead-set against used sales of their titles. Here’s the official press release and the games (360) that will be shut down:

Our licensing deal with Middle-earth Enterprises has expired, forcing us to shutdown the online services for The Lord of the Rings™ games. We hope you have enjoyed playing these games online and appreciate your patronage. There’s still time for one last epic tower rush! As background information, the EA SPORTS™ games scheduled for shutdown in February and March 2011 represent roughly 1% of all peak online players across all EA titles. Despite some people’s perception, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping these older games up and running. We would rather our hard-working engineering and IT staff focus on keeping a positive experience for the other 99% of customers playing our more popular games. These decisions to retire games is never easy. The development teams and operational staff pour their hearts into these games almost as much as the customers playing them and it is hard to see one retired. We hope you have gotten many hours of enjoyment out of the games and we appreciate your ongoing patronage. If you have further questions about your account or the shut down of these services, please visit http://support.ea.com. Thank you, Electronic Arts Feb 8, 2011 Online Service Shutdown FIFA 07 FIFA 08 FIFA 09 FIFA 09 Ultimate Team FIFA Street 3 EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3 Madden 09 NBA LIVE 08 NBA LIVE 09 NCAA® Basketball 08 NCAA® Basketball 09 NCAA® Football 07 NCAA® Football 08 NCAA® Football 09 NFL Head Coach 09 NHL® 08 NHL® 09 Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 UEFA EURO 2008™ 2010 FIFA World Cup Demo™ Jan 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II, The Rise of the Witch-king™

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