EA Does the Right Thing (Wow)
EA had wanted to charge for some “extra” content in Battlefield: Bad Company that was actually included on the disc. Unless you paid extra for the premium version of the game, you’d have to pay extra for some additional weapons (that were already included on disc – you just couldn’t use them).
Nobody liked that idea! Some people went so far as to propose a boycott of the game. (Though I’m of the mind that you can just vote with your spending dollars by just not buying the game.)
Now EA has changed their minds and said that gamers wouldn’t have to pay for the extra guns after all, players just have to level up to the highest level in the game.
Personally, I am getting tired of developers nickel and diming us all the time, so I’m glad to see EA change their mind and do the right thing. On the other hand, I wonder if EA had left things as they were, if it would have impacted sales any.