I read in the Shortbread earlier this week that BF4 was free for 100+ hours on Origin this week. I figured I'd get it, play through the single-player/campaign, and see how I liked it. So, after downloading the massive thing, I click on Play. Usually, in most games, that starts the game. Not here. It starts my browser. After finding the Play Campaign button and clicking it, it wants me to install a browser plugin. I don't see a way around that.
Aside from tracking me, selling my data, and generally making me less secure, what could the possible justification be for how this is going to make my BF4 gaming experience more enjoyable? I barely trust EA's game software on my machine anyway, let alone some browser plugin they've cobbled together that can sit idle on my machine waiting to be exploited as I travel around the internet.
It's taken a while, but I'm starting to understand why people dump on EA so much.
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