It was revealed earlier this week that EA has surreptitiously and with intent to deceive re-released the Wii version of FIFA 12 with minor alterations as FIFA 13. The barely altered title sent shockwaves of sighs and acceptance through the gaming community, as everyone more or less accepted that it was about right for EA. Despite the obvious trickery and moral degradation caused by EA’s latest actions, the gaming community has come to expect it of them, like a mother examining the shards of yet another broken vase.
Various boycotts and protest petitions were begrudgingly resurrected and apathetically signed, although at this stage they might as well shout “Boo” to the wind. The negative backlash against EA is now so strong that the company expects to start being seen along the same lines as a corrupt middle-eastern dictator.
“Yeah I suppose what we’re doing is wrong, but really who cares at this stage?” said a spokesman for EA. “We’re kind of at the stage of knowing amorality, whereby we know we’re evil but we just don’t really care. I kick animals now. I didn’t used to but it just feels like second nature at this stage.”
The head of EA recently announced that those who were upset but the FIFA 13 scandal can “swivel on it” and then proceeded to hurl rocks at journalists, telling them to “get out, get out, you filthy swine”. At this time it seems there will be no further action taken against the company.