Gamer Class Takes Aim At EA Over Yanked Online Play

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2013, 10:13 PM ET) -- A group of video gamers accused Electronic Arts Inc. of falsely representing that game buyers could compete with each other online indefinitely, then yanked support for online play, according to a consumer protection class action filed in New York federal court Wednesday.

Plaintiff Justin T. Bassett alleges that when he and others in the putative class bought video games made by EA — including games in the popular franchises "The Sims," "Madden NFL" and "FIFA Soccer" — the company advertised prominently that the games would be...
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