EA Backs Off On Bans, Allows Access To Offline Content

If you got a little overzealous on Battlefield 3 and maybe installed a hack or two, you probably figured your ban would only pertain to the online portion of the game via EA's Origin service. WRONG.

Hey, Electronic Arts wasn't about to earn the title of Worst Company in America sitting down. Though, now that the Golden Poo award has been handed out, the publishing giant is taking a step back from their Origin bans policy. Switch your Origin client to offline mode and enjoy all those single-player games you bought and paid for.

If you're still hoping to get back online with EA's Origin service, you'll need to appeal the ban and hope someone thinks you've learned your lesson.

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