EA Caught Forging Wikipedia

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  1. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    From Megagames....

    They have time to do this, but not fix their awful games.

    Here's that download tab....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Arts Wikipedia page on EA
    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Electronic_Arts&diff=next&oldid=88867334
    List of Modifications
     
  2. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    Haha, well, I don't play their games, anyways. I never knew that they could track your IP, until I got a warning for vandalizing the frontpage once:drunk 
     
  3. Greenshadow0

    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    :lol  :lol 
     
  4. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

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    How sleazy, yet they will still manage to steal my money for Madden...
     
  5. Wingsbr

    Wingsbr Christian TF Fan :)

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    < is glad to hear that the NFL wised up and will be dropping their "exclusive" license with EA once their contract is up.
     
  6. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Pfft. Microsoft was caught doing the same thing a few months back. Stephen Colbert gave the tactic a name: wikireality. The thing I love is that these stupid companies are getting caught, and the EA article @ Wikipedia now includes "Editing of Wikipedia" under "Criticisms." Somebody thought they'd pull a trick and make EA look better. Now they look worse!
     
  7. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    haha! a lesson taught is a lesson learned for ea
     
  8. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :lolol  ing @ EA.

    Another article, sorta related, about the Vatican, the British gov't, and the CIA editing articles:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/16/2007049.htm

    I personally don't put a lot of faith in the actual article, since it lacks things like 'evidence' and 'references,' but that doesn't mean I don't believe its' conclusions.
     
  9. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    That's funny. Top notch EA :thumb 

    Way to prioritize!
     
  10. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Maybe they should work on making a better online setup since they will not let anyone else do them, and they suck for it.
     
  11. 333HE

    333HE HERSHEY'S GONNA EAT JOO.

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    How pathetic. But funny!
     
  12. Lord Of Tetris

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    Heh. It's actually "Wikiality."
     
  13. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    [SARCASM]Why? Since they have had no competition they have brought their football games to new and innovative heights. Madden 2008 is completely different than 2007 which was a totally different animal than 2006.[/SARCASM]
    NFL2K5 was the last good football game IMO.
     
  14. Prowl

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    Absofreekinlutely!
     
  15. EvaUnit13

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    Man, WTF? They haven't locked the page yet!
     
  16. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    I don't think so, actually. "Wikiality" is changing reality by changing Wikipedia. (Ex: changing the article on African elephants to say that their population has tripled.) "Wikireality" is companies (like MS or EA) changing reality by paying someone to monitor and change Wikipedia.

    I could be wrong. I tried looking it up before I posted, but the major Colbert sites (nofactzone.net, wikiality.com) weren't very helpful.

    EDIT:

    Correction: the term for what MS/EA are doing is "Wikilobbying."
     
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  17. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    :lol  EA got owned.
     
  18. jdre_124

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    Wow theres a better way to change your image EA. Its called making good games!!
     
  19. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Wikipedia sent me a warning for vandalising the article on shoes.

    I have never edited a wikipedia article.
     
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