EA’s recent release, SimCity, has faced issues since its launch. Online retailer has distanced itself from the server issue plagued Sim game, and the games publisher EA is following suit. The company has decided to stop actively promoting the title, online at least until the issues are sorted out. In a memo to its affiliates, including IGN, EA has deactivated all links on the Origin’s LinkShare program.

“Hello Affiliates,

EA Origin has requested to pause all SimCity marketing campaigns temporarily, until further notice. We have deactivated all SimCity text links and creative and we ask you to please remove any copy promoting SimCity from your website for the time-being. To be clear we are continuing to payout commissions on all SimCity sales that are referred, however we are requesting that you please stop actively promoting the game. We will notify you as soon as the SimCity marketing campaigns have been resumed and our promotional links are once again live in the Linkshare interface. We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause, and we thank you for your cooperation.

Origin.com Affiliate Team”

On top of dealing with the obvious backlash and waves of complaints, a new screenshot of an alleged back and fourth between a rightfully disgruntled customer and EA service representative. Initially EA was offering refunds to dissatisfied customers, but it seems the company may have changed its mind. Users who purchased the game through Amazon can go through the retailer for a refund. Check out the screenshot below:


Source(s): IGN, Cinema Blend 

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