"I personally have got myself into a few twitter wars about buying games. Recently, friends have told me that they wouldn’t be buying “Mass Effect 3″ purely because they dislike EA, and that buying their games is essentially saying “Good job EA. You’re doing a great job. Take my money”. Now I don’t like EA either; they’re just as bad as Activision when they publish games. They stick an online pass onto whatever they touch, they only tend to keep servers open for a small period of time (a couple of years), and they tell their developers to do all sorts of crazy things, especially to Bioware (which I believe might include the Day 1 DLC scandal, where with a code fix on the PC version of Mass Effect 3, you can unlock its DLC). Now just because a game has a publisher you don’t like, should that REALLY stop you from buying the gem a game could actually be?"