EA Unleashes the Wrath of the Indies

Maximum PC Staff

In 1697 William Congreve coined the phrase, “Hell has no fury like a woman scorned”, though in 2012 its starting to look like “indie” might also be an acceptable substitution. The controversy surrounds EA’s use of the words “indie bundle” in their most recent Steam sale, and real indies have been lashing out at the company from every angle.

The most outspoken, as usual, is Markus Persson (AKA Notch), the creator of Minecraft. "EA releases an 'indie bundle'? That's not how that works, EA. Stop attempting to ruin everything, you bunch of cynical bastards.", he tweeted . “Indies are saving gaming. EA is methodically destroying it”.

EA has defended its use of the term by claiming that the studios listed in the indie bundle used them as little more than a publisher, and remain independent development houses. Is all this rage justified? Or is this just a side effect of them now being the most hated company in America?

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