Anthem Streamer Gets Entire Origin Library Deleted After Breaking NDA (VIDEO)
What happens when you don’t follow-up to a signed agreement? You lose your entire library of games. A Twitch streamer by the alias “smokethethrone” had his entire Origin library deleted after breaching the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) for BioWare’s closed alpha for Anthem. In other words, content of any kind if prohibited from being shared across any form of social media or streaming medium, but one person decided to ignore the not-so-fine print and do it anyway. They attempted to at least and you can watch the moment their idea completely backfired.
Thanks to YouTube channel LiveFails, the moment the attempted livestream of Anthem occurred was captured forever. As seen below, the streamer didn’t make it past the main loading screen of Anthem before they were ousted from the closed alpha and the Origin client completely shut down. Smokethethrone manager to regain access to their account, only to find out their entire library got completely erased. Check it out:
There has not been a follow-up with the Twitch streamer since the unfortunate incident, but it looks as though Origin had a coded mechanism that guaranteed their content couldn’t be shared to the public. In the instance that someone broke the non-disclosure agreement, perhaps Origin was meant to bug out and erase all Origin client games as punishment. However, the latter is unconfirmed.
Do you agree with the way Electronic Arts is confronting with those willing to break the non-disclosure agreement, or do you think the punishment was too harsh? Personally, if the streamer read the not-so-fine print, this wouldn’t have happened to them in the first place. This is a legal matter after all and the streamer could have received much worse. Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest to catch up on:
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Anthem is slated for release on February 22, 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
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