As part of a class-action lawsuit settlement, EA Sports will be paying gamers who bought new copies of the Madden NFL, NCAA Football, or Arena Football franchises between the dates of Jan 1st, 2005 and June 21st, 2012.
Many of you probably received an email yesterday from “Gilardi & Co. LLC” titled “Electronic Arts: Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action” but passed it off as spam. Yeah, it’s not. You stand a good chance of actually getting a significant sum of money so long as you’re honest about everything. Here’s how the payouts work (remember this only applies from 1/1/2005 – 6/21/2012 and for new games):
• If you bought a new copy of Madden NFL, NCAA Football, or Arena Football for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC, or GameCube, you’re supposed to receive $20.37 / game. The maximum number of games is 8.
• If you bought a new copy of Madden NFL, NCAA Football, or Arena Football for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or the Wii, you’re supposed to receive $5.85 / game. The maximum number of games is 8.
If you’re like most red-blooded Americans who play video games, there’s a good chance that you fit into at least one of these two categories. Do you? Great. Visit this website to get started. You’ll need the “Claim ID” located at the top of the email you received.
How they’ll pay you or double-check that you’re telling the truth I’m not sure (though they’ll probably use your EA Sports account). All that matters to me is that A) I don’t want bad information to screw up my legitimate claim and that B) I don’t want to be found guilty of perjury, which is a federal crime.