Games were normally 1000-1500 rupees ($16.50-25 USD), which made foreign gamers create bogus Indian accounts so they could take take advantage. To combat that, Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals pre-orders are now 3500 rupees ($58).
This has put innocent Indian gamers in the crossfire, as they will now have to deal with more-than-doubled prices for new games. To protest, a new Twitter hashtag #EAPCIndia has appeared.
What's the solution here? Perhaps EA could give discounts to players who own India-based credit cards or have some legit proof of residency. It's a shame outsiders have made their gamer experience pricier.
Indian PC gamers upset at Origin price increases
06 July 2013 | By JonahFalcon