- May 4, 2013
It's hard to imagine but EA has managed to cheese off a significant portion of the massive Scrabble app community since taking over the reins in May.
The worst of it is that players' Scrabble app histories have been wiped, reported the BBC - some being years old. The dictionary has also changed from Chambers (Christian Donlan tells me Chamers, for years, was the official Scrabble dictionary) to Collins (which he had less kind things to say about). Also, boards no longer refresh after a turn.
Previous owner Mattel apologised but said the changes meant people could play in six languages now, customise their boards and, you lucky things, pay for an ad-free version. The result? Apparently more people are playing - and paying?