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Black Market FIFA Farm Using 3800 PS4s To Mine Ultimate Team Currency Seized In Ukraine 

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YongYea
YongYea 12 päivää sitten
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Heinrich Kemmler
Heinrich Kemmler 10 päivää sitten
@A Guy who has Good Taste a simp is a simp, doesnt matter how many of his fellow disgusting sycophants are groveling with him
A Guy who has Good Taste
A Guy who has Good Taste 11 päivää sitten
@Heinrich Kemmler Alright, may I ask, why are you specifically targeting me and not the other people? Call me and other people simps, but not me exclusively.
Heinrich Kemmler
Heinrich Kemmler 11 päivää sitten
@A Guy who has Good Taste look, simp hes never gonna notice you with just some lousy "." you gotta grovel much more on the floor and let those simp dollars flow
A Guy who has Good Taste
A Guy who has Good Taste 11 päivää sitten
@Heinrich Kemmler What?
Bryan Abbott
Bryan Abbott 11 päivää sitten
It's a Surprise Mechanics Farm! Congrats, EA.... D'oh!
calabresee
calabresee 8 tuntia sitten
That place is probably loud as shit 🤣😂🤣
ZARDU HASSELFRAU
ZARDU HASSELFRAU Päivä sitten
I'm buying 1000 ps4 for no reason
Mario_Bland
Mario_Bland Päivä sitten
I wonder if they can be charged as a fence or accessory to a laundering scheme at this point. (doubtful)
zitex
zitex Päivä sitten
I personally think FIFA is the dumbest game ever so im shocked somebody would go this far for such a pile of garbage lol
Jukantos
Jukantos Päivä sitten
I mean to be fair, is this kind of farm illegal? Why? Edit: oh they stole the power. Well, pricks, you should've paid for that.
marko polo
marko polo 4 päivää sitten
What if this is what the scalpers are doing with all those ps5s that they have?
RagingSharkShade
RagingSharkShade 4 päivää sitten
Blackmarket Surprise mechanics XD
Lucian Feros
Lucian Feros 4 päivää sitten
Это батька сам фармит для семьи )))
Cruznick06
Cruznick06 4 päivää sitten
So THAT'S what the mining farm was doing. Fascinating.
Heephop
Heephop 4 päivää sitten
I’m late to the party, but this story is wild! LoL
Rocky.S Roger
Rocky.S Roger 5 päivää sitten
im sorry but "such is life in the zone"
Héctor J. Román P.
Héctor J. Román P. 5 päivää sitten
This reminds me how difficult is to get complete sets on Diablo III.
Trevor Holmes
Trevor Holmes 5 päivää sitten
Might just be time for the video game's industry as a whole to become heavily regulated.
Michaeljack
Michaeljack 5 päivää sitten
nearly 4000 PS4s mining Fifa Ultimate team and they still didn't manage to get Messi
questworldmatrix
questworldmatrix 6 päivää sitten
Draconian? Are you trying to humanize game console now?
Richard Russell
Richard Russell 7 päivää sitten
EA: "Hey look!! I can see someone using illicit and immoral means to unfairly rip people off!!" Me: "Dude, that's a mirror"
Dauth Eldrvaria
Dauth Eldrvaria 7 päivää sitten
I wish yong interacted with his viewers.
AJ Stevens
AJ Stevens 7 päivää sitten
*Criminals then:* Running Ponzi Schemes through the promise of reselling reply-paid postage stamps at massive profit. *Criminals now:*
MercuryMachines
MercuryMachines 7 päivää sitten
His obsession with FIFA is getting pretty unhealthy…
Roktoof
Roktoof 7 päivää sitten
EA should be shut down and their ringleaders should be arrested for being the money grubbers they are.
Rah Alex
Rah Alex 7 päivää sitten
I think that's pretty smart business model that I would have no problem with If only they did it without stealing power. If people want to willingly pay for bot accounts I have no problem with it
Janna Dark
Janna Dark 8 päivää sitten
I can understand why they refused to pay for electricity. All of these "Electro" companies are pain in the bottom when it comes to connecting new user to their network. Businesses can wait for months to get access to high volume consumption. There's no way for an individual to power such farm without turning into business, paying taxes and paying for zillion of things (bribing utility companies and govt organizations so they will allow you to use your property for business). Even on consumer grade if I want to change heating system in my tiny flat from gas to electricity I will need to hire electrician so they can reinforce my existing power line and add few new outlets for heating devices. Simple? No, it isn't in Ukrainian reality. *Electro bastards will extort you - you have to pay for architect services (from them of course), they will draw you a plan how you should lay your power lines inside your very own flat. But I already have it, I just need to replace wires to ticker ones, does it really needs an architect? Then once you fight your way thru this stage you will turn into a milking cow and will pay doubled rate for electricity from now on because you're using more than a limit they set for an individual. Having water heating and room heating at winter automatically puts you into doubled rate. I have absolutely no sympathy for these utility companies as they're unethical bastards, monopolists who suck our blood at every opportunity. Someone stole electricity from them? I bet if they had a chance to pay for it they would do it. Why risking all that equipment for few bucks?
Alexander Ale
Alexander Ale 8 päivää sitten
FIFA, don't even once
lovelessissimo
lovelessissimo 8 päivää sitten
Pride and accomplishment.
KarinExMachina
KarinExMachina 8 päivää sitten
This is a whole new level of sad and pathetic. A yearly trash cycle game been used like this? No surprise
OhItsThat
OhItsThat 8 päivää sitten
At least they aren’t PS5s right?
theandroids
theandroids 8 päivää sitten
Don't know why people still buy EA sports games when they KNOW they are getting f**ked each and every time.
Scott Motcheson
Scott Motcheson 8 päivää sitten
I swear this happens in other games like CSGO as well where they afk farm with bots
Curtis
Curtis 8 päivää sitten
EA is not forcing anyone to drop money in FIFA come on u cant blame EA for the fools that are spending lol.
Joel Down
Joel Down 8 päivää sitten
It doesn't sound that profitable. I expect they were only able to make a profit by not paying the $250000 a month electric bill
Janna Dark
Janna Dark 8 päivää sitten
we don't know for sure if they only mined for FIFA or maybe there was something else. I doubt people would assemble such farm to have small profit margin. At first SBU claimed they mined crypto currency and after we started to create memes and laugh at their stupidity they said it was ingame currency. But maybe it wasn't. Maybe it's a bot farm to get resources from other games, maybe even multiple. If you noticed consoles have disks ready. they might use it because the drive storage is full (why otherwise you will use disks?).
Hugo Lopez Araujo
Hugo Lopez Araujo 8 päivää sitten
FIFA
Roman plays.
Roman plays. 8 päivää sitten
3800 PS4s. That room must have been deafening. My single machine sounds like a god damn harrier jump jet. 🤣
Alien Dead
Alien Dead 8 päivää sitten
Wow people going to jail over a game, I feel sorry for people that love this game
Xavier Long
Xavier Long 9 päivää sitten
Sooooo just stop playing…?
justBinia
justBinia 9 päivää sitten
I mean if EA cared, they'd just implement a max player card limit so your "Dream Team" could only have so many high value cards. It would instantly fix a lot of the market shenanigans.
Thage
Thage 9 päivää sitten
Guessing FIFAcoin is the next big crypto, then?
08diegobc
08diegobc 9 päivää sitten
I was looking forward to buying Battlefield 2042, but after seeing how disgustingly greedy EA is I just don’t feel like supporting such a scummy company. It’s a shame because the game really caught my attention. :/ I haven’t bought a FIFA game since 2017 or more btw and PES has been better for a dew years now anyway. is PES bad with their ultimate team? prolly actually decent, no?
SHA THAAN
SHA THAAN 9 päivää sitten
Yeah, fifa is healthy game
san
san 9 päivää sitten
what’s even sadder is EA will see all news about FIFA and still won’t give 2 shits about any of it lmao
FrostReaper5
FrostReaper5 9 päivää sitten
Remember when we were given full games with unlockables for just beating the game. We were given access to every player in sports games. Ahhh good times.
Matt Lord
Matt Lord 9 päivää sitten
Its beyond getting Messi EA.
Li F
Li F 9 päivää sitten
Fun to think that considering the scale and organization of the set up, this was likely funding serious organized crime. EA’s doing its part to fund crime syndicates near you
Mhaakify
Mhaakify 9 päivää sitten
Doesn't matter how much people complain and moan about EA, as long as they keep throwing stacks of money at them every year, this ain't gonna stop lol.
Edin Cruz
Edin Cruz 9 päivää sitten
Its EAs fault
fc FC
fc FC 9 päivää sitten
till this day iv never have been able to have 1 rare card like Maradona
fc FC
fc FC 9 päivää sitten
this will never end government does not give a single fuk tbh
Aleksandar Ačanski
Aleksandar Ačanski 9 päivää sitten
You know what, let em have it. If you're that obsessed with it, that you absolutely need to have all those players on your Fifa game team, why shouldn't folks run you to the cleaners. :D Hell, the devs should offer an in-game purchase of those as well. 7000 for a guaranteed player 5000 for a random same tier player 12k for 3 random players 50k for pick your own team option. Actually, it should be even more. If there are folks that are willing to pay for that, then take their money. As long as there are sheep, there will be wool. Yes, EA is doing scummy stuff, they are a corporation after all, but this farm isn't a product of EA's practices, it's the product of the demand certain mad players created. Cheers
naldric
naldric 9 päivää sitten
It's illegal to farm outrageous currency, but selling gambling games to kids is perfectly legal... makes sense...
Brainbot Jezebel
Brainbot Jezebel 9 päivää sitten
Based Ukraine
Mitchell Julius
Mitchell Julius 9 päivää sitten
Damn, if you HAVE to do that - just don't even bother with the game...
Gioco Royeca
Gioco Royeca 9 päivää sitten
Everyone's farming their electronics now huh. I'm officially old.
Gamer Zero
Gamer Zero 10 päivää sitten
And EA thinks their in-game items purchased through mircrotransactions don’t have any value. If people are mining your in-game items, there’s some value in those items. Just my opinion 🤷🏿‍♂️
Froggsroxx
Froggsroxx 10 päivää sitten
I feel so naive even asking, but do people unironically play fifa games?
Dutch van der . Linde
Dutch van der . Linde 10 päivää sitten
Come on people I haven't seen any dislikes so far in this comment section start disliking them like this comment I want to see how many I get
Ben Sunny Isaac
Ben Sunny Isaac 10 päivää sitten
E.A SPORTS. WE SCAM FROM UKRAINE.
VGVindaloo
VGVindaloo 10 päivää sitten
This is just fucked up from top to bottom. And I'm not talking about the Ukrainian(s) that did the farming, they're just the result of EA's and of course FIFA's politics. People really should just stop watching Football completely, so FIFA, the UEFA and all League organizations dry out, and the sport starts being about the sport again. But as long as people just continue throwing money at these organization and EA, nothing will ever change.
Andy Black
Andy Black 10 päivää sitten
Is that where hunter Biden gets his money from? 😂
P.R.
P.R. 10 päivää sitten
The way how they will prevent bots farming point: you cant get points throu gaming anymore, only buying. They will have dealt with this kind of problem and they would froce people to buy packs and gamble. Of course they wont do it because of the outrage they would cause but i am sure it was on the whiteboard once
sopcannon
sopcannon 10 päivää sitten
imagine the noise of all those ps4's
wombocomboftw
wombocomboftw 10 päivää sitten
legend has it, EA is still saying they're "fun and ethical" to this very day
Feng Yang
Feng Yang 10 päivää sitten
You didn’t say “fuck EA”
Wolfmire McThorn
Wolfmire McThorn 10 päivää sitten
The black market? Wtf, why do people care about soccer THAT fucking much?!
pepperplume
pepperplume 10 päivää sitten
EA kinda made their own crypto with these cards
Moyosore Ogunbiyi
Moyosore Ogunbiyi 10 päivää sitten
EA - Creating an addiction in your Customers just so you can profit off their desperation to get a fix... 🤔 Sounds like some shady people I've read about. Rhymes with FIFArios 😜
LeetHaxington
LeetHaxington 10 päivää sitten
Since you can earn these rewards for "free" in Fifa, I guess the news article here need to correct their mistake and that $250k monthly electricity bill is actually $0. Also the cost of 4000 ps4's is $0, along with the staff for this operating and the software they had running all of this, etc. Wow, $0, it's amazing how they give you these things for free if you just pull yourselves up by the bootstraps.
varkin7
varkin7 10 päivää sitten
I wonder what Lionel Messi (the actual soccer player) feels about this.
Perihelion77
Perihelion77 10 päivää sitten
Humans can develop an addiction to virtually anything, including video games. It's sad.
Greasyphil420
Greasyphil420 10 päivää sitten
Someone's kid in the russian mafia really likes fifa.
Penguinsrockrgr8 Yt
Penguinsrockrgr8 Yt 10 päivää sitten
When people are setting up thousands of consoles to get currency for your game to gamble you have a problem
HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
The fact that there is a way to make the whole thing profitable means it *is* pretty much crypto farming. Especially since it's pretty much proof-of-work mining. Which now means that EA not only offers gambling but also currencies...
Tom Badrick
Tom Badrick 10 päivää sitten
No wonder I can't find a PS4 at a reasonable price.
Alfred Luk
Alfred Luk 10 päivää sitten
Remind me of the china RMT using "bio robot" to mind Gold and Gil in FFXL and WOW.......... P S This was tip-off by EA to eliminate competition
Cringe Connossieur
Cringe Connossieur 10 päivää sitten
Can I have one?
Lol Lol
Lol Lol 10 päivää sitten
I really dont understand why people spends thousands on player card just to play for a year.
David Albuquerque
David Albuquerque 10 päivää sitten
Geez this is so sad...
Dewdus Maximus
Dewdus Maximus 10 päivää sitten
Funny thing is, people continue buying the game and continue spending fortunes with microtransactions despite all the negative press about these issues.
Siipis
Siipis 10 päivää sitten
:DDDDD
81Earthangel
81Earthangel 10 päivää sitten
At this point there is only one solution: Dear tax authorities, please start to tax all these various in game currencies, which supposedly have no value. Then finally all this non-sense stops and we go back to good game design. And, if not, well at least we can lower the tax rate and continue to enjoy our free universities and hospitals. And the people that love these disgusting grindy games finally pay for their sins of destroying the games we loved. Thanks in advance from all people across Europe.
yuch1102
yuch1102 10 päivää sitten
The have to pay for ps plus?
yuch1102
yuch1102 10 päivää sitten
How’s everyone’s sense of pride of accomplishment doing today?
Raynare
Raynare 10 päivää sitten
I still cant realise why people literally pay 60$ to play in a casino,then only to waste shitton of money in it,and next year lose everything and pay 60$ to enter with nothing agan,it makes no sense
Hastur Dagon
Hastur Dagon 10 päivää sitten
How did they bot those Playstation 4s? Does FIFA play itself?
Mr D Again
Mr D Again 10 päivää sitten
Children gambling is also illegal. EA is real black market not these guys beating a rigged system
SilverHawkScape
SilverHawkScape 10 päivää sitten
So that's where all my PS4s went.
Farnham TheDrunk
Farnham TheDrunk 10 päivää sitten
i dont know who is more pathetic, the people who set this up, or the people who actually play fifa..
R4D14NT
R4D14NT 10 päivää sitten
Probably both
Farael Willdabeast
Farael Willdabeast 10 päivää sitten
So, the law man can enforce laws. Now can they enforce illegal gambling on video games?
くんマフムード
くんマフムード 10 päivää sitten
I'm gonna be honest with you chief, I wouldn't be surprised AT ALL if it turns out EA/VALVE have a hand in all the gambling externally facilitated by their games.
chillax 1
chillax 1 10 päivää sitten
EA: It’s Crypto mining it’s surprise Crypto
EasternBlocRobotCowboy
EasternBlocRobotCowboy 10 päivää sitten
Server Farms are fun and quite ethical
Diego Alfredo
Diego Alfredo 10 päivää sitten
What? there is fifa minig...
Zuka Zealanee
Zuka Zealanee 10 päivää sitten
This is pathetic, on SO many levels.
ImmortaINub
ImmortaINub 10 päivää sitten
Back in my day, we used cheat codes to unlock stuff.
Dramasetter919
Dramasetter919 10 päivää sitten
The Moments R9 wasn't even on the market all year and was like 15 Million coins. Then all of a sudden 10 of them popped up on the transfer market at the same exact time. Makes sense now...
Thomas Ace
Thomas Ace 10 päivää sitten
So it’s just like the Chinese government sponsored data farms that mine Bitcoin all day in China for the CCP
SilverHawkScape
SilverHawkScape 10 päivää sitten
Or world of warcraft Gold mining.
Beast Mode
Beast Mode 11 päivää sitten
😂😂😂 good job boys. Sadly you got caught
Zachary Scott
Zachary Scott 11 päivää sitten
Can't say Drug Dealer without EA
nemesis t3ddi
nemesis t3ddi 11 päivää sitten
Says a lot about the actual game.
Bird Noir
Bird Noir 11 päivää sitten
Oh, hey, my country made it to the news, nice.
Armando Vera
Armando Vera 11 päivää sitten
EA knows football fans are stupid enough to spend high amounts of cash in their recycled FIFA games, that's why the keep doing this.
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