Many players who participate in video game betas are only in it for the fun, not necessarily to help provide feedback that will ultimately improve the game upon its full release. But if you're playing in the upcoming SimCity beta (sign up here), you had damn well better report every bug you encounter, or you could be facing severe penalties—including being banned from all EA games.

The end-user license agreement (EULA) for the SimCity beta reportedly includes a clause that notes that players who simply neglect to report a bug can be treated the same as players who exploit a bug, and players who exploit a bug can be banned from all EA products. Of course, that doesn't mean that will happen (how would they even know?), but it's a scary thought, isn't it?

Regardless, it's not going to stop us from devouring the new SimCity as soon as is humanly possible. Check out that trailer—it just looks so fucking gorgeous!

[via Ars Technica via reddit]