Cover photo
Richard Arkless
Attended University of South Wales
Lives in Bridgend
475 followers|460,585 views


So it has been a full month with no results

Spoke to EA chat only to be told to contact phone support

Spoke to phone support only be told that this is an ongoing issue effecting everyone under the age of 16 (something I was already aware of).

They then asked for my email where they sent me a link to their forum thread on the issue (which I was also aware of)

The forum thread has since been locked (with 100 pages worth of comments) and another has been opened (which currently has 30 pages worth of comments)

+Neil Griffiths 
I hate EA.

I have been letting my brother buy Fifa points for Ultimate Team, couple of days ago he comes to me saying that he has been unable to play it for a good week now with the error message that it can't connect to EAS FC servers.

I look online to find that other people have also been having this problem during the same period and it has something to do with the fact that they have "accidentally" blocked all players under the age of 16.

I couldn't believe this was the case so I go into EA live chat to find that I have to wait approximately 45-50 minutes.

After a good looking around I find this page which hasn't been updated in a week (they recommend you look on their twitter but nothing on there)
Add a comment...

Richard Arkless

Shared publicly  - 
And here is my surprise

The kid in me is excited by this
Add a comment...

Richard Arkless

Shared publicly  - 
A new feature has snuck into the Chrome OS dev channel that, while not yet fully baked (okay, it's still mostly a block of ice), could one day allow users... by Bertel King, Jr. in Google, News
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
475 people

Richard Arkless

Shared publicly  - 
At the Job centre.

Dunno why they call it that considering it is the last place you will find a job
Add a comment...
EIther this change is coming in Android 4.5 or the dialer is coming to the play store. Hopefully its the latter
Add a comment...

Richard Arkless

Shared publicly  - 
I haven't had one of these in ages
Matt Cowan's profile photoRichard Arkless's profile photo
Look at my earlier post
Add a comment...
Google+ Photos now lets you download original and enhanced versions of your snaps

In an update to Google+ Photos on the web today, it is now possible to download both the original and enhanced version of your photos.

#googleplusupdate   #photos  
Add a comment...
Dang, was so looking forward to seeing this movie
Alex Steverson's profile photofʋck You's profile photoversion46's profile photo
Nope, general reception is pretty bad. You're better off watching this later than spending money at the cinema. 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
475 people
University Student, Computing, Technology
HTML, PHP, MySQL, Ubuntu, Windows, Mac, Android, Servers
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Contact Information
Computer Geek, Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Early adopter, Alpha & Beta Tester
Hey I am Richard Arkless and instead of saying what my interest is in technology I will instead tell you what I do on a regular basis

Previous University Student: I am a previous University Student, the last course I took was a BSC in Information Systems

Server Administrator: I manage the servers for a small gaming group called Hobnobs & Murder. The servers are
  • Minecraft server- This runs development build of bukkit and most of the plugins installed are in development and as such require regular maintenance
  • Website- I run a wordpress site, it doesnt require much maintenance and have also done some custom stuff using HTML and PHP
  • Database- This is a MySQL database which holds data that is needed by our Minecraft server and Website
  • Mumble server- Again doesnt require much maintenance
Device Management: I am the sole person who manages all my families devices whether it is
  • Phones and tablets- All the phones and tablets run Android and as such run a custom rom like Cyanogenmod
  • Computers and laptops- Most run Ubuntu and the netbooks run Chromium os
Free time (which I admit isn't much of): During my free time I like to keep it simple and go on the internet, watch YouTube videos, go to the cinema and watch movies, play games and stuff like that

Feel free to message me if you want to know more about who I am and what I do
Bragging rights
Google+ 1st Generation User
  • University of South Wales
    BSC In Computing (Information Systems), 2012 - 2014
  • Bridgend College, University Of Glamorgan
    HND In IT, 2010 - 2012
  • Bridgend College
    National Diploma In IT, 2008 - 2010
  • Bridgend College
    First Diploma In IT, 2007 - 2008
  • Bryntirion Comprehensive School
    2002 - 2007
  • Llangewydd Junior School
    1998 - 2002
  • Cefn Glas
Basic Information
Looking for
Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
November 7, 1990
Richard Arkless's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Google Accidentally Tweets Screenshot Of Updated Dialer App With Blue Ac...

So the Google Nexus Twitter account was doing some impromptu support for a user and included a screenshot. How helpful! Well, more helpful t

Unfinished 'Easy Unlock' Feature Creeps Into Chrome OS Dev, Will Potenti...

A new feature has snuck into the Chrome OS dev channel that, while not yet fully baked (okay, it's still mostly a block of ice), could one d

With Its New Camera, Google Declares War On Vertical Videos

Check out what happens in the new Google Camera app when you attempt to take a video in portrait mode:

[Breaking] Google Releases Stock Camera App To The Play Store

Developing... ... by Artem Russakovskii in Applications, Breaking, Google, News

Google Updates Chrome OS Desktop with new ‘Side Dock’, Virtual Keyboard ...

Google has updated the stable channel of Chrome OS with a handful of minor new desktop features. Version 34 of the cloud-centric software, t

Yahoo Mail 3.1 Update Does The Opposite Of What Gmail Recently Did - Now...

Late last year, Gmail started showing images by default in a way that Google says doesn't compromise general security. Now Yahoo has release

Google Is Now Rolling Out Constant On-Device Scanning For Verify Apps Fe...

Google's previously announced enhancement to the Verify Apps framework is rolling out to users now, according to the official Android blog.

Government signs £5.5m Microsoft deal to extend Windows XP support

The government has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide Windows XP support and security updates across the whole UK public sector for 12

Google Joins Forces With Luxottica, The Maker Of Ray-Ban, Oakley, And Pe...

The Google Glass team knows that if you're thinking about mounting a computer on your face, you should do it with some style. Today, Google

Chromium Blog: WebP improves while rolling out across Google

The WebP team at Google focuses on making the web better through smaller, faster-loading images. We've seen that WebP compares favorably wit

Rumor: 'Remind Me When I'm With This Person' May Be Coming To Google Now

Google Now is a powerful tool. A step toward Google's vision of a Star Trek computer in the palm of your hand, Now is built to serve up info

Mother Sues Google After Child Buys $66 Worth Of In-App Purchases In Mar...

Attention, parents: if you've used your Google account to buy apps, books, videos, or music on Google Play, your credit card information is

Which Google Chrome Channel Do You Use and Why?

Which Google Chrome Channel do you use as your main browser on the desktop? That's the question we're asking you in our latest poll.

[Creamy] Samsung Announces Milk Music, A Free Streaming Music Service Ex...

If you purchase a Samsung phone in the near future, you're going to have yet another option for listening to music. However, unlike most of

Google Releases Huge Text-To-Speech (TTS) For Android Update v3.0 With H...

I love Update Wednesdays, and today we've already seen pretty decent updates to several Google apps. As you've already seen, Google Play Gam

Just had Sausage & Chips from here and as per usual they tasted absolutely disgusting and was uncooked. Avoid at all costs
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Prefer this over Costa Coffee which has recently been moved to inside the odeon, normally have a Venti Cappuccino
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Normally find a good selection of electronics and you really do get what you pay for (Not the greatest but they do their job)
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
10 reviews
I go here whenever I go to the Odeon Cinema that is nearby
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Whenever I go there the food is always fresh, like the meatball marinara on italian herb and cheese (toasted) with all the vegetables
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Ever since they fitted the self check out sections I have always gone to there instead of being served by a human as they sometimes scan too much of an item or forget that an offer was on
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago