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ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

Sorry, but I have to disagree. It isn't important. It's a game and a crappy one at that, one designed for people who have no life and/or too much time on their hands....Most people have a lot more things of importance to focus on than a bad video game....or stories about a bad video game. And nobody forced anyone to buy that crappy game so you can climb down from your socialist soap-box about how so many people have been cheated. People get cheated everyday in all sort of ways with all sorts of products. It isn't like they bought fake medicines or something.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

And nobody forced anyone to buy that crappy game so you can climb down from your socialist soap-box about how so many people have been cheated. People get cheated everyday in all sort of ways with all sorts of products. It isn't like they bought fake medicines or something.


So, your point is that it's okay to screw people over as long as it's a product you don't care about?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The whole point is that it is a video game and tbh this shit is to be expected.

I bought Crysis 3 at launch which was in February, it didn't work 100% on my Nvidia Card (very very very crashy). Only recently (last week) has the game been patched to work properly with the card. Where was the uproar about it being AMD optimised?

Yeah I should have known it would be pretty buggy, but I was sold on playing the game and thought "I could put up with it", I was wrong. The game was almost unplayable until recently.

Rage on the PC only recently had a Patch that made it work properly with AMD cards again no uproar.

The original Xbox 360 owners got screwed with the red ring of death. At lets not forget Ubisoft with their shitty gimped PC releases.

Like the gambling industry and the porn industry, gaming is something where they will try to get every last penny out of you. It doesn't matter if it is right or wrong, you gotta get used to it and buy smart.

Sorry the continues whining about something which at the end of the day is entertainment is just infantile. It like going to the cinema and demanding your money back because you didn't like the movie.

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ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

My point is that it's just a lousy video game and if you feel so screwed over for buying it, then go and get your money back instead of trying to turn this into some form of social movement. And if you spent your last penny on this game and are you're now so financially broken by the purchase then you need to re-examine your priorities. That's my point.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yes, because if you care then you're a socialist and then the terrorists win.

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darseex Member since:
2010-12-06

First, just because the game belongs to a medium you don't enjoy doesn't mean other people don't. I'm sure there are plenty of things you do which others would consider to be a waste of time; there's no reason to be an ass-hat about it.

Secondly, it's important because there are a lot of people buying the game that don't understand the full implications of doing so (feeding EA and encouraging further poor behavior from them and other like-minded companies).

Third, it doesn't matter if a person 'has' to buy something to get cheated in that exchange. Are you suggesting that it's literally impossible to be ripped off in any exchange that doesn't involve food, water or shelter?

Fourth, complaining about a shitty company isn't socialism. It's the only way a free market will work, in addition to avoiding said shitty company's products in the future (see point #2).

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's not so much about the game itself (which you obviously hate), it's about how the developer treats their customers. It could be the greatest game in the world or the worst ever released, and it would be the same problem. When a developer goes out of their way to screw over their customers and then turns a blind eye to the aftermath, it's an issue.

Granted, for me personally it just means I'll avoid that developer in the future, and as a casual gamer that's no big deal. But for people whose main hobby is gaming, it can be a big deal.

In short, just because it doesn't affect you doesn't mean that it's not a problem. The world doesn't revolve around you.

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