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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.

Edited 2013-04-23 16:53 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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.


Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.

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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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


If only the world worked like that.

instead of trying to turn this into some form of social movement.


Why not? Do tell me, what exactly is wrong with complaining about companies deliberately screwing people over? Should we all just swallow it all and never question anything? Not all of us are content at just being mindless drones, you know.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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.

For what it's worth I absolutely agree with you, however there are three groups of people that simply do not listen to reason: gamers, socialists, and the religious. Don't waste your breath. If these fools do not realize that they will continue to be screwed until they stop buying the crap and thus volunteering to be screwed, they deserve everything coming to them. They can't screw you if you don't buy. It's that simple. If you continue to buy from a company like EA that has a known history of ass-raping its customers, you shouldn't come bitching when it happens. You knew it, you bought it, so you get what you bought. End of story. If you'd use your brains instead of your keyboard and mouse, perhaps you all would not be bawling about being screwed and would be just a little more intelligent about purchasing products in the future. Take it as a life lesson learned, and do please at least try to learn from it.

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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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