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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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

When did they get screwed over?

Everyone got an apology, a free game and still play the game they bought.

Edited 2013-04-23 17:21 UTC

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ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

Well, actually the world does work like that, at least the one I live in. I've never had a problem returning a bad product for a refund. Maybe you should try it some time. That's the normal way for a developer to get the message that he's pushing a bad product. It doesn't require an organized protest against "the man" out in the streets.

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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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It is not a call to arms mate.

It is entertainment. If you are worried you might not like it, let early adopters and journalists try it for you and then you can choose based on their feedback whether it is worth it or not.

This is a sensible way of buying things and doesn't require a call to arms. It called being sensible and being a bit wise.

While you guys like to preach to the choir, most intelligent people either try before they buy or they listen to other people's experiences and make a judgement afters.

Some like to take the risk and be early adopters. That fine if you one of those, but a lot of people aren't.

Edited 2013-04-23 18:28 UTC

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