Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 14:18 UTC
Games "Why has the SimCity story gone away? It's a good question. And the answer for it reveals much about how both the games industry, and the games journalism industry, work." Telling - not just for the game journalism, but all of it. As a sidenote, you can always rely on Rock Paper Shotgun to bring the best gaming news. Under-appreciated gem of online news reporting.
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franksands
Member since:
2009-08-18

You know what? It is a call to arms. There's an abysmal difference between being an earlier adopter and expecting a few bugs in the game and being lied to your face. The worst part is that this is not the first time this fiasco happens. EA should have learned with what happened with Diablo III, for example.
EA had a rough estimate on the number of players based on the number of pre-orders. But why should they care? They already have the customers money on their pocket.
When I buy something I expected it delivered as advertised, the moment I bought it, not months later.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

There are a lot of better reasons than a video game to make a call of arms.

Sim City being an online only experience only is just fanatical, silly and ridiculous.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

The worst part is that this is not the first time this fiasco happens. EA should have learned with what happened with Diablo III, for example.


So should their customers. As you say, this isn't the first time this has happened - so why do people keep rewarding EA for screwing up, by handing over yet more of their money?

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franksands Member since:
2009-08-18

Definitely. We can only hope that people will stop buying EA crap in the future. On the other hand, EA should not be excused because it's EA, just because they always create crap doesn't mean we will stop criticizing them for creating said crap.

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