Angry PS3 Gamers Sue EA Over Broken Battlefield Promise

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    http://www.escapistm...lefield-Promise
    Resolved: http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/25/ea-giving-battlefield-1943-vouchers-to-ps3-battlefield-3-owners/
     
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    why would they want BF 1943 the game is a joke comparing it it to the original
     
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    Not sure, but I think this is already been resolved and the gamers won.
     
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    That's not the point. The point is EA lied and gypped the people of BF 1943.
     
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    well EA should deliver if they say they were going to do it
     
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    Well, they should, as they just ripped off people.
     
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    Wow they ripped people off. At least they're giving it to them now.
     
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    "Shit, they're suing and want what we had initially promised? I guess we better give it to them and not be huge dicks. Now, lets just give a specific date that they can do it, so that way people can STILL miss out! We're so nice!"
     
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    False advertisement is actually a criminal act and frankly I am glad they had to cave in. Fuck EA and the donkey they rode in on.

    I am not sure I could care less for Battlefield 1943. I have always liked Battlefield 1942 though. But the thing is, a promise known to be a deciding factor in a lot of sales that was in truth a lie, is FALSE ADVERTISING, and that is a criminal offense. Fuck you EA and fuck your lying!
     
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    Yep. But why didnt people sue when all the PSN shit happened...
     
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    They did. They failed. That's why Sony has a line in their agreement now that makes you unable to join a class action lawsuit against them, in trade for access to PSN.
     
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    Good I am glad they were sued for false advertising, I just wish naughty dog were sued for false advertising, customers expect a certain feature to be there in the game but its not and naughty dog doesn't even tell any customers till they found out themselves when they buy the game making them millions of money in the process for keeping quiet about it.

    the same problem with locking saves files on the ps3, game developers never tell you about the copy protection on save files till you buy it yourself and find out your save file is locked, these kind of practices should be banned and consumers should sue for misconduct, time lost when copy protected save files get corrupted at no fault of your own and you can't even back them up and time wasted on your save file when it's deleted or lost when your console dies, locking a save file to your console it's the most stupidest idea ever.
     
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    Actually, they took that out.
     
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    I am sickened by modern business practice. And they wonder why we pirate games.
     
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    Most 'modern' business practices, are actually hold overs from 20th century business models that companies refuse to let go. Most of the actions of the RIAA and the MPAA are just the petulant refusal to admit the world changed.

    Netflix is currently the single biggest and best example of 21st century thinking utterly owning a 20th century marketing model. I have no need, not one iota of need of a cable company and their archaic programming methods. Why pay a fortune mainly for channels you don't want, when you can pay a puny fraction of the same cost, and have access to vast sums of programs. Netflix is like paying almost nothing for almost everything. They wouldn't be offering it, if they couldn't afford to do so. I'd gladly let them double the price if they added current airing content more aggressively.

    It's time the market accepted, that there simply isn't enough of us without broadband, not enough of us without a means to accommodate lots of data movement to make thinking that brick and mortar retail sites are an essential. I don't care if it is hard on them, I'm the consumer, I want what's best for me. There is currently no reason why any console game needs to be identifiable as a 'console' game. The only thing that makes my PS3 different from my laptop or my desktop, is they look different in the mirror.

    The other day, I treated myself to my first ever PS3 game eh. Bought Dragon Age Origins (had some store credit to burnoff). I put it in the machine, and it starts to install, and I chuckle to myself, 'I thought the beauty of console games was always you just put it in the machine and played it' :) Had to wait about 15-20 minutes for it to do it's thing. Plus it needed a patch. Our console games are clearly not really all that different from PC games. They just get made for different custom made machines. In some respects, that is not so bad still. Although it is clear if you ask a person what console they have, the follow up questions is usually what version.

    There's no real reason though, that my game needed to be sold as a PS3 game in a PS3 case off of a shelf. I could have just as easily bought it entirely as a digital data file. Storing it would have been no more hassle than what I go through with my PC wargames I buy as digital downloads.

    I only buy those though, as the company that makes them, doesn't use DRM beyond requiring a serial be inputted on install.
    I have snubbed games I might have wanted, that I do NOT want, all because the owner is a shithead and insists HIS fucking DRM is a good idea.

    Newsflash, companies go out of business all the time, because the owner is NOT always right.
     
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    If I could sue Nintendo everytime they broke a promise...
     
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