False advertisement by Nintedo

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by matias3ds, Aug 9, 2018 at 5:54 PM.

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  1. i buy games for the marketing campains and many times regret it

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  2. I test them before i buy them no matter how good the trailer or marketing campain is

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  1. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you've seen many statements from Nintendo saying that the game being promoted is "the best game ever", then you won't have a problem being able to link to just one such instance, will you?

    Misleading adverts are of course an issue, however, in many areas - email of course being one of the most prolific. Every time one of my domains is due for renewal I get a "Domain Expiration" notice that is in every way made out to seem like it's an offer for renewal of the domain itself when it is, in fact, trying to sell SEO for the domain. At the bottom of every mail is a disclaimer saying that the subject and content are in no way misleading. I think it's safe to say that, if an advertisement feels the need to state that it isn't misleading, it probably is. :)
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ So unholy, sister of grace

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    That doesn't mean they didn't launch on false advertisements.
     
  3. wolf-snake

    wolf-snake GBAtemp Maniac

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    Not only that but it took like 2 years worth in patches to made it somewhat resemble what they initially promised.
     
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  4. pedro702

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    seriously never readed such Bullshit before.

    False advertisement is not cancelled online at all... games offer online if online servers are still up, if you do read the little letters they basically say
    "online services may be withdrawn on reasonable notice" just read the damn small letters they say this on nintendo, sony and xbox games because they cant guarantee lifetime online.

    Again no false advertisement since they have no control over what games are made or cancelled, false advertisement is acquiring something that doesn't do what the ads suggested, since nothing was released nothing was false advertisement...
     
  5. matias3ds
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    matias3ds GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If i bought a game that says that has online play feature , and it doesnt either because the servers are down , or they dont want to keep them up anymore or whatever is False advertising .
    It will not be False advertising if on the back of the game will say ,, Online gaming free and available until March 2010 .
    The if you buy the game in 2012 you can say hey wait the online gaming could be for a fee now or not even exist .
     
  6. Glyptofane

    Glyptofane GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    This is so ridiculous. Anyway, yea, sometimes I buy games on a whim and sometimes they aren't great, but wouldn't really say I feel regret over these instances.
     
  7. matias3ds
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    matias3ds GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Also the game boxes i mean just plastic and a paper sheet cmon ,, if you bought physycall you will problably cherish the game if it has a metalic box or a booklet , and this only happends with limmited editions or editions that are realeased month after the original , and you think i want theis collectible edition .
     
  8. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Maniac

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    very true still
     
  9. pedro702

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    even dlc codes on every release have an expiration date lol everything expires, you cant hope to buy almost retro games and have all features they had 20 years ago lol, is like your buying a sega channel from 20 years ago and expect their servers to work and be live today...

    they don't put dates because there is no prediction when it will close off servers.

    your just grasping at straws really, and you can have online on wii games just use wiimifi lol everyone can get their wii hacked in 5 minutes.
     
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  10. ZachyCatGames

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    Oh my god...
     
  11. markehmus

    markehmus GBAtemp Maniac

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    false advertising is right in the title


    "Nintedo"

    hummm some new company , guess i'll click tha bait
     
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  12. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ So unholy, sister of grace

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    That's still not false advertisement, that's just normal marketing. If they aren't promising false features, then it's not false advertisement.
    That's not false advertising. If the game has online features and the online features are down due to sever issues, that doesn't mean it's false advertisement. They didn't say they have stable online, they said they had online. If they said they have perfect and never down online, then that would be false advertisement.
     
  13. GerbilSoft

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    Is it false advertising if you buy a copy of Halo 2 for the original Xbox and find that you can't play it online because Xbox Live for the original Xbox has been discontinued?
     
  14. Xzi

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    Lol so the sales numbers can't be real because you don't happen to like most Nintendo games?
     
  15. Shubshub

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    "Best" is subjective, So in a way its not false advertising.
     
  16. grossaffe

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    This thread is false advertisement.
     
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  17. Edgarska

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    That's so stupid I almost can't believe it's not pretending to be retarded on purpose.
    Almost.
     
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