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A.J. Bauer
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« on: December 12, 2017, 08:36:04 PM »

EA's pain is my pleasure.

The controversy over their craptastic "Loot Box" system has caused their stocks to plummet (Roughly $3.1 billion decrease in value).

Many countries are either investigating or out right banning the game due to loot boxes being considered gambling.

Disney is very displeased and may revoke EA's license to make Star Wars games.

Life is good sometimes.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 01:18:08 AM »

I agree, couldn't happen to a nicer company.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 08:34:10 AM »

I agree, couldn't happen to a nicer company.

Mmm... I dunno. I'd love to see it happen to Konami more.

You could say EA has objectively caused more harm but I have a special hatred in my heart for Konami, who were once my favorite company.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 10:02:06 AM »

I'll tell you what else is coming, instead of putting games on discs, download codes are soon to be the norm, supposedly because "today's games won't always fit on discs" but actually to eliminate the used game market, and force everyone to buy new.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 07:15:29 PM »

I'll tell you what else is coming, instead of putting games on discs, download codes are soon to be the norm, supposedly because "today's games won't always fit on discs" but actually to eliminate the used game market, and force everyone to buy new.

I think that's 2014 news, actually. Not sure you can buy games on disc anymore (at least, not for the PC, which is the only thing I have or care about).
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 09:54:37 PM »

I'll tell you what else is coming, instead of putting games on discs, download codes are soon to be the norm, supposedly because "today's games won't always fit on discs" but actually to eliminate the used game market, and force everyone to buy new.

I think that's 2014 news, actually. Not sure you can buy games on disc anymore (at least, not for the PC, which is the only thing I have or care about).
Definitely not old news for we on consoles, with PS and XBOX being majority market share over PC, and Bethesda's testing of the waters by releasing FO4 GOTY as download only has gotten a five-star game a ton of 1 and 2 star ratings on IGN and Amazon. We are not amused by this perfidious con.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 09:55:15 PM »

Download codes concern me. If I buy a product I expect to get the product, not an access code. I can't download that much data; connection's too slow.

If we simply refuse to buy these games publishers will say the physical releases don't sell. We need to buy them, then return them to send a signal that 1) we want physical releases of games, and 2) a download code does not count.

Even better: call customer service and ask what happened to the disk. Be nice, but keep them on the phone for as long as possible. Make it very clear that you expected a disk, that the internet is too slow in your area for downloads to be practical (if it is; don't lie.) Ask if they can send you a disk. Ask if you can mail the box back for a refund. Tell them you'll call the BBB. Get their attention! They'll just keep pushing this if no one pushes back.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 02:06:18 PM »

I agree, couldn't happen to a nicer company.

Mmm... I dunno. I'd love to see it happen to Konami more.

You could say EA has objectively caused more harm but I have a special hatred in my heart for Konami, who were once my favorite company.

You sound kinda like a friend of mine here. He hates konami too.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 02:24:10 PM »

Personally I'm kinda delighted by this. I'm sick of companies sticking fees, fees and more fees on everything. I'm glad to see it blow up in their obscenely greedy faces.

I don't think it's the worst thing a video game company has done, tho. That honor goes to the halo game that was giving kids points for buying mountain dew and cheetos. Wow, like we don't have enough obesity and diabetes in America already!

But yeah, I'm sick of seeing  businesses in america sell something at price X, then sticking on fee after fee after fee ad infinitum.  I'm glad this blew up on EA.

Bill Maher had something to say about fees . it is absolutely NSFW but, hey, it's Bill Maher, what did you expect?  Smile
https://youtu.be/xP13QTOI9z4
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