it looks like Origin have updated their refund policy since Sim City has gone badly...
of download services do not offer refunds. As is there is no way to ensure the product is being returned/deleted. But it is kind of interesting that in this day and age of DRM that digital content cant be disabled in a way and a refund issued if you are not satisfied. Which brings up the topic of more trialware needs to be made available. After all, you arent really going to know if you like something without giving it a try. The caveat to that would be, trials are only a sample and may not fully represent the game as a whole. But most can discern from a trial if they are interested in the full game or not. In the case of Sim City, it seems there are bugs preventing the game from working properly. Bugs can be fixed and perhaps those who bought it should be patient while the problems get worked out. If NOTHING is done to rectify the problems, then i can see taking some sort of action against EA/Origin.
I could have sworn I just read(before the release)that they were not going to have the same mess that Diablo 3 had and that they had taken preventive measure to assure it so. I'm sure they'll find someway to blame the gamer's for this mess. No wonder they want a digital future, you buy it, you're stuck with it.
But do other services require always on DRM? The "bugs" preventing Sims from working is the support framework in place.
So after hinting that they were considering refunds, then threatening to ban accounts over asking - when they could have gone either way - they've gone the douche route and with any luck have just killed their own online service.
Oh, brother, we can hope... we can hope..
They werent threatening to ban accounts for asking. They theatened the ban to people who said they would issue charge backs and stop the payments at the banks, which can result in a ban.
The problem with that was announcing you were going to do a chargeback when you should've just done it already and instead feed your story to the media and let them tear EA a new one.
people are pissed over at amazon.... game literally has like 1 star.
But they gave out refunds on digital versions
Amazon are giving refunds, not EA. To right people should give it one star. If your sell a product and it's broken, that's that happens.
If this is the future of digital downloadable games, we are all screwed.
I for one, don't care either way. I am for it and against it at the same time. I like it being online only for the fact that it stops pirating, and im against it for the fact that if my internet goes down that i wont be able to play.
Yupp and people actually want digital only games lol. Add this to the fact you don't actually own your games and they can be taken away or off the store entirely and you can never get them back. Oh also the "promise" of them being cheap but if you look on any online store they are the same price or higher than retail.
INDEED!Go to Game.uk the download version of Bioshock infinite and any game cost way more than a pysical version!!It was suppose to be cheaper downloading games than getting the physical version but this is not going to happen,people are been fools to believe in this.
PC gamers weren't exactly given a lot of choices. Stores devoted at most an end-cap of space to PC games. So we were left with ordering online for a physical copy or going digital. Digital was just easier, with Steam. Which is why it was successful. For the most part digital copies are 50$ and Steam sales will offer deep discounts. This is why people stick with Steam, they made it easy and offer cheap prices twice a year. With digital titles comes a certain amount of trust. There is nothing legally stopping Valve from shutting down and taking away all my games. So you have to trust they won't. But there aren't many options on PC. Always-on DRM is a separate issue from that of digital distribution.
Origin is just horrible in itself... Its right there with GFWL. Steam FTW.
Personally, I wouldn't have Steam either. GoG's DRM-free games for me thanks.
Just don't preorder any games from Origin ever. Do yourself a favor and just don't, even if you plan on playing a game from EA just save yourself from signing away your consumer rights and don't support their abhorrent consumer practices.
You know I would just love it if there wasn't so many stupid things like this happening in gaming. We're only in March and already there have been so many controversial events that have happened. Let me make a small list. 1. Rayman Legends being postponed on the Wii U despite being finished. 2. Pachter's 240 fps comment. 3. The Aliens: Colonial Marines debacle. 4. Microtransactions in all EA games. 5. Nader saying that video games are electronic child molesters. British tabloid accusing games of giving children cancer. 6. Crytek CEO wanting to do away with offline single-player. 7. PETA attacking Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed 4:Black Flag over "glorifying" whaling. And now this? We're only in March.
The reason why its best to own the software via DVD/Blu ray disk. When it does not work you can get your money back or at least have a better chance... when its download you are only renting the product.
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