The launch of SimCity by EA can be described as one word: disastrous. However, EA is trying to make amends for the rocky launch by offering a free game to those who purchased it.
Refuses to offer a refund (or to offer the ability to play offline at some point), but offers another free game? Strange to me, but better than nothing I guess.
Which is what they want: people to settle for what they should get.
Squeeze a few of the micro transactions out that they claim people love so much
"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today".
No. Just get people to accept DRM. Not complain as much or quell the easily easily quell-able.
Free game doesn't cost them anything, they just make no money off the free game. Refund means they lose money that has already been received. I guess it's better than nothing but far from enough IMO. Edit: If you read the article, or rather blog post from Maxis, you would see you get a code on 3/18 for instructions on how to download the game. No indication of what game it is, or if there is a choice...and more than a week away. Wow...just wow EA. I predict on 3/18, we will see more articles about how the games they offer are a complete waste of time...although that would be subjective.
Don't settle for it. Demand a refund. It's your right as a customer.
Please do this,
They're only doing it to keep you using Origin. Demand your refund.
So what game will be free? Probably a lesser value game. EA is full of it. If you buy a broken product you deserve a refund.
My bet is it will be a "limited selection" of old as hell titles, with one "limited" new game..... We've seen this before. If its literally ANY game I'd be surprised.
I literally thought the title meant the series was being sold and the new handling devs were being rewarded.
Don't let these companies push you around by offering an unwanted game of lesser value as a full refund. Call them, email them and don't stop. Get your money back and never support EA again.
". But this SimCity is made to be played online, and if you can’t get a stable connection, you’re NOT having a good experience. So we’re not going to rest until we’ve fixed the remaining server issues." Why is it MEANT to be played online....please give me a good solid reason why a game like this has to be played online. Morons
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