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Submitted by chingy1337 542d ago | news

SimCity Buyers to be Rewarded for Woes

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. (EA, PC, SimCity)

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koh  +   542d ago
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.
Godmars290  +   542d ago
Which is what they want: people to settle for what they should get.
koh  +   542d ago
Squeeze a few of the micro transactions out that they claim people love so much
thorstein  +   542d ago
"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today".
Godmars290  +   542d ago
No. Just get people to accept DRM. Not complain as much or quell the easily easily quell-able.
rainslacker  +   542d ago
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.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   542d ago
Don't settle for it. Demand a refund. It's your right as a customer.
Derekvinyard13  +   542d ago
Please do this,
Megaton  +   542d ago
They're only doing it to keep you using Origin. Demand your refund.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   542d ago
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.
Soldierone  +   542d ago
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.
Cam977  +   542d ago
I literally thought the title meant the series was being sold and the new handling devs were being rewarded.
Cam977  +   542d ago
BE RELENTLESS. DON'T GIVE UP.
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.
Root  +   541d ago
". 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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