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SimCity: If You Don't Like it, Don't Buy It

Is Electronic Arts Inc. wrong to implement such a DRM strategy on a game that they are releasing solely on PC? GamingExcellence's Michael Joly honestly doesn’t think so. Re-read the previous line and you’ll see one thing, the organization is called Electronic Arts Inc. They are a company. A capitalist company based in a free country, and they exist to try and make money.

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masteroftheclaw1371d ago

Ha, LOGIC on N4G?

Seriously though, nice post.

Derekvinyard131371d ago

Is this guy kidding? IT DOESN'T WORK!!! You cannot justify a product that doesn't work when you are promised it will work, go test drive a car that' works and when u get it it's a lemon!

Hydrolex1371d ago

if you don't like it don't buy it

HOW FREAKING STUPID is that ?????????

You have to buy the game to see if you like it or not.... It's not like everyone had a demo of the game

DudeJets1370d ago

Works fine... So long as your not in the states

dedicatedtogamers1371d ago

DRM is one thing. DRM that makes a game - even a legitimately bought copy - unplayable is another thing entirely. It isnt like someone could look at the game box, or online description and say "Oh, it says right here th game DRM may render SimCity completely unplayable. I guess I'll pass"

mirumu1371d ago

Actually that is exactly what I thought when I saw that the new SimCity was going to have always online DRM. There are always problems. The only difference this time is that it failed worse than usual, and unlike Ubisoft's titles, it was a game people actually wanted to play.

2pacalypsenow1371d ago

what about the people who bought it and cant return it cuz it doesnt work...

DFAlpha1371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

I think the point is that it WILL work, and EA is giving away additional games as a "sorry we screwed this up, give us some time to make it right".

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ApolloTheBoss1371d ago (Edited 1371d ago )

I'll admit that he made some good points when it comes to EA wanting to protect their product from piracy. If you were a seller of software wouldn't you want to do the same thing? But here's interesting question for this guy: How would I know that I wouldn't like a product, AFTER I had a payed a full $60 for something I ASSUMED would be good thing to buy? This is on EA, not the customers. They should have been prepared for a large number of people wanting to play the game, and now their paying for it. It makes absolutely no sense that this happened. If I pay for a game it should ready to play it out of the box, not when they tell me it's ready. If you want a refund then DEMAND it. It is your absolute right as a customer to get your money back if you're not satisfied with a product. I really hope they get sued by somebody for this. They treated their customers like this for too long and it's high time they got theirs.

DFAlpha1371d ago

I'd say the biggest mistake EA made here wasn't that of SimCity, it's not offering full refunds to anyone and everyone that wanted it, digital or otherwise.

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