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Old March 22, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Default EA Apologizes for kicking SimCity buyers in the nuts, by slapping them in the face!

When EA came out with a statement saying that they would be giving away a free game to appease SimCity owners that were upset, I actually thought that maybe, just maybe, EA would do the right thing. How wrong I was... Rather than give us a dollar credit towards purchasing whatever game we want, or even giving us a decent selection of games, they offered us a list of games that either everyone has, or nobody wants. Ironically, they threw SimCity 4 on to the list... "Sorry for producing a crap game guys. Here's an older version of the game that works..."

So here's the problem... I own every game on this list except for MoH (that was a complete bomb) and NFS. (I don't play racing games) So what are my options? I can choose a game I own, or a game I'll never play? Damnit EA! Why not just give everyone a credit coupon in Origin!?

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Old March 22, 2013, 08:51 AM
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When EA came out with a statement saying that they would be giving away a free game to appease SimCity owners that were upset, I actually thought that maybe, just maybe, EA would do the right thing. How wrong I was... Rather than give us a dollar credit towards purchasing whatever game we want, or even giving us a decent selection of games, they offered us a list of games that either everyone has, or nobody wants. Ironically, they threw SimCity 4 on to the list... "Sorry for producing a crap game guys. Here's an older version of the game that works..."

So here's the problem... I own every game on this list except for MoH (that was a complete bomb) and NFS. (I don't play racing games) So what are my options? I can choose a game I own, or a game I'll never play? Damnit EA! Why not just give everyone a credit coupon in Origin!?

I totally agree and feel the same way! And yes how ironic that Simcity 4 was on the list.
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Old March 22, 2013, 08:55 AM
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That's a pretty good list of games. Not their fault you have them already.
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:06 AM
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Agreed, pretty darn good selection of games. I think EA did alright with the offer.
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:23 AM
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This sort of behaviour from EA does'nt surprise me one bit. I've loathed them for years. They seem to suck the life out of game studios, and be extremely profit orientated, to the detriment of the product and the people.
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Ironically, many are reporting the Origin version of SimCity 4 isn't compatible with many of the mods available for the game.
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Ironically, many are reporting the Origin version of SimCity 4 isn't compatible with many of the mods available for the game.

Surprised? Not I.

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Old March 22, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Haha
EA's best customers who own the games already have the least chance of getting compensated when things go wrong in this model. Nice.

If they were really sorry, they would have used a credit system to get an upcoming game. But I guess they took the cheapest route, by offering games that many origin players would already have and have little chance of making much money on anymore. Decent titles, but likely useless to their hardcore customers.
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That's a pretty good list of games. Not their fault you have them already.
Don't forget BF3 on it's own is pretty much useless unless you pay for premium, pretty tough to get a non-expansion game.
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