They really screwed up badly with this whole advertising software theyve included with the BF2142 game.They didnt advertise it on the box,it's not until you buy and take the game home and open it and relize this siftware is included with the games install software.They really are causing a huge bascklash.People who bought the game and are afraid to install it are stuck because retailors wont let you return PC games once thier opened cause you already had accesss to the Key code for the game.
Want to see the back lash,visit these forums and xfire has over 5 million users alone.http://www.xfire.com/xf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=6
Hundreds of posts from pissed off gamers.
Not to mention the trust issue they have now lost with millions of gamers who may not buy further releases for fear of having this advertising software installed with thier game installation.
I won't comment on the stock because I don't own it,I am just an angry gamer who's upset I paid $50 for a game and wasn't told it came with this software until I opend the box and read a disclaimor.
ERTS hopefully didn't learn a lesson when the put the SPYWARE into the game.
I'm hoping they do it to all their games and then we will see ERTS at $ 30 where it belongs.
Its still holding tight at 100x proforma earnings here however.
Hey austin,instead of flying insults why don't you answer a simple question since you appear so knowledgeable and all.
What is a person to do if they bought BF2142 and got it home and wasn't aware until they opened the box that this sfotware is included in the game install.There is no mention of it on the box anywhere.Now you don't have a choice,if you want to play the game you must install it with the advertising software.If you want a refund and don't wish to install it then your stuck.Wouldn't you agree that EA should at least offer refunds for those people who bought the game and have no way to return it to retail stores.Remember retail stores wont allow you a refund if the box on a PC game is already open.
So without your usual insults and flaming,I ask you what exactly a consumer is to do?
Would you not agree they were very tricky in thier way of going about all this.Either a mention on the box so people would know before they bought it or they could have included the software on a seperate disk a optional.
I'm curious to your response,that is if you can make a legitimate response without all the nonsense you usually post.
Why thank you.
And if you should need something to keep your lips moving while your wife is enjoying her next "Girl's Night Out", be sure to head over to the Gamasutra site and check out the industry-related OT features.
Have a good weekend.
>>If they're the only company to be sued and lose, amongst the "scores of developers and publishers", in what way is that not an isolated case?<<
Oh, and I forgot my word for the day: DUMBASS.
"Any attempt to try and make ERTS' settlement sound like an isolated incident"
If they're the only company to be sued and lose, amongst the "scores of developers and publishers", in what way is that not an isolated case?
"But, it's not about ignorance, is it?"
isolated, adj. Separated from others; solitary or singular.
Hey look, you learned a new word today.
>>Can you list all the other scores of developers and publishers who were sued and lost? I expect at least 40 names.<<
I know ATVI, THQ, MSFT, ORCL, AAPL, CA, and TTWO have and/or are in the process of dealing with similar issues.
OT is beyond widespread in the tech industry as a whole, it's a way of life. Any attempt to try and make ERTS' settlement sound like an isolated incident just shows once again how truly ignorant you are.
But, it's not about ignorance, is it?
"LOL! And the scores other developers and publishers who have the exact same practices...?"
EA lost lawsuits and had to pay out $30M. Can you list all the other scores of developers and publishers who were sued and lost? I expect at least 40 names.
"Then my lawyer is going to sue you for overtime."
Unless you definition of overtime is pimping ERTS on a stocks board all day long I don't think you'd have a shot... unless of course that is your job.
>>How about employee overtime in California?<<
LOL! And the scores other developers and publishers who have the exact same practices...?
>>I've been CEO of a major video game publisher for exactly one day longer than that.<<
Then my lawyer is going to sue you for overtime.
>>(Wow, it's so easy to make stuff up).<<
Like your wife's "Girl's Night Out," for instance.
(Just like shooting skeet...)
"Keep in mind that ERTS has what's easily the best legal team in the industry. There's no way in hell they'd sign off on anything that would be legally questionable in any way."
How about employee overtime in California?
"Games are what I've been doing for a living for quite while, Sunshine. (Oh, dear! NOW you feel like a real idiot, I'll bet.)"
I've been CEO of a major video game publisher for exactly one day longer than that. NOW you feel like a real idiot, I'll bet. (Wow, it's so easy to make stuff up).