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Old 11-21-2011, 03:47 AM
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Default Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Missing 'Battlefield 1943' Copies With 'Battlefield 3

EA failed to deliver on a promise they made and didn't properly tell anyone beforehand. This has not made people happy.

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/19/ea...f-1943-in-bf3/
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:15 AM
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Man. All those negative nancies posting in the comments section.
This and people constantly bitching about Steam is what I like to call "The European Attitude".

Being negative about everything is just such a bad habit.


EDIT: After reading this, I kind of wish one could sue others over the overwhelming presence of stupidity and the lack of inherent logic in their everyday spoken/written word.

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If this lawsuit is ruled against EA, then that basically means companies are legally mandated to include whatever they announce with. If EA advertised Battlefield 3 with a free pony, they have to give you that pony, Im saying that I think this lawsuit's dumb.

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Old 11-21-2011, 06:34 AM
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Unless it said on the box or in adverts that BF1943 was included they have no case whatsoever.
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I don't know if they have a case but this is bad PR for Sony. They did something similar with Saints Row 3 as well, where a supposedly exclusive MP mode was included in all platform SKUs.
Why announce things when they don't have concrete agreements in place? It seems stupid.
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Unless it said on the box or in adverts that BF1943 was included they have no case whatsoever.
They announced it to a broad public at E3 and made an advertisement on the official Playstation Blog. The game's site also mentioned it at one point in time. That should be enough to label it as false advertisement.

No need for any sort of silly sticker on the box, IMHO. If that was a necessity in order to claim false advertisement, no one could ever sue a company over online services or online content. Since, you know, there is no retail box in case of services. Furthermore, most contracts found online don't ever mention the inclusion of exclusive offers in particular. They only say "Exclusive offers where applicable", making no mention of a certain bonus agreement.

I figure that's why it's pretty tough to hold Valve (Steam) or EA (Origin) accountable, should they refuse to honour a certain offer. But if one could find proof of false advertising on their part, I'm sure they could be held accountable as well.

Chances are, of course, that I'm all wrong. I haven't yet disposed of my brain, which seems to be mandatory for understanding law.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:11 AM
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This lawsuit is rediculious. Stating something at a trade show, months before the product is finished isn't a binding contract to its consumers.
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This lawsuit is rediculious. Stating something at a trade show, months before the product is finished isn't a binding contract to its consumers.
Again.
They advertised it on the official Playstation blog and on their own site.
It was, at one time, part of the daily PSN news flash as well.

Why are you defending EA? They made an incredibly stupid move, pissed off quite a number of customers and should be penalized in some way.
False advertising is false advertising. No matter if on TV, the radio or your local newspaper.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:32 AM
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Six bucks says the end result will be BF3 PS3 owners getting a download code for BF1943.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:48 AM
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I'm pretty sure that's all they want. For them to live by their word.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:51 AM
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Makes sense to me, pony up the damn game you cheap bastards.
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