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Originally posted by Starpower Originally posted by ColumbiaTrue http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/ea-blasted-selling-same-fifa-game-two-years-184754450.html The boycott of EA as far as I am concerned is ongoing. It was never lifted. But some individuals apparently did not receive the memo. _______________________________________________ M E M O R A N D U M TO: You FROM Gaming World DATE: 11 OCT 2012 RE: Boycott of EA S T O P buying EA games! S T O P the EA abuse! Do not enable this E.V.I.L. company! ### _______________________________________________ It is a shame to think how many people missed the above memo and have been subjected to the abuses of this company. No single organization has effected more harm on the gaming community from its employees to its customers than EA. EA = EVIL (it is insists on reinforcing this through its continued abuses)
You will be out there buying Sim City 5 next year no matter what you say or deny it.
The risk is that Sim City 5 does not meet my expectations. I have been waiting ten years for Sim City 5. Any of the good games that EA got its hands on, it destroyed such as Dungeon Keeper.
EA is utterly committed to dumbing us down, undermining innovation and creativity in gaming, and running itself as an an organizational dictatorship.
"The truth is EA lies." - Youtube User
Sim City. Everquest. Civilization. Dungeon Keeper. Vampire: The Masquerade. These are the games that I love and cherish.
I'm not boycotting anybody. I've bought EA games in the past and I'll continue to buy them as long as I believe the price and the product is a value. Some games I'll buy, some games I won't.
I'll make my own informed decsions.
Originally posted by Pale_Fire II've bought EA games in the past and I'll continue to buy them. I'll make my own informed decsions.
1) You're an enabler. You enable companies like EA to rip you off.
2) You are nto making an informed decision. That is precisely the point I was trying to make: people are purchasing last year's game expecting this year's content. But the content is the same.
In the businss world, that is known as deceptive practices. If I had a box of widgets and I changed the date from 2011 to 2012 and sold it at 2012 prices, I could be sued by the state attorney general and in a civil action.
I look forward to someone suing EA for this unlawful and deceptive business practices.
Originally posted by Yakamomoto news@11 It´s a soccer game, what do you expect to change? The rules? Color of the playfield? Another ridiculous attempt to company bashing.
So how much research did you put in before enlightening us all with your wisdom?
I can tell because this is a legit scandal...
Here, Educate yourself Thanks
http://www.nintendo-gamer.net/2012/09/27/fifa-13-wii-vs-fifa-12-wii-the-shocking-truth/ heres yet another.
you know ever sence EA went into mmorpg market..and fell on its face everytime..i said id never by any EA mmo even if all they are doing is slaping EA sticker on it just to sell some boxes...but i went out and bought madden 13 and its the biggest load of crap..doesnt EA have the sports titles for a certain amount of years? if so i rly hope their rein is about over...2Ksports is KILLING the EA sports product..i would rly love to see what they can do with football cuz their basketball is flawless..but IMHO EA and the COD / HALO franchises are and have become a utter joke releaseing the same game ...nothing much changed or even different from year to year or every 6 months...but as long as moms / dads fork out the cash for thier kids ...they will always be there lurking in the dark with a shiny new box
To spell this out for the thinking-impaired who are actually somehow OK with this (I'm hoping it's because they aren't trully understanding what's going on here): when people say it's the same game, they don't mean in the sense that "CoD 4 and 5 are basically the same game!" or how so many MMO's are "basically the same" as WoW; i.e., people aren't complaining that it's just very similar to previous versions. The issue is that this is literally the exact same game; same graphics, same game modes, same menu's, same animations, same everything except rosters, and that's it. And their charging full price for it.
Imagine Blizzard coming out with "World of Warcraft 2" that they sell at full price and charge a seperate subscription fee for, except that rather than being a new game, it's actually literally the exact same game as WoW in every way except the cities/zones/NPC's/etc. have different names ("Thunderbreeze" instead of "Stormwind", etc.). This is what's going on here. If you're perfectly OK with that, then quite frankly, you're an idiot.
Originally posted by Laughing-man Originally posted by Yakamomoto news@11 It´s a soccer game, what do you expect to change? The rules? Color of the playfield? Another ridiculous attempt to company bashing.
That is pretty sad. Those screenshots are amusing. Identical in pretty much every way. Even the one witht he 2 guys standing at the ball, both are identical. Not one thing has changed, even the position of the ball in comparison to the guys shoe. It really does appear they literally sold the same game twice. Like they took all files, code, etc for FIFA 12, went in and changed the names in the files, packaged it and shipped it off.
So they managed to kill what little hope was left for WAR quickly after taking over. Came out with that ridiculous Warhammer game Wrath of Heroes afterwards. Completely screwed up with SWTOR after investing the most money ever in an MMO. And now stuff like this. Im sure theyve screwed up other things as well between those but dont feel like going through the list. Man these guys are on a roll.
Yet the cash never stops flowing in for them because many people just never learn.
I'm not boycotting anything. If there's a game I want I'm buying it. I don't buy many anyways.
But when the Mass Effect Trilogy comes out in Nov. I'm getting it on my PS3. I had ME1 and ME2 on the Xbox 360 and then I got the red rings of death and half my games are 360. I'm still ticked. I had a cooling fan on the back of the thing too. Stupid machine. I've boycotted Microsoft consoles if that means anything.
But in Nov. I can finally get ME1 and ME2 back, and I'll get ME3 on top of it (not that I really care about it).
It is astonishing and wrong---ethically, morally, and legally wrong---to sell to customers the same product from the prior year with a new date on it and another price.
Perhaps someone can help me with those that are not pariticpating in the boycott and in receipt of the memo:
Because i can.I'm Hopeful For Every Game, Until the Fan Boys Attack My Games. Then the Knives Come Out.Logic every gamers worst enemy.
Originally posted by JeroKane Whahaha.... now that's what I call and uber quick easy cash grab. - Update the player roster (probably less than an hour or two work for one employee). - Move logo's around a bit, Change Fifa 12 to Fifa 13 (about 5 minutes work for one employee). Sell for 50 bucks. ROFL.
God I have to admit I wsh I could get in on this cash grab. kinda like winning 2-3 lotteries at once. On the other hand its kinda sad to see how truely stupid so many sheepeople urmm I mean gamers are. No wonder most game companies don't listen to gamers, all they have to do is look at things like this as proof that gamers will fork out tons of money for the same old crap in a slightly different wrapper.
Originally posted by Corehaven I'm not boycotting anything. If there's a game I want I'm buying it. I don't buy many anyways. But when the Mass Effect Trilogy comes out in Nov. I'm getting it on my PS3. I had ME1 and ME2 on the Xbox 360 and then I got the red rings of death and half my games are 360. I'm still ticked. I had a cooling fan on the back of the thing too. Stupid machine. I've boycotted Microsoft consoles if that means anything. But in Nov. I can finally get ME1 and ME2 back, and I'll get ME3 on top of it (not that I really care about it).
Good that you don't care about ME3 as t was the artistic dump that killed the series for many. but hey at least you get to see the same ending where nothing you do in any on the games in 3 different colors!
Bioware IS dead, Ea on the other hand is at least still making a buck off thier sports games, not sure one can really blame them they are a business and if stupid gamers want to throw thier money away why not take it?
Originally posted by bubaluba Poor boy:( What did this monsters from EA to you??? Cmon say it, do not be afraid and share that ''abuse'' with us. Was that something like what Alliens do to people in spaceships?
Well mister, they took my money and gave me a game I already owned. On top of that they closed the servers of a game that had recently launched after taking my money for the right to play online. After that they closed down servers to a multiplayer game I really enjoyed and that was still popular simply to get people to buy their new version of the game. And that was just the recent stuff, I'm afraid to go into what I may have repressed.
Call of Duty has been doing this for years. its smart because people are to stupid to figure it out.
Originally posted by DrunkWolf Call of Duty has been doing this for years. its smart because people are to stupid to figure it out.
I don't think you people are understanding. CoD games are similar, yes, like many other franchises; but they are not EXACT copies. This is a special case, it's the EXACT same game.
Seriously it amuses me, all these people complaining. Yet I haven't heard one comment or idea as to how you change a sports game. That's been the same for.. I don't know, how long has it been around? EA will always be damned if they do, damned if they don't. If they hadn't released a new FIFA this year, chances are you'd probably still be complaining. Don't change anything you are evil. Change something you are evil. It is just impossible to win with gamers.
Edit: Yes I speak from experience. Bioware is still on my shit list for what they did to DA2.
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Originally posted by Roin Seriously it amuses me, all these people complaining. Yet I haven't heard one comment or idea as to how you change a sports game. That's been the same for.. I don't know, how long has it been around? EA will always be damned if they do, damned if they don't. If they hadn't released a new FIFA this year, chances are you'd probably still be complaining. Don't change anything you are evil. Change something you are evil. It is just impossible to win with gamers. Edit: Yes I speak from experience. Bioware is still on my shit list for what they did to DA2.
I have a good idea on how to change sports games. End the monopoly held by EA on sports games. And no, sadly if EA didn't release a new game this year I think most would let loose a sigh of relief. When EA launches a new game if it doesn't sale as well as they like they have no issue killing a game you do like in the hopes of you buying the new one lol.
2K has never had problems doing so... Their NBA offering has gotten better year after year and their football game NFL2K5 still has yet to be topped and that was on the LAST generation of consoles ( APF 2K8 was also really good gameplay wise )..
Is there any sane gamer who would buy more than one soccer game for Wii (say, Fifa 11, Fifa 12) plus version 13 and complain because he bought the same thing three times in a row?
How about.. not buying more than one football game for your console??
I can guarantee that Fifa 13 is not a sequel to Fifa 12 with new story and flying unicorn mounts.