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Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

I often wonder how people have become some complacent about the shady tactics that companies use.

EA: Pre-Order ME3 and get BF3 while supplies last.
Gamers: Awesome!
Internets: Grumble grumble origin grumble grumble.
EA: Our allotted amount of copies is gone, the promotion is over.
Internets: SHADY TACTICS!

...
Really? This is OCN, not High School, it is ok to not just follow the crowd and actually think for yourself.
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http://www.desura.com/


Desura somehow managed to create a Digital Distribution service...that has a GUI pretty much the same as Steams, and they make money off it, and are well known on top of that.
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post #43 of 55
Hmm, I have a friend who preordered Mass Effect 3 through Origin a few weeks ago. Is he illegible for Battlefield 3?
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post

EA: Pre-Order ME3 and get BF3 while supplies last.
Gamers: Awesome!
Internets: Grumble grumble origin grumble grumble.
EA: Our allotted amount of copies is gone, the promotion is over.
Internets: SHADY TACTICS!
...
Really? This is OCN, not High School, it is ok to not just follow the crowd and actually think for yourself.

You're missing a key point of, THERE WAS NO ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF COPIES.
And with no allotted amount of copies specified it can be considered bait and switch tactics.
Edited by OwnedINC - 2/21/12 at 1:41am
post #45 of 55
It was a LIMITED OFFER..............

The offer ENDED...?

Alert the press!!! Limited offer, was indeed limited and not an unlimited offer!!! mad.gif

I suppose were now going to get an outrage thread EVERY, SINGLE, TIME an offer ends on Origin, just like we do every time a Steam sale ends?

Oh wait.......

The offer has not been "cancelled", it has ended. People who took up the offer are still going to get their free copy.

Seriously though guys, seeing the way that the unfortunate majority of you are so succeptible to almost any media sensationalism is embarassing....these jounalists with an obvious agenda backing them are the ones messing you about and taking advantage of your ability to go into a blind stupor.

Would be nice if we could eliminate sites that do this kind of thing or strip them of their "real news" status and shove them in a seperate "(barely true) news" section like we now do with semi-accurate.

I get enough of people with backed agendas trying to sell me their thoughts as my own or "facts/reality" on the TV (which is why I literally dont watch it anymore) and it would be nice if it didn't start to become such a prevalent occurance on OCN.

Infact, I really have to wonder why amateur blogs (this one didn't even exist until a few months before BF3 launched as has a history for giving inaccurate news) are accepted as credible news sites on OCN if we're supposed to be going for a more professional theme here.
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EA: Pre-Order ME3 and get BF3 while supplies last.
Gamers: Awesome!
Internets: Grumble grumble origin grumble grumble.
EA: Our allotted amount of copies is gone, the promotion is over.
Internets: SHADY TACTICS!
...
Really? This is OCN, not High School, it is ok to not just follow the crowd and actually think for yourself.

I feel obligated to give you rep, simply for being able to maintain an ability to use your brain as a free individual.
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Originally Posted by OwnedINC View Post

You're missing a key point of, THERE WAS NO ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF COPIES.
And with no allotted amount of copies specified it can be considered bait and switch tactics.

Except that common sense would denote that the offer ending after a certain period of time has passed, more than likely means that they are no longer holding the limited offer anymore after reaching some kind of sales target....even if that isn't the case, it was a limited offer......it was GOING to end.....such is the nature of a limited offer.

WHY IN THE WORLD IS THIS "NEWS"?

Oh, you mean because they didn't have a counter stating EXACTLY how many copies are left till the offer ends, just like every other company to ever have a limited offer sale does, right?

*sigh*
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 2/21/12 at 2:45am
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I hate origin with passion, but this is a misleading title and EA is not guilty on this one.

The offer was NOT cancelled, it just ran its course.

OP should change the title.
    
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post #47 of 55
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You're missing a key point of, THERE WAS NO ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF COPIES.
And with no allotted amount of copies specified it can be considered bait and switch tactics.

Except there was. It was the first line of the rules. I actually read the rules cause I was wondering if I could gift a copy to a friend (one whom I recently built a computer for and he's using a 2600k+560 448c primarily to play LoL...). There was always an allotted amount.
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Needs to be some clarification as to what exactly happened as the source isn't too clear.
DID:

1. EA declared that the promotion is over and no one else who pre orders gets BF3 free.
OR
2. EA declared NO ONE who pre ordered will get BF3 free, even those who pre ordered when the offer was valid.

The former is justifiable as a limited time offer, however, the latter is pretty much bait and switch tactics which are not legal.
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Needs to be some clarification as to what exactly happened as the source isn't too clear.
DID:
1. EA declared that the promotion is over and no one else who pre orders gets BF3 free.
OR
2. EA declared NO ONE who pre ordered will get BF3 free, even those who pre ordered when the offer was valid.
The former is justifiable as a limited time offer, however, the latter is pretty much bait and switch tactics which are not legal.

https://twitter.com/#!/origin_EA/status/170297689869795329
Quote:
The pre-order Mass Effect 3 get a bonus copy of Battlefield 3 is over. All pre-orders made during the deal will receive a code by Mar. 8th.

I really don't like using size 5, but since no one on the front page is trying to help people do more than read the article name from a bad reporter, I suppose I have to.
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https://twitter.com/#!/origin_EA/status/170297689869795329
I really don't like using size 5, but since no one on the front page is trying to help people do more than read the article name from a bad reporter, I suppose I have to.

I'm so glad that there are other people in this thread that felt compelled to use their brain rather than start acting like immature kids and just start blaming EA and Origin.

If people read the fine print of the promotion they'd know that EA did allot a certain number of keys for the promo. When they ran out, they cut it off. It's that simple. But OMG another thread to bash EA and Origin before the kiddies hop back on BF3 (while they wait for ME3 to drop)?!?! Can't miss that! rolleyes.gif
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