Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Forbes] EA Accidentally Gives Away Free Games
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Forbes] EA Accidentally Gives Away Free Games - Page 29  

post #281 of 303
I almost jumped on this deal, beginning by running through all the $20 games that I was interested in playing. However, when I finally came to the part where the exploit on the coupon glitch, I was stopped by two things: laziness and fear. The laziness came from the fact that it probably would have took at least a half hour if not greater to "purchase" each game I wanted one by one since the entire website was being bombarded (that and the glitch that allow the coupon to be placed on all the games in a single transaction was broken by then). I'm not entirely sure where the fear came from, but I assumed that I was fearful that EA could and most certainly was well within their ToS to ban accounts. I thought about creating a mock account just in case they began banning people (I'm not sure why since I'm fairly sure I don't have any games in my current account). Even if EA decided not to ban people (probably not a good idea since this problem blew up into quite the epidemic), I thought, "what would be the point in doing all this if they just remove all the games from my account?"

In the end, I decided to not spend the time and see what the end results of this fiasco would become. Looks like EA decided to absorb the losses, which is quite noble of them since they probably could have voided all the multiple purchases if not worse. Though I find out now that I could have received a nice handful of games for free, like someone had mentioned in the thread already, "sometimes you get burned when using exploits." Since I want to end this on a bright note (for myself), at least I'm saved from Origin [for now] (All aboard the hate train! tongue.gif). That, and luckily I found another great gaming deal this weekend so that I can still enjoy something this week biggrin.gif.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 6x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
240GB Intel 730 Series (Boot) 3x1TB Hitachi Deskstar (2 in Raid 0) 5TB Toshiba Pioneer BDR-205 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Generic Samsung Combo Drive Black Ice GTX 360 Swiftech MCR220-QP Enzotech Sapphire Rev.A, EK-Thermosphere 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Professional Acer CB240HYK Asus VG248QE Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 
PowerCaseMouse
SilverStone Element 1000W NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G502 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 6x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
240GB Intel 730 Series (Boot) 3x1TB Hitachi Deskstar (2 in Raid 0) 5TB Toshiba Pioneer BDR-205 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Generic Samsung Combo Drive Black Ice GTX 360 Swiftech MCR220-QP Enzotech Sapphire Rev.A, EK-Thermosphere 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Professional Acer CB240HYK Asus VG248QE Samsung SyncMaster 906BW 
PowerCaseMouse
SilverStone Element 1000W NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G502 
  hide details  
post #282 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Dave View Post

I almost jumped on this deal, beginning by running through all the $20 games that I was interested in playing. However, when I finally came to the part where the exploit on the coupon glitch, I was stopped by two things: laziness and fear. The laziness came from the fact that it probably would have took at least a half hour if not greater to "purchase" each game I wanted one by one since the entire website was being bombarded (that and the glitch that allow the coupon to be placed on all the games in a single transaction was broken by then). I'm not entirely sure where the fear came from, but I assumed that I was fearful that EA could and most certainly was well within their ToS to ban accounts. I thought about creating a mock account just in case they began banning people (I'm not sure why since I'm fairly sure I don't have any games in my current account). Even if EA decided not to ban people (probably not a good idea since this problem blew up into quite the epidemic), I thought, "what would be the point in doing all this if they just remove all the games from my account?"
In the end, I decided to not spend the time and see what the end results of this fiasco would become. Looks like EA decided to absorb the losses, which is quite noble of them since they probably could have voided all the multiple purchases if not worse. Though I find out now that I could have received a nice handful of games for free, like someone had mentioned in the thread already, "sometimes you get burned when using exploits." Since I want to end this on a bright note (for myself), at least I'm saved from Origin [for now] (All aboard the hate train! tongue.gif). That, and luckily I found another great gaming deal this weekend so that I can still enjoy something this week biggrin.gif.

With all due respect, nobility is the last reason they did this. Here are the choices they had:

1) Ban the Origin Accounts that did this
2) Take away the games purchased via multiple uses with the coupon
3) Suck it up, act like you are fine it

One would cause a massive community backlash since people would also lose games they had paid for. It would be a difficult task to justify taking away the games legitimately purchased. This would cause a decrease in their consumer base and nominate them yet again as Consumerist's worst company.

Two is impossible. People have these games saved on their hard-drives. Short of sending me (the Turkish Mafia) to everyone's house to retrieve hard-drives, this would not work.

Three is the most logical since one and two are not possible. Unfortunately, nobility is no where to be found in the equation.
V
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 @ 4.02 Ghz Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA GTX 690 6 GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256 Gb Samsung 830 SSD, 64 GB Crucial C300 SSD,... Asus DVD-RW Win 7 Pro, 64-bit 27" Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Cooler Master 1.2 kW Gold Maingear Shift Limited Edition Chassis Razer Mamba 2012 
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T3 
  hide details  
V
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-950 @ 4.02 Ghz Asus Rampage III Formula EVGA GTX 690 6 GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256 Gb Samsung 830 SSD, 64 GB Crucial C300 SSD,... Asus DVD-RW Win 7 Pro, 64-bit 27" Samsung S27A950D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Cooler Master 1.2 kW Gold Maingear Shift Limited Edition Chassis Razer Mamba 2012 
Audio
Creative Gigaworks T3 
  hide details  
post #283 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lazloisdavrock View Post

i still dont understand peoples logic. EA will come to your home and take your Hard drive and take the game or somthing right? thats how this works?
Depends on the game. Most EA games in the last few years have at a minimum an online activation component. If they really wanted to they could revoke the keys so you couldn't activate the product. If you already activated it probably wouldn't affect you though, short of stopping you from using DLC.

It's really a moot point though, since they've already said they're letting the sales stand.
Micro Dance
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k z97i-plus EVGA GTX980 SC 16GB Team Xtreme 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
512GB Samsung SSD 830 NH-L12 Windows 10 EVGA Hadron Air 
  hide details  
Micro Dance
(8 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k z97i-plus EVGA GTX980 SC 16GB Team Xtreme 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
512GB Samsung SSD 830 NH-L12 Windows 10 EVGA Hadron Air 
  hide details  
post #284 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by turkishmafia View Post

With all due respect, nobility is the last reason they did this. Here are the choices they had:
1) Ban the Origin Accounts that did this
2) Take away the games purchased via multiple uses with the coupon
3) Suck it up, act like you are fine it
One would cause a massive community backlash since people would also lose games they had paid for. It would be a difficult task to justify taking away the games legitimately purchased. This would cause a decrease in their consumer base and nominate them yet again as Consumerist's worst company.
Two is impossible. People have these games saved on their hard-drives. Short of sending me (the Turkish Mafia) to everyone's house to retrieve hard-drives, this would not work.
Three is the most logical since one and two are not possible. Unfortunately, nobility is no where to be found in the equation.

I'd put up a fight *grabs fork* I'll eat my way through you if I have to!
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
post #285 of 303
Quote:
Originally Posted by turkishmafia View Post

With all due respect, nobility is the last reason they did this. Here are the choices they had:
1) Ban the Origin Accounts that did this
2) Take away the games purchased via multiple uses with the coupon
3) Suck it up, act like you are fine it
One would cause a massive community backlash since people would also lose games they had paid for. It would be a difficult task to justify taking away the games legitimately purchased. This would cause a decrease in their consumer base and nominate them yet again as Consumerist's worst company.
Two is impossible. People have these games saved on their hard-drives. Short of sending me (the Turkish Mafia) to everyone's house to retrieve hard-drives, this would not work.
Three is the most logical since one and two are not possible. Unfortunately, nobility is no where to be found in the equation.

Actually they could all ban the serial numbers for the games purchased with that glitch. Some of the games are attached to our Origin accounts and they can easily remove those games.

On the other hand, I am putting on my conspiracy theory suit on, in a world like this expect the unexpected. Maybe this was a incredibly designed marketing. You never know. Who knows maybe lots of people signed up to Origin to take advantage of this glitch and now that since they are using Origin, they might as well purchase games in the future.

Putting down the conspiracy suit and getting in my pajamas.

ph34r-smiley.gif
post #286 of 303
you guys have no clue what goes on the internet if you keep making a big deal out of this..
post #287 of 303
This thread should be locked because there is no point in fighting over this. It's a done deal and everyone who didn't get the games should just suck it up and move on with their lives.
post #288 of 303
Pfft, I don't think it was a marketing campaign... just a short-sighted mistake that took too long to correct.

Also, on one hand I think they ought to go through the survey respondents and give them all a one-time use unique code for their troubles.... but on the other I think they've been SUPER generous this weekend.

I hope this causes share price to go up, not down frown.gif
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
The Riginator
(20 items)
 
 
Wife's Rig
(5 items)
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Qualcomm Snapdragon S600 Adreno 330 2GB LPDDR3 NAND Storage 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 32GB MicroSD Android 4.4.2 KitKat 5 inch (441ppi) 1080x1920 Super AMOLED SwiftKey 
Power
2600mAh Battery 
  hide details  
post #289 of 303
I got some games with the code, but I'll admit it's pretty much stealing. There's really no way out if it, as much as many will try after being red-handed. If this happened to a dev like Double Fine, there's no way I would've gotten more than one game. I just find it really hard to feel sorry for EA on this.

Yes, I'm rationalizing "stealing", but no more than murder can be rationalized when it's warranted. I'm a very morally-driven person, but EA honestly needed a kick in the pants.
Bueller
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v Asus Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte Windforce 780 Ti 3GB 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung 840 Pro + RAID1 2TB 7200 Hitachis LG 6X Blu-ray Burner Corsair H100i Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG236HE XArmor U9BL-S Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 SteelSeries 5L O2DAC -> Corsair SP2500 (or O2 amp and Beyerdyn... 
  hide details  
Bueller
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v Asus Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte Windforce 780 Ti 3GB 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung 840 Pro + RAID1 2TB 7200 Hitachis LG 6X Blu-ray Burner Corsair H100i Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG236HE XArmor U9BL-S Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 SteelSeries 5L O2DAC -> Corsair SP2500 (or O2 amp and Beyerdyn... 
  hide details  
post #290 of 303
EA Honors Games Purchased With Origin Store Coupon Glitch

Guess those with BF3 on their accounts can breathe easy now smile.gif
The Monolith
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-920 D0 @3.9HT  EVGA E760 Classified Zotac GTX 670 3x4Gb Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Samsung F4 2x2Tb LG BluRay/DVDR combo Win7 x64 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell UltraSharp U3011 Samsung UN55D6500 Logitech G710+ Corsair HX850 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
CoolerMaster ATCS840 custom black Logitech G700, Logitech G600 Kef Q100 Philips Fidelio X2/27 
Other
Lamptron FC5, Vantec USB3 
  hide details  
The Monolith
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-920 D0 @3.9HT  EVGA E760 Classified Zotac GTX 670 3x4Gb Mushkin  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 830 Samsung F4 2x2Tb LG BluRay/DVDR combo Win7 x64 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell UltraSharp U3011 Samsung UN55D6500 Logitech G710+ Corsair HX850 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
CoolerMaster ATCS840 custom black Logitech G700, Logitech G600 Kef Q100 Philips Fidelio X2/27 
Other
Lamptron FC5, Vantec USB3 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Forbes] EA Accidentally Gives Away Free Games