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[Games.On.Net] EA recants on company-wide ban for unreported SimCity bugs, changes EULA

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EA has responded quickly to Monday’s news that users who failed to report SimCity beta bugs could be banned from all EA games...

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Someone's getting a little too comfortable with their banhammer rolleyes.gif
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It sounds like a misunderstanding, but with the way EA does business, I wouldn't be surprised if they had made an example out of a couple people.
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“It is understood and agreed that, as part of your participation in the Beta Program, it is your responsibility to report all known bugs, abuse of ‘bugs’, ‘undocumented features’ or other defects and problems related to the Game and Beta Software to EA as soon as they are found (“Bugs”),

If you know about a Bug or have heard about a Bug and fail to report the Bug to EA, we reserve the right to treat you no differently from someone who abuses the Bug. You acknowledge that EA reserve the right to lock anyone caught abusing a Bug out of all EA products.”
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I still don't understand how these things get past whoever is in charge of giving the "Ok". I also wonder if people get fired for this. I mean, this is getting recurrent, and there are potentially big financial losses to be had because of these things. This is just the latest in a series of badly written legalese. You guys remember Instagram's EULA just a few weeks ago ? Not to mention Facebook's exact same problem before that ?
 
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And this encourages people to participate in beta programs how? How do they determine if you actively chose not to report the bug rather than not realizing something is? They need to take a lesson from Blizzards stance on bugs and glitches. Can't tell you how many times ive heard from Blizzard "that was an interesting use of game mechanics" rather than "You didn't tell us about this bug, YOU ARE BANNED!" They aren't perfect and I have had stupid bans before but had them appealed within a couple hours. EA is just unforgiving in their blanket bans from all of their products. OH and mind you that your B.net account is tied to all of your games with online features and still Blizzard would only ban you from that one individual game, not every key held in your B.net account. EA needs to be taught a serious lesson.
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That's a bit extreme. What happens if you didn't find any bugs? And how would they know if you found bugs? If they already knew about them, why didn't they fix it/work on fixing them as soon as possible?
   
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what gets me is the lock out of all products parts.

pretty much means you lose all your rights to stuff that you have purchased
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EA needs to be taught a serious lesson.

Yeah, EA executives needs to be arrested for all of the people they've killed and allowed to die. All of the murder they've committed....

Oh wait. They're just a video game company.

I hope some of you are just as passionate about the companies that are responsible for thousands of deaths but still by their food, medicine, electronics, natural resources etc.

There are more important things to rant about.
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what gets me is the lock out of all products parts.

pretty much means you lose all your rights to stuff that you have purchased

You didn't buy the game, you brought a license to use the game through their service, yay for the cloud.biggrin.gif
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