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"Did" anyone play Dune 2 on Android? If so, sorry :(

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Just a heads up as I'm sure some of you will notice but Dune 2 is kinda gone from Google Play as of this past week and well, it's kinda my fault frown.gif Turns out, the dev that ported it to android and decided to alter the game to pressure people to make in-app purchases didn't have the blessing of EA Games to make money off of their property ( for those that don't know, EA Games acquired Westwood Studos and as such, they now own all rights to WW properties ).

The reason this came to be was all due to the DEV's crap attitude towards people that left any review stating the unsavory nature of altering the game to turn a profit which is not how porting a game that's 20 years old should go. Anyways, the dev thought it was a good idea(?) to flame the people that left negative reviews by making such comments as "You're the idiot that just doesn't know how to play the game" in a publicly viewable reply to a review. I mean CMON! How stupid do you have to be to know you don't make comments like that FOR ANY REASON towards people that play your port of game.

Anyways, I made a review stating how stupid it was to alter the game to make money when the game was unchanged from it's WW licensed state and even dumber still to bash people openly just because you can't handle a negative review. Sadly, the Dev thought it was funny to bash my review and that was the last one he bashed, I sent an email to EA games about 30 mintues after he posted his reply and 2 days later, Dune 2 was gone from Google Play smile.gif

Moral of the story kiddies, don't try in any way, shape, form or fashion to profit off of someone elses work, especially when it bears their name and is unchanged from the core works and expect a company as large and greedy as EA Games not to get a little pissed when you are essentially making money off of their property with no permission or licensing from them.

To anyone who did enjoy playing Dune 2 on your android device, sorry bro's :-/ I mean, who knew EA Games would bring the hammer down so hard ( well, I kinda did : )

I imagine right now, the Dev is tied down over a table in EA's legal office getting a much deserved punishment without the aid of any kind of lubricating fluid @_@


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Hope isn't lost though, no doubt EA will ( if not already ) acquire the finished port and as they see that the work is done and people have and will pay to play, the game will likely be back with even more in-app purchases under EA's official banner.
Edited by WARDOZER9 - 6/28/14 at 11:15am
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Kind of a funny story to be honest, disrespecting people over a review isn't nice or even professional.
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Originally Posted by TopicClocker View Post

Kind of a funny story to be honest, disrespecting people over a review isn't nice or even professional.

Not only isn't it nice or professional...but to do so over an illegal game is even more pathetic.

Some people...I hate to meet these dev's in real life. Something tells me they would be very unpleasant people.
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Well that's a bit of a bummer :-(

My phone died yesterday so I've been reinstalling all my apps, only to find that I can't get Dune 2 again.

Sounds like the dev was acting like a complete tool, but I'm sad nonetheless.

I wonder if we ever will see it on Android again? I do hope so.
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Well that's a bit of a bummer :-(

My phone died yesterday so I've been reinstalling all my apps, only to find that I can't get Dune 2 again.

Sounds like the dev was acting like a complete tool, but I'm sad nonetheless.

I wonder if we ever will see it on Android again? I do hope so.

There is a good chance that once EA is done reaming the guy, they will likely re-release it themselves since he did all the work porting it though the in app purchases will no doubt be worse under EA.

EA already see's that the guy has been making money off of it and will no doubt turn it into another of their money makers, especially when, being the greedy SOAB's they are don't get what they feel they should from the dev from the law-suit that is no doubt to ensue.

I honestly had a feeling that EA would react quickly as money was being made off of a product they owned the rights to and they weren't seeing a penny, which they have every legal right to do. It does suck that this will negatively affect people at the moment but this is all the dev's fault for altering a 20 year old product that had otherwise been abandoned by the copyright owner and had he not gotten greedy and tried to find ways to alter the game to increase difficulty making people feel pressured to pay to advance in the game, everything would have been alright.

Give EA month to re-release the game and if it's not back by them, just start a petition to bring it back, shouldn't be hard as all they have todo at this stage is slap their branding on it, re-route the in-app purchase menu to their bank account and voila.
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@WARDOZER9. You are talking nonsense.
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and tried to find ways to alter the game to increase difficulty making people feel pressured to pay to advance in the game
The game difficulty is not modified at all. The game is original, and i don't earn much money can be for a couple of beers. So you really loser who don't know how to play in Dune 2, and goes crying to mom google about your hurt.

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Everybody can still play in dune 2 on Android, just search in google for apk, or mail to me.
Edited by caiiiycuk - 1/30/16 at 6:10am
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