Originally Posted by boris feinbrand
You let off a lot of hot steam but you're really not saying anything at all.
Being scammed by a company that sells faulty products, and is unwilling to do something about it is criminal behaviour. EA is a criminal organization for all I care. An online scam, the nigerian prince of videogames if you want.
Be as apologetic as you like, but online passes don't need to be expired to not work. They sometimes don't even work on day one, like my brother had to experience.
EA still refuses to give him a new and working code, scamming him.
But please, do take up with online passes, cause who cares if some people get scammed out of their money as long as you get a working copy. Tough world eh.
In what way is it a scam? Pay for online access if you buy used, thats what Gamestop has done to the industry. And the gaf hivemind wants you to buy new to make sure developers profit from the sale.
This guy got a faulty code. EA is working to correct his issue and will assuredly offer him some discounts/bonuses for his trouble. This is how customer service works. Its an EA customer service issue. There is no scam.
Originally Posted by PsychoRaven
And it's that kind of attitude that allows them to get away with this shit. Sure one person making a stand may not do shit but if more and more stand up and say enough is enough it eventually will. Sadly too many are sheep and just bend over and take it instead of having a set and taking a stand. Also I think you're wrong. Most of us who are bitching about this also have supported used games sales and hated on the fact that these passes even exist in the first place. In fact this is a perfect example of why these passes are bad to begin with because not only do they screw a used game purchaser they're now screwing first hand buyers buying it brand spanking new.
This first hand buyer is getting screwed, but as his posts say, its a problem with EA/PSN communication and they're gonna fix it. These things happen.
I am not being a sheep, I'm being a realist. Gamestop and used games sales steering profit away from the people who make the game caused this to happen. It's not going away, and most gamers couldnt care less about having to take 10 seconds to enter a code (which you only have to do once, by the way) before playing online. This poor guy has a faulty code. It sucks, but its not the end of the world, nor is EA trying to scam him. They'll fix the issue and probably toss him a bonus or discount for his troubles.
And if youre gonna let this minor, 10 second inconvenience prevent you from playing fantastic games like Uncharted, Battlefield, etc. Then you're just cheating yourself on a misguided vendetta that won't change anything.
I know my opinion is unpopular, but I'm just being realistic.