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TheLucifer
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(03-16-2013, 03:39 PM)
But I still like (and want) to play SimCity 4 offline :(

Every time I read a SimCity-related topic I'm happy I bought SC4 on Steam. It doesn't need online stuff, if they were optional things it would've been great. I like how one year ago I had great expectations for it, now I really couldn't care less.
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archnemesis
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(03-16-2013, 03:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

YOU GUYS, WHAT THE FUCK, i opened origin to check if there is a an update for simcity, AND SIM CITY IS GONE from my games LIST ! ASOGkJOGKIjgjdsapogjsapoigj

Bought it from Amazon. what do i do ?

Ask for a refund?
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 03:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by archnemesis

Ask for a refund?

But why would it dissapear in the first place ? :(
JakkuFurosu
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(03-16-2013, 03:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheLucifer

But I still like (and want) to play SimCity 4 offline :(


good news...you can
BruiserBear
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(03-16-2013, 03:46 PM)
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The bad news is that Maxis and EA have already won this argument. The game is selling well. Maybe even very well.
archnemesis
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(03-16-2013, 03:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

But why would it dissapear in the first place ? :(

They probably broke something when they tried to fix some of the bugs. Either way, unless you really love the game you might as well ask for a full refund now. If you want to play it again later you can always buy it on sale.
eznark
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(03-16-2013, 03:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by BruiserBear

The bad news is that Maxis and EA have already won this argument. The game is selling well. Maybe even very well.

Test doesn't come til the next game. I'll never buy another Maxis game unless there is wholesale turnover.
Mr. Luchador
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(03-16-2013, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by BruiserBear

The bad news is that Maxis and EA have already won this argument. The game is selling well. Maybe even very well.

If Digital Distribution sales weren't so anti-consumer, I wonder how many refunds would have been processed.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 03:53 PM)
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yeah i sent amazon a message to ask for a refund, not like there is much choice, it simply dissapeared... No message from EA or anything
Mr. Luchador
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(03-16-2013, 03:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

yeah i sent amazon a message to ask for a refund, not like there is much choice, it simply dissapeared... No message from EA or anything

Sounds like you might have got your refund! Good on Amazon if you have.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 03:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Luchador

Sounds like you might have got your refund! Good on Amazon if you have.

Not yet, i just now sent the request, but hopefully they refund. As it really simply just dissapeared today.
painful fart
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(03-16-2013, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by nckillthegrimace

Maybe your vision is shit.

Pretty much sums up Lucys visions of SimCity.

I read somewhere EA was trying to improve their image among gamers, they got lost somewhere along the way I guess.
Mrbob
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(03-16-2013, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by eznark

Test doesn't come til the next game. I'll never buy another Maxis game unless there is wholesale turnover.

Ditto.

EA and Maxis are exchanging short term gains for long term prospects.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:06 PM)
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It seams that this is a widespread problem, EA are blacklisting amazon sold Sim City serials, which are flagged as refunded, without them actually even being refunded. WHAT THE FUCK !
Mr. Luchador
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(03-16-2013, 04:07 PM)
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oh wow!
Htown
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(03-16-2013, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

It seams that this is a widespread problem, EA are blacklisting amazon sold Sim City serials, which are flagged as refunded, without them actually even being refunded. WHAT THE FUCK !

this sounds like a new thread to me

do you have evidence for this?
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:10 PM)
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well i am not making it though, if someone wants to feel free, basically google Simcityr122, and you will get hits about other people with the same problem as i have, also people who have never asked for a amazon refund, still getting their game removed from origin. I know i certainly did not ask for a amazon refund, and my game is gone !
eznark
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(03-16-2013, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

It seams that this is a widespread problem, EA are blacklisting amazon sold Sim City serials, which are flagged as refunded, without them actually even being refunded. WHAT THE FUCK !

fucking. amazing.
Septimius
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(03-16-2013, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

It seams that this is a widespread problem, EA are blacklisting amazon sold Sim City serials, which are flagged as refunded, without them actually even being refunded. WHAT THE FUCK !

Holy crap. "An unfortunate glitch that randomly threw out some of the Amazon copies"-explanation (like the one about banning critics that talked the game down on the forums) in 3, 2, 1...
3rdamention
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(03-16-2013, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

It seams that this is a widespread problem, EA are blacklisting amazon sold Sim City serials, which are flagged as refunded, without them actually even being refunded. WHAT THE FUCK !


is this really true? Dear god I hope not...
Karsticles
(03-16-2013, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

It seams that this is a widespread problem, EA are blacklisting amazon sold Sim City serials, which are flagged as refunded, without them actually even being refunded. WHAT THE FUCK !

If you can show it happening to others, I say new thread time.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:14 PM)
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From the ones i can find.

At overclockers

EA forums, no answer off course

My case is the same, Amazon key, game dissapears, i HAVE NOT asked amazon to refund me prior to the game dissapearing.
Alien Bob
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(03-16-2013, 04:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by ambientmystic

That's not that bad for PC only exclusive which previously came out nearly 10 years ago.

AAA games sell mostly on their console iterations, where the millions of day 1 sales are to be made.

Not trying to ruin the narrative over here, but with the exception of Diablo 3 and the usual PC heavy hitters like SC2, PC versions never did sell as much as the typical AAA game in the console market.

Not that I don't completely agree with you, but both Diablo 3 and SC2 are PC exclusive sequels to PC exclusive games that game out 10 years or so ago.

If a publisher is willing to invest in a AAA PC exclusive, and I'm sure EA spent a whole lot of money making this game, then you can be pretty sure they're expecting a decent return even before they start offering the oodles of DLC they have planned for it..
Septimius
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(03-16-2013, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showpost.php?p=15192699&postcount=1225

Well, loaded up the game today only to see an error message stating "To play SimCityR122, you must first activate it on your Origin account". I've been playing the game for days with no issues at all then all of a sudden this.
Contacted Origin and they say the key has been disabled due to a charge-back claim from Amazon. Makes no sense to me as I've never requested a refund. Also there's no money credited to my bank account from Amazon so they're just canceled my key without notice and not given me any refund. Thanks for that.
Waiting to hear back from Amazon. Interested to hear what they have to say.

Seems to have happened before with Amazon keys
QuicheFontaine
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(03-16-2013, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by FrontalMonk

Counting down to EA turning off the servers for Sim City...

The fact that this would have to happen sooner or later, even if it WASN'T poorly simulated shit, makes in an easy no-purchase for me.

I mean, $60? For a game that won't work in, what, 3 years? 5 years? 10 years? GAF should get a sweepstake running on this.
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Septimius
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(03-16-2013, 04:18 PM)
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Maybe EA are salty for Amazon pulling the game earlier?
efyu_lemonardo
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(03-16-2013, 04:19 PM)
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so now the game's own glitching that causes it to be an unplayable mess and fudge features is causing customers to receive automatic refunds.

except it's refunding the wrong customers, who never asked for one??
Maybe even some customers who are actually okay with playing the game as is??


HOLY SHIT THIS IS NEXT GEN

After all these years SimCity has finally become self-aware and is rebelling against its maker.
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SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:20 PM)
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i dont know but i am pissed, URGH, finally the waiting line with EA support will be over, will report back !
JakkuFurosu
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(03-16-2013, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cumpkin Hubris

The fact that this would have to happen sooner or later, even if it WASN'T poorly simulated shit, makes in an easy no-purchase for me.

I mean, $60? For a game that work in, what, 3 years? 5 years? 10 years? GAF should get a sweepstake running on this.

itll work perfectly when they release the ps and xbox versions
rvy
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(03-16-2013, 04:23 PM)
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People can't enjoy their games the way they want to now? Nobody gives a shit if you think you built an online game.
zou
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(03-16-2013, 04:28 PM)
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With the amounts of refunds it's probably easier for EA to just remove every game purchased through Amazon and add them back to those few that didn't request a refund, than the other way round :p
DaBuddaDa
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(03-16-2013, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by zou

With the amounts of refunds it's probably easier for EA to just remove every game purchased through Amazon and add them back to those few that didn't request a refund, than the other way round :p

Ah yes, do what is easy, not what is best for customers.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:30 PM)
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Fucking amazon, what the hell is going on over there ?

Dr. Light
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(03-16-2013, 04:31 PM)
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We did not focus on the “single city in isolation” that we have delivered in past SimCities. We recognize that there are fans – people who love the original SimCity – who want that.

Yeah, the only weirdos who want that are the people that played a SimCity game before. Why should a game like SimCity cater to that niche audience? It's not like SimCity is a SimCity game or anything. That would just be silly. I mean, what the fuck does SimCity have to do with SimCity? I'm not seeing a connection. It's not like it says "SimCity" on the cover. Fuck the SimCity fans, we're trying to make SimCity here.


The above post was sarcastic in nature.
Septimius
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(03-16-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

Fucking amazon, what the hell is going on over there ?

Oh wow. It's new thread time.
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ambientmystic
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(03-16-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Septimius

Oh wow. It's new thread time.

Make it happen.
Nokterian
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(03-16-2013, 04:42 PM)
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Holy shit time for another thread! EA just winning that new worst company of america again this year.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nokterian

Holy shit time for another thread! EA just winning that new worst company of america again this year.

I am not sure it is EA's fault this time. Though not sure lol, waiting for a amazon reply in this matter, sent them a second message with the origin correspondence.

Anyone making that thread ? Someone should !
Rebel Leader
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(03-16-2013, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

Fucking amazon, what the hell is going on over there ?

Nothing from amazon yet?

Originally Posted by SLV

I am not sure it is EA's fault this time. Though not sure lol, waiting for a amazon reply in this matter, sent them a second message with the origin correspondence.



ok
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

Nothing from amazon yet?


Nope
archnemesis
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(03-16-2013, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

I am not sure it is EA's fault this time.

Have you checked your bank account to see if you actually got any money back from Amazon?
Nokterian
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(03-16-2013, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

I am not sure it is EA's fault this time. Though not sure lol, waiting for a amazon reply in this matter, sent them a second message with the origin correspondence.

Anyone making that thread ? Someone should !

They removed your game and you never asked for a refund. That is shady very shady.
SLV
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(03-16-2013, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by archnemesis

Have you checked your bank account to see if you actually got any money back from Amazon?


No, and i dont really have to, i get a sms on the spot if money is transferred in or out.
Karsticles
(03-16-2013, 04:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

I am not sure it is EA's fault this time. Though not sure lol, waiting for a amazon reply in this matter, sent them a second message with the origin correspondence.

Anyone making that thread ? Someone should !

It's you that discovered it - the honor goes to you.

Just make it about the issue in general and include the chat (black that stuff out better, I can still read it). Also include the links to others this happened to. Make the title something like "Amazon-bought SimCity games are being "returned" without customer request." No need to sensationalize, just keep to the facts.
Ponn
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(03-16-2013, 04:47 PM)
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Wow. This game has more drama than a daytime soap. Wouldnt touch this game with a 100ft pole.
Brinbe
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(03-16-2013, 04:48 PM)
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from bad to worse, what a disaster. and hopefully my amazon key isn't affected too, fuck.
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Nokterian
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(03-16-2013, 04:48 PM)
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Yes i agree make your chat from ea more blackout what is your privacy since i see your e-mail through it.
Fistwell
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(03-16-2013, 04:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by SLV

YOU GUYS, WHAT THE FUCK, i opened origin to check if there is a an update for simcity, AND SIM CITY IS GONE from my games LIST ! ASOGkJOGKIjgjdsapogjsapoigj

Bought it from Amazon. what do i do ?

Rejoice?
Blinding
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(03-16-2013, 04:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rebel Leader

Nothing from amazon yet?





ok

There were a few posts about it over on Reddit a couple days ago, from what I remember Amazon chat reps told customers that they did not issue the charge backs and that they are working with EA to solve the issue, not sure that's confirmed anywhere tho.
Neuromancer
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(03-16-2013, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by painful fart

Pretty much sums up Lucys visions of SimCity.

I read somewhere EA was trying to improve their image among gamers, they got lost somewhere along the way I guess.

Did they ever say that? Even after being voted worst company in America last year they put out a snarky press release about it. I really don't think they give a fuck.

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