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V_Ben
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(07-20-2011, 12:39 AM)
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http://www.psnstores.com/2011/07/the...-lying-to-you/

It's kinda embarrassing to be linking to my own story, but yeah. This is happening. Rovio is now self publishing Angry Birds on PSN, and in doing so they've brought an updated version. The catch? People who bought Angry Birds when Chillingo published it on the store get dicked, as the new version actually performs, which the other one barely did.



Awful, and shady too!

(Let's not even go to the store description, which lists features minis can't even have!)

Emitan
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(07-20-2011, 12:40 AM)
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That's worse than Nintendo.
I NEED SCISSORS
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(07-20-2011, 12:41 AM)
You don't get to 250 million downloads without selling a few copies twice.
Gez
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(07-20-2011, 12:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Billychu

That's worse than Nintendo.

Probably at Capcom levels
hikarutilmitt
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(07-20-2011, 12:41 AM)
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So Rovio is just a bunch of dicks. Thanks.
DMPrince
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(07-20-2011, 12:41 AM)
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what did they say about this?
Snuggles
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(07-20-2011, 12:42 AM)
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Ridiculous - and isn't it the top selling game on PSN? As in, it sold more than Wipeout HD?
Soi-Fong
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(07-20-2011, 12:42 AM)
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Lol Rovio is starting to let the popularity of their IP get to them. Still underhanded though.
kassatsu
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(07-20-2011, 12:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

Ridiculous - and isn't it the top selling game on PSN? As in, it sold more than Wipeout HD?

That quote got edited. It was for the month.
Hot Coldman
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(07-20-2011, 12:42 AM)
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In which one of the self-proclaimed most important developers around today doesn't understand/abide to pre-existing consumer expectations of downloadable customer service.
Kunan
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(07-20-2011, 12:42 AM)
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Wow that is messed up. Nice find. This is pretty pathetic and reeks of greed.
MYE
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(07-20-2011, 12:43 AM)
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I see the monthly cry for attention by the Angry Birds dudes is finally here.
AceBandage
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(07-20-2011, 12:43 AM)
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As if I didn't have enough reasons not to buy this POS.
Emitan
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(07-20-2011, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gez

Probably at Capcom levels

Capcom would have been more appropriate but not even they would be this dickish.
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(07-20-2011, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soi-Fong

Lol Rovio is starting to let the popularity of their IP get to them. Still underhanded though.

Starting?
V_Ben
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(07-20-2011, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Green Scar

In which one of the self-proclaimed most important developers around today doesn't understand/abide to pre-existing consumer expectations of downloadable customer service.

But they update the iPhone version for free ;)
Lagspike_exe
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(07-20-2011, 12:45 AM)
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Did they fix the framerate? Not that I care anyway, I had enough of Angry Birds on iOS/Android and I find the entire franchise highly overrated. There are much better timekilling puzzle games on both platforms.
shagg_187
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(07-20-2011, 12:46 AM)
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Can't you redownload it?
Snuggles
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(07-20-2011, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Can't you redownload it?

If I'm reading this correctly, it's a separate release, so you could only redownload the borked version.
enzo_gt
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(07-20-2011, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soi-Fong

Lol Rovio is starting to let the popularity of their IP get to them. Still underhanded though.

Starting?
kassatsu
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(07-20-2011, 12:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Can't you redownload it?

Old version was pulled. Chillingo no longer publishes. Want that better framerate, cough up $4.
survivor
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(07-20-2011, 12:48 AM)
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You know something is wrong when Rovio are becoming bigger dicks than Capcom.

Can't Sony do something? Force them to update the older version or something.
Adam Prime
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(07-20-2011, 12:48 AM)
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Ya know what, I don't even care. Because the asshole who downloads Angry Birds on their damn PS3 or PSP deserves their fate!!!
AceBandage
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(07-20-2011, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by survivor

You know something is wrong when Rovio are becoming bigger dicks than Capcom.

Can't Sony do something? Force them to update the older version or something.


Why would they?
This is more money for Sony.
Treythalomew
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(07-20-2011, 12:50 AM)
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I can't say I really saw this coming but releasing Angry Birds, a game based on more levels, on PSP minis was dumb. Not to mention the fact that PSP minis are dumb to begin with.
shagg_187
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(07-20-2011, 12:50 AM)
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Stupid. I'm glad I didn't buy this piece of shit. (My brother did though for iPhone. It's a very fun piece of shit nevertheless).
Emitan
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(07-20-2011, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by AceBandage

Why would they?
This is more money for Sony.

Sony should charge me every time I turn my PS3 on. More money for them.
saunderez
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(07-20-2011, 12:50 AM)
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Did anyone stop to think this probably isn't intentional? The way the PS3 handles versioning of games it makes sense that a new version of a game from a different publisher will have a different ID than the original did. Also seems like something Sony will have to fix server side by adding the new game ID to purchasers of the game under its old ID.
BobTheFork
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(07-20-2011, 12:51 AM)
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ffs I just bought this before they took it down. I figure 'never played Angry birds, why not for $2' FU
AceBandage
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(07-20-2011, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Billychu

Sony should charge me every time I turn my PS3 on. More money for them.


Don't worry, that's coming.
KorrZ
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(07-20-2011, 12:51 AM)
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I'm going to be grinning ear to ear when this company finally goes under one day. Guess what Rovio? Your one-hit wonder game isn't going to support you forever.
V_Ben
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(07-20-2011, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lagspike_exe

Did they fix the framerate? Not that I care anyway, I had enough of Angry Birds on iOS/Android and I find the entire franchise highly overrated. There are much better timekilling puzzle games on both platforms.

That's the thing... they did. The framerate is better.

I shot off an email to Rovio... let's see what comes of this.
Tron 2.0
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(07-20-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by saunderez

Did anyone stop to think this probably isn't intentional? The way the PS3 handles versioning of games it makes sense that a new version of a game from a different publisher will have a different ID than the original did. Also seems like something Sony will have to fix server side by adding the new game ID to purchasers of the game under its old ID.

Yeah.

It sucks for people that bought the gimped Chillingo version, but with two different publishers I'm not sure how they could it differently.
jvm
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(07-20-2011, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Adam Prime

Ya know what, I don't even care. Because the asshole who downloads Angry Birds on their damn PS3 or PSP deserves their fate!!!

Happy kids at home who love playing Angry Birds on the big screen. THE HORROR!
angelfly
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(07-20-2011, 12:53 AM)
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That's some shady shit. Surprised Sony allowed it since it's the equivalent of purchasing patches.
saunderez
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(07-20-2011, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by angelfly

That's some shady shit. Surprised Sony allowed it since it's the equivalent of purchasing patches.

As I said above, it's highly likely that this is an unintentional side effect of repacking the game for the new publisher. I doubt Sony is aware of it yet, it's something they will have to rectify server side.
Theonik
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(07-20-2011, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Billychu

Capcom would have been more appropriate but not even they would be this dickish.

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.
shagg_187
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(07-20-2011, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Theonik

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.

Wham, Bam, Thank you Ma'am!
SapientWolf
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(07-20-2011, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Theonik

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.

Ether.
Slappers Only
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(07-20-2011, 01:07 AM)
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Super-

Originally Posted by Theonik

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.

TheSeks
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(07-20-2011, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Theonik

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.

And then release it a third and fourth time at Super Angry Birds HD Remix Turbo Championship Punch Out Remix Edition
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(07-20-2011, 01:07 AM)
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Ruck You Fovio.
Diablohead
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(07-20-2011, 01:10 AM)
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What a dick move by Rovio, on the iOS app store they kept the original game under Chillingo but the other 2 versions after that were self published, they might have as well ported over angry birds seasons and self published that, leaving angry birds alone.
Cruzader
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(07-20-2011, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Theonik

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.

Ice cold but Sf fans love getting it.
DiscoJer
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(07-20-2011, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by saunderez

As I said above, it's highly likely that this is an unintentional side effect of repacking the game for the new publisher. I doubt Sony is aware of it yet, it's something they will have to rectify server side.

Quit being a voice of reason. This is a pitchforks & torches thread.

But yeah, the chances of Sony actually being aware there are two versions of Angry Birds on their service is pretty slim.
Agent X
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(07-20-2011, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by BobTheFork

ffs I just bought this before they took it down. I figure 'never played Angry birds, why not for $2' FU

That's what I did. I knew of the problems before buying, and swore I wouldn't buy a crippled version of the game on PSN. However, I didn't have an iOS, WebOS, or Android device, so when the game went on sale, I said "What the heck" and pulled the trigger on a purchase.

The game is fun, but the slowdown and frame rate degradation on some levels is truly jarring.

I understand the new version is under a different publisher (Rovio itself, rather than Chillingo), but it doesn't look like they added any new content to warrant a repurchase. They just fixed the slowdown and glitches which so many people complained about on various online channels. The actual developer of the Minis version (Abstraction Games) was apparently aware of the issue, patched it up to 1.03 while it was still under Chillingo's publishing banner, but these problems weren't resolved. Apparently, they just gave up on trying to "fix" the problem...until now, when it got republished and fixed it after all...for a price!

Those who bought the earlier version deserve a free update. Anything less is unacceptable at this point.
CamHostage
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(07-20-2011, 01:11 AM)
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BTW...

Originally Posted by V_Ben

It's kinda embarrassing to be linking to my own story, but yeah.

Don't be embarrassed, PSPMinis.com is one of the sites fighting the good fight.
TTP
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(07-20-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by kassatsu

Old version was pulled. Chillingo no longer publishes. Want that better framerate, cough up $4.

But you get trophies, twiiter & facebook integration! Totally worth the extra charge!

(lol)

Disclaimer: I'm kidding. You don't get any of the above!
Emitan
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(07-20-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Theonik

Capcom would at least call it Super Angry Birds.

Flawless victory
MMaRsu
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(07-20-2011, 01:16 AM)
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Rofl, how can Sony even allow this?

It boggles the mind.

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