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Emitan
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(05-02-2012, 08:22 AM)
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EA shutting down offline games? Holy shit.
Peru
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(05-02-2012, 08:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by butter_stick

Additionally, the app is still avalable for the low low price of $5 without any mention of this upcoming Armageddon.

That's shocking.
Art Teitlebaum
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(05-02-2012, 08:24 AM)
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I'm in the "refusing-to-believe-that-this-could-be-possible"-camp. The thing is, I'm getting to the point where every imaginable insult to the customer appears to be plausible. Sad days.
outunderthestars
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(05-02-2012, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Art Teitlebaum

I'm in the "refusing-to-believe-that-this-could-be-possible"-camp. The thing is, I'm getting to the point where every imaginable insult to the customer appears to be plausible. Sad days.

I'm in the same boat. I hope I wake up to find that this is a hoax...
FStop7
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(05-02-2012, 08:27 AM)
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Someone put Trick Klepek on the case to get to the bottom of whether or not this is real.
fabricated backlash
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(05-02-2012, 08:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tellaerin

That needs to change.

Unless we're getting definitive legislation on ownership and customer rights for Digital Distribution, we're shit out of luck, and anyone remains the publishers bitch with DD.

It's a sad fact, but I expecct shit like this to happen more often.

Interestingly, it might be exactly this kind of actions that might bring legislation in favor of consumers.
Dynamite Shikoku
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(05-02-2012, 08:29 AM)
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I dont think they can do that. Is it confirmed real?
saunderez
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(05-02-2012, 08:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by sykoex

I've seen other music game apps where you buy credits and use those credits to play a song a certain number of times, as opposed to keeping them forever. I wonder if maybe EA plans to move to that model.

It doesn't really matter what model they move to, they're gonna lose every single customer that actually purchased this game. Not many people are going to be stupid enough to risk this happening again in a couple/few years time.
NullPointer
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(05-02-2012, 08:30 AM)
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I'd like to know how long that message has lived in the code, waiting to activate with that prompt.

For a company that won't patch the games that need them, they'll go the distance to update them with messages to let users know the end is nigh?

Originally Posted by boris feinbrand

Unless we're getting definitive legislation on ownership and customer rights for Digital Distribution, we're shit out of luck, and anyone remains the publishers bitch with DD.

We need to establish a digital ownership Bill of Rights like yesterday. Property itself is becoming a service, and that changes everything. My only worry is that the current climate seems a horrible one in which to make these decisions.
Last edited by NullPointer; 05-02-2012 at 08:33 AM.
bigtroyjon
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(05-02-2012, 08:31 AM)
This being fake would complete the trifecta of crappy threads the op has made over the last couple of days, so I'll go with fake.
butter_stick
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(05-02-2012, 08:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dynamite Shikoku

I dont think they can do that. Is it confirmed real?

Nothing is confirmed outside of that forum post. But the fact Harmonix's community manager isn't acting like it's an impossibility means I'm gonna assume it's real until proven wrong. It's a really weird thing for somebody to Photoshop and make a troll thread about.
Forsythia
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(05-02-2012, 08:32 AM)
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So wait, instead of shutting down servers for a game no one plays anymore, they can even shutdown an offline game? WTF?
Data West
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(05-02-2012, 08:33 AM)
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Digital Download future, baby
FStop7
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(05-02-2012, 08:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forsythia

So wait, instead of shutting down servers for a game no one plays anymore, they can even shutdown an offline game? WTF?

I'm surprised that anyone would be surprised by this. Haven't there been enough warning signs? Hopefully it's not legit but it certainly would not surprise me if it were real.
chickdigger802
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(05-02-2012, 08:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by butter_stick

No, which is why I'm confused exactly how it can work. The wording is certainly fairly concrete, but how do you stop apps with the app already installed from using it when it currently works when offline?

From what I can tell, it's pretty much EA giving a heads up (in a really weird way) that they are gonna pull the app soon.
MTMBStudios
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(05-02-2012, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forsythia

So wait, instead of shutting down servers for a game no one plays anymore, they can even shutdown an offline game? WTF?

Yeah but at least they said thanks.
Grifter
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(05-02-2012, 08:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by toymachine

Looks like Guitar Hero wins this round

Having Weezer's "The Good Life" certainly helped!

IT DID??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
toymachine
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(05-02-2012, 08:38 AM)
http://twitter.com/deliciousbees/sta...71457989771264

Originally Posted by Grifter

IT DID??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup
butter_stick
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(05-02-2012, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by toymachine

http://twitter.com/deliciousbees/sta...71457989771264

Link shows at least one other person has got the message, so I guess we can rule out elaborate photoshop. http://www.rockbandaide.com/16083/ro...-after-may-31/
FyreWulff
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(05-02-2012, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by KieferCrimson

They better not fuck with the main versions.

They better not.

MadCatz took over mainline Rock Band. EA just handles instrument warranties now.

It should be noted that all 3 console platforms just went through a big legal/relicensing change that resulted in PS3 (and almost Wii) DLC being stopped for a bit before it returned for next week. I wonder if this version just fell through the cracks.

Also, this just barely satisfies the 30 day warning for shutdowns that EA has in the manuals/license.


Originally Posted by NullPointer

I'd like to know how long that message has lived in the code, waiting to activate with that prompt.

For a company that won't patch the games that need them, they'll go the distance to update them with messages to let users know the end is nigh?

I believe that's built into iOS, is it not?
SmokyDave
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(05-02-2012, 08:46 AM)
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You don't buy EA games, you borrow them.

The app reviews suggest you are able to pay for DLC, but it doesn't actually work. Hilarious.
MTMBStudios
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(05-02-2012, 08:47 AM)
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Holy shit my copy of The Immortal for the genesis just blew up in smoke.
Amagon
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(05-02-2012, 08:48 AM)
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Staying true to being the "WORST COMPANY IN AMERICA"
Hero_of_the_Day
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(05-02-2012, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

You don't buy EA games, you borrow them.



EDIT: Haha just noticed the grammar. Fuck it.
Speedymanic
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(05-02-2012, 08:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by SmokyDave

You don't buy EA games, you rent them.

Fixed that for you. ;)

They had better not pull any shit with DS3.
I H8 Memes
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(05-02-2012, 08:49 AM)
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Never Trust EA™
carbonbased
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(05-02-2012, 09:01 AM)
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i won't pretend to be on some moral high ground regarding boycotting ea games, but when i do pinch my nose and buy one you better believe it's at a massive discount
Eusis
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(05-02-2012, 09:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by carbonbased

i won't pretend to be on some moral high ground regarding boycotting ea games, but when i do pinch my nose and buy one you better believe it's at a massive discount

This is what I usually do with companies that pull bullshit yet put out games I want JUUUUST enough. Though honestly EA games rarely interested me, only during that brief moment they were shaping up, and it looks like they'll return to that apathy void. Too bad more people don't feel that way, otherwise they'd probably be struggling to do business.
A.KU.MU
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(05-02-2012, 09:05 AM)
When will people learn? You're not buying the game, you're just renting the license to play it. This one of the reasons why I never "buy" DD games.
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Joni
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(05-02-2012, 09:07 AM)
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I'm guessing the cluster of legal rights has gotten them. Both EA and MTV have severed all ties with the Rock Band franchise, while MadCatz has taken over. It could be a problem between one of those three companies. Also, it might not be EA's fault because in the end MTV was the franchise owner.
outunderthestars
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(05-02-2012, 09:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by FStop7

I'm surprised that anyone would be surprised by this. Haven't there been enough warning signs? Hopefully it's not legit but it certainly would not surprise me if it were real.

surprised they are pulling th app from the store? no.

surprised that they are going to deactivate existing games? yes.
Yagharek
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(05-02-2012, 09:08 AM)
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Another rEAson why "lol, you only bought a license" can die in a fire.
outunderthestars
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(05-02-2012, 09:10 AM)
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No matter what the actual plan is, how the hell do you not release a statement before sending out messages like that?
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(05-02-2012, 09:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by FStop7

Riccitiello to Wuvcraft, Riccitiello to Wuvcraft. Come in, Wuvcraft. Your services are needed.

WHAT DOES MY MASTER BADE ME?!
Yagharek
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(05-02-2012, 09:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by HP_Wuvcraft

WHAT DOES MY MASTER BADE ME?!

He's faster than a speedy maniac!
ShockingAlberto
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(05-02-2012, 09:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by KieferCrimson

They better not fuck with the main versions.

They better not.

EA co-developed and published the iOS game.

They only distributed the console games.
Fudgepuppy
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(05-02-2012, 09:14 AM)
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Could it be because HMX and Rock Band are owned by Mad Catz?
Gez
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(05-02-2012, 09:16 AM)
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My rule of thumb with EA iOS titles is never buy. My golden rule for EA console or PC titles is 5 dollar or bust. So far Mass Effect 1 and 2 has cost me 10 bucks all up.

Never support this shit company please, I'm begging you people.

I had a joke about Nazis and EA but I will hold my tongue haha.
AppleMIX
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(05-02-2012, 09:18 AM)
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I'm still wondering who is exactly responsible for this decision. It seems to have alot of names behind it.
NullPointer
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(05-02-2012, 09:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero_of_the_Day

This deal's getting worse all the time!
saunderez
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(05-02-2012, 09:24 AM)
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Now that I think about it, the few EA games I've purchased on Android have been barely supported and won't even install game data on my unofficial devices. I'm done supporting them in the mobile space thats for sure.
inky
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(05-02-2012, 09:25 AM)
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Next gen you won't own a thing you bought.
outunderthestars
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(05-02-2012, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by saunderez

Now that I think about it, the few EA games I've purchased on Android have been barely supported and won't even install game data on my unofficial devices. I'm done supporting them in the mobile space thats for sure.

The one iOS game I have from them, monopoly, crashes all the time, runs poorly, and only gets updated to add more ads to it. Pure garbage.
saunderez
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(05-02-2012, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by outunderthestars

The one iOS game I have from them, monopoly, crashes all the time, runs poorly, and only gets updated to add more ads to it. Pure garbage.

At least you can play it, I can't even download the game data for EA games on my HP Touchpad, it appears their servers do some bullshit device checking and refuse to send data to anything not on their list. Monopoly makes my SGS2 lock up as well, their incompetence in the mobile space is unbelievable.
Medalion
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(05-02-2012, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by inky

Next gen you won't own a thing you bought.

On disc dlc just like download
outunderthestars
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(05-02-2012, 09:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by saunderez

At least you can play it, I can't even download the game data for EA games on my HP Touchpad, it appears their servers do some bullshit device checking and refuse to send data to anything not on their list. Monopoly makes my SGS2 lock up as well, their incompetence in the mobile space is unbelievable.

So you're mad that you can get an Android game to run on a device that was never designed to be installed on? As much as I hate EA, I don't really think you can fault them for not supporting a hacked rom installed onto a random device.
AzaK
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(05-02-2012, 09:32 AM)
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I don't have the iOS version. Was it free?
HP_Wuvcraft
(05-02-2012, 09:33 AM)
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"Hey guys, I have a plan to save us from bankruptcy! All we have to do is destroy why we're a company in the first place!"

I'd like to take full credit for spitballing this one with Johnny R. in Thailand.

Originally Posted by RandomVince

He's faster than a speedy maniac!

Who told you they pay me in speed?
GrandHarrier
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(05-02-2012, 09:34 AM)
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Glorious digital future! I can't wait to not own any of my media.

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