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Re: Random Babbling: 2017
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2017, 05:58:21 AM »
I hop on my funny soapbox too...

I had somewhere a review of the game Deadpool that I was delaying, I didn't really know why. Then today I checked the status of the game and realized that it wasn't available anywhere anymore. That's right, apparently Activision lost the right to do anything related to Marvel Comics and as a consequence every game digitally published by Activision containing Marvel characters were removed from sale.

Know what guys? Spared me a review. Who cares reviewing a game nobody can buy? On the other hand the copy I own could be worth a fortune, who knows? Except that apparently according to law I'm not really the owner of the copy, I just own the right to play the game (but that's true of music and movies too).

The same thing happened to games pertaining to the Doctor Who franchise a while ago.

So what's to say? Stay away from games having anything to do with comics, movies, TV shows? They could be gone tomorrow.


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Re: Random Babbling: 2017
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2017, 10:45:11 AM »
I did a mini-review of Deadpool and I was underwhelmed, so I wouldn't worry about it anyway. I couldn't even finish it....

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Re: Random Babbling: 2017
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2017, 05:58:03 AM »
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I did a mini-review of Deadpool and I was underwhelmed, so I wouldn't worry about it anyway. I couldn't even finish it....

Oh I finished it but I agree. There was some moments of twisted humor (and not all were really funny) but other than that it was a pretty basic game.

And now to strike on EA head some more... (it's always fun)

When does Electronic Arts screwed up in such a major way that even them realize it?

It's when they start to sell a one month old game with a 40% rebate (under the cover of holidays sales of course). Yep that's true, the infamous Star Wars: Battlefront II that was released mid-November, with which everyone had so much fun recently (not playing it, the other kind of fun), which trigger the ire of legislators in a number of countries and made EA shares drop 5% in a day and even push the likes of Forbes to wonder if EA wasn't overvalued as a company anyway, the one that normally should have been EA top seller for Christmas is currently sold 40% off (and it's still too expensive IMO).

By comparison it took them 6 months to offer a first rebate on Dragon Age Inquisition and it was no more than 20%.

I guess it's their way to say "Sorry, we really screwed up" (in fact it's more like trying to save what can be saved)... Well, guys, we don't want apologies anyway; we just want you to stop screwing up. Is that so much to ask?


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