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EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of contr

Postby Mobius01 » 15 Oct 2012, 11:52

I'm surprised EA are honouring the sales. I expected them to revoke the keys.

Serves them right for not using server-side validation.
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EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of contr

Postby gobbybobby » 15 Oct 2012, 11:55

EA should give codes to people who completed the survay but found they where locked out.

Id send an email to them, I am sure they will offer people something.

If the survey still up and being advertised?

They would have to pay me to download Origin anyway!
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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby lmimmfn » 15 Oct 2012, 12:11

i got about 5 games on this, didnt expect them to honor the games, but seeing as they send you the CD keys in an email its probably more hassle to revoke all the keys + remove the games from your origin account.

Free games is good, might actually use Origin now other than for BF3.
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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby HelloLadies » 15 Oct 2012, 12:25

Laugh it up while you can im sure EA will find some nefarious way to relieve you of your cash to make up for this error.
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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby chilloutcolin » 15 Oct 2012, 12:28

I'm guessing whatever way they've implemented the promotion must make it impossible/very hard to reverse. Otherwise they definitely wouldn't be honouring the discounts.
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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby Robcarroll93 » 15 Oct 2012, 13:29

I'm surprised they honoured the sales but fair play to them for doing so.
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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby Jingee » 15 Oct 2012, 14:22

HelloLadies wrote:Laugh it up while you can im sure EA will find some nefarious way to relieve you of your cash to make up for this error.


Unfortunately true. Another Sims add-on is winging it's way to development as we speak ;)
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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby totakeke » 15 Oct 2012, 14:49

See, they are people too. Stop the EA hating
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Postby justforkicks101 » 15 Oct 2012, 15:23

totakeke wrote:See, they are people too. Stop the EA hating

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Re: EA blunder as free Origin games promotion spins out of c

Postby TheDragonDoji » 15 Oct 2012, 18:06

Its the EA version of the Steam sales...i.e Unintentional
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