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(Kotaku)   After a flood of 1-star reviews and thousands of complaints, Amazon removes Sim City from the digital downloads. Don't worry though, you can still get it through Origin for the low price of $59.99* (*No guarantees it will actually work)   (kotaku.com) divider line 263
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2013-03-08 09:46:06 AM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: skinink: Nice to see that some comments made in the Geeks Tab is as clueless and confrontational as comments from the Politics Tab.

That's what happens when you come in here and say clueless shiat.  Pro Tip: Unless you're dealing with a situation like this new Sim City where everyone is having a problem, you will never get sympathy on Fark with a "Game X didn't work for me, WAAAA!" post (especially if you follow that up with "So I'll never buy from Steam again!"  Folks 'round here loves their Steam).  A number of people on Fark work in various computer fields and have zero tolerance for entitled whinging about computer and/or software issues.

And to save you some time:

• Yes, the problem you encountered was with your setup and not the game.  That is not open for discussion; if Arkham City had shipped broken, there'd have been a geek outcry the likes of which has never been seen before or since.  This is not an indictment of you as a person, sometimes a given configuration just doesn't work with a given application.  The only way I was able to get Metro 2033 to run on my rig was to get a different brand of the same model of video card, for example.
• No, Steam doesn't owe you jack shiat because something on your system wouldn't let you play a game they sold you.  That's how the software retail industry works, get used to it.
• Yes, you are well within your rights to no longer patronize Steam over that $8.  Just as we're well within our rights to laugh at you and point out just how poor that decision was.
• And just in case you're still clueless as to why your initial post got the response it did, it was because you came into a SimCity/EA biatchfest and whined about how Steam didn't cater to your demands.  You're the guy who walks into a Pets With Cancer support group and says, "Oh yeah?  Well, my cat scratched my hand the other day, so I dropped him off at the nearest animal shelter.  I aint gonna live with no cat that scratches me."


Bravo!
However a welcome to fark picture might have been quicker. :)
 
2013-03-08 09:48:40 AM  

Space Station Wagon: Simcity 4 Deluxe on sale for $16 and some change on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/SimCity-4-Deluxe-Edition-Download/dp/B00457VJ3 G/ ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362752205&sr=8-1&keywords=simcity+4


These threads inspired me, so I reinstalled and played for a few hours last night.  I remember now why it didn't hook me like the earlier versions -- lack of goal-oriented scenarios.  All sandbox, all the time just doesn't do it for me.

So I reinstalled SC2000.  Briefly. I can't go back to those graphics.  Too many years of superior graphics have spoiled me.
 
2013-03-08 09:52:18 AM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Folks 'round here loves their Steam


That's true, but to keep it in perspective I'd like to point out that most of us would be perfectly fine with a critique of steam that was valid. We usually only ever see the whine about offline play being impossible even though it clearly is.
 
2013-03-08 09:56:06 AM  
Simcity 2000 or Simcity 4? can't deciede which one to grab instead of this mess.
 
2013-03-08 09:56:14 AM  
 
rpm
2013-03-08 10:02:58 AM  

Mr_H: Simcity 2000 or Simcity 4? can't deciede which one to grab instead of this mess.


Why choose? SC2K is only $5.99.
 
2013-03-08 10:05:58 AM  

YodaBlues: [s3.amazonaws.com image 640x480]
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1584821767/civitas-plan-develop- an d-manage-the-city-of-your-d

Screw 'em, let's support some indie devs instead.


I may have to throw $25 at those guys.

+1 Internets to you, sir and/or madam.
 
2013-03-08 10:14:14 AM  

Lumber Jack Off: when I first heard there was going to be a new sim city, I really wanted to buy it. for months I tried to get more info as it became available. I've been an avid sim city player since the original waaaaay back when. had 2000, 3000, 4 (with rush hour expansion) and tons and tons of gigabytes worth of mods and user created content. hell, sim city 4 was available in big box stores for almost a decade because users kept it alive with created content and mods (how many games can make this claim, I mean really?) EA knew exactly what sim city fans wanted out of the game and delivered none of it. instead we got a mediocre city simulator that's loaded with DRM bullshiat and a game that was never meant to be multiplayer is now forcefully so.

fact of the matter is, I was more than willing to spend money on this game but after months of being disappointed by developments and now all the negative reviews regarding the features alone I will not be purchasing this game. fark EA. maybe someone else will make a good city simulator - Cities XL was pretty good. hell, better than this pile of crap. without user generated content this franchise is dead.

/good graphics don't make a game good if the functionality is lacking.
//fark EA


Stay out of my head!
 
2013-03-08 10:21:56 AM  

sniderman: What happened to you Electronic Arts? You used to be so damned cool.

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Etc.


Holy Crap. Dr. J vs Larry Bird brings back some memories.

Good call.

Ultimate Wizard was my first (and still favorite) EA game for the C64
www.lemon64.com
xboxsuperghost.files.wordpress.com


Also, bought SC2K for $2.99 on GOG.com the other day, still highly enjoyable.
 
2013-03-08 10:23:12 AM  
Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?
 
2013-03-08 10:28:25 AM  

Obiwontaun: Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?


It goes very nicely with some rice pilaf and a sprig of parsley for garnish.
 
2013-03-08 10:30:28 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: kab: 40 bucks on Steam currently.

i swear i thought i saw it 59.99 a few days ago. same with borderlands 2.

i could have been wrong.


You don't buy stuff on Steam at full price, except if you want it on release day.  Borderlands 2 is $59.99 right now, but has been on sale for $29.99 at least twice within the past four months.
 
2013-03-08 10:31:22 AM  

Obiwontaun: Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?


There's a whole thread of thoughts on the new TR game.
 
2013-03-08 10:33:22 AM  

rpm: Mr_H: Simcity 2000 or Simcity 4? can't deciede which one to grab instead of this mess.

Why choose? SC2K is only $5.99.


A convincing argument ....
 
2013-03-08 10:34:21 AM  

Obiwontaun: Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?


Think Crysis 3 meets Uncharted. A semi free roaming environment, experience that goes towards improving skills, minor crafting to improve equipment, and platforming type puzzles. I really enjoy it. If I had to level a criticism, it's the inclusion of ham fisted quick time events.
 
2013-03-08 10:40:09 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Obiwontaun: Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?

It goes very nicely with some rice pilaf and a sprig of parsley for garnish.


I guess I deserve that for posting from my phone without previewing
 
2013-03-08 10:42:49 AM  

Egoy3k: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Folks 'round here loves their Steam

That's true, but to keep it in perspective I'd like to point out that most of us would be perfectly fine with a critique of steam that was valid. We usually only ever see the whine about offline play being impossible even though it clearly is.


Yeah, I like Steam and have bought hundreds of games through it (including plenty I already owned, if they were cheap enough), but there are plenty of criticisms you can level at them:

1) The Steam interface version of the store is fairly crappy
1a) it tends to lose items from the cart occasionally while you are browsing around, which can get annoying during the big sales
1b) the search facility doesn't work with forwards/backwards so if you are scrolling through long lists of items (like everything on sale ordered by price) every time you click into an item to see the details, when you go back you have to scroll back manually to the page you were on (jumping only 2 pages at a time)
1c) the sales tab on the front page of the store only goes up to 100 items, even though it frequently gets spammed with hundreds of individual DLCs on sale (more a problem with the way DLCs take up so much space, where it seems like they should be grouped together rather than listed individually)
1d) the text search seems dubious and doesn't always find games that are definitely available (while finding things that don't seem related at all)
1e) when doing a big sale, the main sale page randomly orders the items, so if you click into an item for the details and then back, it is hard to keep track of which things you have looked at or not and keep having to rescan all the items (I can understand they might not want to have a fixed order to avoid biasing towards certain items at the top of the list, but it should be fixed for each session/user)
2) No control over maximum download speeds - even to the point that frequently when you buy one game, you can't even use the Steam Store to find if anything else good is for sale until the download finishes. This has become better more recently, although can still be dodgy, but not sure if this is because I now have a 70Mb connection, or if it was the change to queueing so you are only downloading one item at a time (they happened around the same time)
3) Have to fudge around with offline mode to play two different games on the same account on different computers - I can understand why they do this, but it is annoying as I am frequently playing something like Civ/HoI/TW on one computer and then having a break after a couple of turns and playing a bit of an action/FPS on another - obviously if bought via physical media this would be no problem, you just wouldn't be able to play the exact same game on two computers without having two copies (apart from certain RTSes that explicitly support spawned instances)

But compared to the ease of buying, downloading, installing, patching, and the sales and the relatively good support for old, and more innovative indie developers, Steam easily outweighs the issues it has - I did prefer Impulse originally, just because I like Paradox games so much and their anti-DRM attitude, but now that is GameStop I have pretty much stopped buying from that service, or even looking to see what they have available/for sale.
 
2013-03-08 10:42:55 AM  

Teufelaffe: Obiwontaun: Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?

There's a whole thread of thoughts on the new TR game.


Thanks, I missed that.
 
2013-03-08 10:56:43 AM  

Egoy3k: Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: Folks 'round here loves their Steam

That's true, but to keep it in perspective I'd like to point out that most of us would be perfectly fine with a critique of steam that was valid. We usually only ever see the whine about offline play being impossible even though it clearly is.


I use Steam a lot and, by and large, am happy with it.  My kids are in their early 20s now and I would like to split my account into three separate accounts and move their games to the new accounts.  Can't do it.  Steam support says we have to repurchase the games to get them on another accounts.

That would make me happy.
 
2013-03-08 10:58:49 AM  

sniderman: What happened to you Electronic Arts? You used to be so damned cool.

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[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]
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[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x308]
[open-tube.com image 264x264]

Etc.


They got old and corporate.  That's what.  I still watch SimCity on Twitch.tv for those who can get on.
 
2013-03-08 11:00:39 AM  
On the Steam Sale, anyone play any of those city sim games?  Any of them good?
 
2013-03-08 11:11:25 AM  

VoodooTaco: sniderman: What happened to you Electronic Arts? You used to be so damned cool.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x234]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x223]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x259]
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x308]
[open-tube.com image 264x264]

Etc.

Holy Crap. Dr. J vs Larry Bird brings back some memories.

Good call.

Ultimate Wizard was my first (and still favorite) EA game for the C64
[www.lemon64.com image 354x363]
[xboxsuperghost.files.wordpress.com image 430x270]


Also, bought SC2K for $2.99 on GOG.com the other day, still highly enjoyable.



WHOA!  That game was called  Ultimate  Wizard?  The -ahem- copy on floppy that was going around my town was just labeled "Wizard", so that was what we called it. That was what we looked for when some of us considered digging it up later, too. We didn't find it.

I was always partial to Mail Order Monsters, Archon 2, and Racing Destruction Set. All these years later and they still haven't remade any of those (and RDS would be AWESOME now).
 
2013-03-08 11:15:09 AM  

Teufelaffe: YodaBlues: [s3.amazonaws.com image 640x480]
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1584821767/civitas-plan-develop- an d-manage-the-city-of-your-d

Screw 'em, let's support some indie devs instead.

I may have to throw $25 at those guys.

+1 Internets to you, sir and/or madam.


No problemo, found it linked from another thread on this whole debacle. It looks very very promising, my only concern is the lack any recongnizable name dev studio behind it, although they do mention quite a few AAA games the devs have supposedly worked on. I'll probably give a few bucks to support it though, they are saying it's going into beta 2 weeks after the kickstarter closes, which means that the bulk of the work is probably done.
 
2013-03-08 11:46:20 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Luse: The difference is goodwill. I use Steam and I like the service. Yes, it's DRM, and that makes me twitch, but it also patches my games, updates my drivers and lets me buy good games I've skipped in the past for dirt cheap with sales. The difference is with Steam, I'll buy your product once it's cheap enough. I'll pay original retail on anything CDPROJECT puts out. They've shown consistent quality, and more importantly, a respect for their customer base. (Sins of the Solar is simply not my type of game, otherwise they'd have my money too)

EA can EABOD. They won't see a dime from me. Mostly because they like shiatting on their customers, but also because their products are fundamentally broken for me. I travel too much. I use single player games to entertain myself on long flights, which I can't do with any new EA product. I will walk into my favorite bar and buy everyone a round the day I hear EA has filed for bankruptcy.

Agreed entirely, up to and including the round. I was giving them one last chance just because I enjoy SimCity so much, but they blew it.


Same here, I rented ME3 and that was a bit disappointing, but I still enjoyed most of it.  Not the day 1 DLC that apparently was pretty important, but I just rented so no biggie, gamefly takes it back regardless.  Was really excited to hear about this, as I just finally got a computer that could actually run some games, but now after hearing all about it, screw that.
 
2013-03-08 11:52:33 AM  
Here's my Amazon 1 Star review:

I was highly anticipating Sim City 5. It's been so long since Sim City 4. I knew about the always on DRM and persistent internet connection. I was OK with that, even though I didn't like it. The game came from Amazon yesterday, and I was already aware of the server issues EA has been having and all of the complaints. I'm running a Windows 7 PC, i5 2500k overclocked to 4.5Ghz, with 12GB ram, and the Radeon 6970 and I installed Sim City 5 on my SSD.


That all went well. I got to the laucnher, and after several updates, I was able to select my server (North American East 1) and the Play button finally lit up. I hit it, and I get a flashing black screen, with the cursor. 15 minutes later, the same thing. I couldn't even alt+tab out of it. I had to restart. After looking up the issue, EA tells me to hold alt+enter to open Sim City 5 in windowed mode. This did not work. Additionally, they tell if that doesn't work to right click the exe file, go to compatibility tab and select run in "Windows 7 compatibility mode" (even though I'm using Windows 7) this also did not work.
Still got the black flashing screen. The game is broken. I've already printed my return labels to Amazon.
 
2013-03-08 11:56:50 AM  
Can someone answer this for me - I just put steam on my computer the other day, and want to add a couple of my friends who have been wanting me to get on there.  I only own one game - guild wars 2 as I just bought that the day I got the thing running cause I had been wanting to play it.  I also downloaded some free to play game that I don't ever intend on playing because it said I had to have a game in my library to add friends.  I told steam I had gw2 also, so it shows two games in my library, but still won't let me add friends.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to actually buy something through them for that to work?
 
2013-03-08 12:29:34 PM  
This just shows how little EA has invested in their infrastructure and how foolish they are.  Surprisingly nobody has brought up that this is the same problem they had when Diablo 3 launched.  EA is good at hyping a game but the user experience is still crap.  Could Steam have handled the gigantic amount of users? Maybe, as it's been mentioned it could be the way EA/Maxis programmed the game that's causing so much overload on their servers.

EA's approach with Origin has been bad from the start but loyal or blind EA gamers have been willing to put up with it.  They really need to rethink of how they're going to have the game work at the end user level and how to incorporate that into their Origin service to enforce the DRM/multplayer side of things.
 
2013-03-08 12:47:46 PM  

Nick Spiceyweiner: Can someone answer this for me - I just put steam on my computer the other day, and want to add a couple of my friends who have been wanting me to get on there.  I only own one game - guild wars 2 as I just bought that the day I got the thing running cause I had been wanting to play it.  I also downloaded some free to play game that I don't ever intend on playing because it said I had to have a game in my library to add friends.  I told steam I had gw2 also, so it shows two games in my library, but still won't let me add friends.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to actually buy something through them for that to work?


The reason steam does that is to minimize troll accounts. I ran into the same issue when my girlfriend downloaded the civ 5 demo.

The fact that you've bought a game and it still doesn't work means you should probably contact steam support.
 
2013-03-08 12:51:55 PM  

Nick Spiceyweiner: Can someone answer this for me - I just put steam on my computer the other day, and want to add a couple of my friends who have been wanting me to get on there.  I only own one game - guild wars 2 as I just bought that the day I got the thing running cause I had been wanting to play it.  I also downloaded some free to play game that I don't ever intend on playing because it said I had to have a game in my library to add friends.  I told steam I had gw2 also, so it shows two games in my library, but still won't let me add friends.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to actually buy something through them for that to work?


You don't need to own any games to add friends in Steam. Open your friend list, click 'Add Friend' and select the friend from the results. Not sure what your talking about.
 
2013-03-08 12:53:40 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: The reason steam does that is to minimize troll accounts. I ran into the same issue when my girlfriend downloaded the civ 5 demo.

The fact that you've bought a game and it still doesn't work means you should probably contact steam support.


Ah, never mind.  Didn't realize they did that, but it makes sense. One way to cut down on spammers and the like.
 
2013-03-08 12:57:25 PM  
 
2013-03-08 01:01:21 PM  

skinink: CraicBaby: Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.

Fark Steam. I bought "Batman - Arkham City" through them and the game crashes to the point where I can't play the game anymore (only finished 9% of it). Asked them for a refund or a credit and they would give neither. To top it off, it's only $8 they would have to credit me. I'm not buying any games that have to go through Steam, if it means I never play another game again. And that includes any new Portal or Half Life games.


How, exactly, is it Steam's fault that Batman crashes for you?
 
2013-03-08 01:26:24 PM  

aracnop: Even if simcity had a flawless launch, EA loves dropping severs for games.


I keep seeing this thrown around. Yes, for games less than a year old, it's crap.

But aside from a very, very, small group of games, how many people play 4-5 year old games regularly?

And do you not think if the demand was so omnipresent, they wouldn't make the games available? I know you're trying to sidestep to saying they will force you to buy next years because they will turn off 2013s servers, and I expect them to do it as well.

But it's a farking stupid blank statement without the follow through.
 
2013-03-08 01:32:41 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: skinink: CraicBaby: Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.

Fark Steam. I bought "Batman - Arkham City" through them and the game crashes to the point where I can't play the game anymore (only finished 9% of it). Asked them for a refund or a credit and they would give neither. To top it off, it's only $8 they would have to credit me. I'm not buying any games that have to go through Steam, if it means I never play another game again. And that includes any new Portal or Half Life games.

How, exactly, is it Steam's fault that Batman crashes for you?


Because they sold the game?  I dunno, he seems to be being a whiny brat.
 
2013-03-08 01:47:28 PM  
For the guy who is having problems with Batman, let me give you these words of advice...

Google is your friend.
 
2013-03-08 01:49:58 PM  

sniderman: photo of Bard's Tale I cover


The Bard's Tale series was developed by Interplay.  EA was merely the publisher.
 
2013-03-08 01:52:18 PM  

Electrify: For the guy who is having problems with Batman, let me give you these words of advice...

Google is your friend.


Nah, he's apparently bound and determined to blame Valve and never actually play his game.
 
2013-03-08 03:26:18 PM  

Need a Dispenser Here: Nick Spiceyweiner: Can someone answer this for me - I just put steam on my computer the other day, and want to add a couple of my friends who have been wanting me to get on there.  I only own one game - guild wars 2 as I just bought that the day I got the thing running cause I had been wanting to play it.  I also downloaded some free to play game that I don't ever intend on playing because it said I had to have a game in my library to add friends.  I told steam I had gw2 also, so it shows two games in my library, but still won't let me add friends.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to actually buy something through them for that to work?

The reason steam does that is to minimize troll accounts. I ran into the same issue when my girlfriend downloaded the civ 5 demo.

The fact that you've bought a game and it still doesn't work means you should probably contact steam support.


Well I haven't bought anything thru them.  I bought gw2 from their site, and just added it as a game I have on steam.  I did download a free to play game as I thought that would give me a game in my library, but it still didn't let me add.
 
2013-03-08 03:38:48 PM  

Nick Spiceyweiner: Need a Dispenser Here: Nick Spiceyweiner: Can someone answer this for me - I just put steam on my computer the other day, and want to add a couple of my friends who have been wanting me to get on there.  I only own one game - guild wars 2 as I just bought that the day I got the thing running cause I had been wanting to play it.  I also downloaded some free to play game that I don't ever intend on playing because it said I had to have a game in my library to add friends.  I told steam I had gw2 also, so it shows two games in my library, but still won't let me add friends.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to actually buy something through them for that to work?

The reason steam does that is to minimize troll accounts. I ran into the same issue when my girlfriend downloaded the civ 5 demo.

The fact that you've bought a game and it still doesn't work means you should probably contact steam support.

Well I haven't bought anything thru them.  I bought gw2 from their site, and just added it as a game I have on steam.  I did download a free to play game as I thought that would give me a game in my library, but it still didn't let me add.



You should just buy a game, ya cheap bastidge. ;) They have 1,305 games under $5.
 
2013-03-08 03:43:20 PM  

Nick Spiceyweiner: Need a Dispenser Here: Nick Spiceyweiner: Can someone answer this for me - I just put steam on my computer the other day, and want to add a couple of my friends who have been wanting me to get on there.  I only own one game - guild wars 2 as I just bought that the day I got the thing running cause I had been wanting to play it.  I also downloaded some free to play game that I don't ever intend on playing because it said I had to have a game in my library to add friends.  I told steam I had gw2 also, so it shows two games in my library, but still won't let me add friends.  What am I doing wrong?  Do I need to actually buy something through them for that to work?

The reason steam does that is to minimize troll accounts. I ran into the same issue when my girlfriend downloaded the civ 5 demo.

The fact that you've bought a game and it still doesn't work means you should probably contact steam support.

Well I haven't bought anything thru them.  I bought gw2 from their site, and just added it as a game I have on steam.  I did download a free to play game as I thought that would give me a game in my library, but it still didn't let me add.


You can try support and see if they will let you add your friends. Or, you can try having your friends add you instead.
 
2013-03-08 04:59:48 PM  

friday13: Because they sold the game? I dunno, he seems to be being a whiny brat.


Likely a dumbass who doesn't know how to update his graphics drivers.  He probably contacts Gamestop for tech support on games he guys there.
 
2013-03-08 07:45:04 PM  
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2013-03-08 08:46:20 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: [i.imgur.com image 850x744]


EA's support staff are some of the dumbest people on the planet. I did an IM session with one guy to update my email address on my Origin account so that I could get a receipt for any purchases I make through it, and after 30 minutes of trying to confirm I was who I said I was (keep in mind I was logged into my account so that I could talk to him in the first place), he gives me an overseas support number!

/fortunately the guy was too incompetent to suspend my account
//can view and change my credit card info without an issue, but can't update my email?!?
 
2013-03-09 12:22:28 AM  

RickN99: Space Station Wagon: Simcity 4 Deluxe on sale for $16 and some change on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/SimCity-4-Deluxe-Edition-Download/dp/B00457VJ3 G/ ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362752205&sr=8-1&keywords=simcity+4

These threads inspired me, so I reinstalled and played for a few hours last night.  I remember now why it didn't hook me like the earlier versions -- lack of goal-oriented scenarios.  All sandbox, all the time just doesn't do it for me.

So I reinstalled SC2000.  Briefly. I can't go back to those graphics.  Too many years of superior graphics have spoiled me.


Tropico sucked me in for the missions and scenarios.  Sandbox was certainly fun, but trying to figure out how to achieve specific goals was a lot of fun too. I agree, all sandbox all the time is more like playing with LEGO. It's fun, but it's also not quite a game.
 
2013-03-09 12:50:04 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: [i.imgur.com image 850x744]


If I had a login there instead of just being a freeloader, I'd post that in the video games section of memebase.  Shooting it to one of the Penny Arcade guys in an e-mail would probably have some delicious fallout as well.
 
2013-03-09 04:25:25 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: [i.imgur.com image 850x744]


Hey look.  A tired JPEG of someone who yet again failed to read section 7 of the Origin EULA.

Origin is in the business of selling digital licenses. If you got your license, EA has legally satisfied their agreement with you. At no point in their EULA do they say their games will work at all, and they expressly forbid refunds on digital downloads.
 
2013-03-09 05:56:36 AM  

fluffy2097: Satanic_Hamster: [i.imgur.com image 850x744]

Hey look.  A tired JPEG of someone who yet again failed to read section 7 of the Origin EULA.

Origin is in the business of selling digital licenses. If you got your license, EA has legally satisfied their agreement with you. At no point in their EULA do they say their games will work at all, and they expressly forbid refunds on digital downloads.


I no way would I give a shiat what their EULA says if what they sold me was completely inaccessible even after a week of tryin to fix it.  Class action, its the only way EA is ever going to learn.

/or just never buy shiat from EA like I do, that's working out pretty well too
 
2013-03-09 07:43:32 AM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: skinink: Nice to see that some comments made in the Geeks Tab is as clueless and confrontational as comments from the Politics Tab.

That's what happens when you come in here and say clueless shiat.  Pro Tip: Unless you're dealing with a situation like this new Sim City where everyone is having a problem, you will never get sympathy on Fark with a "Game X didn't work for me, WAAAA!" post (especially if you follow that up with "So I'll never buy from Steam again!"  Folks 'round here loves their Steam).  A number of people on Fark work in various computer fields and have zero tolerance for entitled whinging about computer and/or software issues.

And to save you some time:

Yes, the problem you encountered was with your setup and not the game.That is not open for discussion; if Arkham City had shipped broken, there'd have been a geek outcry the likes of which has never been seen before or since.  This is not an indictment of you as a person, sometimes a given configuration just doesn't work with a given application.  The only way I was able to get Metro 2033 to run on my rig was to get a different brand of the same model of video card, for example.
• No, Steam doesn't owe you jack shiat because something on your system wouldn't let you play a game they sold you.  That's how the software retail industry works, get used to it.
• Yes, you are well within your rights to no longer patronize Steam over that $8.  Just as we're well within our rights to laugh at you and point out just how poor that decision was.
• And just in case you're still clueless as to why your initial post got the response it did, it was because you came into a SimCity/EA biatchfest and whined about how Steam didn't cater to your demands.  You're the guy who walks into a Pets With Cancer support group and says, "Oh yeah?  Well, my cat scratched my hand the other day, so I dropped him off at the nearest animal shelter.  I aint gonna live with no cat that scratches me."


So in other words you're an idiot as well. When I got the original replies to my post I went looking for the developer's site for a solution and realised I had gone there before (Warner Bros). Their forums for AC does show the game does have various technical issues, and yadda yadda.

And also you can take your attitude and stuff it. Sorry my post seemed to piss in your cereal.
 
2013-03-09 10:29:12 AM  

fluffy2097: Hey look. A tired JPEG of someone who yet again failed to read section 7 of the Origin EULA.

Origin is in the business of selling digital licenses. If you got your license, EA has legally satisfied their agreement with you. At no point in their EULA do they say their games will work at all, and they expressly forbid refunds on digital downloads.


Suggest printing the EULA and shoving it up your dick, troll.
 
2013-03-09 11:07:19 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Class action, its the only way EA is ever going to learn.


You didn't read their EULA :(

You have no right to a class action lawsuit. You gave it up in the EULA. The best you can do is mandatory binding arbitration, paid for and chosen by EA. Sounds like you'll get a fair deal on that. ಠ_ಠ
 
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