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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 20
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2013-03-07 09:01:38 PM  
4 votes:
i1321.photobucket.com
2013-03-07 07:22:46 PM  
3 votes:
I (I), I (I), I (I), Ain't gonna play Sim City
Oh, no no no no!
2013-03-07 06:25:58 PM  
3 votes:

This About That: The acronym "EA", when printed on a software package, is really a new rating symbol. It means "DRM gone nuts".


Rated EA... BOD.
2013-03-07 05:52:38 PM  
3 votes:
Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.
2013-03-07 07:30:20 PM  
2 votes:

germ78: CraicBaby: Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.

Where have you seen that? I keep looking all over the steam store for it (I want to share it with a friend who was interested in Cities XL) but keep coming up emptyhanded. And I've seen the screengrabs for it, so I know it exists.


You have to refresh the steam main page a few times, with the proper timing.  It's like an easter egg.
2013-03-07 06:43:37 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-03-08 10:28:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:46:06 AM  
1 votes:

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 09:39:31 AM  
1 votes:

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."
2013-03-08 07:51:01 AM  
1 votes:
What happened to you Electronic Arts? You used to be so damned cool.

upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
upload.wikimedia.org
open-tube.com

Etc.
2013-03-07 11:51:40 PM  
1 votes:

Cubicle Jockey: Gamespot gave it a 5.0 out of 10.0, which is a pretty gutsy move of theirs against one of the biggest advertisers publishers around.


Wow, that's a -1 review to us plebes.
2013-03-07 08:05:14 PM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I enjoy the suffering of gamers and their enablers.


I can understand that, and can even find it mildly funny.

Basically with SimCity though, if you're going to play any video game and label it mildly-educational, this would be the one. I've always had an affinity for civil engineering and urban planning, so naturally I was looking forward to this. It's the one damn video game I had any desire to play in a long time. Not fun paying hard earned money for a whole lot of nothing.

This is beyond the "instantaneous gratification" whining too. I can understand them having kinks to work out. I can understand them needing to beef up their servers. From the feedback I've seen, this eclipses that by a large margin.
2013-03-07 08:00:47 PM  
1 votes:
I enjoy the suffering of gamers and their enablers.
2013-03-07 07:59:05 PM  
1 votes:
I literally haven't played a video game in like 2 years. I was aware of the trouble SimCity was going through in their initial days of launch. Despite this, I purchased the game yesterday. I didn't understand the full scope of "it just doesn't work". I couldn't even imagine it being this ridiculous. I'm not going to go on the argument of "it requires internet connection" and complain. I was fully aware of that. I DO have a stable internet connection. I DO have a computer capable of running the software.

They sell a product at 59.99 that simply doesn't work. That's a BIG problem. I'm talking class-action lawsuit type problem. Anyone here of the recent Microsoft news story where they are being fined about 732 million dollars for making Internet Explorer the default web browser, without giving you a choice in the matter? This makes that look like a cakewalk. Guess what? Anyone with 2 brain cells and 5-10 minutes to spare can download any damn browser they want, and hence, get the workaround.

There is no "work-around" for this. I purchased a product. The product doesn't work. I have no alternative methods to "work-around" the situation. For all of you that downplay this, it is sickening. I'm not a grandstander on stuff like this, honestly. I'm not some super-anti Electronic Arts person spouting off here. I'm not an avid gamer. This is about consumer protection. They are selling a non-working product. Plain and simple.

Let's estimate that 1 million units were sold at $60. That's 60 MILLION dollars of revenue for a product that doesn't deliver. They need to assume responsibility for this. In the words of the Jerky Boys "This is no way to do business my friend". Pony up with some serious servers before you release. Don't penny pinch. Don't treat your customers like THEY are the assholes. Because I promise EA this: pretty soon you won't have ANY customers.

Basically, you took 60 bucks out of my wallet, and told me to piss up a rope. I'm pissed.
2013-03-07 07:21:46 PM  
1 votes:

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


i.imgur.com
2013-03-07 06:57:33 PM  
1 votes:

The WindowLicker: This is also why I am bothered by people who claim that piracy is not theft because you are only copying.


Can we please stop with the "piracy is theft" stupidity?  Piracy is not theft, and it's never going to be theft, no matter what perspective you try to look at it from.  If it was theft, we wouldn't need separate laws for piracy, now would we?  We could just prosecute under existing grand theft laws and be done with it.

Think about it, if the MPAA & RIAA lawyers could get away with felony grand theft charges for something that they could claim has a value in the millions, they would be all over that shiat in a heartbeat.  "Yes, your honor, it cost over $300 million to make Avatar, so that's the declared value of the property stolen by studman69 when he put it on bittorrent."
2013-03-07 06:29:49 PM  
1 votes:

IronJelly: 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.

wow, really?

I've bought a few games that don't work on my laptop, which run on my desktop, but I've only bought a few that don't work at all on my desktop.  Steam has always had decent support for me, and has had someone who would help me to get it running.

besides, the issue sounds like it was with the game, not Steam which is almost entirely just a delivery platform.  Unless the crash was related to their overlay layer, you went to the wrong people.

I'm genuinely surprised at the trouble you're having, unless your "one problem means i can never use the service again grrr" attitude is something you carried over on the phone, in which case, i don't blame them for not helping you.


It was $8, it probably cost steam more then that worth of customer service drone-time to deal with him then they earned from that sale.  It wasn't even just the game, that game is a stable one (no bethesda v1 release), his system's at fault and he wants a refund or swear off the biggest PC gaming platform there is because of an $8 game he couldn't get working on his computer.  I'm sure steam is quivering over that income loss.
2013-03-07 06:07:39 PM  
1 votes:

cman: This About That: The acronym "EA", when printed on a software package, is really a new rating symbol. It means "DRM gone nuts".

What would you have them do? Not try at all? These companies have been affected by piracy and they are fighting back.

Yeah, it does suck, and yes, there will be some troubles; but you really cannot blame them for trying extreme actions.


6/10

Too much sympathy
2013-03-07 05:50:01 PM  
1 votes:

This About That: The acronym "EA", when printed on a software package, is really a new rating symbol. It means "DRM gone nuts".


What would you have them do? Not try at all? These companies have been affected by piracy and they are fighting back.

Yeah, it does suck, and yes, there will be some troubles; but you really cannot blame them for trying extreme actions.
2013-03-07 04:42:31 PM  
1 votes:
I guarantee it won't work
 
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