Results 1 to 7 of 7

EA Wins Australia's 2013 Shonky choice awards for "unfair play"

This is a discussion on EA Wins Australia's 2013 Shonky choice awards for "unfair play" within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; The Shonky Award 2013 - EA GAMES - CHOICE The Shonky Award for unfair play goes to EA GAMES Earlier ...

  1. #1
    INTJ
    Ps360's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,268
    Reputation
    310

    EA Wins Australia's 2013 Shonky choice awards for "unfair play"



    The Shonky Award 2013 - EA GAMES - CHOICE

    The Shonky Award for unfair play goes to EA GAMES


    Earlier this year, when EA (Electronic Arts) released the latest version of its highly popular SimCity computer game around the world, the game was plagued with server issues that made it almost unplayable, sending unhappy gamers to their phones for tech support.

    Australian gamers, however, were even more unhappy when they discovered that the telephone support line was a 1900 number attracting a $2.48 per minute fee. That’s right – after forking out up to $100 for the game, you’re then expected to cough up for after-sales support that’s normally free – as it should be. And this shonkosity is even worse when you consider it’s their fault you’re ringing in the first place!

    Yet our US counterparts pay nothing – a fact exploited by canny Aussie gamers who use Skype to ring the US helpline for free. This is just another example of the big fat Australia tax we pay on many things IT-related, including hardware, software and electronic downloads.


    EA is going global with anti-consumerism.


    Two years running in the US, now reaching to australia

  2. #2
    The only sane person here
    KingLazy's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,222
    Reputation
    25

    And yet EA doesn't know what it's doing wrong to win these awards.

  3. #3
    Lvl 9 - Gold
    Waystedyou's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,258
    Reputation
    27

    2.50 a minute for a call to places like that is pretty standard over here, price gouging galore.



  4. #4
    Local Drunk
    Feral's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    5,999
    Reputation
    603

    Meh, that's just typical here regardless of the company but still it's pretty shit.


    Awesomely awesome sig by Beam & social group bar by DaRe
    The Local Drunk's Experience With Trophies

  5. #5
    Crocodile Hunter
    Ac3stralian's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Straya ****!
    Posts
    2,057
    Reputation
    178

    Well if you buy a shit game like the sims then you deserve to be charged $2.48 a minute

    Sig by Apokolypz



  6. #6
    Lvl 7 - Gold
    STRANGEgenius's Avatar


    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    STRAYA ****
    Posts
    777
    Reputation
    17

    Quote Originally Posted by Ac3stralian View Post
    Well if you buy a shit game like the sims then you deserve to be charged $2.48 a minute
    Nail in the head.

    This is typical Straya though.


    Latest : #112 / RAYMAN: Origins [VITA]

  7. #7
    INTJ
    Ps360's Avatar


    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12,268
    Reputation
    310

    Quote Originally Posted by Ac3stralian View Post
    Well if you buy a shit game like the sims then you deserve to be charged $2.48 a minute
    don't be messin with my nightmare simulator


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.10
Copyright © 2018 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO