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# 41
03-08-2013, 07:51 PM
yeah, DA:O was great, loved the story and character development. If a 3rd ever does make it, I hope they go back to the formula that worked. Sim City was just so much fun, loved saving the game the just going to town, demolishing the city with a flurry of disasters.
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# 42
03-08-2013, 08:35 PM
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Yarr...
Yo ho, yo ho!

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Exactly! Who would want to play SimCity without unleashing cosmic smitings?
Not EA apparently.
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# 43
03-08-2013, 08:52 PM
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Ah... those were the days. Instead of worrying about having a constantly connected internet and patching all the bugs out of the game, you installed the game disc by disc... and read the giant sized instruction manual for it.
I remember playing a game called midwinter the manual was actualy a short novel. On 5 1/4 inch floppys no less.

If you never played it think far cry...in 32 bit......

They just don't make them like they used too.....
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# 44
03-11-2013, 08:44 AM
I miss the old boxed sets with the feelies. A nice thick spiral-bound manual. Fallout's had post-apocalyptic recipes and everything. Starship Titanic had actual tickets and the in-flight magazine. It all made it worth buying your own copy.

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# 45
03-11-2013, 02:34 PM
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Threatening to ban your origin account for asking for a refund?
Thats blatantly illegal. Consumer protection laws guarantee a customers right to get what they paid for. If people are asking for a refund for a legitimate reason they can't be banned or threatened in any way. If they are unable to use a product they paid for because of the actions of the company (say...like being unable to login to play it because EA has no idea how to properly provide for all the connections) then they have every right to a refund. Threatening customers is the kind of thing companies get sued for

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In those days - 250 MB drives were MASSIVE - the average drive size in those days was 20 MB to 40 MB - and a partition was limited to 30 MB. (I know as I used to build them in those days.)
a quote from a former meridian 59 developer in 1994:

'we spent the better part of our life savings on two top of the line machines: pentium 66's with 64mb of memory and 500mb harddrives...'

it was good back then

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I miss the old boxed sets with the feelies. A nice thick spiral-bound manual. Fallout's had post-apocalyptic recipes and everything.
indeed. i've still got mine. the ones for baldurs gate 1 and 2 were really well done. someone put some serious effort into those. especially the first one
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# 46
03-18-2013, 04:12 PM
HhahahahhhahahhhHHAHAHAHAhhhh!!!

The EA CEO got axed for the horrible Sim City launch. Mwhahaahah!!
I miss my _.
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# 47
03-18-2013, 04:19 PM
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HhahahahhhahahhhHHAHAHAHAhhhh!!!

The EA CEO got axed for the horrible Sim City launch. Mwhahaahah!!
AhHAhahahahah! Someone certainly didn't think their cunning plan all the way through.
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# 48
03-18-2013, 04:22 PM
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HhahahahhhahahhhHHAHAHAHAhhhh!!!

The EA CEO got axed for the horrible Sim City launch. Mwhahaahah!!
That may have just been the straw that broke the camel's back as it were. I have a feeling the continuing SWToR debacle probably started the ball rolling and this latest mess just sealed the deal as it were.
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# 49
03-18-2013, 04:42 PM
He resigned because EA did not meet the profits they wanted, and he felt accountable.....not about the customer and how unhappy they are and how they got screwed by EA...about the money.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielny...own-as-ea-ceo/

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...esigns-UPDATED

Pretty sure his payout will help him sleep at night.

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