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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

EA gets hit with class action suit

The BC based gaming company, Electronic arts (EA), has been hit with a class action law suit over a broken promise to it customers (those using PS3's).

When EA opened up pre-orders for Battle Field 3, they promised a copy of Battle Field 1943 to their PS3 customers, along with the game. Playstation 3 uses Blu-Ray disks, which offer extra storage capacity to allow for these kind of extras for Sony console owners.

Later on, it was quietly decided to scrap the idea of including the extra game, without notifying the customers, especially those who pre-ordered and promised the extra game.
At one point EA announced it's decision with a single tweet, but not with a company press release, which it should have.

Needless to say, a class action suit was started against EA never mind all the angry basement gamers screwed out of their free game.