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Crysis 3 Crisis Averted

The Terms of Service for the new Crysis 3 open beta includes language about banning players for not reporting bugs, recalling the recently quelled controversy over the SimCity beta ToS threating a mab from all EA games for failure to report bugs. This new End-User License Agreement issue apparently has the same resolution as the previous one, as games.on.net notes a tweet explaining: "We did - it was baked into the Beta before we realized it had the 'Bug Ban' clause. We aren't enforcing that." They also link a follow-up tweet saying: "We'll be releasing a blog post about that soon, but for now rest assured we aren't banning players for finding bugs." So we now know why EULAs and ToSes are so lengthy: Even the people making the games can't be bothered to read the crap they let their lawyers stuff into them.

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29. Re: Crysis 3 Crisis Averted Jan 30, 2013, 14:59 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:54:
I don't get what banning people on the forum has to do with banning people for not reporting bugs.

Because you're saying "oh, don't worry, it's just lawyers being lawyers. They'd never do something like that," when in fact they HAVE already abused their bullshit ToS.

Heck, the forum banning wasn't even a ToS thing. EA was very clear that this was an intended thing.

I updated my post after you replied. Their customer service people specifically say "as in our statutes per the Terms of Service."

EA tried to pretend it was a bug. Unless it was also a bug that the exact occurence happened to be mentioned in their ToS, I'd say that it's pretty easy to see through the bullshit, and realize that, yes, they actually DID indeed intend for people to lose access to all their games for completely bullshit arbitrary reasons.

Now they've come up with another ToS that threatens the same thing. And voila, queue the horde who says "Oh, that's just broad language. They'll NEVER do something like that!"

I can't wait for one of EA's defenders to get banned for something retarded and lose access to all their shit. The screams of anguish will be like an angelic choir licking my earlobes.

Creston
 
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