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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 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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39. Re: Crysis 3 Crisis Averted Jan 30, 2013, 15:48 RollinThundr
Verno wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 15:41:
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 15:31:
Bunch of anti-Valve rhetoric

Now we get the truth here, you don't care about EA, you just think people are too kind to Valve. I don't really care much one way or the other about Valve and I don't think you're some special snowflake who views the industry different than the rest of us. Valve just screws the consumer less and is in the news less for it. They have built up good will by creating value and being very consumer friendly in their decisions, there is no magical component to this. They don't exactly take victory laps of their steam sales either, Valve is generally very uncommunicative compared to other companies.

People will swing the other way on Valve when they start getting into the kinds of shit EA is. For example I saw plenty of criticism when they added the no class action revision to their EULA. So relax, Valve will gets it comeuppance if it deserves it.

By the way, of course everyone wants to make money, its all about HOW they do it that matters to people.

Not really, I don't care either way, having no personal stake in either company, though I have to admit I've enjoyed far more titles out of EA than I have Valve over the years. I was using Valve as an example since they as a company tend to be put up on a pedestal.
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