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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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42. Re: Crysis 3 Crisis Averted Jan 30, 2013, 16:55 Beamer
 
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.

They were pretty upfront that they were going to abuse that, though. It wasn't something they snuck in, it was something they announced as intentional.
Then backed away from, went back to, backed away from, went back to, and makes you wonder if anyone at EA has a clue what anyone else over there is doing.

Plus, I'm saying don't freak out and not play a game. But I am saying give them hell for it and make a stink and make them change it.

EA tried to pretend it was a bug.
If I remember, they announced it as policy, then said it was a mistake, then did it, then said it was a bug and it wasn't policy any longer, then did it again... but they still announced it as policy first. It wasn't something sneaky - they told everyone they'd do it. It's what they did after that was sneaky.

I don't think I'm defending EA here. At all. I can't even name the last EA game I played. Looking at Wikipedia it was Crysis 1 and Bulletstorm - I played Mass Effect, Dragon's Age and Dead Space, but for 3 hours, 10 minutes, and 1 hour respectively. Definitely not a huge EA fan.
 
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