Scumbag EA (Titanfall Beta)

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#1 Edited by MBirdy88 (6245 posts) -

Just go and email for the titanfall beta, but despite selecting PC version on both my accounts they sent me an XBOX LIVE beta key...

One of my friends also had the problem.... any idea who to contact to sort this nonsense out?

#2 Posted by spike6958 (4491 posts) -

Yeah, they've acknowledged this and said it's a mistake and they are currently in the process of sending out replacement PC codes for those affected. They are also allowing you to keep the X1 code, to give to a friend, but you'd be better off selling it on eBay, there selling for close to the full price of the game.

#3 Posted by TwistedShade (2981 posts) -

Yeah, they've acknowledged this and said it's a mistake and they are currently in the process of sending out replacement PC codes for those affected. They are also allowing you to keep the X1 code, to give to a friend, but you'd be better off selling it on eBay, there selling for close to the full price of the game.

I wouldn't recommend that, it's against Ebay's policy to sell digital items even if you are shipping a little card with the code on it as well, it would be super easy for someone to scam you, and eBay may even take the auctions down and mark your account.

#4 Posted by spike6958 (4491 posts) -

@spike6958 said:

Yeah, they've acknowledged this and said it's a mistake and they are currently in the process of sending out replacement PC codes for those affected. They are also allowing you to keep the X1 code, to give to a friend, but you'd be better off selling it on eBay, there selling for close to the full price of the game.

I wouldn't recommend that, it's against Ebay's policy to sell digital items even if you are shipping a little card with the code on it as well, it would be super easy for someone to scam you, and eBay may even take the auctions down and mark your account.

Well people are doing it and, stupidly, they are selling. Also, I've never seen eBay remove digital auctions, i've seen plenty of people selling their pre-order bonuses on there without a problem.

#5 Edited by MBirdy88 (6245 posts) -

Yup, the entire EA help site has messages plastered everywhere I should of seen. sent them an email, apparently they will send a new PC key out in 2 hours. buuut they require the XBOX key you was given... so dont go trying to sell it :P

#6 Posted by with_teeth26 (5843 posts) -

its a ploy to get more people buying XBones, EA gets a cut of every sale for the next few days

#7 Posted by Morphic (4311 posts) -

its pretty widespread from what ive been reading. it happened to me too.

#8 Posted by JangoWuzHere (15621 posts) -

@spike6958 said:

Yeah, they've acknowledged this and said it's a mistake and they are currently in the process of sending out replacement PC codes for those affected. They are also allowing you to keep the X1 code, to give to a friend, but you'd be better off selling it on eBay, there selling for close to the full price of the game.

I wouldn't recommend that, it's against Ebay's policy to sell digital items even if you are shipping a little card with the code on it as well,

That can't be true. I've bought digital items from Ebay before. A lot of sellers sell keys to all sorts of games.

#9 Posted by TwistedShade (2981 posts) -

@TwistedShade said:

@spike6958 said:

Yeah, they've acknowledged this and said it's a mistake and they are currently in the process of sending out replacement PC codes for those affected. They are also allowing you to keep the X1 code, to give to a friend, but you'd be better off selling it on eBay, there selling for close to the full price of the game.

I wouldn't recommend that, it's against Ebay's policy to sell digital items even if you are shipping a little card with the code on it as well,

That can't be true. I've bought digital items from Ebay before. A lot of sellers sell keys to all sorts of games.

It's still against eBay's policy even if they don't take them down, if the buyer decides to screw you there will be nothing you can do because eBay will just state they don't allow digital goods to be sold, and side with the buyer.

#10 Posted by RevanBITW (506 posts) -

HOW DARE THEY MAKE A MISTAKE, THEY OWE TO LET ME PLAY THEIR GAME FOR FREE

#11 Edited by quikdash6 (378 posts) -

They sent me a code for each on my one email account. I'll probably just offer up the XB1 on Facebook and if no-one bites I'll give it out on here or something.

#12 Posted by FelipeInside (24614 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

Yup, the entire EA help site has messages plastered everywhere I should of seen. sent them an email, apparently they will send a new PC key out in 2 hours. buuut they require the XBOX key you was given... so dont go trying to sell it :P

So they made a mistake, acknowledged that mistake and will fix it but they automatically are scumbags straight away? Tough.

#13 Edited by MBirdy88 (6245 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@MBirdy88 said:

Yup, the entire EA help site has messages plastered everywhere I should of seen. sent them an email, apparently they will send a new PC key out in 2 hours. buuut they require the XBOX key you was given... so dont go trying to sell it :P

So they made a mistake, acknowledged that mistake and will fix it but they automatically are scumbags straight away? Tough.

I did post this before thatwas made aware though.

now they are scumbags because of a bug makes the game unplayable (cant join servers) ... there is always something Felipe... always something ;)

PS if you didn't know "Scumbag [ISNERT NAME HERE]" is just an internet meme over exaggerating some bad action ;)

#14 Edited by JangoWuzHere (15621 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@MBirdy88 said:

Yup, the entire EA help site has messages plastered everywhere I should of seen. sent them an email, apparently they will send a new PC key out in 2 hours. buuut they require the XBOX key you was given... so dont go trying to sell it :P

So they made a mistake, acknowledged that mistake and will fix it but they automatically are scumbags straight away? Tough.

I did post this before thatwas made aware though.

now they are scumbags because of a bug makes the game unplayable (cant join servers) ... there is always something Felipe... always something ;)

PS if you didn't know "Scumbag [ISNERT NAME HERE]" is just an internet meme over exaggerating some bad action ;)

That's not even EA's fault thoe. The game is running on Microsoft's Azure servers both PC and Xbox. This is actually more reason why Microsoft are scumbags. The cloud can't even handle a beta for an AAA game.

#15 Edited by MBirdy88 (6245 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@MBirdy88 said:

Yup, the entire EA help site has messages plastered everywhere I should of seen. sent them an email, apparently they will send a new PC key out in 2 hours. buuut they require the XBOX key you was given... so dont go trying to sell it :P

So they made a mistake, acknowledged that mistake and will fix it but they automatically are scumbags straight away? Tough.

I did post this before thatwas made aware though.

now they are scumbags because of a bug makes the game unplayable (cant join servers) ... there is always something Felipe... always something ;)

PS if you didn't know "Scumbag [ISNERT NAME HERE]" is just an internet meme over exaggerating some bad action ;)

That's not even EA's fault thoe. The game is running on Microsoft's Azure servers both PC and Xbox. This is actually more reason why Microsoft are scumbags. The cloud can't even handle a beta for an AAA game.

yup I am aware.... its a beta and this happens in most big games now, not surprised. I don't blame companies for not having perfect launches, from a business standpoint, paying for the extra resources required just so a million angry nerds can play in the first 5 minutes is not worth the effort... and I agree with that stance.

especially considering this is a free beta.

#16 Posted by cyloninside (226 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

Just go and email for the titanfall beta, but despite selecting PC version on both my accounts they sent me an XBOX LIVE beta key...

One of my friends also had the problem.... any idea who to contact to sort this nonsense out?

oh jesus... bitch more. some of us signed up on day one, with 3 accounts, and still havent gotten an email.

#17 Edited by Elann2008 (32952 posts) -

@JangoWuzHere said:

@TwistedShade said:

@spike6958 said:

Yeah, they've acknowledged this and said it's a mistake and they are currently in the process of sending out replacement PC codes for those affected. They are also allowing you to keep the X1 code, to give to a friend, but you'd be better off selling it on eBay, there selling for close to the full price of the game.

I wouldn't recommend that, it's against Ebay's policy to sell digital items even if you are shipping a little card with the code on it as well,

That can't be true. I've bought digital items from Ebay before. A lot of sellers sell keys to all sorts of games.

It's still against eBay's policy even if they don't take them down, if the buyer decides to screw you there will be nothing you can do because eBay will just state they don't allow digital goods to be sold, and side with the buyer.

Ebay knows about digital goods being sold in their marketplace. It isn't stopping them from taking action like they did with MMO game accounts. As long as they get a cut they're happy and they're even willing to break their own rules for the sake of profiteering.