Class Action lawsuit moving forward against EA over BF4?

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#1  Edited By Dreams-Visions
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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is investigating whether Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EA) and/or certain of its officers complied with the federal securities laws between July 24, 2013 and December 4, 2013. Specifically,

the investigation focuses on statements issued during that time regarding the development and sales of the Company’s Battlefield 4 video game and the game’s impact on EA’s revenue and projects moving forward.

If you purchased EA common stock between July 24, 2013 and December 4, 2013 and suffered losses on that investment, you are encouraged to contact Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC attorney Marshall P. Dees, Esq. via email at mdees@holzerlaw.com, or via toll-free telephone at (888) 508-6832 regarding your legal rights.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20131209006350/en/Investor-Alert-Holzer-Holzer-Fistel-LLC-Announces

Last year the same firm investigated THQ regarding securities violations on the uDraw game tablet, and is speculated to have contributed to their demise.

I hope it gets ugly for EA. What has gone on with BF4 on all platforms is inexcusable.

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#2 wis3boi
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people are morons

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#3 good_sk8er7
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Battlefield 3 was my go to game on Ps3, BF4 is my go to on PS4.

Saying that you hope it ends bad for them is terrible.

They had some problems which sucks, but it's still the best FPS on the market ATM.

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#4  Edited By Dreams-Visions
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@good_sk8er7 said:

Battlefield 3 was my go to game on Ps3, BF4 is my go to on PS4.

Saying that you hope it ends bad for them is terrible.

They had some problems which sucks, but it's still the best FPS on the market ATM.

Blah blah blah. You put out a broken product and take people's money in exchange and offer no easy way for refunds, you should get penalized.

"Had" doesn't even quantify what's going on. The game is still broken on consoles (PS4, One). It still errors out of large Conquest maps on a nightly basis. It still corrupts SP game saves. To this day.

If EA gets hit in the pocket books, they'll respond by not forcing developers like DICE to push out a product before it's baked. Financial penalties are the only way to correct corporate bad behavior, and if you don't see behavior in need of correction at EA, we don't have anything else to talk about.

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#5 good_sk8er7
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@Dreams-Visions said:

@good_sk8er7 said:

Battlefield 3 was my go to game on Ps3, BF4 is my go to on PS4.

Saying that you hope it ends bad for them is terrible.

They had some problems which sucks, but it's still the best FPS on the market ATM.

Blah blah blah. You put out a broken product and take people's money in exchange, you should get penalized.

"Had" doesn't even quantify what's going on. The game is still broken on consoles. It still errors out on a nightly basis. It still corrupts SP game saves. To this day.

If EA gets hit in the pocket books, they'll respond by not forcing developers like DICE to push out a product before it's baked. Financial penalties are the only way to correct corporate bad behavior, and if you don't see behavior in need of correction at EA, we don't have anything else to talk about.

I'm more worried about Dice, bioware and their other devs than EA itself.

You're right, it does look like they were pushed to release before it was ready, probably EA wanting to beat COD to the market and try to win market share. The single player game corruption has happened to me TWICE, which is more than irritating. But that hasn't stopped me from putting over 50 hours into the multiplayer since the PS4 launch.

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#6  Edited By lamprey263
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this lawsuit won't take down EA

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@good_sk8er7 said:

Battlefield 3 was my go to game on Ps3, BF4 is my go to on PS4.

Saying that you hope it ends bad for them is terrible.

They had some problems which sucks, but it's still the best FPS on the market ATM.

They released a game before it went through proper QA just to get it out before Call of Duty Ghosts.

They deserve it. Their whole Premium thing also shits on those that bought the regular game.

I have absolutely no sympathy for them whatsoever.

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@-Unreal- said:

@good_sk8er7 said:

Battlefield 3 was my go to game on Ps3, BF4 is my go to on PS4.

Saying that you hope it ends bad for them is terrible.

They had some problems which sucks, but it's still the best FPS on the market ATM.

They released a game before it went through proper QA just to get it out before Call of Duty Ghosts.

They deserve it. Their whole Premium thing also shits on those that bought the regular game.

I have absolutely no sympathy for them whatsoever.

Why? Those map packs cost money anyways.

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@lamprey263 said:

this lawsuit won't take down EA

It will be settled out of court as most EA cases.

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#10 Truth_Hurts_U
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I told people it was going to be a rush job.

Late beta, had same problems of BF3 beta. Even though BF3 had beta earlier, they still had tons of freaken bugs. Game was a mess for months.

Now the same thing happened again. Maybe next time, hype for the next BF wont be so high and people will actually wait 6 months for a working game.

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#11  Edited By lamprey263
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Wikipedia says: "Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws."

I'm curious how whatever they did say constitutes securities fraud, in so far as they attempted to deceive investors and profit on their losses. I don't think anybody in here has a clue and it'd be enlightening to know. Since nothing was ever mentioned my guess is the law firm is just fishing for a frivolous lawsuit they hope EA will settle instead wasting legal resources battling.

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#12 lundy86_4
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This'll be a minimal loss for EA. They released a damn shitty product, but these class-action suits do dick all, as they seem to be staggered for a group payout. EA will be fine, and continue to be a cock.

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@lamprey263 said:

Wikipedia says: "Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a deceptive practice in the stock or commodities markets that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of securities laws."

I'm curious how whatever they did say constitutes securities fraud, in so far as they attempted to deceive investors and profit on their losses. I don't think anybody in here has a clue and it'd be enlightening to know. Since nothing was ever mentioned my guess is the law firm is just fishing for a frivolous lawsuit they hope EA will settle instead wasting legal resources battling.

This would be interesting.

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EA will offer $20 credit to consumers that bought Premium and a free DLC pack that haven't. I bet that's what they do.

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hahaha against EA's Lawyer team? Good fucking luck to ya

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#16  Edited By RimacBugatti
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I know I want my money back!

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#17  Edited By BattleSpectre
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I'm on the phone right now, thank you for that OP.

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#18 BattleSpectre
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You've fucked with the wrong people one too many times EA.

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So much hate for EA, wonder when it'll be cool to support them? That day can't be too far. Guess I have a hard time putting EA down with BF4 considering most of my PS4 friends list plays it every night.

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#20  Edited By k2theswiss
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@wis3boi said:

people are morons

yes they are morons in buying a product and not being mad about it when the product is riddled with bugs

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#21  Edited By wis3boi
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@k2theswiss said:

@wis3boi said:

people are morons

yes they are morons in buying a product and not being mad about it when the product is riddled with bugs

yes, let's do this for every piece of software with bugs ever made, that'll show em!

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@wis3boi said:

@k2theswiss said:

@wis3boi said:

people are morons

yes they are morons in buying a product and not being mad about it when the product is riddled with bugs

yes, let's do this for every piece of software with bugs ever made, that'll show em!

There's a difference from falling through the map once in the blue moon to game crashing 4-5 times in a hour, game saves not saving, modes being disabled , stability issues

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@k2theswiss said:

@wis3boi said:

@k2theswiss said:

@wis3boi said:

people are morons

yes they are morons in buying a product and not being mad about it when the product is riddled with bugs

yes, let's do this for every piece of software with bugs ever made, that'll show em!

There's a difference from falling through the map once in the blue moon to game crashing 4-5 times in a hour, game saves not saving, modes being disabled , stability issues

and this is in a vocal minority, the same situation with many games. Law suits just make these people look like dumbasses

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@wis3boi said:

@k2theswiss said:

@wis3boi said:

@k2theswiss said:

@wis3boi said:

people are morons

yes they are morons in buying a product and not being mad about it when the product is riddled with bugs

yes, let's do this for every piece of software with bugs ever made, that'll show em!

There's a difference from falling through the map once in the blue moon to game crashing 4-5 times in a hour, game saves not saving, modes being disabled , stability issues

and this is in a vocal minority, the same situation with many games. Law suits just make these people look like dumbasses

it's so minority that EA had to come out and claim they stopped working on dlc...

These lawsuits are not always dumb.... They end up costing the company millions, Maybe they think twice next time around

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Honestly bought BF4 at launch and the online and other stuff is broken not just on PS4 I've heard XB1 also, I asked for compensation and got none paid 60 bucks of my hard earned money for a broken down game, EA and Dice need to do something about this

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#26 YeunHungLo
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@wis3boi: And you're a brain washed sheep. Keep taking 'the man' in your mouth. I have no issues with the lawsuit, EA deserves it for releasing a bad product.

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#27  Edited By uninspiredcup
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EA, Microsoft. All cunts. Sue them all.

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@xhawk27 said:

EA will offer $20 credit to consumers that bought Premium and a free DLC pack that haven't. I bet that's what they do.

EA already has the money from people that bought the game and people that bought premium. I don't see them giving much.

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