EA retreats, offers free Battlefield 1943 after all
PS3 gamers to get promised freebie
EA has changed its tune and pledged to give all PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3 customers a free copy of Battlefield 1943, all to avoid embarrassing legal entanglements.
The company issued a statement to say: "There have been some misunderstandings around Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield 3... to address this we are making Battlefield 1943 available free of charge to owners of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 beginning this month."
Earlier this week, a US law firm threatened to take EA to court on behalf of disgruntled gamers who accused the publisher of bait and switch tactics.
The initial promise of a free game was made at E3 earlier in the year.
In order to claim their free copy of Battlefield 1943, customers should visit EA's website from 26 November. ®
"so many console games are gimped due to xbox's lack of HDD"
God am I old.
I remember a time when no console had an HDD.
That must have been sometime during . . . last century.
Just for the record : console will ALWAYS "gimp" games, because they are a closed platform. You can give them terabytes of HDD is you wish - a year after they come out they will be outdated and start crimping again.
Because, until a pocket computer has the processing ability to display any scene in any size with any number of particles/polygones/whatchamacallits, the better platform will always be the one that can be upgraded.
And that means the PC.
xbox, holding back gaming for how many years now? so many console games are gimped due to xbox's lack of HDD on all machines etc
While I think Microsoft is guilty of many things, I think this is stretching it a wee bit far.
Still your post made our team laugh this morning :)