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On February 19th, 2012 in News

Scumbag EAA few days ago, EA posted something that seemed too good to be true: pre-order Mass Effect 3 on Origin by March 8 and get a free copy of Battlefield 3. Well, it turns out it was too good to be true: EA has canceled the pre-order bonus. No reason as to why the pre-order bonus has been canceled, but to make matters more interesting, just before the bonus was cancelled, EA Origin assured gamers via Twitter that the bonus was valid until March. Go figure…

This isn’t the first time EA ventures into these territories — they’ve made quite a few false promises over the past year (like the free BF1943 for PS3 owners scandal). We can’t say that we’re surprised. And let’s not forget that something similar happened when EA offered a free copy of Dead Space 2 with a Battlefield 3 pre-order last year.

At least they could make up a story and say that they ran out of the allocated free copies of Battlefield 3 instead of just canceling the pre-order bonus out of the blue.



91 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Specter
    February 19th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    EA just owes people for scamming everyone.

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    • DotAX
      February 19th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      I wish DICE would be independed so they could make the games like they want, not like EA wants

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      • Colt_Gun
        February 20th, 2012 at 3:13 am

        Fucking hell EA… Just… Fucking hell…
        Seriously!? I mean…. c’mon guys…

        What a bunch of fucking scam artists… actually no, artists are creative. EA is just scum (although somehow, still better than Activision and Bobby KoDick).

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    • Nicklas
      February 19th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Scumbag EA

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      • maxbox99
        February 19th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

        The only thing EA wants more then money, is profit.

        South-Park did talk about this
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3PGbF87hNw

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      • maxbox99
        February 19th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        This one is longer.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oPndPSo_HU&feature=related

        I think it describes EA very well.

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      • liar
        February 19th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        I don’t like EA at all. But I don’t understand people’s reactions here. So they stopped the promotion, big deal. This isn’t deceitful or anything. If they don’t fulfill the orders already made like they did with ps3 owners then that’s pretty awful. But just cancelling the promotion? Not sure how people can be upset with that unless they are bummed they didn’t react in time to take advantage of it. Though it seems to me this isn’t what pisses people off.

        Just seems mostly reactionary. People read about EA and just auto-rage. And for some reason people seem to think DICE is innocent and the big bad EA is raping them. You guys need to check your heads if you think you can so easily distinguish between DICE and EA at this point. Despiste the rampant fanboys of developers and haters of publishers, the line isn’t really always so defined.

        But then, those sorts of nuances tend to ruin people’s outlets for raging online.

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        • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
          February 19th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

          “A few days ago, EA posted something that seemed too good to be true: pre-order Mass Effect 3 on Origin by March 8 and get a free copy of Battlefield 3.”

          By March 8. That’s when it was supposed to end, not February 19. The reason why we are pissed is because EA set a date when it was supposed to end, but then they cancelled it only a few days later.

          “EA Origin assured gamers via Twitter that the bonus was valid until March. Go figureā€¦”

          EA even ASSURED us the offer was good until march. When a multi-billion dollar company sets the end date for an offer, and even assures it’s customers that it will not end until that date, just to only cancel it a few days later and give no reason what so ever…people are going to be pissed.

          Not to mention EA has been pulling things like this for a very long time now. Their “over reacting” is justified, because this is just another thing to add to the wheelbarrow of shit that EA has made for themselves.

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        • liar
          February 20th, 2012 at 2:01 am

          I understand people don’t like that they ended it early. It just seems to me people are reacting more because it’s EA than that some promotion was ended early. Promotions end early ALL THE TIME. Sure it sucks, but the kind of raging is more than just that. It’s knee jerk reactions I think.

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        • Your Friendly Neighborhood Poster
          February 20th, 2012 at 3:52 am

          @ Liar

          It’s not necessarily about EA closing this deal prematurely. It’s about EA screwing up AGAIN. They’ve been messing up so many things over the years that people are just getting completely fed up with them, which is where a lot of this hate and “over reacting” is coming from.

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    • Medic
      February 19th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      I’d forgive them if they gave us some FCKING DLC NEWS

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      • Pwnzyouexpress
        February 20th, 2012 at 3:34 am

        For fuck sakes why the fuck does anyone even play bf3 anymore it has lost all integrity as a true battlefield and on pc it is has the stupidest system to even play it you can’t play it on windows xp hell you cant even expect anything from it in the future because ea is a bunch of money whores who only give a shit about how much god damned dough they can rake in how well they can fuck their puppets into given em more dough and don’t give a rats ass about the people who are given em the bloody dough (us) so if I were you guys I would save your selves the disappointment and go bake to the tried and true battlefields or even move onto a whole new franchise.

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        • Jon
          March 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 pm

          Who the fuck are you to talk about the future when you’re using Windows XP? Sure it might be “stable” but it’s over a decade old. Why you would even expect it to be able to run anything modern is beyond me.

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    • Loading.... Please Wait
      February 20th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      This sums up everything EA wants and thinks about! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-j3xITvYQY

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  2. dorian
    February 19th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    EA is fucked up, again, great job.
    I’m shocked, how big company like EA still couldnt learn from their previous mistakes.

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    • TheLordVoldemort
      February 19th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      That’s what I was thinking.

      I hope someone sues them. Maybe it will have an impact.

      How many times must a multi-million dollar company be sued to realise what they’re doing is wrong, immoral and illegal?

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      • Other Brian
        February 19th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

        Unless they’re refusing to honor the preorder bonuses that were made while the promotion was running, there’s no basis for a lawsuit. Canceling a sale before they said they would may be a dick move, but it’s not illegal.

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    • maxbox99
      February 19th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      Guys at DICE should be ashamed to work with EA…

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    • Oh- Excuse Me?! EXCUSE ME?!
      February 19th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      Trollin’ like a boss.

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  3. rebel
    February 19th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Money, money, money…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cESgOg269e8

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  4. Griff
    February 19th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I did post a comment in the previous news article warning people the offer had suddenly stopped but it seemed to go unnoticed…

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  5. Rich
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Can you get an interview with this Lad, CEO John Riccitiello and ask him what heck is going on? This man needs to dive deep and get this company together, another fiasco…..

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  6. ecc
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Shit all over us again.

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  7. WOOT FTW
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    It seems like EA is always liying to us. Has EA ever kept a promise? I swear DICE needs to reach a company because EA just SUCKS right now.

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  8. lonestar
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    EA sucks ass. They have turned into a completely crap company. I miss the old EA.

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  9. ben
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    wow, I just played the mass effect demo, and I was planning on getting it on PC just so i could also get bf3 (i have bf3 on console, but not on PC) well, nevermind, guess ill be getting mass effect on console when it hits the bargain shelf

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  10. Q3id
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Stop putting up with this shit. If gamers truly harassed companies for getting away with stunts like this, then we’d have an industry of innovation rather than equivocation.

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  11. .GoblinKrunch.
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Wow… bullshit on top of bullshit on top of more bullshit. Where the fuck is my Comm Rose 2.0?

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    • Pwnzyouexpress
      February 20th, 2012 at 3:38 am

      What next no fucking dlc… Ever!!!!!!!

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  12. D0DGEY
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    EA should be embarrassed of themselves.

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  13. Jan
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    EA, stop this shit. I have lost all respect for ea. Get your act together!

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    • liar
      February 20th, 2012 at 2:09 am

      Wait. You had respect for EA before this?

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  14. the pope touched me
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    EA never stops amazing me.

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  15. Ten4
    February 19th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    The problem isn’t the developers like Dice it’s EA management. One ego bitching on another ego or some poor worker to get something for themselves at the expense of good team work.

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  16. archzs
    February 19th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Fuck, MOH2 is going to be f’ed up. Hopefully Danger Close doesn’t get controlled by EA

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  17. SANDMAN37
    February 19th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    not surprised one bit! this is EA for you! they should be shut down permently! sick scamming bastards ripping peeps off,pushing there origon fail beta crap,promising peeps onething recanting the next after makin moneys loring peeps in! disturbing to say the least

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  18. WarStrike23
    February 19th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    do i really need to comment about ‘DLC’ evry post?!?!?!?!?!

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  19. Dogz Bollox
    February 19th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Another SCAM by EA by luring people in with false advertising!! This needs to stop EA or your gona end up in a world of shit! Enough is enough

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    • liar
      February 19th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Where’s the false advertising? They had the promotion; then they ended it. Happens all the time and EA have already said they will honor the bonus up to a certain date.

      I hate EA, but these reactions are mindless raging. Companies end promotions, OFTEN. Welcome to Capitalism.

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      • Dogz Bollox
        February 19th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        Lol. Know what you mean, probably just a bad choice of words on my half. It only seems to be EA that say stuff to get the orders in if you know what i mean

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        • Dogz Bollox
          February 19th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

          That wasn’t me that thumbed you down lol

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        • liar
          February 20th, 2012 at 2:07 am

          No worries, I know what you mean. The thumbs down come from people who rage if they read a post that even looks like someone defending EA. Even though I’m doing no such thing.

          I can’t stand the company and I think most of what they touch turns to crap. But seriously, promotions end early soooooo often. Some of these reactions seem just sorta childish to me. EA screwing over pre-orders that didn’t get filled when BF3 first came out? Now THAT is something to get pissed about. A company cancelling a promotion? In other news, eating too much causes people to get fat and the sky is blue.

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      • Louis Davidson
        February 26th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        We’re pissed at EA because the original offer said that anyone preordering ME3 up until 3/6/12 would receive BF3 free. They cancelled it before 3/6/12 after they sucked people in to buy ME3 before the release.

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  20. John
    February 19th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    EA

    greedy, selfish and ruined Dice’s good name

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    • SANDMAN37
      February 20th, 2012 at 12:32 am

      well said! indeed they did!

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    • V3n0M
      February 20th, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Although, lately DICE have done a very good job at smudging their own name.

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      • SANDMAN37
        February 20th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        yea they have! following there contracters ea lol

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      • Bloody Ghillie
        February 20th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

        Exactly, who thought it was a good idea to wait until the middle of Feb to tells someone posted the wrong dates? I’m still guessing that could be a lie and perhaps they found even more troubles with BF3 and extended the date *sigh*

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  21. BfFan
    February 19th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Hopefully EA won’t be working on MOH2

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  22. Sparenade
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Just uninstalled BF3 today. What a freaking let down. If you’re going to promise us things you know you can’t accomplish don’t tell us bullcrap from the start you god damn idiots.

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    • FUBAR
      February 20th, 2012 at 3:19 am

      I know is screwing us over, but that’s no reason to uninstall Battlefield 3. I think it’s still a pretty good game. Just think of it as supporting DICE, not EA.

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    • FUBAR
      February 20th, 2012 at 3:19 am

      I know is screwing us over, but that’s no reason to uninstall Battlefield 3. I think it’s still a pretty good game. Just think of it as supporting DICE, not EA.

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    • Bloody Ghillie
      February 20th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      The only thing that actually makes me forget about all this horse shit is just getting some friends and doing Javelin Squads in BF3. No reason to delete it, its still a good game better than that other FPS that somehow gets more attention every year.

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  23. Dogz Bollox
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
  24. kod
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    EA coming up with new ways to troll us

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  25. Kevin Blueberry
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Well FUUUUUUCK you EA.

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