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Kingdoms of Amalur retail copy screwed my friend

Hey everyone. I'll first say that I am 100% against this game because of it's online pass for single player campaign. Anyways, this game has fucked my friend over. Want to know how?

He bought a copy of the game at the store, 100% brand new. Goes back to his house and puts the game in. He then finds out that he has to enter a code for the online pass, even though it is a single player game. Now this code essentially unlocks a section of the disc that is locked, and all he needs to do is download a key right. Well, this is where the fucked part comes in.


So he is basically fucked. He goes out and buys a new copy of the game, just like EA wanted him to do. He brings it home and goes to play it, because it's single player but a section of the game he paid for, AND HAS THE ONLINE PASS FOR, is now unavailable. It's not like he has to download the extra quest line, It is on the fucking disc! He just can't get the key.

This is what happens when you require a god damn online pass for a single player game.

I even took a look at the case and it makes NO MENTION of the fact that a section of the game is locked and requires a key. There is a warning that online service is required for online portions of the game.... what is the online portion of the game? The part where it says ok, here is your key...??

Where I am from, this is called False Advertising, or Bait and Switch and is illegal to do. There is nothing on the game box that says you can not play part of the single player game unless you have an internet connection. It says something about online required for online services, but it is a single player game.

While there is nothing we can do to stop online passes, they can at least fucking tell us what we are buying when we hand them a fist full of cash instead of pretending to give us what we want, only to have us find out later that this is not what we paid for. My friend went out and purchased this 100% new because he knew it was single player, it says so on the back of the case and never in his mind did he even think it was possible to require the internet to play his single player game. The game case basically lied to him to get his money, because had he known what would entail, he would have went with a different game.
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About Skid Row Trashone of us since 11:36 AM on 08.24.2011

Hi, my name is Skid Row Trash. I have been gaming and creating add-ons and mods for games since I was 11. I'm 30 now, and I still love gaming. My first gaming system was a NES, followed by a Sega Genesis. After that, I got the Sega CD. I think I am one of the few that actually enjoyed the hell out of that system. I had to replace my Sega Genesis once because of problems, and had to replace my Sega CD 3 times, and repair it once. My first computer ever was a 386 with a huge 40mb hard drive, dos, and eventually windows. Started out playing games like wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, and the list really is endless.. Civ 1..

After this I got a SNES. What a fun system. This was soon after followed by a Nintendo 64, and eventually a PS1 and Gamecube. I had to exchange my PS1 once because it broke. After that I had a PS2, and an Xbox. I loved both those systems so much. I had to replace my PS2 3 times, and my Xbox 3 times due to hardware problems.

These days, I am gaming on Xbox 360, and PC. I don't bother with PS anymore because I have large hands and their analog sticks are way too close. I find both thumbs fighting each when trying to play anything on a playstation these days and much prefer the improved analog stick setup that Xbox 360 has.

I am currently on my 6th Xbox 360, and have Kinect as well.

My first one died from disc tray problems.
My second one I had Nyko Intercooler which actually melted into my xbox 360 and the 2 seperate things became 1 single entity.
My 3rd Xbox was a red ring of death
my 4th Xbox eventually wouldn't even turn on.
my 5th xbox still sorta works, but the disk tray takes like 40 tries to open and takes more and more time each attempt. Also when the door is closed it things the door is open, and thus I can't launch any games.
my 6th Xbox 360 was to replace my last one, but at the same time I wanted to have the most recent so I got a kinect package. Also, this is the first time I have had the ability to use HDMI with my Xbox 360, because all 5 xboxes I had before they kept sending me old units with only Component video.

anyways, I am a real big time gamer and like to try all games (except for sports because well.. sports are weak).
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