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EA facing class-action lawsuit over Battlefield 4

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EA released a buggy game and mislead public, while execs sold millions worth of shares right before BF4's release.

EA sued over Battlefield 4The problems just keep piling up for EA regarding Battlefield 4. First its share price took a massive hit when they delayed other DICE games in order to fix Battlefield 4, and now EA is facing a class-action lawsuit over the game.

The legal team from Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd will file a class-action lawsuit against EA, alleging a breach of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The lawyers claim EA misled the public and investors over the condition of Battlefield 4.



To make matters more interesting — and probably in the lawyers’ favor — it was revealed that several EA executives sold almost $5 million worth of shares just before Battlefield 4 launched. This certainly doesn’t help EA’s case.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd allege that EA deliberately misled the public which led to a rise in EA’s stock, which reached a high of $28, where EA executives sold some of their shares. EA’s stock is now down to $23.

The lawyers are now looking for people who purchased EA stock in the last quarter, to join the class action lawsuit and get compensated for EA’s alleged misleading statements.

All this legal mumbo jumo doesn’t mean a lot to Battlefield 4 gamers. All we want is a working game. And maybe an apology from DICE and EA. A free DLC wouldn’t hurt, either.

82 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Phil
    December 19th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    A free DLC would be a real kick in the pants for anyone who bought premium. I wonder what EA would do to balance that one out? Probably some more cruddy battlebacks to premium players (and likely not have them bother buying premium next time around).

    • Individual
      December 19th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Nah, they’ll give you a free pistol scope so you can enjoy the game more.

      • bobthebuilder666
        December 20th, 2013 at 12:23 am

        M1911 scope took my battlefield experience to whole new level! It made me completely forget that I used 50 € for bag of shit.

    • Arithon
      December 20th, 2013 at 12:52 am

      Refund for all Premium purchasers and then Premium free for all.

      Put their money where their apology should have been.

      • Stephen
        February 4th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        I completely agree. That would make up for this disappointment.

      • I Agree
        March 15th, 2014 at 1:45 am

        That’s a perfect idea…

  2. Marco
    December 19th, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    hahaha, take it EA. They so deserve this!

  3. Chance
    December 19th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    ARE YOU SERIOUS? Are we just trying to end Battlefield as a whole? This is ridiculous.

    • quads
      December 20th, 2013 at 1:27 am

      Quite a few will tell you that Battlefield in reality died after BF2 (when dice took over).

      • Haggus
        December 27th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        Dice took over? Either your stupid or just an idiot the whole series is made by dice.

        • Mike the Law
          January 14th, 2014 at 3:01 am

          Ea have always made Battlefield from the start since Battlefield 1942, Loved that game and still the best in series. Dice built the current engine Frostbite 3 with the scenery destruction, which hardly seems any different than frostbite 1 or 2. With the money going through these Video Game companies i expect a lot lot more than this half a** crap.

    • steve
      December 20th, 2013 at 9:10 am

      If you opened your eyes you can see EA is ending it itself quite nicely.

  4. Relentless
    December 19th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    You guys are absolutely pathetic. You guys cry so much about a great game that has bugs. If you don’t like the bugs then DON’T PLAY THE GAME! Stop being little cry babies about it. DICE has stopped all development just for you guys and you can’t even appreciate that. You just keep hammering them telling them how bad it is. Like I said, THEN STOP PLAYING IT! BF4 is not the only game on Earth. There are games that are much buggier than BF4 and they dont get fixed. So either appreciate the fact that DICE is trying to fix the game just for you and be patient, or stop whining and go play something else. BF4 fans will play the game regardless of the bugs.

    • Chance
      December 19th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      THANK YOU.

    • MrBloodmuffins
      December 19th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      I would appreciate it when I pay $60 for a game and actually get $60 of value as opposed to the $10-$15 of value that the buggy mess of a game was at release.

      • kro
        December 20th, 2013 at 6:45 am

        For information, stop buying PC games at 60$ ; prices are crazy (videogame industry worth more than cinema and music together) and most of the $$$ goes to the editer, not the studio. You can find legal sites offering you keys for half of the price. You can also use proxy and pay legally on Origin from a different country.
        From my point of view, billions are made on the BF series. That’s not the cost of a game, it is not as expensive as a movie. That’s why I pay half the price. 30 or 35$ is a correct price. Plus I don’t feel raped when the game comes out with many bugs.

      • steve
        December 20th, 2013 at 9:11 am

        You should of gotten the game on blackfriday, it was $20 on Origin :p

      • OhYeahz
        December 20th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

        Link your profile. I’ll bet you have enough played time to make the game worth a few cents per hour of enjoyment you got out of it.

      • JayK
        March 14th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        If the goddamn servers would let me play

    • A Guest
      December 19th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      How old are you? Maybe you don’t remember the old mediums in which games were released on back in the 1990’s and earlier when there was no internet connect to release constant updates and patches. EA is abusing the fact that they can now take advantage of this, ship a game broke and fix it later. This absolutely unacceptable. How many patches did GoldenEye get on N64? A game deserves to go through the final stage of the software development cycle (TEST) as much as any other piece of software. Except EA wants their money, and they want it now so they cut testing to a minimum and the game goes gold status regardless. We deserve a game that has gone through rigorous testing before it’s on store shelves. I really can’t believe so many find this acceptable reading comments like this. Their Facebook page is flooded by people that think this is the best game in history.

      • Leandro
        December 19th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        Wow. I Couldnt agree more with this guy.

      • KW_Driver
        December 21st, 2013 at 12:36 am

        Amen.. someone else who’s old enough to remember the days when software developers didn’t have the luxury of the internet to fix their mistakes…

        as for the Facebook page, it doesn’t have negative comments because they delete and ban people who post them… all of the major game pages do that, which is why I never bother with their facebook pages.. it’s all propaganda.. if you want an honest cross section of opinions, then look at the industry media (and not just one or two individual sites), not sites that cater exclusively to the developers themselves..

        and finally, as to the Lawsuit, I wish them luck, but doubt it will actually go anywhere.. an SEC violation would be investigated by the SEC themselves, and unless something comes out that the SEC is opening an investigation, then all of this will be just a lot of typical legal hot air from a bunch of high end ambulance chasers hoping for a big settlement..

      • hooyoou
        December 28th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

        totally agree

      • Mike the Law
        January 14th, 2014 at 3:05 am

        GoldenEye mention. +1 for you sir!! All the graphics upgrades in the world could never beat the classic and epic GoldenEye. Oldschool!

      • Wicked
        March 11th, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        I don’t understand how you think this is possible, most fans complain and complain about how long it takes to produce a new game, so you expect the developers to create a game, test it to make sure there are “NO BUGS” in the game, and release it with what could be more than a few months later? There is no way to find out all of the bugs in the game!!! Why you don’t realize that, I don’t know. Point is, a game like that would take YEARS to create, and possibly too much money for them to finish, that could be a reason in which the game is released sooner, to make up for money to patch more? Think more before you reply please.

    • Foofy69
      December 19th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      No, what I am mad about (and probably most people) is that we spent for the least of 60$ for this game, most of us not knowing how buggy it is. The thing is that we SHOULDN’T **HAVE TO** wait for a lot of these bugs to be fixed. That’s what gets a lot of people mad. (Or at least me). I do appreciate that they are stopping everything else just for us. So your expectations are pretty damn high if you think that we don’t have the right to complain. Key thing in this *shouldn’t HAVE TO*. So might as well play a game no matter how shitty it is if I spent 60$ on it.

    • Were you born yesterday or are you simply tone deaf?
      December 19th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      You idiot, the point is that EA released a game that was still in development, knew full well of the problems before-hand and kept on producing patches that made certain aspects of the game even worse.

      The fact of the matter is, that the majority of the Battlefield community had high hopes for this game and DICE and EA’s laziness and greed dashed those hopes.

      Simply disregarding the obvious flaws of this game, allows them to get away with their behavior and sets a precedent for the future.

      • Relentless
        December 19th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Obviously you are all proving my point LMAO, you are all still crying about it. GO PLAY SOMETHING ELSE! nobody wants to hear you guys whine about a buggy game. If you’re THAT MAD about it, then why are you still playing it. Go take your baby bottles and cry yourselves to sleep about BF4. If i was an employee at DICE and reading all of your complaints, i would say “Deal with the problems in BF4 if you’re not going to appreciate that we are pretty much shutting down development for everything just to fix BF4 for you guys”. I am just saying, stop complaining about it and thank DICE that they are devoting all of their time on us to make us happy. I will say it again, by calling me an idiot and telling me im tone deaf and everything else, YOU GUYS ARE SIMPLY PROVING MY POINT. Yes its 60$, plus a probable 50$ for premium, but you are also acting as if it was your life savings. Just tone it down and enjoy it

        • meedeegee
          December 21st, 2013 at 11:47 am

          The point is, which you apparently cannot comprehend, is that game developers or publishers should NOT release games that are NOT finished and fully functional.

          Products sold to consumers are supposed to be fully functional and include an implied merchantability.

          What if the latest CD you bought wasn’t finished.
          What if it only had one song on it because the band never finished the rest since the distributor wanted it released before it was done.
          Or if it played only the first two songs and then always crashed your player.
          Would you be saying “I’ll go listen to something else while I wait for them to finish the rest of the songs, even though I already PAID for the entire album.”

          What of console or computer manufacturers did the same thing?
          “Golly gee, all of the XBWon and PS99 consoles don’t work out of the box?”.
          “No problem. We’ll send you out a bug fix IN A FEW MONTHS (if we feel like it).”

          What if auto manufacturers did the same thing?
          “Golly gee, your car stopped running and then started on fire in the middle of the road?”.
          “No problem. We’ll send you out a bug fix IN A FEW MONTHS (if we feel like it).”

          What do you think the result of this will do to the BF franchise?
          Neither myself or any of my friends bought BF4 and never will because of this.

        • ElementalDragon
          February 10th, 2014 at 12:09 am

          It’s not even a matter of the money. They don’t even seem to be doing their best to get fixes out in a timely manner. We’ve paid for a game that we were led to believe was completed (since… you know… the “Beta” ended, and the game was released), yet has proven to be nothing more than a game full of issue after issue. And it’s not even the quantity. Several little bugs… that’s understandable. But paying for a game that THEY deemed “releasable”, when it would crash out of nowhere FREQUENTLY…. frequently be UNABLE to even connect to a server…. frequently end up stuck at the loading screen while being able to hear the game playing as normal in the background…. loss of sound either for an entire round or until you quit the game…… and that’s only since i bought the game in late December…. 2 MONTHS after its release.

          You’re seriously going to defend this? When BF3 was released, i bought it. Not even a month later, I “returned” the game through Origin. Told them the issues i had with the game that made it feel like a waste of time to play. Tactical flashlights that could blind you (with a white patch taking up damn near the entire screen) from 100 yards away…. in broad daylight… being the main issue. Can’t remember the other bits i pointed out. Bought it again a few months before BF4 came out…. and it seemed quite a bit better.

          I’m still playing BF4… but only because i paid for it, and didn’t feel like going through that hassle again. Had this been something i had acquired for free… i probably wouldn’t be playing it nearly as much, if at all.

    • Arithon
      December 20th, 2013 at 12:54 am

      People have the right to complain when charged full price for game which is in BETA stage by most measures and rushed to market to enable insider share trading.

    • Anonymous
      December 20th, 2013 at 3:20 am

      Yes!

    • JustMe
      December 20th, 2013 at 6:54 am

      No actually I think you are pathetic if you think for one minute that this game is worth what we payed for it!! Its a**holes like you that support companies like EA that enjoy releasing games that arent ready to be released. Every damn time they come out with a patch to fix one thing…something else gets broken to make the game that much worse! Lets take the last patch for example.. They were suppose to fix the “so called netcode”…yeah right…still exsists…but now a new bug has risen….now when u get revived..ur stuck with except revive across your screen, then you lose all of your teammates markers/names over there heads at the same time and then left wondering if the player ur looking at is an enemy or your teammate. Its BS like that is what WE ALL are tired of.. This class action lawsuit is what EA/DICE deserve and I hope they lose their butts off in court over this sh*tty game!! PERIOD!!

    • Dark Saint
      December 20th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      BF4 fans show that their ignorance is balanced by their wallets. You have to be able to enjoy a game with MINIMAL bugs. This game has well over the minimal allotment of bugs.
      Not to mention, this isn’t the only crappy release they have done. Their coding has gotten worse.
      Every incarnation of BF since BF2 has had major issues.
      This game should have been 20 bucks for it’s value as it seems like it was released by an idie company.
      When you know not what you speak of, you should chew on a socom.

    • Alec
      December 21st, 2013 at 6:14 am

      This whole thing is about EA not dice, not sure if you can get that through your thick head. I can only hope at least your fat mama loves you.

    • The Meat King
      December 23rd, 2013 at 7:55 am

      Maybe you like getting screwed and rolling over like a dog and licking EA’s toes but they said they were selling a game and we paid 60.00 for a game but instead we got a broken game. This is EA’s common practice. Let me ask you if you bought a vehicle and it was a lemon and you kept having to take it back for repairs wouldnt you be pissed and demand they resolve the situation. And to make matters worse their execs sold there stocks right before release, they knew it was broke and they released it anyway. So maybe you like being screwed but we dont.

    • owen
      January 3rd, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      problem is that once you have paid 50 or 55 pounds for a game its a little late to just stop playing it. It should never have been released and warrants the abuse in my opinion.

    • Just want to play
      January 30th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      After the Jan 30 update on PS3, the game will not even boot. I have reinstalled from PSN and again after update the game will not boot. I can’t even play it offline.

    • wraak
      February 6th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      dont play the game you say? i would very much like to do that. but i paid $120 for “premium” (which is not that premium considering you dont get .44 3x scope), and asked for a refund and EA told me i should just f@#$ off, cuz i am not DA status, wtf that means.

      • ElementalDragon
        February 9th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

        Actually, the 3x scope for the .44 magnum was supposed to be distributed in a “Veteran Battlepack” to people who have played the previous games (or at least BF3) on Origin, not for people who bought Premium. Unfortunately, as it has been expected, something went awry with that, and they disabled the distribution of them until they get things sorted out. Can Google it.

    • You know it's true
      March 2nd, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      I wouldn’t be complaining about the bugs but the game had been out for almost 5 months. It’s too late to just deal with it. Bf4 is crap and who ever doesn’t understand that doesn’t know anything about a video game

  5. Dan
    December 19th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    EA is just as corrupt as all the big banks, Big Pharma, and the criminals in government. I’d like to see EA collapse and another publisher pick up DICE.

  6. ml
    December 19th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I think ea does deserve this shitstorm, but battlefield does not. EA needs to be corrected one way or the other so they indeed grow some much needed respect for the consumers. I think and hope they now understand how they have crossed a line. Get your shit together EA. I know the industry is about billions of dollars, shares, competition and marketing, but in the end it is still about the enduser, the gamers.

    All in all it angers me that battlefield is being dragged down with EA. I bought it in the first week and loved it. Yes the game crashed, yes the server crashed, yes there were other bugs and glitches, but still it is a great game and, for me, almost without errors at this time. So I hope all the whiners go to some whineforum somewhere on the outskirts of the internet while I fire up another round of virtual warfare and have fun for the next few years.

    It would suit this website to actually focus more on gamenews (like china rising being released for everyone and how awesome the maps are) instead of all the flaming. It is getting old, fast.

    • Jared K.
      January 5th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      China Rising eh? Well the game is so messed up that tens of thousands of players can’t even play a single new map from the DLC that I paid $50 MORE dollars to have access to. If spending money for no gain is your forte than I suggest you Paypal me some money buddy :) have a nice day.

  7. Torchwood-5
    December 19th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    EA EA EA EA EA all we hear about is EA. Where’s the kid in the bak of the classroom, where’s DICE in all this, where’s there say about BF4’s condition?

    • steve
      December 20th, 2013 at 9:12 am

      They said what they needed to say “we are only working on bf4 until it’s ‘fixed'” and now they are busy working

  8. Jose
    December 19th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    “You guys are absolutely pathetic. You guys cry so much about a great game that has bugs. If you don’t like the bugs then DON’T PLAY THE GAME! Stop being little cry babies about it.”
    Well i guess Mummy and Daddy bought this for you didn’t they! Now you seem to think we care about your opinion. Guess what??? We don’t!
    There is a age related restriction on the game.. You sonshine just proved to the world how mature you are… well done!

    • Anonymous
      December 20th, 2013 at 3:23 am

      Well that seems like a pretty mature quote really.

    • Mike the Law
      January 14th, 2014 at 3:15 am

      You might want to change some words in that argument so it is correct. Change all the words “We” to “I” and you’re all good.

  9. bathman_007
    December 19th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    ahh first world problems

  10. BL
    December 19th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Ive pretty much stopped playing it lately anyway, too many lame snipers spawn raping. The game is fun when you can’t even get one shot off within 2 seconds of spawing over and over. No thanks.

  11. BL
    December 19th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Ive pretty much stopped playing it lately anyway, too many lame snipers spawn raping. The game isn’t fun when you can’t even get one shot off within 2 seconds of spawing, dying over and over. No thanks.

  12. johnny
    December 19th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Battlefield 4 and Fifa 14 are 2 worst game ever…..EA its all about money

    • Mike the Law
      January 14th, 2014 at 3:25 am

      EA have been about the money rather than the games for a long. I’m surprised it has taken people this long to see it. I saw it long ago i stopped buying EA games long ago with the exception of the Battlefield series, after Battlefield 3 that was it for me, and i was surprised i lasted that long myself. Battlefield 2 was the first blow that hit when this game got beaten to death. BF2 was way too much like COD. The whole Battlefield series has become so much like COD that it has brought all the little kiddies over to ruin my gaming experience. Screw EA and any other company like it, hope they all go out of business and some proper talent comes in to take over.

  13. 7thFret
    December 19th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    FREE DLC to all and credit to PREMIUM players!!

  14. OHyeah
    December 20th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Finally some goods news.

  15. Battlecrash 4
    December 20th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Exactly why EA has been ranked worst company for 2 years in a row! I have no doubt in my mind they will take home that crown again! Stop buying EA products!

  16. Pinocchio
    December 20th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I am very happy with this game. No problems whatsoever.

    • Mike the Law
      January 14th, 2014 at 3:27 am

      ^^ COD Player ^^ If you ever saw one.

  17. Olympus
    December 20th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Is the end of Battlefield series or the entire of Dice and EA games!?

  18. Boxdude1184
    December 20th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I appreciate the time and effort that DICE is putting into fixing their game so that it will run optimally. If you just sit back and look at the game for what it is, and what the game is doing (physics, tracking each projectile, destruction, 64 players, vehicles, while making sure everything is synced for all players etc.) it’s nothing short of amazing. I don’t think any amount of testing would find every glitch, albeit it would lower the total number of problems at launch. Games like BF4 need to be tested by thousands of players in many different scenarios so that DICE can use our constructive criticism to mold an amazing product. Yes the game has its flaws but I still have a really fun time playing it, and isn’t that what playing a game is all about?

    • someguy
      December 28th, 2013 at 9:22 am

      /Rant about game unrelated to BF4 incoming
      I’m sorry…Did you just say the basic features are nothing short of amazing?

      APB: Reloaded has a max of 100 players per instance, with an average of 5-10 instances per server depending on current players, while the environment is not destructible as in Battlefield, there can be up to…
      100 player owned cars, each with customizable symbols (Not pre-defined symbols, hand made custom stuff, allowing any pattern),
      100 players in the same state, multiple symbols on billboards for all to see…
      Easily 10+ unique missions of PvP based combat active at any time
      Open World Ram Raiding for Criminal Players
      a massive amount of NPC’s walking the streets which can be mugged, killed
      a large amount of NPC’s driving around the street…

      While tracking everything server side (Quite literally everything down to where you are heading and looking, even the accuracy of your weapon is calculated on the server, only client side stuff related to weapons is Recoil and position, both which are reported to the server)…using a single core…

      This game uses a modified version of the unreal engine from 2007…the original one….

      So if these are the features of a Free to Play game, with a Micro Transaction system, and BF4 has “nothing short of amazing” features, which imo doesn’t even compare to APB: Reloaded…What does that make APB??

    • Mike the Law
      January 14th, 2014 at 3:33 am

      It depends on the version of Battlefield you started playing on. If you have been a fan since BF1942 then you will hate almost every BF game since BF:BC 2. If i wanted to play COD i would have bought COD and played with the kiddies that get their parents to buy them the game. Best War games out there ARMA II and Operation Flashpoint, can not beat these games they just have a much smaller following due to the game requiring skill and teamwork over a bunch of F****ng Rambo’s.

  19. Foofy69
    December 20th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    That’s what the beta is for…

  20. Ash
    December 20th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I paid £55 of my own hard earned money for this game (deluxe edition) and honestly, I don’t regret it, despite probably not earning as much as a lot of the people who are complaining about the money they’ve ‘wasted’ and demand free stuff as compensation. That is the problem with society at the moment, the littlest thing goes wrong and everyone wants something to recompensed. I don’t think I’ve wasted my money as I chose to buy it because i’m a fan of the series and I won’t be up in arms about it as I have faith in DICE as a developer to fix it within a reasonable time frame. It’s not like they’re not fixing it, which would be a giant middle finger to the fans, they’re working diligently to fix it. The game is playable, yes it has some bugs but what game doesn’t? Its not unplayable like it was the first few hours after launch.

    EA’s marketing may have been a bit underhanded but at the end if day they are a business and businesses are out to make money to stay in business and keep bringing you products. Yes, there are questionable people at the top calling the shots and this lawsuit may be the wake up call they need to have a corporate restructure and change company ethics and trading practises but considering no kind of regulatory body has got involved and said there’s been a breach of business code of practise etc it essentially boils down to a few people just as greedy as EA execs, out to make a quick buck by suing somebody and won’t create any real change.

    I urge you don’t take your anger out on DICE, at the end of the day, the lions share of the profit goes to EA, not DICE and DICE have already stated they are hard at work fixing the problems because just like us they are fans of the game and want to see their game as the best it can be. Don’t hold it against them if their publisher (EA) said they had to have the game on the shelf before ghosts to push shared up and gain a portion of the FPS market towards Xmas, again that’s the unethical executives at EA calling those shots and no developer wants to go against there publisher because that is who pays their paychecks.

    In summary, I’d take the current patch of battlefield 4 over Ghosts or any other game atnpresent as even with the bugs its still a hell of a lot of fun to play and thats what games should be, fun.I look forward to getting battlefield 4 again for my Xbox one for 32v32 battles, bugs or no bugs. Thanks for your continued efforts DICE.

    See you in the battlefield.

    Ash

  21. joelc
    December 23rd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I wasted 40 dollars on the PS3 version. The respawn on the Shanghai mission results in a blank screen. Best Buy won’t refund the money. EA is in bit trouble over this one by misleading investors and creating a hype about an incomplete game. It is an investment pyramid scheme to get the stock as high as possible before insider traders dump their stock at an optimal price. The rest of us are left holding a shoddy game. People tend to go to prison for these allegations. Perhaps because DICE is a Swedish outfit, they are above the law in their minds.

  22. T.I
    December 24th, 2013 at 7:29 am

    So…..If it’s such a shitty game….why do thousands of people still play? Ohhh that’s right, because it’s not a shitty game. Yes when games came out in the 90’s they did not have the luxury of the internet, to fix a unfinished product. What people are failing to realize is supply and demand. These games are rushed, because we demand it. The real issue is us. We want things when we want them, regardless of when they are finished. You can sit here until you are blue in the face and tell me that is a lie, but it’s the truth.

    • Mokkajunior
      January 2nd, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      People keep playing because they paid for it and they want something out of it!
      These games aren’t rushed, the developers are rushed to cash in, but that’s it. Take GT5 for instance they postponed the game for over 1.5 years so that it would work decent enough and it did (although it was the worst GT ever).
      I really hope they had/have no more plans for BF5, because 50% of the people that are still playing now, won’t buy the next 1.
      EA and DICE are digging their own grave and all that crap about we should be glad they postponed all their other games for BF4 is just plain bullshit. They just know BF4 is their moneymaker so they went first with that 1, made some people even richer than they already were and really screwed over the people they should make happy: the consumers!
      Won’t buy another game tagged EA, DICE or Frostbite, just because they don’t deserve getting paid and I hope a lot of people will follow this, so they get hurt were it matters ==> Their wallet!

  23. Reaper
    December 25th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Relentless and jose are both dumb asses, people aren’t saying that the game game sucks, ea sucks for releasing a game that wasn’t really finished and that these kind of standards are bullshit, I love the game, but the fact that I had to wait for patches to fully enjoy it sucks ass, I can’t even use my last 2 fields perks because they are bugged, what kind of shit is that?, I mean I’m sure people would’ve gladly waited to get a fully functional game but instead greed took the wheel. For ignorant conformist our might be guys but not for me

  24. Guest
    December 25th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    What ever to all these fags talking about “dont play the game” etc. You buy something you can expect that it Works for the purpose it was sold!

    Now what most of you dipshits dont understand is that when you buy a piece of software that does not Work you can ask the Company to fix it within a resonable time. if this is not meet you can ask for your Money back. If they dont comply you simply file a civil lawsuit and drag them to Court and use the CISG to bitch slap them into submission!

    Now you can be a fanfag all you want, fact remains EA like any other business has to follow the fucking law and if they dont they can be sued. In this case if they promised something and dident deliver and the promise was included in the agreement they can be sued and they will lose.

    You want your Money back then send a letter to their legal deparment and tell them that under CISG you want your Money refunded as they have broken a deal they made with you promising to deliver a WORKING product just as you promised to pay upon delivery!

    Enough of you fanfags!

    (PEACE)

    • Harbinger6293
      February 14th, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      I don’t think anyone at EA is going to want to listen to some raging customer like you Guest. They’re going to want to listen to constructive, positive feedback. Instead of “EA sucks. Bugs, greed, rushed games, destroyed franchises, etc, etc” that so many people spew forth about them.

      Like T.I. said, people essentially demand game after game and finish them faster than game companies can push them out. So even if the average game took 5 years to make instead of 2 years, people would plow through it in a week, and ask for the next game. Answer: wait 5 years. Most of them would be “I can’t wait 5 years. I want it now”.

  25. blast
    December 28th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Oh well.. after reading all this ans as a BF veteran, i have chose to remain at BF3 for a lil while after BF4 launch, and NOT pre-order this time.
    i said to myself that this time i would wait to read the others opinions about the game, and only then, if good, i would get the game at the release of second assault DLC.
    im glad i have stick at that decision, i will still get the game, but hopefully when i get it, most of the bugs you lot have been dealing with will be fixed already.
    Im sorry for you guys, if i was in your shoes i would fkn pissed at EA (i wont blame DICE as i know they are also fans of the game but their boss’s (EA) have rushed the game out before ready.
    i hope this lawsuits wont lead EA to end the BF series, now that DICE is owned by them and cant control their decisions over their game.

  26. 19Crib
    December 29th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    What it means is EA sold a product known to be defective.

    As in any class action, all owners are part of lawsuit unless they opt out.

    So what will typically happen is you will get a credit in ten years for “X” dollars to repay you for them defrauding you.

    It’s not pretty, it’s not perfect, but it’s what we do in this country.

  27. dj_ade_76
    December 30th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    EA have given DICE a very difficult job. From this, I will not be buying any EA products, they’ve proved the point that it’s all about the money and not the end-user, I’ve experienced the game save loss, the spawn-rapes, the occasional crash, EA deserve to be the subject of a gamer boycott. If we accept this as gamers, we’ll be spoonfed this stuff from now on, as well as microtransactions. Milk the gamers, seems to be their business motto, regardless of the quality of their AAA titles. I honestly hope BF4 is fixed fully, but I won’t hold my breath.

  28. paramedic.chuck
    January 1st, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I took a 40 dollar loss just trading my game back in for one I could play. EA should be fined. The information that has made its way out to the website in regard to stability and gaming problems shows, as many of you have already stated, EA has no interest in the end user. There was a rush to beat COD to the shopping season and EA chose to cut corners and ship a game that was ultimately unplayable. Perhaps if the overwhelming mass of people that bought BF4 started a class action law suit EA may sit up and notice. At this point I will no longer buy from EA, nor will I support any products that they market.

  29. Fox
    January 3rd, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Its funny because the Lawsuit is for the stock holders and not the people who purchased the game. For us we get nothing. Where is our class action lawsuit? Seriously from day one, they have no been able to offer me a refund or an exchange. It was understandable that bugs will happen on launch. But they have not been fixed to this day and I am still unable to play the game and when I try to resolve this matter by exchange or refund they deny that the game is indeed defective and reject my offer. Even EA policy is to refund or offer exchange on defective games. So I don’t know why they aren’t doing it for me. It’ll be the last time I purchase from EA if they are unable to accept my offer. Plus they’ll get a nice financial penalty for misrepresenting a product. Don’t sell a unfinished product.

    • Jared K.
      January 5th, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Exactly where is the class action lawsuit for the individuals that were sold a fraudulently advertised product.

      • rippedoffgamer
        January 11th, 2014 at 6:29 am

        EXACTLY, Fox and Jared!

        The game doesn’t and can’t do what it says it does on the box. This is false advertising pure and simple. And I’m happy to see a lawsuit but where is one for the users who’ve been ripped off? I understand the investors have reason to feel they were misled. How about the players?

        It says on the box that you can play on-line, no you can’t, not for more than 45 minutes and sometimes not at all. False advertising, that’s it.

  30. Mike the Law
    January 14th, 2014 at 2:53 am

    ahahahahaha that’s what you get when you waste money on a game from a greedy ass money grabbing company. £100 for the game and premium pack is just ridiculous. I used to love battlefield back in the day when it was good. No thanks to EA’s money grabbing tactics it has become way too much like COD. The DICE engine can’t help this game. I was also disappointed about the scenery destruction. After all the money spent on the last game i expected a lot more, i at least expected to be able to destroy pretty much most if not all buildings and not have to activate the destruction of a single building on the map with a very specific place to attack. The video’s were misleading, one vid shows someone destroying a pillar underground and a tank falls through. Yea that works but only on a very particular place on the map, you have to get the driver to come over the top of you which you cant see if they are because your underground, and it is only that one pillar you can destroy there’s more pillars but there indestructible. I expected more from this next gen game, commander feature ha, who cares.

  31. Matt
    February 4th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I dont enjoy playing bf4, iCrash 2much to play

  32. Krosseyed
    April 1st, 2014 at 9:37 am

    EA has lied and used false advertisement to make money. Steeling millions not just from stock holders but you and I the consumer. personally the stock holders are no better then EA bc it is greed that drives them both. It is the consumer… we the average joe… that is effected the most. Its our hard earned money and our stupidity that drives these companies.

    If something like this destroyed EA as a company so be it. It will set an example for the other greedy companies and cause them to produce working products. The Gaming industry is no different then any other… If a car company produced a car that didn’t run half the time, had pieces of equipment that didn’t function at all, made false claims and Ad’s they would be sued as well.

    For the snot nose kids that are under 18 living in their parents house and having mom and dad pay for everything….. I say shut up, your opinion doesn’t matter. Until you work hard for a lil money then spend it on these products that don’t work then and only then will it matter but I bet you wont be blowing EA and their so called game. I pray it crushes this CO and ends the gaming BS that so many except as “that’s the way it is”. That’s not how it started… but then again it was most adults that started the online gaming craze. Wasn’t until we let 10 year olds in did it change. Ive witnessed the evolution of gaming and online multiplayer. I saw the peak and watched the decline. I use to be excited for new titles and games but now I could care less whats new bc the newer and prettier it is the worse it plays.

  33. Lt.Dixon
    August 18th, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I wish things were simple like they were back in the 40`s and before that, if you on the work grounds, and you screw something up terribly like all these companies are doing these days, and mostly because there money hunger Executives , you are taken out side , lined up and shot, because you are worthless, and replaced with someone who can do that job.

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