EA offers full refunds on PC Origin titles within first 24 hours of play

By Justin Kahn
Aug 20, 2013
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  1. EA has launched a new sales option that will allow gamers to get their money back on Origin purchases they aren't satisfied with. The company will offer full refunds in 20 different countries starting today, and the option will roll...

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  2. Now make a Linux client and I'll consider getting Origin.
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  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Kinda smacks of desperation, doesn't it?
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  4. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 183   +24

    Lol why so they can pick up 10 more customers?

    Lol why so they can pick up 10 more customers?
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 623   +56

    Good news!
  6. Panda218

    Panda218 Newcomer, in training Posts: 95   +13

    Imagine if this was available when Sim City came out :)
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  7. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash Newcomer, in training Posts: 120   +34

    It wouldn't have helped much. I'm sure the server issues would've prompted some people to ask for a refund within that 24-hour time window, but anyone who gave EA the time for the servers to calm down would've been screwed since the game's OTHER flaws needed several hours of gameplay to become apparent.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines would be a better example of a game where launch day reviews exposed it for the pile of garbage that it was. Pity that Steam has a no refund policy, though I'm pretty sure that they were allowed for From Dust because of how bad that PC port was. I've also heard stories that if you ask really nicely you could get one refund for your account, but no more.
  8. Why wasnt that there when I bought bf3 :eek: it was a waste of money :/ even if I could, I would gift it away.
  9. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,043   +218

    Go back to CoD we dont want your ungrateful kind here! BF3 is a amazing game
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  10. @ Fbarnett: 10 more customers would double their userbase.
  11. BF3 is CoD with vehicles
     
  12. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,043   +218

    Stop trolling guest its a known fact you need a hell of a lot more skill than CoD to play BF3 I mean you cant spray and pray you also dont spawn behind someone all the time there is a big difference in skill level required to play BF3 it pretty much requires a average IQ where as CoD you only need a IQ of 3 to play it.
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,423

    I suc at FPS, maybe I should try CoD. lol
  14. wastedkill

    wastedkill TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,043   +218

    CoO is that type of game where 1 bullet kills and you spawn directly behind people and people spawn directly behind you.... no skill required
  15. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,697   +873

    Watch Steam introduce this policy soon lol.
  16. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,423

    What they need to do is make all the games with demo versions instead. I don't know for sure which games, I would be interested in. I'm not willing to spend allot of money to find out.
  17. I like both COD and BF3. F me right?
  18. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 384   +34

    While its nice to see the big EA pretending to care for their customers; they may regret this. There are a lot of "rage quitters" out there that aren't willing to think or give things a chance. I can see a lot of them buying a game, getting angry for anything from compatibility issues causing crashes to they are getting their butt kicked in online games so they decide they rage quit and want a refund.

    24 hours isn't enough time in a lot of cases... I think it should be the first 24 hours of total gameplay. So if you play 4 hours a day you would be on the 6th day to make your decision.
     
  19. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,697   +873

    Yeah, demos should be a requirement. I feel like people should be able to try the game before they buy it. This may reduce piracy since people wont need to torrent the game to see how it is.
  20. BF3 is like CoD when you compare them to BF2, 2142 etc before every game was a console port. Those games actually take skill.


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