This Australian Fought for a Refund from EA for Simcity’s Broken Launch and Won

One Australian Reddit user, WhyDoISuckAtW2, has gone up against the two-time ‘Worst Company in America‘, Electronic Arts, and won.

After speaking to EA online several times for a refund, WhyDoISuckAtW2 was then put through to a representative from Origin who told him he had to call a United States number in regards to refunds.

Having to call in the early hours in the morning (due to the time difference) and was then left on hold for over 30 minutes, eventually he came to the conclusion that he was getting no where, which then lead him to complain to the ACCC, which followed through with his complaint and forced EA to refund the money paid for the game.

On the 28th of April, the ACCC released a statement declaring EA’s business practices were in breach of Australian Consumer Law (ACL), stating that their customers are not entitled to refunds under any circumstances..

It is a breach of the Australian Consumer Law for businesses to state that customers are not entitled to refunds under any circumstances. Where a product has a major failure, consumers can insist on a refund or replacement at their choice. Representations that this right has or can be excluded, restricted or modified are false or misleading,

– Rod Sims, ACCC Chairman

SimCity 5 was a broken piece of shit and EA made it extremely difficult to get a refund.

I filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) who eventually forced them to issue refunds.

– Reddit Poster WhyDoISuckAtW2

EA have since amended their terms and conditions to comply with Australian Consumer Law, as well as implement and maintain an Australian Consumer Law Compliance Program, with measures for risk assessment, complaints handling and staff training.

SimCity 5 at launch was almost unusable, mostly due to the fact that the game required an always-on internet connection, and EA’s servers would take a beating due to the influx of traffic.

Simcity refund

Credit: Reddit

Want to Stream Selected Xbox One Games to Your Oculus Rift? You’ll Need A Powerful PC

Over on Twitter Alan Walsh, a Writer/Editor for XboxMAD tweeted this little bit on info regarding if you want to stream your Xbox One games from your Windows 10 devices to your Oculus Rift, you’ll be able to do so. What it fails to mention is that you’ll need a pretty powerful PC to do this, as well as explaining that every single Xbox One game means those ONLY able to stream to your Windows 10 devices.

When we did a little bit of digging we found a website that elaborated on the information . Game-Debate states:

Firstly, as we know the Xbox One controller is going to bundled in with consumer version of the Oculus Rift. So far, so good. The second part however, is integration with Windows 10, streaming Xbox One games to the Oculus Rift, ready to be viewed in a virtual reality environment.

For this to work, you’re going to need a pretty hefty PC to get the Oculus Rift up and running of course, as well as the Rift itself, and an Xbox One. With selected games you’ll then be able to stream from the Xbox One straight to your Windows 10-equipped PC, before it then beams it over to your Oculus Rift headset.

As of this moment no real specs have been revealed nor released resulting in how beefy your PC will need to be to do this. When that type of information IS released however, we will definitely be updating this story.

Worms World Party Remastered Revealed Running at 1080P and 60FPS

Team 17 announced earlier today in time for E3 2015, that they shall be re-releasing Worms World Party in a remastered form. Now featuring a slew of new features such as 1080p graphics, 60fps, new sounds and online leaderboards, these are set to entice new comers to the series and also keep old fans happy.

Keeping the appealing humour, entertainment and the addictive game-play along with adding controller support it seems that Team 17 want to make a push to bring this franchise back into the limelight. Up to 6 players can take part in the multiplayer mode with over 20 multiplayer missions where a player can team up with a buddy. It seems that many are up in arms about this remastered deeming it as unnecessary and would have rather seen more features added or an older game with the treatment.

Worms World Party Remastered is releasing ONLY on PC on the 8th July for just £10.99 / $14.99 / 12,99 €.

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Star Wars Joining Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Interactive have announced that Star Wars will join the Disney Infinity series bringing all your favourite characters into a sci-fi world. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will feature three play sets; Twilight of the Republic set during episodes I-III, Rise Against the Empire based on the original trilogy and one influenced by Star Wars: The Force Awakens which will be available at the end of the year.

Each of the Star Wars Play Sets offers distinct experiences with varied gameplay, environments and characters. The Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set takes place in the height of the Jedi’s powers where players will use the Force and Lightsabers in epic battles and master their combat skills alongside Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul. The Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire Play Set will take players on galaxy spanning missions with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, piloting X-wing fighters or the Millennium Falcon to fight stormtroopers, or exploring and partaking in land based missions on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. Additionally fans will have the unique opportunity to play with all of the Star Wars characters in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.

Disney Infinity 3.0 will also include a Play Set based on Inside Out, a new Disney Pixar film, and there will be a new Marvel Play Set featuring characters from the latest Marvel film. More figures of fan favorite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others will be coming to Disney Infinity 3.0.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will also introduce an all new 3D Toy Box Hub that will make it easier for players to choose from a wider selection of gameplay experiences including platform, racing, and farming simulation games. Two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games will bring action-adventure gameplay in Toy Box Takeover and kart racing in Toy Box Speedway, where kids and families can play with popular Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters together in a structured setting.

All figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition in the enhanced Toy Box and for the first time Power Discs will be sold in labeled franchise specific packs of four. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC this fall at a suggested retail price of US$64.99. Many of you probably have a ton of questions and there will be a Q&A session during a livestream on Disney’s Twitch channel this Friday at 11 AM PT with VP, Production John Vignocchi and Community Manager Allison Petrek.

Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis DLC Coming in March

Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry 4’s DLC, Valley of the Yetis, will launch March 10 in US and March 11 in Europe.

A trailer was released showcasing the stunning, snowy mountains of Kyrat, a dark, mysterious cave and your newest enemy, the Yeti.

It’s the survival of the fittest in Valley of the Yetis. Take it on solo or bring a friend to help you weather the dangers on the snowy peaks. Discover the mystery behind the yetis as you fight to make your way off the mountain.

Valley of the Yetis can be purchased by itself or with the Season Pass. The Season Pass also includes The Syringe, the Hurk Deluxe Pack, Overrun and Escape from Durgesh Prison.

Far Cry 4 released last year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Check Out Clockwork’s Teaser Trailer

Gamesoft, a new Australian developer, has announced their debut game, Clockwork, a 2D platform adventure published by Appsquare.

Clockwork seems to have a strong story focus that “promises a touching, melancholy narrative experience supported by challenging time-manipulation puzzles.”

Clockwork is set in the great mechanical city of Watchtower, where the last survivors of a great plague have found shelter within metal walls and metal bodies. Watchtower is divided by poverty and technology; the glittering spires of its upper tiers towering over the thrumming power plants and smoking factories of the industrial slums.

Players control a young boy named Atto who, thanks to his clockwork companion Milli, is able to duplicate himself and slip through time in order to overcome the obstacles heading his way.

CEO of Gamesoft, Vishal Gumber, said that this game is not a indie title despite being the studio’s debut.  “Our young team is ready to take on the best of AAA when Clockwork releases later this year,” said Mr Gumber. 

Clockwork is planned for digital release later this year on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and mobile devices.

New Resident Evil Revelations 2 Trailer Released

With less than a week until release, Capcom have released a new trailer for Resident Evil Revelations 2 giving us a peek at what each episode entails.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a four-part episodic adventure that sees Claire Redfield returning to the horrors of her past. Claire works for Terra Save, the anti-bioterrorism organisation, alongside a new recruit, Moira Burton, daughter of Resident Evil’s infamous Barry Burton. Together they face a dark journey in an abandoned detention facility working together to survive.

Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 1 – Penal Colony releases February 24th in North America and February 26th worldwide on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. The other three episodes will be released each week.

The Evil Within’s DLC “The Assignment” Coming in March

The first DLC for The Evil Within dubbed “The Assignment” has been announced for a March release with a teaser trailer via the bethblog.

Not much has been given away other than the DLC’s title and a rather creepy voice calling out for “Leslie”, one of the supporting characters in the game.

The Evil Within released back in October last year for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.