Defect Reduces Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector's Edition Price

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DarkSaber:
Ubisoft in shoddy craftsmanship scandal? The horror and surprise! /sarcasm

Tom Goldman:
So, if you purchase a Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector's Edition and receive a working USB drive, it's just like hitting the lottery!

The same could be said of buying any recent Ubisoft game and them actually allowing you to play it.

I was eating and read that and lold so hard. my screen is now covered in half chewed food. thanks.

CoverYourHead:
You know... I used to really like UbiSoft...

What the hell happened?! Are they trying to kill their company?

Same here. The Sands of Time Trilogy was amazing, Assassin's Creed 1 was at least innovative, and they didn't have that bad reputation that EA used to have and Activision now embodies.

This isn't due to the state of the economy, or charity on Ubisoft's part, but rather a defect in one of the included items.

The oppressive DRM that makes the game randomly unplayable for days at a time?

If everyone is so damn pissed about this, why not just not buy the collectors edition?

Ubisoft is really fucking up a lot lately.

DarkSaber:

WanderFreak:
Do you honestly think that Ubisoft itself had its programmers and designers sit in a room and test the flash drives?

If Ubisoft aren't responsible for making the things it releases are of a working standard, who is?

Since we don't know exactly what is wrong with the flash drives, then it's difficult to tell. But Ubisoft as a company isn't to blame, although they would be legally viable for blame, the true error likely lies in the USB drive manufacturer, or the people filling the drives with software. Either way, they did what they had to to compensate potential buyers.

Why do people care? Collector's edition sets are the most gimmicky thing ever. I remember once when I was young and naive I paid extra for the Age of Conan Collectors Edition: for a hundred bucks I got an art book, a felt map, two purely cosmetic in-game items and the most broken game in years.

Oh, Ubisoft DRM?
Good, That's another game that no man, woman or kitten could make me feel bad about pirating.

Well, not that I'd pirate it at all, I don't want anything related to Ubisoft skanking up my hard drive, but still

AzrealMaximillion:

WanderFreak:
The hypocrisy amuses me to no end.

If this were Activision the argument would have been "Boo Activision, they just want our money!"

Except for one simple fact. Activision wouldn't tell you that the drive is defective until AFTER you bought the game.

Last I checked, the game hasn't been released yet. First release date is 13th of April for 360, and the 27th of April for PC. So unless someone's managed to get round this date somehow, no-one should have the game yet. No one has yet to open their box and find out they have a defective USB stick.

DarkSaber:
Ubisoft in shoddy craftsmanship scandal? The horror and surprise! /sarcasm

Tom Goldman:
So, if you purchase a Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector's Edition and receive a working USB drive, it's just like hitting the lottery!

The same could be said of buying any recent Ubisoft game and them actually allowing you to play it.

Oh hello AC2 for PC, :/ arseholes

Hmm. Wasnt gonna get it. Still not gonna get it. =]

Nevyrmoore:

AzrealMaximillion:

WanderFreak:
The hypocrisy amuses me to no end.

If this were Activision the argument would have been "Boo Activision, they just want our money!"

Except for one simple fact. Activision wouldn't tell you that the drive is defective until AFTER you bought the game.

Last I checked, the game hasn't been released yet. First release date is 13th of April for 360, and the 27th of April for PC. So unless someone's managed to get round this date somehow, no-one should have the game yet. No one has yet to open their box and find out they have a defective USB stick.

And last time I checked there's been two reviews on the game already so there are people who have had the chance to open the box. And seeing as how reviewers usually get free stuff they most likely got the drive. They might be the lucky one's who didn't get defects. Oh well it comes out in two days so we'll find out soon.

AzrealMaximillion:

Nevyrmoore:

AzrealMaximillion:

WanderFreak:
The hypocrisy amuses me to no end.

If this were Activision the argument would have been "Boo Activision, they just want our money!"

Except for one simple fact. Activision wouldn't tell you that the drive is defective until AFTER you bought the game.

Last I checked, the game hasn't been released yet. First release date is 13th of April for 360, and the 27th of April for PC. So unless someone's managed to get round this date somehow, no-one should have the game yet. No one has yet to open their box and find out they have a defective USB stick.

And last time I checked there's been two reviews on the game already so there are people who have had the chance to open the box. And seeing as how reviewers usually get free stuff they most likely got the drive. They might be the lucky one's who didn't get defects. Oh well it comes out in two days so we'll find out soon.

I wasn't counting reviewers in, simply because I doubt they paid for the game. I was speaking from a consumer stand-point. However, it does make sense that the reviewers may have had the issue with the drive, as it's possible that's how Ubisoft started to find out about the problem.

So if you buy this edition and everything promised doesn't work... it's OK because they took a small fraction off the price? And customers are supposed to be OK with this? I don't think that's how it works, legally or otherwise.

"Since brakes are not hooked up on 1 in 10 of these Toyotas... we knock $1,000 off the price, okay?"

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