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  • niniendowarrior
    started a topic Eve Online axes Linux Port

    Eve Online axes Linux Port

    I don't know if this is news but sure is news to me.

    http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/11...-bu-bye-linux/

  • yogi_berra
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    Boycotts never work without publicity.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by Dragonlord View Post
    The best solution is anyways to not use their product. No sales = more punishment than getting sued
    Heh...I was alluding to something like that...

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  • Dragonlord
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    The best solution is anyways to not use their product. No sales = more punishment than getting sued

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    Because I'm not a Canadian citizen, US and State consumer protection laws won't apply until they start operating out of the US. Businesses are well protected against extraterritorial false advertising under US law, but not consumers.
    Since they operate within your country, the Canadian Consumer protection laws apply to them. Now, having said this, it'll be...fun...getting the suit filed, etc. if they're not resident in your country.

    If you can't sue because of logistics or laws, perhaps a better answer than gritching might be a capital suggestion, no?

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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    Rather than bitching about it, why don't you sue them over it?
    Because I'm not a Canadian citizen, US and State consumer protection laws won't apply until they start operating out of the US. Businesses are well protected against extraterritorial false advertising under US law, but not consumers.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    ? I've seen that happen quite often - the returning of PC games back to the store because they didn't run on the customer's comp.
    Many stores won't take stuff back under those conditions. You can get an in-kind exchange but you can't return it. (Quite in violation of the law in most jurisdictions, really...) The main reason they've taken to putting up resistance to accepting it back when it doesn't work on a machine is because the "pirate" crowd would go and buy the game rip it off into a form usable for propagation via IRC, USENET, or Bittorrent and then return the title in question, having obtained the 0-Day for themselves and everyone else.

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
    False claims in advertising can't be thrown out by an EULA as it hasn't been agreed to yet, the advertising leads to the consumer making the purchase and no amount of legalese in a bad license agreement can get around that fact.
    Rather than bitching about it, why don't you sue them over it?

    I concur that it's bogus what they've been doing and that they screwed several different companies over time (EA and CCP being two on that list...) and LOADS of individual consumers with their provably false claims- but the statement I made earlier stands. You've no standing with regards to CCP because they believed in the crap Transgaming was shovelling at the time they announced a "Linux Port" and they are still supporting any Linux customer playing on their MMOG even though they've jettisoned Transgaming. For them to be out of hot water, that's all THEY need, really in most jurisdictions.

    If you're one of CCP's customers that got screwed by this, you have standing with regards to taking Transgaming's lies on (right along with CCP, EA and others...) as does any of Transgaming's customers.

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  • yogi_berra
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    As have I, I'm still waiting for links to either legal decisions or summaries that show that consumers have no rights when it comes to software.

    To the best of my knowledge when Transgaming claims that a game works out of the box with Cedega and clearly doesn't, as they have in the past, they are violating truth in advertising laws. While we may not have a problem with changing configurations, that is most certainly not an "Out of the Box" experience.

    False claims in advertising can't be thrown out by an EULA as it hasn't been agreed to yet, the advertising leads to the consumer making the purchase and no amount of legalese in a bad license agreement can get around that fact.

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  • curaga
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    ? I've seen that happen quite often - the returning of PC games back to the store because they didn't run on the customer's comp.

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