Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 07/10/2011, @ 11:24am
A group of gamers have set up a website, and are offering to send Opt-Out letters to either Sony Or EA, which will break the mandatory binding arbitration, imposed on you by these two companies, here is a quote from the source:
Gamers Opt Out is a collective of gamers who are sick of absurd EULAs from game companies. These EULAs have clauses preventing class-action lawsuits, though you can opt out of the clauses by sending a letter. We want to make it easier for everyone to opt out because Sony, EA, et al, believe most people won’t bother to. Let’s show them they’re wrong.
We will make it easy for you to create the letter needed to send to these companies and can even send the letter on your behalf at no cost. All we ask is that if you like what we are doing, spread the word or donate to help with the cost of paper and postage.
Whilst we do think that this is a good idea, we have to warn you, that you will have to fill in your personal details, such as PSN username and home address, if you are not comfortable with this DO NOT use the service, also we are no way affiliated with them.
Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 23/09/2011, @ 05:51pm
We posted here a few days ago, regarding SCEA’s new T.O.S and the “mandatory binding arbitration” that they brought into force, now it seems that Electronic Arts(EA) have taken the same stance, in which you will not be able to play certain games until you sign the new EULA, here is a quote from the EA EULA:
Binding Arbitration. If you and EA are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations within 30 days after receipt of the Notice of Dispute, either you or EA may elect to have the Dispute finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (AAA Consumer Rules), both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. If such costs are determined by the arbitrator to be excessive, or if you send EA a notice to the Notice of Dispute address above indicating that you are unable to pay the fees required to initiate an arbitration, then EA will promptly pay all arbitration fees and expenses. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, and shall provide a statement of reasons if requested by either party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. You and EA may litigate in court to compel arbitration, to stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 21/07/2010, @ 12:06pm
As i reported here yesterday, EA were to announce six new titles, the titles are as followed.
Darkspore will feature dynamic, fast-paced action as players battle across alien worlds to save the galaxy from the mutated forces of Darkspore in a four-player co-operative and full single-player campaign, as well as intense multiplayer battles. In order to defeat the malicious Darkspore, players will need to collect an arsenal of living weapons – genetic heroes with different combat abilities – and upgrade them with tens of thousands of collectible body parts and armor.
Also, Darkspore will feature three unique classes of five different genetic hero types, with a limitless number of upgrades and customizations available through the parts players collect on each planet level. As players progress, Darkspore builds in intensity, with new planets and enemy forces requiring players to strategically select the right squad and ability combinations to succeed in their missions.
Alice: Madness Returns
Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice’s family from her and left her terribly burned—and her mind terribly scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum, struggling to come to terms with her demons by slipping into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release–yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event.
In Alice: Madness Returns, Alice is released from the asylum to a London psychiatrist’s care. As nightmarish hallucinations continue to haunt her and invade her reality, she seeks to understand her torment in order to recover herself. Her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear and neuroses prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Her relocation to London seems only to add to their number and intensity.
Perhaps she’ll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the “real” world can’t provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge.
Can Alice save Wonderland—and herself—from the madness that consumes them both?
The Sims 3 Late Night
Get your Sims an all-access pass to the hottest spots in town. Whether they mingle with celebrities or enjoy a casual night with friends, your Sims’ social lives are getting a boost! But keep in mind that some scenes are more exclusive than others, so make sure your Sims have the right connections to get past the bouncers at the hottest clubs.
Wherever your Sims go, they’ll discover new things to become—adored celebrities, all-night partiers, rowdy bandmates, or sexy vampires.
EA Sports Active: NFL Training Camp
EA SPORTS Active NFL Training Camp is a football-based training program that puts you right into the training drills and workouts of the real NFL Training Camp.
Developed in collaboration with NFL strength and conditioning coaches, EA SPORTS Active NFL Training Camp includes over 70 drills and eight challenges designed to improve strength, power, balance and agility, the key areas NFL players focus on. Choose your favorite team, step into their stadium and work alongside your favorite players to improve your performance.
EA SPORTS Active NFL Training Camp will ship with the Total Body Tracking system that combines a heart rate monitor and motion tracking sensors that provide complete freedom of motion to ensure the best possible workout. Additionally, users will be able to track and share their workout stats with friends on the new EA SPORTS Active online hub.
Fight Night: Champion
Fight Night Champion will break the mold of what is expected in a single-player sports game. Players will be introduced to an entirely new way to step between the ropes and experience the drama, emotion, excitement and tragedy of world championship boxing.
Featuring a refined physics-based animation system that incorporates improved locomotion, punching and stamina mechanics, Fight Night Champion will enable users to move, attack and dodge with the speed and power of the best champions, contenders and pretenders in the world of boxing. In addition, an all-new control scheme, dubbed Full Spectrum Punch Control, will deliver the most realistic punching system ever seen in a simulation fighting game, while still delivering an accessible experience that will make Fight Night Champion the most user-friendly title in the franchise’s history.
Fight Night Champion will set a new standard for visual presentation with the most realistic boxer-likeness to date, fluid animations and damage that truly conveys the brutality of the sport of boxing.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Reckoning is a single-player RPG that sets players on a heroic journey to unlock the mysteries of Amalur. Amalur is a magical world, filled with strange landscapes, exotic cities, colorful characters and terrifying creatures.
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 20/07/2010, @ 02:31pm
EA will unveil six new titles today at its annual Studio Showcase media event on its Redwood City campus. These latest products from EA range from the whimsical to strategic, athletic to horrific. EA will also be showcasing its strong digital initiatives.
The briefing can be viewed live exclusively at GameSpot at 1 PM PST on Tuesday, July 20. Media will be able to get their hands-on the games and get face time with the game developers. An appearance by San Francisco Bay Area NFL® athletes will showcase a new title from EA SPORTS™, also to be announced at the event.
“We’re proud of the games EA is releasing this year and pleased with the awards they won at E3,” said EA’s COO John Schappert. “Our Summer Showcase is dedicated to highlighting the progress on our games as well as announcing new titles, features and services.”