EA shuts down Rock band on iOS, lets people still buy it though.

#1 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -
#2 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

Why shut it down? I'm not sure on how the app works, but does it pull everything from online or something?

#3 Posted by Metal_Mills (3054 posts) -
@mandude said:

Why shut it down? I'm not sure on how the app works, but does it pull everything from online or something?

Probably to do with licensing the songs.
#4 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

Ah. What a load of bollocks.

#5 Posted by nesagwa (62 posts) -

So now we see the real dark side of living in "you don't own the game, you license it from us for a fee" land. Nobody will give a shit because this is a phone game. If this kind of thing happened on consoles people would lose their fucking minds.

I expect a lot of hemmin and hawin about this somehow being a logical move and user should learn to deal with it. I also expect a lawsuit.

#6 Posted by Vitor (2834 posts) -

I'm usually against the EA hate but this is bull.

If they only licensed the songs for a limited time up front, they should have called this a 'subscription' and not sold it as a full game. I bet a lot of people didn't know this when they bough it.

#7 Posted by nesagwa (62 posts) -

Got a snarky PM "a lawsuit over £3... really"

Yes a lawsuit over $3. This is why class action exists in the United States.

#8 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

Also, more than being about the money, a lawsuit would be taking a strong stance against it and stop them doing it in the future.

#9 Posted by BigChickenDinner (761 posts) -


#10 Posted by Brodehouse (10240 posts) -

I'd have to assume they had this in the EULA. Otherwise they're in a precarious position legally.

How many songs did you get for 3 bucks or however much it was?

#11 Posted by nesagwa (62 posts) -

@Brodehouse: EULAs don't protect them from legal action and isn't a free pass to fuck people over.

#12 Posted by Drebin_893 (2943 posts) -

A licensing issue presumably. Eh.

#13 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

An ELUA wont help them when Apple wont give refunds for Apps

#14 Posted by PokeIkzai (384 posts) -

Fair. Next.

#15 Edited by WickedCobra03 (2128 posts) -

@PokeIkzai said:

Fair. Next.

Not sure if serious. If you are indeed serious, how is this fair? Ummm, people paid money for a game they thought that they were buying a game that they would be able to play as long as they owned an iOS device? Basically EA has told you that you are now licensing their game until they say that you are done playing it.

This is exactly why I am not buying into the DD future. GoG I feel pretty confident with, and Steam, still not sure about them, but they seem like a lot of people would not happy if their games would start disappearing.

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