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Lawsuit filed against EA for handling of "Bug Riddled" BF4 launch

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http://www.oxm.co.uk/68266/ea-hit-by-class-action-law-suit-over-bug-riddled-battlefield-4

As a result of Battlefield 4’s ongoing problems, and its affect on EA’s share price and projected financial results, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the publisher on behalf of stockholders.

The suit was filed via US law firm and financial fraud experts Robbins Geller, and calls into question EA’s handling of Battlefield 4’s launch and its subsequent attempts to rectify the situation.

It is alleged that EA talked up the quality of Battlefield 4 to investors in statements during the run-up to release, leading to a rise in stock price which allowed senior execs to sell their stock for an inflated amount.

“The price of Electronic Arts’ stock steadily climbed on these statements, reaching a Class Period high of $28.13 per share by August 23, 2013 and allowing certain of Electronic Arts’ senior executives to sell their Electronic Arts stock at artificially inflated prices,” it is alleged.

The pre-release statements of Battlefield 4’s quality are claimed to be “materially false and misleading because they failed to disclose and misrepresented the following adverse facts which were known to or recklessly disregarded.”



Here are the further allegations, laid out as it appears in the report:

(a) Battlefield 4 was riddled with bugs and multiple other problems, including downloadable content that allowed players access to more levels of the game, a myriad of connectivity issues, server limitations, lost data and repeated sudden crashes, among other things;

(b) as a result, Electronic Arts would not achieve a successful holiday season 2013 rollout of Battlefield 4;

(c) the performance of the Electronic Arts unit publishing Battlefield 4 was so deficient that all other projects that unit was involved in had to be put on hold to permit it to focus its efforts on fixing Battlefield 4; and

(d) as a result, Electronic Arts was not on track to achieve the financial results it had told the market it was on track to achieve during the Class Period.

Robbins Geller seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of Electronic Arts common stock during the period in question. It's not the only suit filed against EA for Battlefield 4, either. Another claim by Holzer Holzer & Fistel alleges much the same.

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well i hope the lawsuit passes. about time EA was made to face their fuckups.

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If this lawsuit passes we can all say goodbye to Battlefield, and probably DICE as a whole. This suit isn't going to go anywhere though.

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Ante wrote:If this lawsuit passes we can all say goodbye to Battlefield, and probably DICE as a whole. This suit isn't going to go anywhere though.

true, EA have a habit of milking then shutting down studios  Sad 

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Ante wrote:If this lawsuit passes we can all say goodbye to Battlefield, and probably DICE as a whole. This suit isn't going to go anywhere though.

Eh I wouldn't go that far.

Battlefield is a popular enough series to keep going on regardless of the results of this.


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and then maybe DICE just goes independent and crowd sources a new game without EA touching it.

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Im also thinking of filing a class action suit against Ante for not playing Civ 5 with us Very Happy

If anyone elses feelings have been hurt by Ebenezer Ante up there then you are welcome to join the lawsuit

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Frostbyrn ♚ wrote:Im also thinking of filing a class action suit against Ante for not playing Civ 5 with us Very Happy

If anyone elses feelings have been hurt by Ebenezer Ante up there then you are welcome to join the lawsuit

Me and you man lets do this! you're going down Ante!  Razz 

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I knew you had by back!

You and me against the motherfucking world

FUCK ARABIA!

FUCK BABYLON!

FUCK KOREA!

AND FUCK THE ZULU!

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I'm down for a few games these days, going to be going on break soon.

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I wish scenarios and mods were multiplayer

I mean jeez Empires of the Smoky skies would be awesome to play Multiplayer

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Frostbyrn ♚ wrote:I wish scenarios and mods were multiplayer

I mean jeez Empires of the Smoky skies would be awesome to play Multiplayer

fuck that, I wanna play Yet Not Another Earth map with a few friends.

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Whats that?

Me and Hydra just played a Huge Earth map the other day

Turned out the best place to settle in the world was NZ Very Happy

Although I had a great start in the Western US spawning right next to the Baringer Crater,Grand Mesa and Old Faithful Very Happy

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Frostbyrn ♚ wrote:I knew you had by back!

You and me against the motherfucking world

FUCK ARABIA!

FUCK BABYLON!

FUCK KOREA!

AND FUCK THE ZULU!

haha Everyone wanted a piece and they all got stomped on. It was a pretty good game.

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YNAEMP is a gigantic map of earth. Basically, Australia is the size of a huge continent on the Earth map. I played it once as America. There were 22 other civs in the game, only 4 of them in the Western Hemisphere. Essentially, I had half of the world's resources to work with.

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Sounds boring

I had to wipe out Arabia because they were dicks

They settled on fucking Papa New Guinea even though it was like Ten tiles and I already settled there Very Happy

Also they changed alot of stuff in the Fall Update

For one thing Germany has a new unique

Also Empires in the Smoky Sky is fucking Steampunk and made by the original guys

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I haven't really played much of gargantuous map types in CiV (only for beating and getting achievement). The game seems to be balanced based off of standard + standard settings, and those gargantuous ones take way too long...


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Yeah super ginormous maps can be a drag.

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The time it takes to move around units in standard settings takes forever. Can't imagine the time it takes to move ALL those units in ginormous map types.


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Me and Hydra might play on Friday

Either that or Payday 2

We should try set up a SeC game with Teams of 2

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I wouldn't want to see Battlefield go away, but I would love to see it taken from DICE and given to someone else to see if they could do a better job of it.


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it's been pretty bad, but not as bad as uplay and splinter cell blacklist, go online and that thing is riddled with problems..at least I can start up and play bf4 lol. I guess since it was not a big name title it didn't get much attention in the gaming community

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Jr, your memory issue with BF4 is supposed to be fixed in tomorrow's patch. Just a heads up.

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