Today’s Comic: “If buying a car was like buying BF: Bad Company”

April 2, 2008
Today’s Comic:  “If buying a car was like buying BF: Bad Company”

About this comic

I hate, hate, HATE what EA is planning to do with this otherwise awesome looking update to the popular Battlefield franchise. But I have to just say no this time. I can’t support it. Just can’t. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read about it.

Hence the comic.

24 Responses to Today’s Comic: “If buying a car was like buying BF: Bad Company”

  1. Dutch JaFO says:

    They’ve already proven that it works for the NFS-series.
    So you can’t exactly blame them for trying again and again and again (*kching* *kching* *kching* )

  2. EternalSon says:

    Maybe just me, but when I first glanced at the pannel, before i read the captions, I thought it was going to be a Star Trek joke with Kirk and Spock

  3. Zero_Out says:

    I think that you have that backwards, Scott. It should probably be “If Buying a Car Was Like Buying Bad Company”. Regardless, it’s business practices like this that keep me from buying a cell phone, or signing apartmnt leases that automatically renew.

  4. GreenTorpeedo says:

    I belive you have it backwards Scott. i wouldnt mind buying bad company if it was like a car. I think you mean, “If buying a car was like buying ‘Bad Company’.”

  5. Scott says:

    crap. You are correct. Fixed the headline, will fix the comic tonight. I was tired. :)

  6. Chiang says:

    I thought the comic was making a reference to the new mario kart lol

  7. Doughboy says:

    Eh, I’ve pretty much given up on the whole idea of a product being “free” anyway. Besides, even with the microtransactions, if I’ll still get 85% of a game for a mere $10 – as long as it’s good, I’ll take it.

  8. Eric says:

    Don’t trust EA, ever. That way, the 0.000000378% of the time when they actually do something good, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

  9. Scott says:

    Doughboy: The product is not free, it’s 70 bucks just like everyone else, but minus guns that are already done and tested with the game. You have to pay for those. You don’t find that dumb?

  10. Shane says:

    Welcome to Micro payments people – it makes companies stacks of cash, and lets be fair here – they only do it because consumers buy it.

    Personally, I won’t touch anything that charges me additional monies to play a game I paid for, in a box with a CD, and manual.

    Will not buy and EA game, and haven’t bought one for a long time – this just proves me right not too.

    Join me people! And let’s live in the country side with no consoles! 80)

  11. Blades144 says:

    I am wondering how much of this was really EA’s call and not Microsoft. Didn’t somethhing like this go down when Epic (Gears of War) said they were going to “give away as free DL content” the new maps and MS pulled that idea and pretty much said “Can I talk to you for a minute? C’mere! (whisper) we will be charging them for these thank you very much. Don’t pull that crap again without talking to us, mmkay?”

    Then a bit later they became free?

    I might have that messed up but I am pretty sure somthing like that already took place.

  12. CGVega says:

    over at sarcasticgamer.com they’re boycotting the game, with ads and banners and all that. i’m agreeing that this is total BS, because their argument is redundant. they’re (trying) saving their asses by saying it won’t effect the balance of the game, but that means buying these weapons would be useless.
    EH??

  13. HECTORtheTURTLE says:

    Wow… what a load of crap. I’ll definitely be passing on this.

  14. Sushi Ninja 2.0 says:

    What art did the guest do? or was it the idea

  15. Thedeadmonky says:

    Wow, it just gets even dumber…

    i actually playtested the game at the EA HQ, and it was just plain boring and stupid, granite it was still beta, so there were plenty of bugs and all. out of the 14 of us that were there, we came up with a list of about 10 good things and about 100 or so bad things about the game. Im definately passing on this game, considering it looks like it hasnt changed at all since i tested.

  16. Axel says:

    http://sarcasticgamer.com/wp/index.php/2008/03/bfbcs-dlc-is-just-plain-bs.html

    Here’s the link to the SG boycott. Sign the petition and show EA that we won’t put up with this crap!

  17. CDRaff says:

    I honestly don’t really care the game looks dumb anyway.

  18. TrebblebaseUK says:

    pfff agree from above me.

  19. Marek says:

    I got a signed defective Scott comic, SWEET!!!

    This could be worth a lot after a couple of years.

  20. I was confused about the outcry because I thought you were talking about the ultra-cool looking Battlefield Heroes. Still, you pay for new maps, don’t you? You pay extra of the “iPod” audio jack in your car sterero, you pay extra for cheese, and you pay extra for left-handed scissors. Quit whining, and let the nice folks at EA make some more money on our desire to sit on our asses and play stoopid video games. sheesh.

  21. Dutch JaFO says:

    There’s one thing even more effective than signing an internet-petition … and that is actually boycotting the game.

  22. Axel says:

    I agree with DLC a while after the game is released, but releasing weapons that can be downloaded for a fee at the same time the game is launched is unacceptable. The only reason they are not in the game is so EA can leech extra money from you. Map packs, etc. are different because they additional content that is not completed until a while after the game’s release, and are totally optional if you are happy with what you have. In this case, those with the downloaded weapons will likely have an advantage over those who did not pay for them.

  23. Triarii says:

    My boycott of EA continues.

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