EA rescues out-of-pocket APB gamers

If you were one of the unlucky gamers who shelled out for a copy of APB, you might not be as doomed as you thought – publishers EA are now offering you a free game as a sort of refund.
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Valve originally put their foot down and refused to have anything to do with the out-of-pocket gamers who made the purchase via Steam, but EA have come to the party (surprisingly), bringing presents.

All you need to do, disgruntled game-fan, is head to the EA Support site and explain via live chat or telephone call that you’d like another game to replace APB – make sure you have proof of purchase handy. All things going to plan, the powers that be will grant you a copy of any PC game currently available in the EA Store. The jury’s still out on whether or not pre-orders are eligible, but at the time of writing, you’ll be able to find something nice for yourself, from the likes of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and other such things. (We’re also hearing stories that upset gamers are being offered vouchers for the EA Store, rather than a straight replacement game. It sounds like there’s some flexibility to the deal, put it that way.)

Sure, it’s not the same as letting you continue to play in San Paro, but it’s nice that someone’s taking responsibility for the issue – remember that, and be nice back. They don’t really owe you anything, after all!

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