Anybody get Fable II while it was free? 11 replies

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Grynch

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#1 8 years ago

Microsoft messed up the XBox Marketplace and is still deleting the threads about it on their forums.

Turns out that for a few hours last night, Fable II was purchasable for FREE from the Xbox Marketplace. Microsoft Support knew about it right after the press(:lulz:) and released a twitter statement saying that nobody would be punished because technically no rules were broken... except the ones about how to edit the marketplace.

Did anybody get it for free? I was up at the time, but people were saying it was for the release of Fable III. It is fixed now, guess I missed my chance.




Granyaski VIP Member

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#2 8 years ago

What! I missed it!

Nnnnooooooooooooo




BlitZ, The 57th

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#3 8 years ago

Just to be curious, wouldn't Microsoft be able to track who they sold Fable 2 to in that period of time and just relinquish that right to play it anymore(?), since it was sold technically online....




Fyurii

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#4 8 years ago

Surely they couldn't really remove people's right to play the game if they bought it for free. It's like if you walk into a store (in Britain at least) and some nit wit has mis-priced their stock of PS3s for £50, and some how nobody else who works there has noticed. The store's obliged to sell at the price displayed, unless lower on the system, until all the prices have been changed to normal.




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#5 8 years ago
BlitZ, The 57th;5410086Just to be curious, wouldn't Microsoft be able to track who they sold Fable 2 to in that period of time and just relinquish that right to play it anymore(?), since it was sold technically online....

No, I don't think they can or would. It was an error on their part, and no one should be punished for that. Interesting that it's so close to the release of Fable III though. Makes me wonder if this is a PR stunt.




BlitZ, The 57th

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#6 8 years ago

Possibly, smart move...

But it depends on the window/period it was free... If it was for an hour or so, I doubt its a stunt. Unless... they are even more smart and predicted that we might think it was a real error and purposely let it out for free for an hour, so that we are fooled and they get free advertisement.




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#7 8 years ago

Aww man. Missed a free game, even if it was digitally distributed.




Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#8 8 years ago
Fyurii;5410106Surely they couldn't really remove people's right to play the game if they bought it for free. It's like if you walk into a store (in Britain at least) and some nit wit has mis-priced their stock of PS3s for £50, and some how nobody else who works there has noticed. The store's obliged to sell at the price displayed, unless lower on the system, until all the prices have been changed to normal.

In retail, stores are permitted twenty-four hours to correct pricing errors, to allow for the fact that stuff like old shelf edge labels and such can't be changed instantly when a price is changed.

Online, on the other hand, prices are changed instantly. There's no reason to assume Microsoft would be allowed to retroactively stop people from playing the game. That would be like them chasing people up for extra money if the price goes up after they bought it. They listed it for free, and people bought it for free. As MS themselves have said, no rules have been broken.




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#9 8 years ago

I was on and I saw it, but I already have the game. I was raging at it being free where I paid for it though.


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Fyurii

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#10 8 years ago
Mr. Matt;5410214In retail, stores are permitted twenty-four hours to correct pricing errors, to allow for the fact that stuff like old shelf edge labels and such can't be changed instantly when a price is changed.

I know how it works. Almost a decade of retail sector jobs is how I know that. Price changes are really a simple matter. When notified, the majority of a department makes the necessary changes, including removal/replacement of any POS (Point Of Sale), banners etc etc. Done it dozens of times, and had to reprice the entire 360 & PS3 chart at my local Zavvi (before liquidation) midway through the trading day, because some twat at head office had forgotten to send out the memo about amended prices. Took 30 mins to do, which was 30 mins away from one of the largest pre-xmas deliveries to the store. (That was the single biggest PIA moment of working in the stock room so close to christams.:mad: God I miss that job!:bawl:)




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