letter to Activision

Jedi Knight Jedi Academy. Just purchased it. Just spent two hours unable to install it. Nine times out of Ten the CD is not recognised. It made it to 98% installed one time before finally crashing. Meanwhile my CDROM drive has been spinning alarmingly and errors have been popping up all the time about corrupted files, files that can be read, incomplete stuff. Rubbish.

If I can’t install a legitimately purchased game, well, what can I do? Return it for a full refund and never purchase products by Activision again. Done.

PS: your website gives a warning to upgrade to Internet Explorer. Don’t you know how to build an accessible website that works in all browsers? I guess I should not expect much from a company that cannot manufacture a CDROM disc that can be read by CDROM drive.

Very disappointed.

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Ben Boyle

Web developer, Dad, gamer, mentor, animator, universal design advocate, fan of gadgets and sunshine!

3 thoughts on “letter to Activision”

  1. I have the same problem with my copy of Icewind Dale. I had it working perfectly on my old PC and when I got a new one it wouldn’t work. It still doesn’t. Good thing I didn’t pay for it as it was a gift. I hope I don’t have that trouble when Everquest 2 comes out next week.

  2. 😦 That’s lame, that is. Whatever happened to things like quality control? EA Games would never allow such inferior products to be made available in stores! Heh. (I hope I shan’t live to regret this bold claim.)

  3. “This game contains technology intended to prevent copying.” That is, the practice of putting errors on CDs in order to make them difficult to read and therefore copy. Unfortunately it may also make it difficult to use legitimately. Crazy world…

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