Dated: 10/28/2008Has anyone read this lately? I used to have their TOS memorized and I hadn't noticed that they replaced it with a new one.So now, if we delete our accounts of our own accord, we lose access to all of our game purchases and PlayGold??? I had seen some people mention that previously, but I didn't really pay attention.I can't even understand that if PF cancels an account. If you pay money for something, it should be yours. Not if you pay money for it, it is your opportunity to access the object until such a time as it is taken away for whatever reason!!!
So we are no longer buying the games. We are buying access. Unless we purchase a back up disk. That stinks. In that case, they should just sell the disks. Has anyone tried just buying a disk? Will the payment system let you?PlayGold is also non-refundable and the property of PlayFirst according to the TOS. Should they choose to discontinue the program, they will give you 10 days to use it up. So it really isn't yours either.I think this is strange considering PF is in California. There was a huge lawsuit there a couple of years ago, regarding buying 'the right' to something, such as a service via a gift card or gift certificate, where it had an expiration date. The court there said that if you "buy" money, it does not expire and you are entitled to the service/object for which you bought the gc for an unlimited time without expiration....although they can charge you service fees on a gift card.Obviously, this isn't a problem for most of us, as we aren't cancelling or having our PF account cancelled. All the same, I don't think thats right.Thoughts?
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Recently, I've had a related problem to this "service" of only downloading your own game three times before you have to buy it again (Hmmf! Service!) where the company has disappeared, and I have jumped through hoops and waited for days, before a message was sent to me where I could find a copy of MY game, and have then downloaded it from some site I have never heard of. Seems like very poorly run companies, and it seems like it's what you can expect more and more. Disgruntling.