follow us:

Latest News

More missions and new ending added to Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director’s Cut
Last month, Harebrained Schemes announced that there would be a Director's Cut for the Shadowrun Returns expansion pack, Dragonfall. Today they revealed some of the additional content for the new edition.... [read more]
Microsoft invites you to check out some indie games during PAX Prime
Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb posted an invitation on his blog to a new event intended to feature ID@Xbox games and developers. Hyrb announced this new event in light of a high expected turnout of ID@Xbox games to PAX Prime. ... [read more]
Gamers find solution to final P.T. puzzle…or did they?
If you played P.T., the playable teaser created by Konami and Hideo Kojima that was used to promote a new Silent Hill game, then you probably ran into the most awkward puzzle at the end of the game. There are many theories on how to finish the puzzle, but some gamers think t... [read more]

Latest Articles

gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]
When a Good Cause Gets Tainted
This June was an important month for Nintendo. Prior to them winning the hearts of gamers across the globe at E3, they were in some hot water over a game that came out just a few days before. That game, Tomodachi Life, became the center of a world of drama that was not only ... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review
Wolfenstein 3D is arguably one of the most important games in video game history. It created a new style gaming that eventually took over the industry. Unfortunately, the guys at id Software haven’t been able to recreate the magic of the series in the various follow-ups. S... [read more]
Firefall Review
Firefall has been in beta longer than most MMO titles, and with its launch finally cleared as of last month, it’s time to validate its existence with a review.... [read more]
Titanfall Review
It's safe to say that Titanfall is the first highly-anticipated next gen (or should I say current gen) game for 2014.Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall received some huge hype at E3, and it was well deserved. Although the game is not perfect, it's heading in the r... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Sega Genesis Shmups
Get ready for a little bullet hell as 8-Bit Eric takes a look at the shmups for the Sega Genesis. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: SNES Beat Em' Ups!
8-Bit Eric takes a look at some of the best beat 'em up for the SNES. ... [read more]
20 and Out: Gods Will Be Watching
From Deconstructeam, Gods Will Be Watching is a new take on the point-and-click gameplay. If you're having trouble understanding how the game works, this video will give you some insight on the unique gameplay. ... [read more]
More War Z controversy as developer denies refunds
Posted on December 03, 2012 by Nickolai Niver

The other day I posted news that covered a new controversy with zombie MMO, War Z. In a brief summary, one of War Z's volunteer forum moderators by the name of DevinH felt he had been vastly mistreated, and that the people at Hammerpoint Interactive were a bunch of ninnies. In an attempt to get both sides of the story, we emailed Hammerpoint for some clarity, but to no avail. That's a bit unfortunate for them as more and more people are getting aggravated with their services. 

 

After DevinH's little rant, more War Z player began to get a little tense. One fellow who failed to get the game working posted his request for a refund and how it was turned down.

 


 

Another person with similar problems also posted a request for a refund, but was turned down for some pretty sketchy reasons. Namely, a claim that the developers LOST the payment info.



 

 

After a couple of refund requests, it was clear the developers had had enough. In a pretty set-in-stone-about-not-wanting-to-give-out-refunds message, a member of Xsolla support (the company currently responsible for in-game purchases as well as refunds) posted this message.


 

That's a little bit fishy, as last I recall, Hammerpoint got their TOS for War Z from Riot when they COPY & PASTED IT WORD FOR WORD. Here's the problem. If War Z copy/pasted the TOS, then their TOS probably shouldn't have anything in it regarding a request for a refund as League Of Legends is a free-to-play title. The only way this could be is if War Z now has a different TOS. If it did, shouldn't I have had to sign it fairly recently which would absolve them of giving me a refund if I wanted one? Obviously I wasn't the only one who thoughts this, because this fellow posted his very angry request for a refund.



 

It's completely within a game developer's right to deny a refund. Refunds are generally polite things a developer OCCASIONALLY does to keep a customer. It's not something you can request because you feel the developers are scum-bags.

My only concern here is that Hammerpoint Interactive has remained completely silent about all of this. While they haven't technically acted in the wrong in most of this, they also haven't said anything to defend themselves. DevinH has said some pretty condemning things, and these images obviously paint the developers in a negative light. My only hope in all of this is that we get some honest clarity, and not just mindless speculation. Right now, the only chance we have for an explanation is if DevinH's prediction is correct, and the War Z servers close after 6 months because they didn't get their intended bonus funding.

 

Update:  DevinH has since confessed that his claims regarding War Z were completely false.

Nickolai Niver - Staff Writer nic (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What do you think of the Rise of Tomb Raider being a limited time exclusive on the Xbox One?

I have an Xbox One so yay me!
It's BULLSHIT!
Don't care for the series; let the fanboys get mad over it.
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


Sex, Lies and Video Games


Ex-Forum mod DevinH comes out with the REAL truth

War Z gets pulled from Steam

After all the controversy, The War Z is back on Steam

Other Gaming News From The Web