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Virtual Legality Episode 312

Losing CONTROL of the Narrative: 505 Games and Legalese

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10m Sep 11, 2020
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The already "rough" reception to 505 Games' "Control: Ultimate Edition" product just keeps getting rougher.

Now, after PlayStation Network (PSN) owners of the original game and season pass found themselves "accidentally" receiving (and then losing access to) the Ultimate Edition, well, things have gotten a bit worse.

But did 505 actually lie? Well, the answer to that question is in the "legalese".

Trying (and failing) to CONTROL the narrative is nothing new...in Virtual Legality.

#Control #Remedy #Upgrade


Discussed in this episode:

"Control Ultimate Edition - An Explanation"
Control Blog - August 20, 2020
https://controlgame.com/ultimateeditioncommunityblog/

"505 Games Issues CONTROL Upgrade "Non-Apology" (VL292)"
YouTube Video - August 20, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/6MWsDCBjNrM

"505 Games accidentally does what they said was impossible: Upgrades Digital Deluxe owners of Control to Ultimate Edition, then revokes it."
ResetERA Thread - September 10, 2020
https://www.resetera.com/threads/505-games-accidentally-does-what-they-said-was-impossible-upgrades-digital-deluxe-owners-of-control-to-ultimate-edition-then-revokes-it.284165/

"Control PS5 Upgrade Controversy Worsens as Owners Accidentally Get Free Access to Ultimate Edition"
Push Square - September 10, 2020 - Liam Croft
https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/09/control_ps5_upgrade_controversy_worsens_as_owners_accidentally_get_free_access_to_ultimate_edition

"Control: Ultimate Edition was temporarily shown as being owned by Digital Deluxe owners on PS4"
The Sixth Axis - September 11, 2020
https://www.thesixthaxis.com/2020/09/11/control-ultimate-edition-was-accidentally-shown-for-digital-deluxe-owners/

"505 Games expose themselves after accidentally giving Control owners Ultimate Edition"
Alt/Char - September 10, 2020 - Adnan Kljajic
https://www.altchar.com/game-news/505-games-expose-themselves-after-accidentally-giving-control-owners-ultimate-edition-aUJw41v6mqas

"Control - Postmortem (Hoeg Law)"
YouTube Video - September 3, 2019 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/-ze0KwnJshc


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF VIRTUAL LEGALITY HERE:
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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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