Here's one of those stories that, as a consumer, probably makes you a little sick to your stomach. According to Business Wire, an Atlanta, Georgia law firm known as Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is looking into the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Electronic Arts for the buggy experience that was Battlefield 4. That's good news, right? Well, it is if you're a shareholder, as the clientele for this possible lawsuit is NOT the customers who bought a buggy game, but the financially inconvenienced investors, who will have "suffered" as a result of the smaller sales from a poor game. According to the firm's preliminary investigations, "If you purchased EA common stock between July 24, 2013 and December 4, 2013 and suffered losses on that investment, you are encouraged to contact Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC attorney Marshall P. Dees, Esq. via email at [email protected], or via toll-free telephone at (888) 508-6832 regarding your legal rights."
It's true that games are a big business now that annually rake in billions of dollars but it's still disheartening to see things like this happen. A customer that is disappointed with a purchase he or she may have had to scrimp and save for is less important that someone with a substantial amount of wealth complaining that "Thanks to this fiasco, I will merely be comfortably rich instead of obscenely rich. Heads will roll." It's important to note at this point that this is not a full blown lawsuit yet, the law firm is just trying to decide whether it's worth it to take it that far.