Has South Africa been denied Titanfall? Yes. Yes it has.

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Here’s some worrying news for those excited for EA’s biggest game this year. Apparently, Titanfall has been cancelled in South Africa. That, according to Mweb Gamezone, seems to be the case for digital copies of the game purchased via EA’s Origin digital distributions service.

One of their readers alerted them to their Origin Pre-order being cancelled – with the report stating that the order was binned because network tests in South Africa showed the game to perform sub-optimally.

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In our own tests of the beta, the game suffered with pretty bad latency, but was still more than playable, which makes this decision pretty baffling. If true, there’s going to be a small riot, especially since it’s easily the most hyped game this year.

Ea’s confirmed the cancellation via Facebook. 

After conducting recent online tests for Titanfall, we found that the performance rates in South Africa were not as high as we need to guarantee a great experience, so we have decided not to release Titanfall in South Africa at this time. 

We understand this is a disappointment for local fans and will keep fans posted on any future plans regarding the release of Titanfall in South Africa

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  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Is that why useless Kalahari cancelled my order???

    • Kensei Seraph

      Officially? Of course.
      Unofficially though, probably not.

    • No Longer SIR Twakkus

      Btw, have you been refunded? Still waiting form my R150

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        No

        • Guest

          It takes about a week.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Its been more than a week

          • Corrie Botha

            Keep sending them emails, learnt that now 1 email doesn’t do, simple wheres mah money? their biggest problem is their support does not give a damn .

        • DrKiller

          Same here.. also waiting… They don’t respond to my emails and it annoys me..

          • thehalf

            Just go to hello peter and Facebook page. They respond pretty quickly after that.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      I’ve stopped buying from Kalahari. They botched my batman order last year, and previously they also botched an order of two games.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        After I get my refund, I will NEVER use them again.

  • Kensei Seraph

    Maybe we’ll be getting local servers… Yeah right.

    • Mossel

      What help is local servers if there’s no electricity…even though we have enough coal for the next 200years.

      • Hammersteyn

        Wet coal 😛

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I thought that’s how they generated hydro-electric power :/

          • Hammersteyn

            We need hydro-electric power stations then. Oh wait, Eskom…..

          • Kensei Seraph

            We do… pity they don’t seem to work very well.

          • Hammersteyn

            Apparently we have 8 o_O

          • http://tumblr.exhibeo.com/ Axon1988

            We have some very advanced hydro stations actually. Well 10 years ago they were, but still they are all stand by units, that never get used… I think Eskom has forgotten about them.

          • HvR

            They are used everyday during peak times, most of them are pump stations.
            Pump water to high level during off peak and let it flow down during peak demand. Like a big ass battery.

          • Hammersteyn

            Didn’t now that. Almost felt a warm feeling for a second.

          • http://tumblr.exhibeo.com/ Axon1988

            Heh that sounds awesome!

          • Hammersteyn

            Yeah the skilled people left thanks to retrenchments and empowerment and now we have no one to run them.

          • Kensei Seraph

            Most of the skilled people were hired on by Eskom as contractors.
            Last year Eskom decided not to renew any contracts.
            They didn’t even tell half of the managers.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            And people vote for this???????????

          • Kensei Seraph

            That’s why they didn’t tell the managers.
            By the time the managers realized what was going on most of the contractors were in their final weeks.

            I know of someone who was supposed to receive specialized training but it was supposed to start a month after his contract expired.
            The other person who was supposed to receive the same training had even left Eskom and the manager who organized the training was never informed.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Shamefull

          • Hammersteyn

            most persons are clever but people are stupid

          • RinceThis

            No, that’s when you get the Sports Minister to talk about booing Zuma in a swimming pool…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL *faint from lack of oxygen*

      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        Have you ever tried to braai with wet coal?

        • HvR

          If you let wet coal stop you from braaing you should move to Australia and marry a sheep.

          • Hammersteyn

            Nothing stop South Africans from braaing. Not rain or snow nor lightning. Not even Armageddon.

          • Kensei Seraph

            If I knew when Armageddon will happen then I’d take the day off and organize a braai with my friends and family.

          • Hammersteyn

            Nobody braais like we do.

          • Mossel

            Armageddon will just make for better entertainment while we turn the rooster. (lol dont know what rooster is in english, grill maybe? sounds weird.)

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            Turn the rooster? Is that why you are shedding some load? O_o

          • Mossel

            About that…

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            hahahahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            hehehe

          • RinceThis

            Ouch :)

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Grill ja

          • Skyblue

            Too true. I have all my scars to prove it.

          • Hammersteyn

            Shame bud, I bet it’s am awesome story though

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            Never said that it would stop me, it’s just a hassle 😛

          • RinceThis

            BOOM!

          • oVg PAYNE

            BURN :)

        • Skoobaz

          I did once, @ kilarney race track, added an extra element for the drivers to deal with..OOops!

        • Kensei Seraph

          Have you ever prepared for a braai in advance and left the coal out in the open in the middle of the rainy season?

        • Mossel

          No, I use wood. Like a real south african! 😉

          • Hammersteyn

            Same here. The bigger the fire the colder the beer the better the braai.

          • Mossel

            I know, right?!

        • Slassher

          wet coal is no match for turps or parafin! Just gooi more on!

      • oVg PAYNE

        Bwahahahaha

      • http://www.youtube.com/channel/ArchzionGaming Archzion

        We could always go to Botswana since we are supplying 90% capacity for their use, apparently one of their generators broke at Marupele. So load shedding due to wet coal = Bullshit. So lets go to Botswana and host some servers, 100% uptime baby!

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          And less tax, and less people and its a beautiful country!

    • RinceThis

      Funniest thing I’ve read all day, that said, the day is young 😉

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      In 2018? – It took Microsoft SA 5 – 6 years to finally realise that xbox live wasn’t a yuppie brand of energy drink but rather something local gamers would like to be a part of. And even then they botched it.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh wow, this has to sting. Seriously sucks for those who were looking forward to it.

    Welcome to the online gaming world. We’re not invited.

    • RinceThis

      What is ‘online’?

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        Is that the thing that uses the 56k modem?

        • RinceThis

          screeeee weeee briiiiiiii icrrrraaaaa iiii YES

          • ElNicko

            Aaahhh the Memories……

  • JHN

    Well this is to be expected when even Zimbabwe has faster internet than we do.

  • Mossel

    Ag fuck me. This day just got off to a fantastic start. First loadshedding and now this.

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Ag, pull up a chair, start a fire , and shed your load…wait, that’s NOT what you think I mean

      • Mossel

        LOL! I might just shed some load afterall.

        • RinceThis

          Indeed, it most certainly won’t be Titanfall heheh

      • Hammersteyn

        rofl

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      I know bud, I know… :/

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun
    • Hammersteyn

      LOL

    • TiMsTeR1033

      awww I just wanna pull him through the screen!

  • Verrayne

    So where are the xbox fanboys now?

    :Trollface:

    • Kensei Seraph

      Waiting for the Xbox One.
      This affects PC gamers more than anyone else.

    • oVg PAYNE

      Playing Kinectimals with Milo 😛

    • RinceThis

      Tehehe. Indeed.

  • bluegoon
    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      What a prick :( All he talks about is I …So selfish

    • TehBrad

      We know that the servers are overseas and those of us who want the game accepts it. Just give us the game -.-

      Most of my online gaming is done on servers not located in SA.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Sounds like the initial release of SWTOR all over again.

  • Hammersteyn

    Seems the hype train got stuck in loop for now.
    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/ab52R38_460sa.gif

  • Kromas

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha *deep breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Hammersteyn

      I laughed too….

    • McBeanoO

      This and Jack leaving Sony in one morning. Too much funneh… heheheheheh!

      • Kromas

        Waiting for MSSA news today so we can hit the trifecta 😛

        • Kensei Seraph

          Maybe Microsoft will do a 180 about their E3 announcement.

          • Kromas

            as long as it is not a 360 or a 720 😛

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            Well it will never be 1080 😛

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            WOW!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

  • Brian Murphy

    Ok, that blows, I know there were a number of people here who were really excited for it, and that’s just shitty.

    SA Gamer’s should either start, or find a lobbyist group in SA, who are pushing to get the Government to improve the broadband infrastructure. From an educational standpoint, it’s simply vital to the populace (which is a major selling point, from a gaming standpoint it’s difficult to get widespread public appeal…telling them that it’ll help their children and themselves with literally any problem they’ll ever have…that’s hard to ignore)..

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Have you met our government?

      • Brian Murphy

        No, but I live in America, and while my Government has more revenue to work with, they’re still a dysfunctional bunch of corrupt idealogs. It’s a miracle they got it done in the first place, since there’s no mention of the internet in the Bible.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I follow a bit of American politics because it’s entertaining in a watching a car wreck sort of way. Then I remember that we have politicians who think you can prevent AIDS with a shower & cure it with a potato.

          Politicians the world over have become a terribly sad entrenched joke, and we’re their battered wives.

          • Brian Murphy

            Part of the problem is the belief in things based on no evidence, not because they believe it, but because they allow those beliefs to play a role in setting policy. That kind of behavior cannot be tolerated by the populace.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yip. Belief informs action. Unfortunately our educational system is not very strong or is access to knowledge is a priority.

          • Brian Murphy

            Yeah, that’s a serious concern. And don’t think America isn’t suffering from that as well. It’s still one of the few countries where the fucking MAJORITY question the veracity of the data supporting evolution. They want to teach creationism in school, right alongside evolution…with no evidence…none…

            /facepalm

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Teach the controversy! Why do you hate freedom you liberal? 😉

          • Brian Murphy

            Well…without going into too much detail, while I’m sure my personal values places me on the left, my feelings toward the Church push me right out of both camps.

            To put it simply, you don’t see Scientists trying to force content into Bible studies, so I will not tolerate the sheeple of the world trying to force their fiction into science classes. 😉

            Teaching the controversy, actually gives creationism floor time in a class that’s supposed to be dedicated to learning…real, observable facts/data about our world/universe. It should not even have that luxury. It shouldn’t even be allowed on school grounds as far as I’m concerned. Save it for Bible studies, Church, or a private religious school.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I agree 100%.

          • Brian Murphy

            If this wasn’t so fucking pathetic, it might be funny (you’re not from America, feel free to laugh). Check this out:

            11% of American’s think HTML is an STD

            23% though an MP3 was a Star Wars Robot.

            18% identified Blu Ray as a marine animal

            15% said they believed software is a comfortable clothing.

            12% said USB is the acronym for a European country

            http://time.com/12410/11-of-americans-think-html-is-an-std/

          • Spathi
          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That’s one of those things where yes, it’s funny – but at the same time it’s really not funny.

            This is why democracy is breaking down – too much ignorance. And what’s even worse, and what truly pisses the living crap out of me – IGNORANCE IS FUCKING CELEBRATED AS A VIRTUE, while knowledge is treated with suspicion. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

          • Brian Murphy

            One day, I truly hope humans will figure out how to separate belief from what we actually know. And you’re absolutely correct, people not only celebrate ignorance, but freely admit it. If you watched the Bill Nye vs Ken Ham Evolution v Creationism debate, he literally says his understand of science begins with the Bible….literally, and he was proud that he was actually debating a scientist on something he has absolutely no serious education on.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Most Africans have no idea about any of the things you mention here above, lest associate it with anything else

          • Brian Murphy

            Well, it’s ok to not know things. What disturbs me is people not willing to admit that they don’t know. Acknowledging the areas where you lack, is never a bad thing.

          • ToshZA

            I’m a little late to the party here, but “Hermaphrodite isn’t a word in our language.”

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          Compared to our government, yours are all saints and intellectual giants

    • Rags

      The latency will not improve even if we had the best network and fastest lines in the world. We need local Azure servers.

      • Brian Murphy

        True, I imagine if more people were connected and/or had PC’s/Consoles etc…. Microsoft may be more tempted. I don’t know, just trying to problem solve :)

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    Whoohoo Facebook PR. Ya’ll don’t care about properly handling this :)

  • Mossel

    So what happens to my order? It still says “In progress” at kalahari.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      It may stay that way until they sort the performance out… which is probably never.

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      It will be cancelled, you will get a refund.

      • Hammersteyn

        Tell that to @Admiral_Chief:disqus

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          heh

      • Mossel

        Oh well, I actually need the money. Now I can continue fighting the old backlog.

      • HvR

        in about 3 months time.

      • Brian Murphy

        Good thing it’s Friday eh? Most posts of the week should be an easy task lol :)

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Its not like you are missing out on an awesome game. Go watch the new 300 movie to make you feel better 😉

  • Hammersteyn

    Maybe it will ship with the XBOX One in October? Then when the power clouds form over SA they can enjoy the online experience MS has blabbed about for almost a year now.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Only the Poweh of teh Cloudez can save South Africa!

  • Ryanza

    They must have tested Titanfall during the day on South African Shaped uncapped products.

    Anyway, I refer to my previous Titanfall comment – Titanfall from a South African point of view will = LAG.

  • FoxOneZA

    Tsk…Tsk…I knew there was a reason why I never pre-ordered.

    On the other hand, it’s good that EA has acknowledged that we don’t have a server capable enough. Beta testing vs 10mil SA gamers is just not the same experience.

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    I guess Darryn is going to have to play his Titanfall artbook. Closes thing he’s going to get to the real game

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      That’s what she said.

  • Hammersteyn

    Also “Dear Ahole” Classic!

    • HvR

      He copied that from Kalahari, that is how they start all their customer service letters.

      • Hammersteyn

        They addressed me as sir…….. nah I’m joking

        • Alex Hicks

          Sir Ahole?

          probably accurate if it was addressed to me …

          • Hammersteyn

            I see what you did there.

  • Ottokie

    I would be a bit more peeved off about this if South Park was not releasing today, gonna enjoy that game to bits after work today!
    And this is the last weekend I give Kalahari to refund me… or I will be forced to write…an ANGRY LETTER!

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Lol, same here

  • CaptainNemo42

    Is there anybody who still want to buy an Xbone here in ZA?

  • iAmWeasel

    Uh oh.. Pieter Kruger’s Xbone just turned into a very large lounge ornament :-(

    • Hammersteyn

      rofl

    • Kensei Seraph

      Not exactly the prettiest lounge ornament is it?

      • Hammersteyn

        Takes up more space then ones mother in law.

      • Martin du preez

        Watercooler

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      It’s still massive enough to be used as a door stop.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Or a brick when protesting.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          TO PARLIAMENT!! EVERYONE GRAP A BONER! (use your photoshop skills Mr Tim)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            hahahaha that sounds so wrong! See the people marching hand in well *cough* you get the idea.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            HAHAHAHAHA Battle-hardened war vets!

    • oOqUiS

      Somebody had to say it.

  • El Capitan del Blade

    So EA are concerned about the latency in SA? I smell bullshit…. They’re love of money would prevent them from not releasing….

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Talk about bad news on a Friday for some people.. Thankfully I never really cared about Titanfall. To all the peeps out there I feel for you guys.

    • Hammersteyn

      I feel for them to. Personally I’m really trying hard to boycott anything EA. I just don’t trust them or their stance on yearly releases, Season passes and broken games that needs to be patched over and over again.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        EA will get the golden turd award again. It won’t even come as a surprise to anyone, except perhaps them.lol

      • ToshZA

        Annual releases in every country except SA, maybe.

        😀

  • Franscois Botha

    Wait, one of the most anticipated games for the Xbone is not getting released in south africa? Way to go for screwing Xbox one sales before its even released in South Africa.. btw when was it again supposed to be? sometime in October?

    • Hammersteyn

      October last we heard yes.

  • RinceThis

    Whoa. Pieter is going to have to go and join Foxhound in maximum security when he hears about this… What resolution is that? Oh, it’s 0fps at 0dpi… 0-O

    • Hammersteyn

      Shame man. He hardly has a foot to stand on and now this. XBOX One. Maybe one good game a year?

      • RinceThis

        Ya, but he did buy it for more money than he needed to to get the exclusiveness of the console not being exclusively supported in SA…

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        The One and DONE!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Can’t you people just buy it on steam and play anyway?

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas
      • RinceThis

        Tehehehe!

      • TiMsTeR1033

        The Pc people.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        We saw the best thing EVAR yesterday for US PEOPLE.

        A mouse rug.

        It’s a mouse pad that looks like a Persian rug. It’s goddamn awesome.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Oh you guys, I’m literally sitting here laughing (while reading the comments) =)

    • RinceThis

      Bluudy lacist…

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Seriously amazing how the statement “you people” bothers people so much.

        • RinceThis

          Dude, we are being sarcastic. For someone with such a high IQ you never pick up on that! 😛

          • Spathi

            Pro tip Tim, Rince is being sarcastic about the high IQ part here!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            hahahahaha

          • RinceThis

            Thanks a lot, you total bstd. Now I am wearing half my cup of coffee…

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            LOOOOOOOOOOL

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Good!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            boom?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            As the people told me in school, just because I have a high IQ doesn’t mean I can apply it..

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      It’s not on steam; it’s on Origin – and Origin has withdrawn it for sale in SA.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        So the pirates will find a way then..

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          You still need to jam online, so not likely methinks

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Hey where there is a will there is a way!

          • Hammersteyn

            IT would only work if you could Lan titanfall really. But if you could install it and create an overseas account maybe then???

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            I mean if you can LAN, peeps can use Tungle to create private servers

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            What’s up with all you crazy PC pirates?

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            Well, this is what will happen though. Not saying I will do that. But Tunlgle isn’t illegal

          • TiMsTeR1033

            See now you thinking, pretend to be overseas. People can still buy the game from other online retailers.

          • Skyblue

            Not really. There were local players playing hacked versions of World of Warcraft a few years back. This will go the same route.

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            Hack servers. They exist

          • Skyblue

            It will happen just with locally hosted pirate servers. Guaranteed.

      • oVg PAYNE

        Ill wait until its on U-Play

  • eXpZA

    Suppose this is now the meme to use.

    • Hammersteyn

      THIS!

    • oVg PAYNE

      720 vs 1080 RGB black

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      Needs more upvotes!!!

    • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

      PERFECT!

    • Rikus

      I also wanted to post this. Well done!

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    One day we’ll look at this and laugh while we play the Last Guardian

    • Kensei Seraph

      Will we also be using the force and carving turkeys with lightsabers?

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        I do that already, so Last Guardian can’t be far away

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Like DNF.

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      1313* there I fixed it for you 😛

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Hehehe, TOOOO SOOOOON

        • Hammersteyn

          Or our latest games from Kalahari?

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Heh, never falling for any marketing thing, or any thing from Kalahari…EVER…AGAIN

          • ToshZA

            By latest you mean released a few years ago internationally?

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            And still selling at the same launch price

          • Hammersteyn

            LOL

          • HvR

            You can games at Kalahari? I thought they only sell Credit Card refunds

          • Hammersteyn

            Plus they give away bullshit vouchers.

          • HvR

            HA HA HA. THE DAY HAS COME!!!!!

            Doorbell rings, FedEx with my “cancelled” copy Stick of Truth.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            For real? Awesome dude!

          • HvR

            Yes, seems that they can not even cancel a order properly.

          • Hammersteyn

            CONGRATS are in order than!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Imagine, me going on and on about how kak Kalahari is, and then next week my copy shows up on my desk…hehhe

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        Lol ouch :( ……

  • oVg PAYNE

    Are you all stupid? There was a reason why Xbone made this official map.

    • RinceThis

      Thank you sir. I wonder whether the Bone fans in SA looked at this before throwing their money into their fanboy pit of hell?

      • oVg PAYNE

        CD Project RED in Poland sure did

      • oVg PAYNE

        Also, the gamer who goes onto Game sites is only around 3% of all gamers.
        The rest buy games because the cover looks sweet and ONLY has a MAN on the cover.

        • RinceThis

          Indeed. Or because grandmother thinks the latest CoD would be a good buy for 11 year old Timmy…

          • oVg PAYNE

            That the reason why LIz was moved to the back in Bioshock.

          • RinceThis

            God forbid we have a cover with a WOMAN on the front hey? Let’s have a generic man standing with gun, YEAH!

          • oVg PAYNE

            Or a Mech… cough cough toooooooo soon

          • RinceThis

            BWAHAHAH! TOo soon!

          • ToshZA

            LOL!

          • Hammersteyn

            SOOOOOOOOON

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            loooooooooool

          • RinceThis

            Or…

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Or an Ingwer

          • Hammersteyn

            hehe Ingwer

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Its ALWAYS Timmy!! That flippin Lassie, she ruined my life!

          • HvR

            TAAAANNNNYYYYAAAAA!!!!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            LOOOOOOOL

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Shut up & get in the well.

          • ToshZA
          • Hammersteyn

            LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Hey, that’s not cool man!

          • rooislangwtf
          • TiMsTeR1033

            but the well is cold and wet!

          • Hammersteyn

            Like your mothers love. Get in the hole!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            “woofwoof” What’s that Lassie? “woofwoofwoofgrrrrwoof” So just like the coal you say? “woof” So you think Timmy is responsible for the load shedding? “woof. woofwoofggrrrgrrrwoofwoofgrrr” You’re right, let’s leave him in the well.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            XD

      • Hammersteyn

        Most be like “F**k it, I’m done!”
        http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/arpB7y0_460sa.gif

        • ToshZA

          lol!!

          Initially it looks like the car knocks it off, but he seriously just rage quits. Totally a gamer.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          The One and DOne!

      • RogueCode

        Why does this effect Xbox One? Unless MS is actively going to block IP’s it isn’t a problem. We all have US accounts anyway.

        • RinceThis

          I thought Xbox One released that their games were going to be region locked?

          • RogueCode

            Huh? I’ve been playing and buying games (without VPN) since it came out (bought via Amazon).

          • Spathi

            Games bought from the online store (Xbox live) are region locked, but not physical copies. Not sure about the IP blocking though…

          • RogueCode

            This is incorrect too. Where are you even getting this info?
            I have a physical copy of Forza, which works fine. And all my other games (BF4 etc) are digital – and work fine too.

          • Spathi
          • RogueCode

            It actually seems like that is specifically about buying digital codes – not buying from the store. So if your region is UK and you buy a US code from eBay etc, it may stop working.
            But so far I can’t find a real confirmation of people getting locked out of physical or digital copies (directly from the store).

          • Spathi

            Okay so it isn’t really an issue then at all, except if EA blocks IPs, which I can’t think they will even contemplate. It’s not like Titanfall is illegal in SA or anything.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Green means GO! Grey means you don’t exist.

      • oVg PAYNE

        Green means $$$$

    • oVg PAYNE

      24 Hour check in is still in full force. Its called Multy player only games.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      The grey areas are called the wasteland of lost sales. That is where the mutants live.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Look at it this way my friends, Titanfall was a game that was never meant to be for us. See it as enlightenment for better things to come.. mmmkay.

  • Dawith

    Forfarkshakes :(

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    I just wana ….. LOLZ for the MS fanbooois

    #obligatoryBait

    • Hammersteyn

      They’re hiding for now. Better times will come for them. Just not this year I think.

      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        Lol Flaunt that Sony ass. We be ballin

        • TiMsTeR1033

          We be rolling, we be hating…

    • Brenz

      Where is our old pal pieter kruger, he should have an input here.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        huehuehue

      • Hammersteyn

        He’s like one of those commentators on Sports24. Talks their team up the whole week and after the game he’s no where to be seen.

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          Wonder where the fox is?

          • Hammersteyn

            Me too. I miss him most days.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            FOXY??????? WHERE YOU AT??????

  • Brenz

    So whos looking forward to that Xbone release date, anyone?

    • TiMsTeR1033

      *crickets chirping*

    • Kensei Seraph

      I’m looking forward to the laughs.

      • Brenz

        I’m already having plenty of those.

    • ToshZA

      PC boyz be all like “pew, pewpewpew, pewpew” to dem Xbone boyz.

      http://images.gameskinny.com/gameskinny/c56ecf7e041f22987c51d87b42f08762.jpg

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Man, that’s so purdy, I stared at it for much longer than I anticipated

        • Hammersteyn

          I almost feel claustrophobic. And that’s pretty accurate I would think if you take how little space there is in a cockpit.

        • oVg PAYNE

          Wing Commander meets Battlestar Galactica with X-WING mini fights.

          FUCK MECHS

    • RogueCode

      I played the beta in SA on XB1 and although the ping wasn’t great (around 200ms – on 10Mb unshaped), the game magically compensated for it, and it was never a problem. It felt like it had less network lag than in BF with half the ping.
      So I’m happy to be buying it when it comes out in the US digital XB store, with my US XB account.

      • Rikus

        How does the game play on a slower line? What is the ping on, say, a 2 Mb line?

        • RogueCode

          From what i read about other people playing locally, it was fine. I doubt there is any difference between a 2Mb and 10Mb line once you’re in the game.

          • ToshZA

            For ping, not much difference no. It only starts getting bad with 1mb or slower. ie: iBurst lines.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Agreed, the fibre backbone to UK is where the main delay comes in, since light can only travel as fast as light 😛

          • Rikus

            Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Damn you light for being too slow!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Heh, to give you example, best response I’ve gotten to our UK branch when doing a test from Midrand, is 161ms. And we have a 6mb fibre here

    • oVg PAYNE

      Whats that? Why would I by an XBOX ONE when I have an XBOX TWO? (360)

  • Sphinx

    Who is deleting comments? it went from 179 to 119?

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      Nope, at 195 now

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      We don;t delete comments unless they make Darryn cry.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        BATMAN IS THE BIGGEST PUSSY IN THE WORLD!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          *claps hands*

        • Admiral Chief in Vegas

          No, Darryn is…

      • ToshZA

        Or there are lawyers telling you to.

    • Hammersteyn

      Pieter Kruger

      • Spathi

        HAhahaahahahahahh! I think he’ll try to delete the post most likely!

        • Hammersteyn

          I really do feel for him. Has to be the worst news ever today.

          • Spathi

            As far as I can tell, nothing will get him down!

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      Mine also did it the other day, there is an issue with disqus. Just refresh and it should be fine again

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Ironic how, all the beta testers got that taste of Titanfall and left you wanting more, and now EA took a massive dump and left a rather shit tasting flavour in your mouths.. EA worst company in America, I think not! Worst company in the world, not even Oscars lawyer could find a way around that.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahah! Oh what a TITANIC FAIL!

  • Martin du preez

    GOOD. Now you guys can spend your money on a real game. DARK SOULS

    http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_medium/164/1642923/2448186-2416597328-tumbl.gif

  • Rikus

    Don’t worry Xbone/Microsoft/EA/Titanfall-fanboys! If we have learned anything from the past, its that enough bitching and moaning will eventually force a 180. So, give it time. Titanfall will come to SA.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      By that time, we’ll all be playing Dark Souls, like Bosses!

      • Martin du preez

        PRAISE TEH SUN

      • TiMsTeR1033

        *meaning* Screaming like sissy girls

      • Rikus

        Like a Boss!

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I wonder if they’re cancelling preorders in non-Azure countries so that the Azurecountries can have the fantasy of zero lag gaming on launch day?

  • Laby

    EA Can keep their worst company of the year title I was changing my Mind that they are starting to be good again but doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      This is EA, it’s just varying degrees of shit with them.

      • ToshZA

        From mobile DK to Titanfail then? They all sound pretty shit, tbh.

      • Laby

        Lol looks like it hey, man I was so excited until now :/ I had no trouble owning on 200ms latecy so I don’t see any problems here.

  • oVg PAYNE

    New meaning to the term season pass lol WHAT SEASON DO I GET TO PLAY?

    • Hammersteyn

      It’s like the early NES games.
      In the year 20xx people were finally allowed to play Titanfall.

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  • Nigel

    You sony ponies are pathetic. Go play knack

    whoever wants the game, just import.

    • oVg PAYNE

      tee hee hee, WE GOT ONE.

      • Hammersteyn

        I was getting a tad bit worried

      • Brenz

        took long enough, mofos be sleeping

        • Hammersteyn

          Or these are the Seppuku survivors

          • Brenz

            explains why there is only one

          • Hammersteyn

            rofl

          • oVg PAYNE

            What if I told you that the bone was meant for ONE person.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Not too shabby hey Nige 😀

        • Hammersteyn

          rofl

        • oVg PAYNE

          They are hard to come by these days.

    • Spathi

      Hehehehe…at least we can play something. Enjoy your TV!

      • Hammersteyn

        XBOX GAMES! I’m sorry Dave, you don’t have any

        • Spathi

          Even worse, they have a game but their not allowed to play it!

          • ToshZA

            They just get to stream the Twitch channels on their Xbones.

  • Rags

    So 2 weeks back we had an international ‘local’ competition where everyone lost their shit over the ping differences. Now EA actually said, yes the pings are shit, sorry but we can’t support South Africa because your experience will suck. We have more dignity than to release a shitty experience to the public. Here have your money back.

    Yet Activision/Blizzard with their billions of money for international servers, release Diablo3 with its rubber banding, connection issues, horrible spikes and very high latency and just don’t give a shit. Releases it to every PC gamer only for profit no matter how shit the experience.

    And EA are once again the bad guys.

    Really?!

    • Brenz

      You just made the reference of EA and dignity in the same sentence.
      Your point is invalid, please try again.

      • oVg PAYNE

        BF4 cough cough cough

      • Rags

        The truth hurts.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      I raise Battlefield 4 to counter your argument! 😛

      • Brenz

        I see your Battlefield 4 and raise you Sim City!

        • Hammersteyn

          I see your Simcity and raise you Dungeon Keeper

          • Brenz

            I see your Dunheon Keeper and raise you Dead Space 3

          • Hammersteyn

            Bought it for R70 bucks hehe.

          • Brenz

            lol, cheap cheap.
            I havent even bothered, action game (that is meant to be survival horror, not sure who missed the fucking memo), with micro transactions, suck mah balls.

          • ToshZA

            I’m sorry. DK Mobile is the biggest disgrace since Peter Mole-brain opened his mouth, at least in the last decade.

          • SheHulkNigri

            I see your Dead Space 3 and raise you The Sims 3 and all its 75 expansion packs and 31 “Stuff” packs

          • Brenz

            Overkill!!!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            BOOM! HEADSHOT!

          • Brenz

            lol, he did go for the killshot on that one!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      If that’s the reason they’re doing it, then yes, I do think they deserve some credit.

      • RinceThis

        lol

      • Brenz

        All they deserve is a swift kick in the teeth.

      • Rags

        Yes, and I am not discounting their previous mishaps. But for once they are not chasing profits and apologising after they have taken all your monies.

        There is also a certain irony that some think BF4 is a crappy experience, yet are perfectly willing to play Titanfall at 200ms+

        • ToshZA

          Playing at 200ms+ is better than crashing to desktop and losing all your progress at random.

          #Justsaying

          • Rags

            No its not. #justsaying.

          • ToshZA

            Having played online shooters at 200ms+, while not ideal, its still better than random crashes to desktop and losing all your progress. You can at least adjust for the lag, you can’t adjust for losing loads of hours of play and randomly having that play interrupted.

          • Rags

            200ms is unplayable. Unless its for something as mindless like Planetside 2. Nothing can make up for it.
            I’ve only experienced crashes between map changes before patch 1 in BF4. Haven’t had any issues at all since. Not one single crash. What has always been more annoying is high latency (60ms+) and lag spikes. This is the in game experience that can completely ruin it.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Planetside 2 is NOT mindless, what makes you say something silly like that?

          • Rags

            With so many in the game your choices and skills have a very diminished impact on the outcome. The mechanics are also very simplistic and forgiving. Not knocking the fun factor.

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    WHAT.THE.EFF. Are you serious!?!?!?!?!

    • ToshZA
    • SheHulkNigri

      EFF. Yes. It’s his fault!

      • oVg PAYNE

        It looks like that baret just wants to get the fuck out.

        • SheHulkNigri

          Yup. That beret had AMBITION in life, hoping to end up on the head of some decorated war hero’s head. Instead he got Fatboy… Life is cruel he will tell you.

          • Brenz

            lol!
            sad beret is sad.

          • oVg PAYNE

            R.I.P. Red Beret :(

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            So sad it makes green berets turn blue tee hee 😉

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          It’s not a beret, it’s a launch pad for stupid. That’s why it’s flat.

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        NATIONALIZED THE SERVERS COMRADE!!!!!

  • Storm

    lol. that is all.

  • Rock789

    Where’s Tim? Tim – you may now tell all the non-believers that you told them so. :)

    You called it, bud!

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      That he did.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Trust in Tim. I was a non-believer, but now I’ve seen the light. Come on Lassie, let’s get him out of that well.

  • Guild

    The one reason for me to buy an Xbox one was Titanfall. Guess I won’t be wasting my money then. Forgetting about XBox and concentrating on my PS4 now

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Whoops

  • dalezorz

    It didn’t perform well because we were joining foreign servers. Idiots!

  • dalezorz

    Oh, and you can order from Origin, just dial a USA Vpn and purchase the game.

  • DrKiller

    A few friends told me about the article and I made the joke that they’ve tested the game on Mweb’s “great” network… Its funny to see the Mweb name was mentioned :)

  • Werner Ackermann

    So, until we get Ms Azure servers in SA, there’s no Titans Falling locally?

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      That pretty much sums it up

      • Deano

        With EA being one of the biggest publishers surely they can afford to put a few local titanfall servers up, surely the cost of this would be covered by profit of titanfall sales being a huge game release.

        I’m pretty upset with EA with their response regarding titanfall. no urgency just cancel it rather than fixing the problem.

        I probly wont buy another local EA game until I see action, i’d rather pay a little extra and import to stop EA SA from getting a Cent of mine. And I buy alot of EA games.

  • saneman

    who publishers battlefield 4?

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      not sure if trolling… but it’s also EA

  • Sk3tz0

    Thats a pity looked like a really sweet game..

  • Jonah Cash

    On one hand I am laughing my ass off!!! And on the other I am not happy that we are getting shafted yet again!!! This just shows me that I was right to go back to Sony and ask Microsoft to go and screw themselves!!!

  • America the great

    I can’t wait to play it!!!! 4 more days!!!

    • Deano

      cant wait to import it :)

  • CraK_Raven

    I say we get our pitchforks and go throw some bricks thru EA SA office windows! A strike dammit, it’s all that will work to solve this!

  • BobK81

    I know this is probably pointless, but go sign the petition, maybe we get lucky

    http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/respawn-entertainment-give-south-african-gamers-the-choice-to-play-titanfall

  • Dane Bowman

    Is there any way of knowing where else this game has been denied its official release date? I’d be interested to know. I’m sure SA isn’t the only country to be left out in the cold.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      Right now it’s only South Africa… got an article coming up soon that explains why

  • Francois Knoetze

    This news angers me more than it should have. I was actually considering a better graphics card to play this. Guess I am sticking primarily to PS4, PS3 and Vita then…

  • Melasco

    Good, if I can’t have it, no one else can 😛

  • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    bwaa haa haa.. Brilliant

  • MakeItLegal

    worse company 3rd year straight ???

    hey EA , that award is not something to strive for

    but then my hat also comes off to EA , for admiting it wont be a “working” title here , takes balls and props to that

    Now to MWEB and TELKOM , here is a perfect opp to jump in and sway gamers to your network , build the DATA CENTER for titan fall , playstation now , onlive , gakei or what eva , invest now and build some brownie points with the gamers of south africa !!!

  • MakeItLegal

    on another note , its a shame we arent geared up for this type of thing , SA use to be the AFRICAN success storie , now nigeria has overtaken us (even tho half there work force is in windsor east and west , standing around all day for who knows what reason …xD ….

    we really should me african leaders and not followers …

    again ZUMA , your the poes , and your lack of foresight is what has taken us from number 1 to number 2 in 4 short years…

    oh did like the house we built for u ? pitty we coulnd have built house for the poor instead … oh well 1 person is worth more than 20 00000 people

  • JustAnotherGamer

    HHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH! TITANFALL!!! OWN GOAL!

  • rooislangwtf

    Coincidentally I cancelled my Titanfall pre-order in Origin a few days ago since I was worried about the exact same thing.

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  • judgeamire Springfield

    Anyone who buys a game based on network reliability is a chump. Say what you like but multi player was only ever an add on to titles for a very long time for a reason. This is all part of the reason many ex xbox gamers went ps4…. ill keep my pc for microsoft titles but im well off the bone wagon.

  • Storm

    Im not bothered. Looked like shit. :)

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