Why no EA games in UK iTunes Store??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by anti-microsoft, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I'm disappointed at the fact that there is not Tetris, Scrabble or Sudoku available in the UK App Store!

    Does anyone share my fustration?
    Is there any other way I could purchase/install those apps on my iPod touch?

    Thanks,

    Ams.
     
  2. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    I thought I heard people saying if you use gift cards for iTunes then you can use any store. Not completely sure of it but this is a work around I think I read somewhere.
     
  3. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? Cool! I'll have to check this out!
     
  4. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    You have to use an American gift card to do this. You can get them on eBay.

    Once you have it, go to the American iTunes store, click 'redeem' and set up a new account through the steps it presents you with when youu've clicked redeem. If you've done as I just detailed, it won't ask you for credit card details.
     
  5. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh OK. Have you done this before?
     
  6. sgibson macrumors regular

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    For Scrabble at least I'm guessing there is a different publisher over here. Even the real life version is Hasbro in the US and Mattel in the UK, so I'm guessing there's a rights issue in play.
     
  7. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    there are other, better, free (or cheaper) alternatives
    tris for tetris, and there are many sudoku games...
     
  8. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Tris is no longer in the store since it was basically a copy of Tetris.
     
  9. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    I have indeed. I'm a UK user, and get so fed up with certain movies/music/apps being released on american app store and not here so I have two accounts - one for each store.
     
  10. DaveOZ macrumors regular

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    Not on Aussie store either. I have a US account started with an iTunes card I bought off eBay. Works well.
     
  11. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are you Dave in Oz from Australian Mac Podcast?
     

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