idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
It still would have been a legitimate way to get the game that the company chose to provide.
In the same way that bringing your own bug to a restaurant is a legitimate way to get a free meal.
You suck at analogies--these are COMPLETELY different.
In this case, the company provided a product that had an issue with it, and you the consumer are due a refund.
By bringing your own bug to the restaurant, you create an issue.
If this was a case of snapping the disc in half and then trying to claim that it was shipped that way, I'd agree with you. But it's not even remotely that.
The company is providing a faulty product, and are thus offering refunds to anyone who wants one. Whether or not those customers get to keep the game is ENTIRELY the company's decision.
It is, in NO WAY, you cheating the company.