Dragon Age: Origins.
My wife and I were both big Bioware fans at the time, so we got two copies of the game, so we could each play on our 360s. One of the copies, from Gamestop, came with a ring as a preorder bonus. I don’t remember its name in game, but I will henceforth call it The Ring of PrOB.
We’re both playing and loving the game, dozens of hours in. She decides she wants to pull an all-nighter, so we drag her 360 upstairs to hook up an the bedroom TV. The next morning I decide playing in bed all day seems like a fine idea, so I load my save onto a USB stick and fire it up on her 360. Upon bootup, I am awarded the Ring of PrOB, since it was associated with her console. Neat!
Until I the next time I try to load my save on my own 360.
“Missing Content: Ring of PRoB. Unable to load save.”
Not only that, since the PrOB was supposed to apply to all characters, it applied it to my save at the User Settings level. Every save I tried to load failed. I sent numerous emails and spent way too long on support chats trying to get someone to fix this. All it would’ve taken would be for some customer support dimwit to send me a code for the PrOB so I could redeem it on my console, and they absolutely refused.
I had to delete all my saves, my user settings, and clear my cache before I could load up the game on my own console.
Let me reiterate that this was entirely caused by Bioware’s dumb system. It couldn’t just load my game without the stupid ring. They (or GameStop) couldn’t just take five seconds to send me a code for their stupid goddamn preorder bonus because that “wouldn’t be fair to the people who had preordered.” Fuck You Bioware, and Fuck You GameStop.
I’m still madder about this than I realized.