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Why the EA hatred?

RobmanRobman Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Games and Technology
Look, I understand your utter fucking disdain for The Sims 2 - Hobo Adventures in Interior Decorating #2234 and Command and Conquer 33: Yuri Gets Botox...

But this shit sells.

EA is a large company. They are legally bound in their responsibility to maximize shareholder profits.

What this means is that they will not waste funds on some fringe product that won't sell because people would rather see a clone of a beloved geriatric franchise instead of some new meat on the market.

Case in point: most of the largest upcoming titles in production are all sequels. Fallout 3, Diablo 3, Far Cry 2, Star Craft 2.... I'm seeing a pattern, and it's a lack of AAA studios putting out new shit for us to play with.

So until us fringe fuckwits can organize the masses into buying enough copies of Spore that it rivals whatever shit Blizzard polishes to a shine and stamps their logo on... stop ragging on EA for doing their job.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    EA hate is kinda last year. They're putting out games that people want to play now.

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Who.. who are you talking to?

  • TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I thought all the hate from EA stemmed from the death of game companies like Origin and Bullfrog after being aquired.

  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited July 2008
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Is it me? Was I trying to catch EA ridin' dirty again? I always forget when I'm doing that.

  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Men.

    Made of straws.

  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, uh, EA has arguably the best lineup of games for the near future. No one's really hating on them anymore.

    This is like a thread that someone submitted a couple years ago, but the forums just registered it now.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    EA hate is kinda last year. They're putting out games that people want to play now.

    Yeah indeed. EA seems to have found the key to that storeroom deep under their building where they had locked away all that awesome years ago.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Is it me? Was I trying to catch EA ridin' dirty again? I always forget when I'm doing that.

    I'm not sure it's you.

    Wait, are you made of straw by any chance?

  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Did EA ever make up for that whole "working our employees right past the bone and into the marrow" fiasco? I lost track of that

    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Here: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3765068&ok=1718721364&sc=56

    I was shocked and appalled at the outpouring of EA hate. I was curious if this extended from the first quartile of internets IQ to the second and third.

  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    EA has shaped shit up recently. They have Spore, WAR, Mirrors Edge, and Crysis. I think they are doing well enough to curb much of people's complaints about them with this excellent games coming soon, if they haven't been released already.

  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited July 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Is it me? Was I trying to catch EA ridin' dirty again? I always forget when I'm doing that.

    I'm not sure it's you.

    Wait, are you made of straw by any chance?

    Shit.

    They're on to me.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ledneh wrote: »
    Did EA ever make up for that whole "working our employees right past the bone and into the marrow" fiasco? I lost track of that

    They've made improvements from what I understand. Erin Hoffman seems to be more happy with them, and said she even recommended some people she knew to go work there.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Robman wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Here: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3765068&ok=1718721364&sc=56

    I was shocked and appalled at the outpouring of EA hate. I was curious if this extended from the first quartile of internets IQ to the second and third.

    Protip: We are not Fark.com.

  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Robman wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Here: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3765068&ok=1718721364&sc=56

    I was shocked and appalled at the outpouring of EA hate. I was curious if this extended from the first quartile of internets IQ to the second and third.
    "Shocked and appalled"? Really?

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    subedii wrote: »

    Protip: We are not Fark.com.

    Shit, I got confused when url read forums.penny-arcade.com and I saw the Penny Arcade logo at the top of the page.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Here: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3765068&ok=1718721364&sc=56

    I was shocked and appalled at the outpouring of EA hate. I was curious if this extended from the first quartile of internets IQ to the second and third.

    Protip: We are not Fark.com.

    Wait we're not? Then where am I? Who are you?! How did you get this number!? Don't ever call here again!
    Spoiler:

  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    Robman wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Who.. who are you talking to?

    Here: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3765068&ok=1718721364&sc=56

    I was shocked and appalled at the outpouring of EA hate. I was curious if this extended from the first quartile of internets IQ to the second and third.

    Protip: We are not Fark.com.

    And did you just call us second fiddle to fark?

    :|

    (edit) wait, misread, nevermind

    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • TVs_FrankTVs_Frank Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I never thought the president of EA would post here. Awesome.

  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I hate EA. They are taking all my money on good games. God damn them TO HELL!

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  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ok, so I know most of you on this board are too young to remember. But there was in the early 90s a renaissance of PC gaming that has yet to be equaled.

    EA acquired, shit all over then killed off the creative geniuses at Origin, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis.

    Wing Commander. Ultima. Dungeon Keeper. Populous. Syndicate. Magic Carpet. Sim Tower/Life/City etc... Dune. Lands of Lore.

    I could go on.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    Ledneh wrote: »
    Did EA ever make up for that whole "working our employees right past the bone and into the marrow" fiasco? I lost track of that

    They've made improvements from what I understand. Erin Hoffman seems to be more happy with them, and said she even recommended some people she knew to go work there.
    Yeah ever since that new guy became CEO or whatever they really seemed to turn around both inside the company and what they put out game wise.

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  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    TVs_Frank wrote: »
    I never thought the president of EA would post here. Awesome.

    Could he kindly bring us a proper sequel to Syndicate? I promise to be less angry in future if he does that.

  • tehmarkentehmarken BrooklynRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I seem to remember one of the branches of EA this spring fired their employees in a unique way. For the life of me I can't remember what branch it was, but one day they showed up to worked and their building was locked and the security guards wouldn't let them in. It was a small office building, I think about 120-150 employees. Their computers and papers were locked up, to prevent them from going off with company secrets or leaking game details because they'd be disgruntled about being fired so suddenly.

    Basically, I hate EA because they treat employees like crap. And companies that ONLY care about profits are the scum of the Earth, and most of what I learn about EA points to them being one of these companies.

  • subediisubedii Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ok, so I know most of you on this board are too young to remember. But there was in the early 90s a renaissance of PC gaming that has yet to be equaled.

    EA acquired, shit all over then killed off the creative geniuses at Origin, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis.

    Wing Commander. Ultima. Dungeon Keeper. Populous. Syndicate. Magic Carpet. Sim Tower/Life/City etc... Dune. Lands of Lore.

    I could go on.

    Most of us DO remember. In fact most of us responding probably played all those games. I know I did.

    Doesn't change the fact that what EA's doing now is slightly different to the retarded stuff EA was doing back then.

    EDIT: Oh, and EA didn't really "kill of the creative geniuses at" Maxis. Will Wright seems to be quite happy working for them and making them big $$$.

    Peter Molyneux said he left Bullfrog largely because he wanted to focus on a small company mentality and the size and bearocracy had gotten in the way. He's since said that realistically that's just a change that he had to adapt to and things have largely ended up the same at Lionhead.

    Origin and Westwood, yeah, I'll give you those. But then, even the new EA president said that the way that they handled Westwood was stupid.

  • IgortIgort Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ok, so I know most of you on this board are too young to remember. But there was in the early 90s a renaissance of PC gaming that has yet to be equaled.

    EA acquired, shit all over then killed off the creative geniuses at Origin, Bullfrog, Westwood and Maxis.

    Wing Commander. Ultima. Dungeon Keeper. Populous. Syndicate. Magic Carpet. Sim Tower/Life/City etc... Dune. Lands of Lore.

    I could go on.

    You are so incredibly wrong, it's not even funny.

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  • SentienceSentience Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Where EA has stepped up, Activision has been all too willing to fill in their place as evil corporate fuckheads hellbent on ruining the industry.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pretty much what everyone else said, no one hates EA anymore except for the irrational.

    Hell, I never hated EA, but that's basically because I didn't give a shit about any of those companies they killed.

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  • My Name Is LukeMy Name Is Luke Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I thought we liked EA now, since they have Dead Space and Mirror's Edge.

  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Pretty much what everyone else said, no one hates EA anymore except for the irrational.

    Hell, I never hated EA, but that's basically because I didn't give a shit about any of those companies they killed.
    Oh god, what happened? It stinks like console gamer in here.
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  • Mr. GMr. G Man, I love the way you talk Using 40 words where 4 will doRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, they kinda lost my hatred when they took my money and gave me Rock Band and Skate. I even got Skate for free from that whole Rock Band shit instrument RMA deal. I'm not complaining.

    Mirror's Edge is kind of a plus as well.

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  • Spacehog85Spacehog85 Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Quick! Someone explain the point of this thread and/or make sense of the OP!

  • NevaNeva Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I didn't hate EA when it was cool to hate EA, but only so I could be the coolest kid for liking EA before everyone else liked them again.

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  • IgortIgort Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Spacehog85 wrote: »
    Quick! Someone explain the point of this thread and/or make sense of the OP!

    Some guy is really "LTTP", as it were.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    EA has investors. Investors only care about profit.

    Guess what happens if EA doesn't make its investors happy? They stop investing. EA really, really doesn't want that to happen.

    Thankfully, EA seems to have realized that making good games doesn't exclude you from making a profit. Everyone wins!

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  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Spacehog85 wrote: »
    Quick! Someone explain the point of this thread and/or make sense of the OP!
    OP was pissed off by something over at fark and wisely decided to yell at us about it.


    What part of that doesn't make sense?

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  • TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    subedii wrote: »
    Ledneh wrote: »
    Did EA ever make up for that whole "working our employees right past the bone and into the marrow" fiasco? I lost track of that

    They've made improvements from what I understand. Erin Hoffman seems to be more happy with them, and said she even recommended some people she knew to go work there.
    Yeah ever since that new guy became CEO or whatever they really seemed to turn around both inside the company and what they put out game wise.

    If you are talking John Riccitiello he's not really new. He had worked at EA previously and was rehired for a CEO position.

  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    TVs_Frank wrote: »
    I never thought the president of EA would post here. Awesome.
    Does he?

    I mean I suppose it doesn't surprise me considering how many people post here.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    EA also kinda own Bioware and Pandemic and are not fucking them up. Yet.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Bama wrote: »
    Pretty much what everyone else said, no one hates EA anymore except for the irrational.

    Hell, I never hated EA, but that's basically because I didn't give a shit about any of those companies they killed.
    Oh god, what happened? It stinks like console gamer in here.
    Spoiler:

    Hey, I'm not gonna deny it. I'm not a PC gamer, never have been and never will me. So that giant list mentioned beforehand, "Wing Commander. Ultima. Dungeon Keeper. Populous. Syndicate. Magic Carpet. Sim Tower/Life/City etc... Dune. Lands of Lore"...yeah. Pretty much meant nothing.

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