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Why the EA hate?

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  • illorionillorion Beckley, WVPosts: 467Member

    And they also have a nasty habit of breaking your game if you buy it used and forcing you to pay extra money to unlock gameplay that is locked only if you buy the used version. Not to mention that every series they lay their grubby little hands on turns to shit

    "Don't mistake a fun game for a good game... Checkers is fun to play but its not exactly the highest point of gaming design... and definatly not worth $60 plus $15 a month"

  • SorrowSorrow St Pete, FLPosts: 1,195Member

    Originally posted by fenistil

    Originally posted by parrotpholk


    Originally posted by Ikeda


    Originally posted by Solarstriker

    They killed Earth & Beyond...

    They killed Westwood...

    They killed Mythic...

    They killed Bioware... (I'm not talking ToR here I'm talking DA2)

    The do kill a lot of good studios but I do not  hate them.  I actually dislike activision much more than EA if being honest.  

    Both EA and Activison-Blizzard are in same 'bad' league. They are equally bad imo.

    You forgot about SOE, another distributer that gets their greedly little hands on a good game and destroys it

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  • SorrowSorrow St Pete, FLPosts: 1,195Member

    Originally posted by Dragonantis

    They ruined many game series, best example is Command and Conquer 4.

     

    I beg to differ best example was Earth and Beyond a very successful space mmo with a strong following that EA aquired and immediately pulled the plug because they were not an mmo company and had no desire to manage an mmo.

    10 years later they decided suddenly they are an mmo company and want to run one of the largest projects ever.

     

    cough cough.. fail

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  • SorrowSorrow St Pete, FLPosts: 1,195Member

    Originally posted by Yamota

    Originally posted by IAmMMO


    Originally posted by xDayx

    Im a fairly experienced pc gamer but cant understand the hatred for EA. Other than nickel and diming Sims expansions(which I dont blame them for), why the hate for EA?

     

      If you're a Pc gamer, then you should know why there's a hate towards EA for many reasons. They've taken many good Pc gaming companies under their wing and killed what made their games loved by their fans.

     Go have a google on how many companies with land mark Pc game titles EA  has taken over and picked apart ,only for later titles released under the same name to be a shadow of  the games they were making before. People seemed to have forgotten about that for a time, Bioware is just one of their later companies they're now ruining the magic touch they had before.

    Yeah I agree regarding Bioware, they produced some great games but after EA took it over, everything they produced just feels lacklustre. DAO 2 was dissapointment and so is SW:TOR, we will see how Mass Effect 3 turns out.

    I am very worried about ME 3, EA investor call last year clearly stated they were only using Bioware for its name and were outsourcing the coding to India, Honestly I think some of the SWTOR coding was outsourced as well but that hasn't been admitted.

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  • PilnkplonkPilnkplonk zagrebPosts: 1,532Member

    They are a completely immoral predatory corporation which creates nothing of its own and whose business model is based on hostile takeovers of studios that are actually creative and then gutting them for the last penny.

    They are the Gordon Geckos of computer game industry.

    What is there not to hate?

  • HricaHrica Mocksville, NCPosts: 1,125Member Uncommon

    why the EA hate?

    Cuz they don't have ninja's, pirates and upcoming Pandas in there game haha

  • udonudon Durham, NCPosts: 1,767Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk

    They are a completely immoral predatory corporation which creates nothing of its own and whose business model is based on hostile takeovers of studios that are actually creative and then gutting them for the last penny.

    They are the Gordon Geckos of computer game industry.

    What is there not to hate?

    I remember when EA was the little guy fighting the evil companies of Activision and Atari.

  • SuprGamerXSuprGamerX Montreal, QCPosts: 531Member

     Heh , your seriously asking such a question? 

    They the ones that screwed with WestWood Studios and screwed C&C upside down.

    But that's forgotten though , since Petroglyph (Ex Westwood members) are on the End of Nations MMO and I CANNOT wait any longer for it especially with Frank Klepacki performing the soundtracks for End Of Nations !!!

  • TyvolusNextTyvolusNext Gimpy, NVPosts: 192Member

    Safe to say the MANY reasons that have already been discussed.  The last Bioware game I played was DA:O and was abolustely DISGUSED they wanted me to pay to download some freaking content for the game I already bought.  this wasnt an extra module of a seperate adventure like NWN did, but was like some extra quest in the game I ALREADY bought.  No more EA/bioware for me and its been that way for years. 

  • TyvolusNextTyvolusNext Gimpy, NVPosts: 192Member

    Originally posted by Hrica

    why the EA hate?

    Cuz they don't have ninja's, pirates and upcoming Pandas in there game haha

    I know, like cuz, everyone plays wow, amiright ?  dont be so ignorant.

  • injenuinjenu miami, FLPosts: 142Member

    Originally posted by Istafein

    It seems like these guys have a video for everything. Watching this will explain, at least a little bit, why a lot of people  are more than a bit disgruntled with the way EA plays ball.

    http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/an-open-letter-to-ea-marketing

    This is insane!! Holy shit EA is the worst example of how corporate America always f****** shit up.

  • PilnkplonkPilnkplonk zagrebPosts: 1,532Member

    Originally posted by udon

    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk

    They are a completely immoral predatory corporation which creates nothing of its own and whose business model is based on hostile takeovers of studios that are actually creative and then gutting them for the last penny.

    They are the Gordon Geckos of computer game industry.

    What is there not to hate?

    I remember when EA was the little guy fighting the evil companies of Activision and Atari.

    Yes, sad isn't it?

  • worldalphaworldalpha Milton, ONPosts: 403Member

    Very clever video.  Well done.  If at least 50% of that video is true (I assume it is more), man that is sad EA.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Working on Social Strategy MMORTS (now Launched!) http://www.worldalpha.com

  • ThaFinestThaFinest Fort Worth, TXPosts: 21Member

    Originally posted by Teiman

    Originally posted by xDayx

    Im a fairly experienced pc gamer but cant understand the hatred for EA. Other than nickel and diming Sims expansions(which I dont blame them for), why the hate for EA?

     

     

    EA has buy a lot of game studios, then run these studios into the ground.   I think is the base. Then theres old wounds about DRM,  but people like Ubisoft with Yet Worse DRM has made these faux steps seems trivial. 

    Mostly is kiling lots and lots and lots of good game studios. 

    This pretty much nails it for me. After EA bought Mythic, they have drove that company into the ground harder than any company they have acquired (probably debatable) but still. Mythic had a great title under it's belt DAoC, and kind of flopped on Warhammer Online, but it was a lot of pressure on Mythic (EA bought Mythic right before the release of Warhammer, and put pressure on Mythic to release Warhammer early) from EA.

    Gaming Names -
    Xboxlive - ThafinestX
    PS3 - ThafinestX
    LoL - DeeKno & ThaFinest
    SW:TOR - DeeKno & ThaFinest
    DAoC - Sebestian

  • wrekognizewrekognize salt lake city, UTPosts: 384Member

    Originally posted by xDayx

    Im a fairly experienced pc gamer but cant understand the hatred for EA. Other than nickel and diming Sims expansions(which I dont blame them for), why the hate for EA?

     

    Because they have made trash for the past 8 years. Even madden has not been good since 2005.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,978Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by wrekognize

    Originally posted by xDayx

    Im a fairly experienced pc gamer but cant understand the hatred for EA. Other than nickel and diming Sims expansions(which I dont blame them for), why the hate for EA?

    Because they have made trash for the past 8 years. Even madden has not been good since 2005.

    Not only that, they also buy up good companies (Westwood is a good example) and force them to make crappy copies of their older games slowly ruining them.

  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member

    I started hating EQ when they bought Mythic and UO went to crap shortly after. Carebear land being one cause of the demise.

  • Proudsoul1Proudsoul1 The, NYPosts: 63Member

    I find it funny how many people here "hate" E.A. . Oh No they love money ...no they are horrible because they make all these Movie games and they are greedy with all the DLC's and SIms Expans. Look They are a business and as a business with employees to pay and stock holders to keep happy they are doing what they need too ..MAKE MONEY. Believe me they dont care how you feel about them as long as they sell millions millions of games like they do. Stop hating so much and learn how capitialism works.

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  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member

    Originally posted by Proudsoul1

    I find it funny how many people here "hate" E.A. . Oh No they love money ...no they are horrible because they make all these Movie games and they are greedy with all the DLC's and SIms Expans. Look They are a business and as a business with employees to pay and stock holders to keep happy they are doing what they need too ..MAKE MONEY. Believe me they dont care how you feel about them as long as they sell millions millions of games like they do. Stop hating so much and learn how capitialism works.

    Nice useless troll post. He asked the reasons and people are giving them. If you do not agree thats your opinion but it does not go along with the topic. Have a nice day.

  • Garvon3Garvon3 Worcester, MAPosts: 2,898Member

    They killed many well loved IPs and development companies : like Mythic.

  • syntax42syntax42 Columbus, OHPosts: 1,305Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Proudsoul1

    I find it funny how many people here "hate" E.A. . Oh No they love money ...no they are horrible because they make all these Movie games and they are greedy with all the DLC's and SIms Expans. Look They are a business and as a business with employees to pay and stock holders to keep happy they are doing what they need too ..MAKE MONEY. Believe me they dont care how you feel about them as long as they sell millions millions of games like they do. Stop hating so much and learn how capitialism works.

    People don't hate capitalism.  They hate the lack of care for the products that resulted from the worst form of capitalism.

     

    If EA were trying to be loved by all, they would ensure no game gets released with major bugs, stop buying out their competitors, and allow free DLC at launch.   Unfortunately, EA has shown they only care about the money part of their bottom-line.  They don't show care for the customers, or care for the society they are a part of.  There is nothing wrong with making money, but when your company's only goal is to make money, people will hate you.

  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownPosts: 871Member

    Originally posted by xDayx

    Im a fairly experienced pc gamer but cant understand the hatred for EA. Other than nickel and diming Sims expansions(which I dont blame them for), why the hate for EA?

     

    I think the question is why EA hates gamers so much ?

     

    Let's internet

  • NorseGodNorseGod Behind Enemy Lines, FLPosts: 856Member

    Originally posted by Proudsoul1

    I find it funny how many people here "hate" E.A. . Oh No they love money ...no they are horrible because they make all these Movie games and they are greedy with all the DLC's and SIms Expans. Look They are a business and as a business with employees to pay and stock holders to keep happy they are doing what they need too ..MAKE MONEY. Believe me they dont care how you feel about them as long as they sell millions millions of games like they do. Stop hating so much and learn how capitialism works.

    Remember when MMOs were made by gamers for gamers?

    Free markets were better before they were turned into an "-ism" word.

    I would also like to point out that EVE Online has more subs than any wow-clone that these stockholders are pushing upon us.

    Censorship is intended to create an illusion that one side of the debate is correct and unopposed. Silence is not consent.

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,593Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Proudsoul1

    I find it funny how many people here "hate" E.A. . Oh No they love money ...no they are horrible because they make all these Movie games and they are greedy with all the DLC's and SIms Expans. Look They are a business and as a business with employees to pay and stock holders to keep happy they are doing what they need too ..MAKE MONEY. Believe me they dont care how you feel about them as long as they sell millions millions of games like they do. Stop hating so much and learn how capitialism works.

     

    Capitalism is simply an economic system.  Its when its mixed with something else, that the problems we've seen result.  In the case of the US thats fascism and socialism (in different parts of the markets).  Crony capitalism is another distortion thats seen a LOT of around the world.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crony_capitalism

     I have no problem at all with EA making a profit (which of course is the objective of business). I have a BIG problem with how they go about doing that.  I stated in several of my posts their past history, which is why so many people loath and despise them. 

  • outfctrloutfctrl Jacksonville, FLPosts: 3,619Member

    They closed my favorite game:

    Earth and Beyond

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