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Submitted by Mariye 720d ago | opinion piece

EA games taking cues from Zynga

From the article, "You’ve just started playing a game. You’re enjoying the multiplayer. Then you realize it’s offering to sell you the resources to get the best items in the game immediately, instead of working for them. Or maybe you’ve just started up your new simulation and are dismayed that you only get a small plot of land and can play online. Perhaps you’re in the midst of an awesome game, but you’ve run out of energy and can’t keep going unless you wait or open your wallet. You aren’t playing Mafia Wars, CityVille, YoVille or FarmVille, you’re playing Dead Space 3, SimCity or Real Racing 3. Slowly, but surely, EA is turning into Zynga." (Android, Dead Space 3, iPad, iPhone, PC, PS3, Real Racing 3, SimCity, Xbox 360)

LocutusEstBorg  +   720d ago
Stop buying EA games. Seriously. There is no benefit of owning an EA game on Origin. No achievements, no integration or anything else.

I only purchase games which have advantages over the pirated version, not disadvantages.
DeadlyFire  +   719d ago
I have lived in a day when Achievements didn't exist. Games still worked and they were fun. Xfire was the best friend service at the time.

My only problem with EA Origin games is that they must work before I attempt to buy them. I don't see them worth $50-60 like they expect me to pay either.
SilentNegotiator  +   719d ago
"I have lived in a day when Achievements didn't exist. Games still worked and they were fun"

The point is that you're tied to a service, but with zero benefits.

"There is no benefit of owning an EA game on Origin...no integration or anything else"
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IcicleTrepan  +   719d ago
I don't see a problem with Dead Space 3 in the fact that you can buy resources if you want to. The game doesn't 'advertise' this to you. What I find annoying are the three bot upgrades that they are trying to sell to you that should have been included in the game with a normal upgrade path. They want you to pay 400 points to increase the 'amount' the bots can harvest/carry, which would be a trivial code change of a few moment's work and not something worth 400 points whatsoever. Those bot upgrades really piss me off.
Red_Devilz  +   719d ago
Zynga itself is a huge disgrace to the gaming industry. This greed centric business model is what is killing EA and others alike.

Applying Zynga business model to anything is death to that business, not to mention the pathetic quality of zynga games and their shameless and constant hunger for microtransactions to rip you off.
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