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Submitted by armycore 477d ago | opinion piece

Peter Moore’s defense of EA is an example of why EA sucks

Original-Gamer.com: "EA’s CEO Peter Moore made a post today on the EA.com called “We Can Do Better” where he defends his company. Although defending your company is always noble, how he defends his company is another example of how some people at EA just don’t get it." (3DS, Dev, EA, Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Godmars290  +   477d ago
This just makes me want to compare EA to BP.

One basically gambled with safety procedures and lost resulting in many deaths and an environmental disaster, while the other repeatedly both introduces policies that blatantly and openly cheat its customers while actively delivering sub-standard products.

And while the loss of life is extremely noticeable with BP, even in the case of the banking/mortgage scandal they at least were subtle in their dishonesty.

EA is so out there they don't even realize what subtly is. Utterly fail to hide their tracks as in the case of Sim City.
2pacalypsenow  +   477d ago
BP actually took the blame and tried to make it better. Ea on the other hand Blames the consumer for not liking EA and act like they are the best company
HammadTheBeast  +   477d ago
If you hate on EA, you're just a homophobic footballer.

-EA
Godmars290  +   477d ago
o__o

Kind of impossible to be behind a massive ecological disaster and say, "F-U, I'm not cleaning that up!" Not if you don't want the Federal government arresting you and closing down your offices while mobs burn down all your gas stations.

Though I'm betting between lobbist and lawyers once attention went away BP didn't end up flitting the whole bill - we did!

Then again, EA has said, "F-U" in one form or another on multiple occasions and are still in business.
Gaming101  +   477d ago
BP handled their situation extremely bad, and hardly tried to make it better, taking their sweet time while they let millions of gallons of oil spill all over the Gulf of Mexico. They then spun facts, and had a CEO whining on his yacht complaining that he wanted his life back.

EA spun facts when that tool Peter Moore said that 45 million Origin users is proof that their system is much desired - which is kindof like someone with a Monopoly on any product saying "Look at how much everyone loves our product!", ignoring the fact that everyone is being forced to use it!
MrRaccoon90  +   476d ago
I bet you don't own sim city. SO don't bitch bro MF
a_bro  +   477d ago
you know what i hate so much about this, the games they have. I want to play BF4 but the fact that EA owns the ip and funds DICE to make handle this franchise is what keeps me back at times, the same goes for the other games. But again, their business practices are disgusting to say the least.
Pyrrhus  +   477d ago
As I stated in the other EA article, which loved studio are they going to close next?
MrRaccoon90  +   476d ago
Then go play Call of duty you douche
a_bro  +   476d ago
COD is just as bad. Same game every year, same engine, buggy as hell, etc...

Activision and EA are the worst of the worst.
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auragenz  +   477d ago
The fact that EA has even been voted "The Worst Company in America", clearly shows just how dumb people are.
Vigor  +   477d ago
people are dumb? the thing is people realized that those other companies wouldn't give a damn about the poll nor bother responding, EA on the other hand...
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superterabyte  +   477d ago
Worst games publisher would be more appropriate because as much as we all hate EA there are worse companies

(see: any oil company)
T3MPL3TON  +   477d ago
The problem isn't the oil companies themselves it's the government not regulating them and forcing them to get the prices down. It's also our insistent need to DRIVE every where. Stop being lazy walk to the store, to get that 20oz of mountain dew. WALK.

EA was voted worst in the country because as a company that is literally reliant on a happy fan base. They basically keep telling their fans to go f*ck themselves.
superterabyte  +   477d ago
@T3MPL3TON Don't tell me what the problem is. Believe me its the oil companies and that is not something i'm willing to having a deep and meaningful debate on within an N4G comments section.

My point is there are worse perpetration's by company's than just piss poor customer relations and business practices i.e. fraud, human rights offences etc as much as I hate EA I doubt they commit these offences.
Heisenburger  +   477d ago
@your reply to t3mpl3ton

VERY well said+

I'm genuinely impressed, which is saying a lot considering *I am an arrogant jackal. ;)
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Jek_Porkins  +   477d ago
What exactly do people want the man to say? He said they've made mistakes, but some people take the entitlement route a bit too far.

EA getting voted worst company because of the ME3 ending is really ignorant, I don't really like EA, mostly because of the whole NFL license monopoly, but they are hardly the worst company, and I actually like Peter Moore, I've liked him since his days at Sega building up the Dreamcast.
Pyrrhus  +   477d ago
I will agree that their monopoly on NHL and NFL games suck. Would really wish 2k stepped up to the plate and provided competition (NBA 2k13 is arguably an incredible sports game compared to what else is offered on the market at this time.)
Canary  +   477d ago
It wasn't ME3's ending per se.

Rather, ME3 as a whole, specifically the bit where the developers specifically and repeatedly lied about the content of the game prior to release.

It wasn't a, "Boo hoo, you suck because I didn't like the ending," thing. It was a, "You spent years consistently misrepresenting and lying about your product," kind of thing.

The quality of the game was immaterial. That it ended up being a good sight worse than prior ME games in many peoples' eyes certainly did not help matters, however.
Jek_Porkins  +   477d ago
As someone who played Mass Effect since it came out in 2007 on Xbox 360, in no way did I ever feel lied to. It was the journey that was important and I thought that series might very well be the best this generation.

At the end of the day it was Bioware's franchise and they could do with it as these please, some people didn't like it, or thought they were ripped off, but I spent around 200+ hours between the three games, and I had an absolute blast, I'm not going to dog on them for every little thing.
ziggurcat  +   477d ago
"It wasn't a, "Boo hoo, you suck because I didn't like the ending," thing."

uh... yes, it was.

and it was also misguided people that somehow convinced themselves into thinking that a few decisions they made in a game has some sort of butterfly effect on the outcome.
Imalwaysright  +   477d ago
No they can't do as they please. They falsely advertised their game and cheated people out of their money. Had this happened in any other industry and Bioware would have suffered the consequences but as usual this industry gets away with all kinds of anti-consumer practices maybe because there are many gamers, that like you, enjoy bending over.

@ Ziggurcat Educate yourself before spouting nonsense.

http://social.bioware.com/f...
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PopRocks359  +   477d ago
As someone who is not at all fond of EA, I don't understand it either myself. EA makes some stupid decisions and uses shady business practices, but all they do in the end is prove entertainment products. They don't provide products that can physically harm you in any way or are distributed in an unsanitary or harmful manner (unlike various food corporations out there).

As for Moore, I don't know what people expected him to say. You can't expect him to trash the company he works for; he's a PR guy. It's his job to speak as positively to the public about EA as possible. Not saying I agree with it, but I at least understand why it is what it is.
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Canary  +   477d ago
We need more examples of EA being sucky?
Hufandpuf  +   477d ago
EA isn't a shining example of a gaming corporation, however to vote it worse than a company that has killed people is ludicrous.

Gamers can be real idiots.
SageHonor  +   477d ago
i can understand being voted the worse gaming publisher/company but in America? EA is damn sure no worse than companies like bank of america, Monsanto, or walmart.
luoshuigui  +   477d ago
Most of Moore's statement are just PR bullshit, i dont even care, but one thing really irritates me, the LGBT one.

EA doesnt really care about the issue, they just wanna use this idea as a fucking pawn to show everybody they are so "progressive and cool", those gay characters in EA's games are only being gay for the sake of being gay. Those annoying as shit always flirting stereotype gays in DA series? Or that latino pilot in ME3 who has no any fucking reason to be in the game and has no any fucking impact in the story?

They don't appear in games because creative choices, EA just said "Hey we need some homo in this game so people'll think we are cool", and thts why these characters are so out of place, they are like those CG dancing monsters Lucas put in the re-release version of StarWars.

So if you think about it, EA is the opposite of what they post themselves as. If i have to choose a real progressive company i'll say Bethesda, in Skyrim being gay is exactly as being straight, no one will treat you any differently because it, as if being gay is a real normal thing, when it's normal, you don't make a big deal out of it.
RankFTW  +   477d ago
EA might suck but it won't stop me buying their games.
fsfsxii  +   476d ago
And thats why they keep sucking and you're supporting companies that kill the industry :)
DethWish  +   477d ago
It's Peter Moore, haven't we known him for awhile now?
No one should be surprised..
Knushwood Butt  +   477d ago
Thanks, you saved me from typing the exact same thing.
Npugz7  +   477d ago
They may suck as a business but I do like there games!!
bumnut  +   477d ago
^^^^ And this is why nothing will change.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   476d ago
Peter moore didn't say anything about plans to improve the problems. Instead he accepted the mistakes so that him and the company will still look good and then boasting achievements such as 45 million people enjoy playing our games!! Good job moore Him and EA even accepting a mistake still have their heads up high. an apology or improvement plans would be enough. But no. "Pride" is really an awful thing if bot used right
ARESWARLORD  +   476d ago
That guy killed the mighty Dreamcast. Enough said
MrRaccoon90  +   476d ago
For a whole month i've seen nothing, but kids bitching about ea finding reasons to complain about them. Kids. KIDS I want you to learn something your parents didn't teach out. Learn to get over yourself. If I see another wasted article about ea. I can see why "TRUE Gamers" such as myself are starting to hate kids who bitch like everyone in here.
TheoreticalParticle  +   473d ago
I think everyone needs to just start posting their legitimate gripes about EA with the hashtag #EAhomophobia. See if that gets trending.

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