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Submitted by CaViE 930d ago | opinion piece

Has EA Shot Itself In The Foot?

Quote: "You know, for a very long time [redacted] have defended Electronic Arts and their practices, sometimes opting to look the other way in favour of all the good they’ve done for gaming. (You may laugh now.) Then a few things occurred to [redacted], a few more transgressions were made that were slightly less forgivable, and of course, a certain statement about DRM was made, and [redacted] finally gave up trying.

Like the bad parts of a person you have feelings for, sometimes it’s difficult to see them or admit to them being there. But once you do, then the floodgates open and suddenly everything they do begins to irritate or annoy and nothing is ever the same any more.

Hi Electronic Arts.

You broke [redacted] heart. " (EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

PooEgg  +   930d ago
Welcome to the club.
fattyuk  +   930d ago
EA needs to shoot itself in the face.
aiBreeze  +   930d ago
Shall we start a kickstart fund for the funeral costs?
Dark_Overlord  +   930d ago
I'd rather a kickstarter to buy every EA hater a shovel, that way we could dig a hole straight to hell and hand them over personally :)
yugovega  +   930d ago
no. they have the money flooding in cause "gamers" are crazy enough to keep dishing it out.
famoussasjohn  +   930d ago
Well, the games that I want are sometimes published by them. I can't control that. I need my fix man! There's only about 2-3 games that I'd consider buying under EA though, so they aren't getting much from me.
Bimkoblerutso  +   930d ago
Nice article, though I don't think I'm as optimistic about their future policy changes as you are. Gamers have a tendency to become very accepting of bs policies like these as time goes by, and the way EA has been PR'ing these little "scandals" suggests that's what they're banking on.
Hydralysk  +   930d ago
Well why would they change their strategy?

All they need to do when something goes wrong is hunker down, wait out the rage for around a month, and once everyone's forgotten about it, and stops reporting on it, claim that most people weren't bothered by the problem of the day.

It's worked pretty well so far, gamers have short memories and loose wallets.
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aliengmr  +   930d ago
Well the problem is EA has been slowly going downhill for years. You're right about gamers, but PR isn't their only problem.
venom06  +   930d ago
nerd gamers are so stupid.. EA isn't any different from Activision... both are money grubbers lookin to get money from nerd games anyway they can.. please chill will the stupid, useless EA hating.. many GREAT games are made under the EA banner.... one of which is BF3..
MasterD919  +   930d ago
Well I can actually boycott Activision easy because they only produce COD and crappy small titles.

EA continues to jump in late in the game and publish sequels to great games, therefore screwing them over. If EA went away tomorrow, I would not shed a single tear and I'm sure it would benefit any future beloved series that unfortunately fall into their hands...

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