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Submitted by Lavalamp 359d ago | news

EA: "We've asked for too much time, too much skill, too much money"

EA's Richard Hilleman has said that the console industry has demanded too much from the consumer, with players turning to innovation in the mobile space for their gaming entertainment. (EA, Industry, Richard Hilleman)

THamm  +   359d ago
mobile gaming sucks..
N8  +   359d ago
Yea it does, who are these people going to Mobile gaming?
UltimateMaster  +   359d ago
Casual gamers that plays a game once per month.
Ryto  +   359d ago
Totally agree, it's saturated with a tonne of crappy F2P games, any of the decent ones usually are ports of older games (there are one or two gems amongst all the trife). If im in the mood for gaming, its console or my laptop.
RiPPn  +   359d ago
hear, hear!
MazzingerZ  +   359d ago
I have never played a game on any mobile device but I understand how removing the barrier of the 16 buttons opened the doors to new customers, those than in the past called gaming "waste of time", "Child's stuff", "waste of time"

Today when I say I play videogames as a hobby they tell me, "me too!!" and they show me some killing-soap-bubbles game on their mobile and I realise that they still don't understand what playing videogames is...while looking at that game I wished I could have shown something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

..and say, I prefer a "little" richer experience :)
SeraphimBlade  +   359d ago
I don't quite get what this guy is saying. We need to learn from mobile gaming, but console games hold attention longer, but... what?
1OddWorld  +   359d ago
Casuals can have mobile I will play GTAV
grassyknoll  +   359d ago
There's not enough skill required for most games these days!
hankmoody  +   359d ago
Remember fellas (and gals)... the hardcore market is a lot smaller than you think. And that's why our interests are no longer the main focus of companies attention anymore. The big bucks lie with the casual gamers. Look how much those suckers brought in with Candy Crush Saga alone.
iceman06  +   359d ago
To add to that, it doesn't cost nearly as much for companies to chase Candy Crush Saga type numbers. They can hit and miss for a lot longer on mobile than on PC or consoles. This, in my opinion, is a key reason why the mobile dev support has grown. It's cheaper, easier, and you don't have to go bankrupt trying to get a "hit".
hankmoody  +   359d ago
Exactly. It was a lot easier back in the days to cater to the hardcore types when budgets weren't sky high but it's a business first and foremost. The "sure thing" formula is a more viable solution as opposed to the more riskier ventures where no one is sure if it's a gamble that will pay off. I'm not happy about it but what can you, I or anyone else do about it?
IcicleTrepan  +   359d ago
mostly they're asking for too much money.
SpiralTear  +   359d ago
"We are no longer in step function; we are in evolution."

EA sure as hell isn't in evolution. Not in the slightest.
No_Pantaloons  +   359d ago
The fact that he refers to the upcoming consoles as "gen 4" proves he knows nothing about gaming and should keep his mouth shut.
curtis92  +   359d ago
This is the problem with gaming seen as a business opportunity and not as a hobby for passionate people. It's all numbers and stats disguised as innovation and creativity.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   359d ago
"We've asked for too much money?"
No, don't be so modest, EA!
We all love you!
You are like, the best gaming company in the world!
Heck, the best company ever!
Hmm ... wait a moment
http://www.dailytech.com/Qu...
OOPS gues you aren't a loved company
Twice in a row no less!
I really REALLY hope EA gets their shit togheter
They used to have some great games and franchises
I want them to go back to those days
(Don't care for all real sport games though)
prodg52  +   359d ago
He looks like the old General Zod (Terence Stamp) in that picture.
Flatbattery  +   359d ago
Sounds like a fan of shovelware.

Do these company lackeys not understand that you can make money in any market?

All they are doing is kicking half finished games out the door and keeping their fingers crossed for a lucky golden egg. What they should be doing is working very hard and exercising some patience.
N8  +   359d ago
Mobile games keep me entertained for 5 min and then I wish I was holding a controller and I stop playing. It just makes me wanna play a real game
jmc8888  +   359d ago
Maybe I'm reading that wrong. But it seems like he is saying they want to make shorter, easier games that cost less money.

Somehow I think they'll be just fine giving us the first two, and yet backtrack on the third.
ajax17  +   359d ago
Totally off topic, but that picture made me think of this guy:
http://application.denofgee...

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