Would the current three competitors be wiped out of the competition due to EA's massive and loyal following? Read the arguments and discuss them yourself here.
It would produce Nascar 09 quality graphics for 10 years and every game would use the same engines for 20 plus years. I'd never buy it and I'd hope consumers wouldn't either. Well, I'd atleast hope the NFL wouldn't allow them to continue with the license.
So legions of Madden fans are going to make a console? I don't think so.
Yeah they're not loyal, they're stuck. Exclusive deals with the NFL will do that to you. Bring back NFL Blitz!
we wood see a new 1 every year...worse than microsoft
and microsoft do what the sony fanboys pray they do and pull out of the console market, then i think ea mite feel confident enough to go ahead and release a console. and with no other sports game competition because aquiring take two would eliminate that. they would have gta also. probably the highest grossing franchise available at the mo. i think getting take two would be a key to ea's console ambitions. they have dice bioware criterion pandemic three great studios that spring to mind.....plus they have nearly ten times that number. and they publish alot of stuff for independants like valve. and look at all the franchises they have past and present. battlfield road rash burnout nfs all the sports games the sims red alert lord of the rings mass effect mercernaries if microsoft left the console market, you could bet that ea would stand ready to snap up any studios that became available. there's a whole lot more that i cant remember, and i aint time because im going out in a minute anyway.... bottom line. microsoft has proved that there is room for three consoles on the market. i know alot of sony fanboys hate microsoft, but they should see the bigger picture, and what could potentially happen if ea get take two, and microsft disappear..... ea churns out alot of rubbish, but that rubbish sells lots and lots. not only that, they now have some great studios under their belts(unfortunately), and some pretty decent frnachises are owned by them. which if were all gonna be on their own console, would not appear any where else. and if people were honest, they would know that at present, no console could survive without ea's support. if it happened, they could dominate the market. they've got so many in house franchises, that singularly, i'm sure they have more than sony or nintendo.
well for starters games like fifa, mass effect, crysis and such would all be Electronic Arts Station (what i think they'll call the console :P) exclusive .. so i highly doubt it would be a failure.. i would guess that the only way to make such a console a failure is delivering the crappy games that EA delivers (note that i am saying EA, not Bioware, Dice or w/e other company they have bought)
EA makes some good games. I've played NHL for over a decade. But I would resist buying a console from this company. I suppose you should never say never but they'd have to come up with something very unique.
Then it will be sad time for gaming.
In some sense, EA already did launch a console actually - the 3DO was created by EA co-founder, Trip Hawkins.
if they want to bankrupt, go for it
eerrrr what loyal following hehehe not me thats for sure
So... their console would be full of Rehashing Sports games and Generic Shooting games?
Further proving my theory that EA is Skynet.
Judgement Day cannot be prevented, it can only be postponed... EA will launch it's flagship first prototype console dubbed the T-1, and it will come armed with two miniguns and an infrared scanner.
LOL Lord Vader I love the SKYNET thing LMAO
we'd be boned
people in the chat room laughed at me when i said it was a possibility. look who has common sense now dumbbells! yea, you know who you are.
nothing more is needed to be said
please god, i know more choices makes things better and that more games can only mean good things. but please god not EA. Not EA. bring the dreamcast2 but don't let this happen. not EA. Not EA. can you imagine the nfl liscnese a console exclusive. please god if you're listening not EA.
well, at least the father of EA, Trip Hawkins and the infamous 3DO. (still have mine and Twisted is still a blast) However, if EA did make a consol, MS would be the only one to go. Sony has plenty of studios in house as well as 3rd party devs who are closer to them than anyone else. I can see a scenario where 3rd party devs and publishers like Insomiac, Naughty Dog, and Take Two (and many more) would team up in principle to tank EA's consol. The biggest thing to keep in mind is the fact that EA does not manufacture ANYTHING. This is why Sony will ALWAYS be in the game. (no pun intended) This was why xbox was abandoned and why the 360 is a steaming pile of aftermarket parts. Sony can build it great, build it cheap, and build software for it all in house. EA can't. MS can't. Nintendo can't. PERIOD.
Red Triangle Of Death. That's what you'd get. No thx.
i thought most gamers hated EA and realized their corporate attitude is exactly what is ruining gaming.
If EA released a console it would end up just like the Sega Dreamcast, a failure. A lot have people have lot faith in EA's some of EA's game titles and they will have to redeem themselves with good upcoming game titles to win people back over again. If Apple released a Video Game Console I would probably buy it... but other than that, I'm a loyal Playstation gamer for life. I fell in love with gaming when I had my SNES, but I didn't really discover that I was a hardcore gamer until the PS1 and since then it's just been all Sony for me.
now you've admitted what everyone knows, please stay out of the 360 threads. you're just a troll that talks alot of bull
...There will be a new one every year with 2 new features
True. Good thing every yearly update will only cost every bit as much as the original console. I think I'll wait until they bundle it with the update that allows you to have pets.
For the principle alone i'd boycott it . And i dont trust EA would attract many good 3rd party games , or rather by the time such console would happen ... their competition like activision would be already bought or killed . I imagine already the monthly fees for the sake of covering gas prices and sport licences . I already imagine tires as dlc in need for speed , being exchanged for money .
their games are good on the side ,,,not good enough to justify a console for them
I'd be like Shell or BP making cars. Not gonna happen.
expect activision blizzard, ubisoft, and take 2 to completely avoid making games for it. EA can't live off of it;s own franchises. Not to mention they already tried once... and the 3do was a huge failure.
I would piss on it.
...there's three that I would be interested depending on how they turn out: Mass Effect 2 Bioshock 2 GTAV That's it for me really. It would be horrible though if EA made a console. It might be the darkest day in gaming history, and it could possibly unite Xbox and Playstation fans against a common enemy. That would be good, but it wouldn't be worth it if it came because of an EA console.
I heard that EA had an interest in Sega, which leads me to believe they may in fact be heading down this path. I love Sega, so I would buy the console. Plus, I love--love--love Madden.
Whatever this guy is drinking i want some :P
i would not buy it.
made a console?? oh' my GOD that would be disasterous oh, wait they did 3D0...... I rather have a dreamcast2 or the apple 1 if apple came out with a console or the wii , ps3. EA would kill off everything we love and make port after port after port. from baka-akaB I already imagine tires as dlc in need for speed , being exchanged for money I hope we dont need to start paying for costumlization for need for speed up-grades
This is the way it should have been EA should have made a console not Microsoft. Microsoft has further showed that American products arn't of a high standard with the 'RRoD' problem and has put a blemish on American consoles. EA with all their many companys and titles would have had so many exclusives and could have substantially reduced the size of current game libraries on today's systems if they chose to limit them to their system only. Lets go back in time before Microsoft made a console and would you rather have a console by EA or Microsoft... Don't forget that alot of people dislike Microsoft alot more then EA so if both had released consoles back in the Xbox days then the 360 might not have even existed today.
Is a bad day indeed. EA has always been about monopoly control. They buy exclusivity in sports, buy the best game engines, and eat up all competition. Personally, I see this as a possibility. What is to stop them? Just like Nintendo, they wouldn't even need third-party support. I am sure we would hear from some industry insider if they were actually serious about it though.
Man, I'd kill for that Serial Killer expansion for the Sims. Seriously, it would be the first Sims game I'd gladly buy since the original came out.
madden, the secret missions and tiger-woods, in space EA have nothing id buy a concole far
or hang out with them when they are playing with EA's future trash...
It would be greedy for ea to throw their hat into the ring. Greedy in the worst kinda way. They would have to risk a lot and really bet on the every year joe that doesnt hate EA. Regardless I dont see the reason for EA to take this risk you have to spend a lot of money to even begin to make money in this market and I dont see EA doing it. They already make a ton of money doing what they do best why change that?
Nope because EA are cash cows who overprice most stuff who in thier right mind would buy it ?
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