Electronic Arts is attempting to make over a billion dollars in revenue from add-on and downloadable content this year.
I hate this company, really. Not just out of principle or because it's cool but because they disappointed me so many times in the last 10 years... that's why this hate is real and that's why I stopped supporting them since BF4. Dragon Age might be the best game ever made but I'm still buying it used, maybe even on Day1 and I certainly won't buy any "extra content" to support this kind of greed.
lol and all the dumbasses will still keep buying their games like the sheep they are
To be fair their games are expensive and without a proper return they'll all lose their jobs.
Okie dokie from now on we Only buy EA games Used.
Agreed. In fact the only EA games I've bought over the last few years we're Alice, mirrors edge and Mrs most wanted
I wanna play Mrs most wanted! Not paying though :)
i hate EA as much as the next gamer for their general lazy practices not necessarily their greed. Companies are in it to try to make money and grow revenue so i won't judge them based on this and this is certainly not why i dislike EA. Them paying the NFL to discontinue NFL 2k series and making madden the more inferior video game the only licensed nfl game on the market is the PRIMARY reason why i hate them. Not because they want to maximize their revenue.
People always use this 'companies are in it for the money' thing. Everyone goes to work for money, but it doesn't mean you have to act like a d!ck when you're there. Valve is in it for the money. So is Amazon, and they're huge, so for all I know they're doing shady greedy things all the time behind the scenes, but as a customer all I get is excellent service and a streamlined experience. They make money by providing excellent services. Service creates money. Fine with me. People don't hate EA because they're trying to make a lot of money, they hate them because you can't deal with EA in any way without being constantly reminded that they only exist to take your money. They should make money by making great games, period. Instead they make money by rushing developers to make the buck as quickly as possible, quality is secondary. And the greed seeps even further into the gamer experience with the nonstop DLC and subscriptions and season passes, etc, etc. They just don't even have the decency to pretend to be decent.
well then you can protest by withholding your dollars
Ea is the only company that is upfront about their tactics. Other publishers just lie to you in your face and people accept it even when they get caught. This is no surprise other companies are doing the same but let's act like Ea is the only one. Every publisher does that bs early access but it's a surprise ea is aiming for more dlc when gamers last Gen showed how they love it instead of expansion packs and free content that we use to have. They are companies that's out to make money, it's gamers fault for being stupid that's why they are capitalizing on it. Paying for the mp part of a game you already own is now cool, paid content that devs use to give to their fanbase for free to keep them interested is now cool. Arguing over subpar games because they're exclusive or because the devs said the fps and res. Barely any local mp so biggest perk about consoles is missing but it's cool. Rehashes with minimal between series is now cool. Bashing Nintendo for trying different things but blame them for trash 3rd party games. Gaming is only going to get worst and we know why. Have fun arguing over the Lil difference in res and fps while publishers get over on you. The bad part is pc gamers are seeing this and are getting nickeled and dimed for it.
Other companies try to hide their greed by representing gamers in their PR statements. EA on the other hand doesn't bother with any of that: they talk directly to their stockholders over gamers. Don't even try to hide the overall intention of making a profit because they have no respect for their customers. That's why what happened with Dungeon Keeper happened, and why features in past games are getting removed and sold as DLC in newer games.
Well as long as people buy it, they will keep doing it.
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No. They're a business. EVERYONE loves money.
Does that make EA's ridiculous business practice any less greedy? Does it make it okay? I think not
Pay to win coming to your console.
And I can say this with my head held up high " none of my hard earned money will be part of that"
The only DLC I've ever purchased was more SP, and even then it has to be good like GTA DLC or Last of Us. I'll probably check out First Light too sometime this weekend, I need something new to play.
Maybe they would make 1 billion more if they didn't hack their games to pieces.
And this is why crappily done microtransactions and Day-1 ripped from the full priced title $DLC$ will never end until we stop falling for it. Their corporate number crunchers get publishers all googly eyed over these figures.
keep making EAA. better and offer me some great DLC content and you will continue to receive my money.
us gamers are the ones supporting this by buying this content the only people we have to blame are ourselves
If they make good quality additional content, I'll be proud to buy it. Sadly, most of that revenue is probably from the sheeple who blow their money on Fifa UT packs and other such crap.
Watch & Learn when u see Destiny explode sales wise. I don't care for Activision or EA but Bungie has done a great job with Destiny. EA will learn the hard way this gen. All that hype of Titanfall is going to sell like crazy. Dont be surprised to see Destiny sales surpass Titanfall life time sales in its 1st week. Hope they dont achieve any of der goals lol.
And you think that destiny isn't going to have a ton of dlc. All of these big publishers push dlc. Funny thing this is something that ran rampant on consoles yall only have yourselves to blame. Be prepared for new ways to rape gamers this Gen. How's that free mp. I love buying a $60 game just so I can be told I can't play the whole game without paying more from people that most of the time didn't make it. @the reply to my first post So your telling me lying to me in my face is better than being up front with me? Dungeon keepers is a dumb example because as I'm seeing it all devs are doing it. How many times you heard people say the dumbed a game down and took away stuff from it just to make it dlc. Capcom have some shady tactics with dlc and their franchises but people still love them and state how much they can't wait for their new f2p game. Huh? @[email protected] You can't compare any publisher to Amazon and valve. Bad enough Sony and Ms can't even touch them. As far as the season pass thing go what publisher don't have season passes. And what this quality is secondary. Most of their games is subpar but most publishers games is subpar. I seen countless pubs rush games out heard countless devs state how publisher are putting a hold and negatively effecting devs, but somehow let's focus on one of them and not all. How broken games get release these days and have to have day one patches or patched some time later. 2k did this tons of times. How many dlc is for borderlands when it's a subpar game. Does bioshock and watch dogs have season passes. Wasn't watch dogs broken for the longest. Wasn't gtav online broken for a couple of months after launch. Doesn't capcom nickel and dime you every chance they get. Did Sony try to make people who brought used games pay a fee. Didn't ms try to make used games useless on a console. I could keep going Funny thing is instead of gamers standing up against all this bs, we rather argue over gfx res fps and which exclusives we have
A publisher who releases free downloadable content is the publisher I will support by buying their games. DLC has gotten out of hand these days. And I mean a lot. I have tons of respect for Valve for their support on CS, L4D and every other game of theirs.
But why make billions, when you can make... millions?
By all counts they seem to be well on track with EA Access.
I haven't bought an EA game since Mass Effect 2. I don't care if people call me a tool or a hipster or anything else. I wear my non-support of EA like a fricking badge and i'm proud of it.
Too bad there are plenty of sheep who more than make up to EA what they lost on you. It's a sad sad society this.
It's going to be hard to say no to the new AAA Star Wars game and Mass Effect 4...
wont get a dime from me