EA is king of the hill – for the wrong reason

MWEB GameZone writes: "EA is dominating the next-gen console arena and the latest financial information shows a 156% growth. When you look at the numbers, it might be easy to wonder, does EA deserve the hate that it gets?

We take a look at EA - Beyond the impressive numbers."

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plut0nash1505d ago

It's because they hold back content when it can be given complete.

HanCilliers1505d ago

But that's not unique to EA

donthate1505d ago

Exactly, it is an industry standard to plan in additional content.

There is nothing wrong with it, but I would rather publishers charge more for the game and give me more content for everyone. However, that isn't realistic.

nX1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

EA is on top of the "bad publishers"-list though. Not only did they mess up quite a few franchises (Dead Space, Mass Effect, Sims) and studios (Visceral, Maxis) in recent time, but they're also milking much more franchises(FIFA, NBA, Madden) than Activision or Ubisoft for example. They have their occasional positives (PvZ Garden Warfare, Mirror's Edge) but I can't forgive them for all the negatives.

venom061505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

of course it's not unique to EA... look at this stupid site's history of articles concering EA and EA titles... they are HUGE EA haters.... bascically anything and everything concerning EA and its games, this lame little insignificant site always has something negative to say.. Nothing to see here, move along

DesVader1505d ago

Success always breeds resentment but you cannot overlook EA's success in the gaming business. For sure, they do a lot of things that big corporates do...bury IP's they buy, ruin IP's they buy, rush games out to meet sales deadlines...but aside from this they has seen some great success stories, especially in sports-related titles.

HanCilliers1505d ago

I agree, they've given us some of the most remarkable and entertaining games in the industry. Sure, they really did mess up with Battlefield 4, but I don't think that deserves the "hate."

EA making a lot of money is good for the industry. Gz to them

Ghost_Nappa1505d ago

As messed up as bf4 was, it remains the only multiplatform game to truly showcase next gen capabilities.

mhunterjr1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

I think EA gets an unfair amount of critism. Sure their sports games could use a bit more effort annually, but I think Madden 15 and FIFA 15 were large steps in the right direction. And yes the blew it with the launch of BF4, but they've done right by delaying Hardline, and they will be letting BF5 cook until 2016. Battlefront has also been given a lengthy development period to ensure polish. PVZ:GW and Peggle are great games and EA Access is a great rental service at a great prices (and the bonuses that come with it are great too).

Just because they haven't released any new IPs yet, doesn't mean they deserve the hate. They are making games that people want to play.

RG_Dubz1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Double post'

RG_Dubz1505d ago

EA rushes out unfinished games, they have the most games out therefore it would be embarrassing for them not to be on top.

I refuse to pay for EA's trash like the rest of you sheep that blindly defend them.

Sillicur1505d ago

Are you referring to BF4 as one of the unfinished games? :)

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