NowGamer: Industry watcher Jesse Divnich thinks EA deserves credit for the way it handled problems with its NBA games...
Why should we be proud this should be normal for all companies, i like EA games but there becoming more and more of putting as there starting to stick a price nearly everywhere, it feels like they would let you pay for the game at the shop and when you open the case you have to swipe your debit card and pay more to take the game out the box there money making ploys are so blatent its of putting
We should be proud that they always find a way to fk up games? just look at what they done to FIFA 11 worst servers for a game i think i have ever seen and still no fix yeah i applaud the fact that you dont fix your games *clap* *clap*
Give me a sweet port of Burnout3:Takedown for the 3DS, and then we'll talk ;) Madden? whats that?
Businesses are ruthless, so it's commendable not to go the lazy, profitable route - I agree though, it should be normal
I am proud of my daughter every time she brings home a good test score. You can be proud of things that are expected as the norm. Positive reinforcement is a powerful thing.
That they also close down servers of their games? Fight night Champion online is shit and the fact that you can pay to be better is stupid
Quality commitment? WTF? I buy Fifa off them each year and the amount of bugs I find is crazy. Most of which go unfixed for months on end. Last year's manager mode had so many little errors it was beyond a joke. This year fifa clubs was practically unplayable for the first two weeks. So tell me, what bloody quality commitment? EA set a release date and stick to it regardless of the quality of the product. Their post release patch support is minimal too with very little going into actually finishing their product bug free.
their "quality commitment" is total PR garbage and hype, all lies to dupe more people into buying their garbage.
fk EA! i bought FNround4 and after a week i cant do body blows. my char just jerks, again no fix.
Quality? How about they get together with Slightly Mad Studios and fix the input lag of Shift 2 (PS3)? On a straight away I cant even keep my car on the road the damn wheel wobbles so much. If I widen the deadzone and lower the spring and damper settings it helps some but it still wobbles. With those settings there is no point in having a FFB wheel because it feels like it doesn't have any FFB at all. The only way to get strong FFB is to leave the settings alone but than the game is nearly unplayable. All I ever hear from devs and publishers is words but seldom do I ever see them take action and back those words.
I am sure gamers would be proud of EA's Quality commitment. The minute gamers actually seen any of EA's quality commitment I am sure they will be chomping at the bit to be "proud" of it. Just let us know when EA actually does any Quality.
I'd be proud if it actually existed . Enough with the BS , the quality only varies from studios to studios , and even then from one project to another . Heck how about "game journalists" commit to actually doing their job instead of doing a rim job to every best selling studios and publishers ? Morons like the author have been giving free passes to stuff like Fifa despite an absurd amount of gamebreaking bugs , some present for years . All that while venting their frustration and piling on on a rival pes franchise , fallen out of the public's favor
PES fell out of everyone's favour was it's own undoing for it's awful awful awful netcode in 2008 and 2009 editions. I still remember an epic thread back on pesfan where there was an interview with Seabass back when 2009 edition I think it was was about to be released.. it was labelled "online top priority" where he flat out lied to all the loyal pes gamers. Tell people to expect diamonds and give them shit, Konami got what was coming to them tbh. Having said that, I'd love to be able to enjoy PES once again as I used to be great at it but for two years they released unplayable online games and in that time span I saw the fifa light and doubt I'll ever return to that franchise.
of course of its own undoing . Still some "journalists" are so up fifa's , that even when positive change are made they have a way of not noticing it , or dismissing it as minor fluff. pes 2011 is way above the crapfest that was 08-09, even online . And again even without factoring pes .. they never seems to notice crap that actually angers fifa fans . Like the insane amount of cheating at some point , or the trigger glitch . They didnt care to fix most of the issues , and when they did , it was in a rather half assed fashion ... basicall they are telling us "go wait for the next game in a few short months".
I think it comes down to the nature of football games though. Both games play so differently that your brain becomes accustomed to it's interpretation of the beautiful game. When I was on PES I thought fifa was rubbish and unrealistic and now that I'm on fifa, I think PES is rubbish and unrealistic. I love football and it'd be nice to go into both games with an open mind but I am just so used to playing fifa and the way it plays that everything else just seems unrealistic and i'm unable to appreciate what new things pes does each year. Having said that, online master league sounded incredible.
Most people play FIFA because of the licence. I don't play much footy games just that people bash PES for the stiff movements at time. The AI is a joke in FIFA.
Now they use need to work on NBA and Madden games.
and that started with canceling their NBA Elite 11, on which I'm happy...
Well, maybe they might try fixing the buggy games that already made it out their door. I cannot even imagine how buggy NBA Elite was in order to be cancelled by EA... good move, but not enough to win me over.
Its not the quality of games Im complaining about, its the disgusting Online Pass tactic they use to rip off those who wish to sell their games, and even more so to those who can only afford to buy Preowned games.
Yeah. Don't you think EA makes enough money on software sales without needing to employ the Online Pass bullshit? Pure greed. I like a lot of things EA produce, but most large corporations are doing something that is detrimental to the consumer.
When I think EA I think buggy and greedy. That is honestly the first two things that come to mind. That is how EA has branded itself to me. When I buy a game and I have to stop playing it, because it is broken, or glitched to the point of being no fun, I lose trust in the companies involved with those games. If a patch comes out I might forgive, but I never forget. If this happens too often it becomes unacceptable. EA is unacceptable. Any article telling me I should 'Be Proud' of EA's horrible QC practices is obviously blind to the number of broken games that get released under EA's banner. And then we have their DLC practices... Currently there are 7 different add-ons for the Sims 3. These add ons range between $5.49 and $14.99, if I was to buy them all I would be paying a total of $70.43., more than the price of the actual game, just to add some hairstyles and furniture to the game... and yet EA has not released a single patch to fix the horrible bugs that infest the game sucking out all of the fun from a game that I paid $60 for. So don't you dare tell me to be proud of EA, not until the give me something to actually be proud of.
PS: I am talking about Sims 3 for PS3, not PC. Should have mentioned that.
That statement alone on quality commitment is such a fucking joke. They rip off the gaming community 10 fold.
ea are greedy little shits, their release of tiger woods had half the campaign available to people who spent 60$ for the game and the second half of the campaign was segmented into dlc. you pretty much had to buy the game twice. it must have been pretty horrible for the greedy bastards at ea not to release it.
Start by fixing mics in NHL11. It's been broken since NHL09.......
we should be proud EA is a greedy hoe and started charging for Online pass. bleh
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