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EA Is Wrong, Gamers Like Change They Just Don’t Like Crappy Change

One Angry Gamer "An interview with Electronic Arts’ Chief Operating Officer, Peter Moore, recently went live discussing the various degrees of “change” culminating within the interactive entertainment industry. According to Moore, us hardcore gamers just don’t like change. We’re apparently the troglodytes in an aging machine that’s moving towards something grand and mystique. The only problem is that Moore has it wrong: us gamers love change, we just don’t like crappy change."

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itBourne1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

I disagree though, gamers do not like change. Hence why sequels continue to dominate charts. CoD has continued to dominate for years. Myself included, I quit Uncharted mp and Resistance Mp because of their changes (CoD changes they made however). Last of Us, should have never been green lit, its amazing, what do people want, a fucking sequel.. Not another new ip, even though if it was the gamers way TLoU would have never existed. Other then indie games on PC, gamers are content with sequel after sequel. You can look at almost any new ip and they usually pale in comparison, sales wise, to those big titles that have had sequels for like 7+ years.

AngelicIceDiamond1569d ago

@Bourne "I disagree though, gamers do not like change. Hence why sequels continue to dominate charts. CoD has continued to dominate for years."

Unfortunately that's not entirely true.

TF, WD and soon to be and Destiny are among the top sellers and met with great pre-oder. (soon Destiny)

Plus Indies are on the rise and are getting critical praise from PC to console gamers alike and are topping major news outlets such as IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers etc.

COD last year was the least selling COD and critically was lowest rated COD so far. People are backing down from COD.

I would have to respectfully disagree because gamers want and are craving something new.

itBourne1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

Go look at sales of the past gen... MS is living proof, they have no variety, yet look at sales. Too be fair also due too Sony's shit marketing, but, http://community.us.playsta... okay how does the 360 even remotely sale the same in that situation. Because it is a business, and MS recognizes(or recognized) what they give gamers, as long as marketing/image is good, they can sale their stuff. I will probably get flak for this but take Modnation Racers for example, 10x the game Mario Kart is, ass sales. Gamers want the same damn thing over and over. Like I said, if it was up to that fans, UC4 would have already been released and Last of Us would have never existed, pretty sure thats almost fact.

Tody_ZA1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

itBourne, don't only look for cases that validate your belief.

I can give you the case of Journey. One of the most unlikely games to attract the masses, yet it broke records on PlayStation Network and was one of the best games of that year. AD above mentioned Destiny, there's also Telltale games, the indie market is going through a massive boom.

Sure, you are correct in the sense that mainstream titles like GTA or CoD or Assassin's Creed are what dominate the industry, but that's not an exclusive issue to gaming. You look at movies like Transformers: Age of Extinction and it absolutely dominates ticket sales.

Just because there are mainstream appealing titles with the most popularity doesn't mean that gamers want the same thing over and over. If that were the case, the indie market would not have grown to what it is today and gaming wouldn't be as diverse as it is today, with a demand for a wider variety of things.

Gamers also want gaming to evolve, which is why we also have deeper issues being tackled in our narratives (e.g Last of Us Left Behind, Indie game Gone Home, Spec Ops: The Line, BioShock Infinite) and good things like BioWare's attempts at catering to people of different genders and sexual orientation - they may not always get it right, but hey they try.

So I wouldn't brand gamers that way just because, like any other industry, there is mainstream popularity and a handful of titles that dominate. Sure gaming is still evolving, I'll give you that, but that only means things can get better.

3-4-51569d ago

If Change is fun = we like it

If change makes game less fun = we don't like it

thehobbyist1569d ago

Gamers like change. More than change they like KEEPING their change. Hint hint, nudge nudge.

-Foxtrot1569d ago

Sims 4 removing features from core game...is that a good change...I don't think so.

Peter Moore is full of crap

christian hour1569d ago

I cant wait to see his Sims 4 tattoo :D *old and jaded reference*

HonestDragon1569d ago

I can see it now as if we are seeing the rebirth of Sims 3. There will be the first expansion pack with kids and swimming pools. And it could be yours for $29.99!

Seriously, the Sims 3 had some of the most expensive expansions I have ever seen. The unfortunate thing about it is that there will be people out there buying up every expansion. I can only imagine how expensive Sims 4 expansion packs will be.

-Foxtrot1569d ago

Hell even the DLC for consoles was bad

£11.99 for Social Options and another pack same price for furniture

christian hour1568d ago

Sims 3 made a step forward with the seemless neaighbourhoods and no longer being isolated to lots. But they took several steps back by removing the various ways you could die, all the little hidden secrets and easter eggs, all the little things that added charm to the game etc, it just wasnt the same game at all.

Sims 4 looks to continue that trend, but with will wright no longer at Maxis, what do you expect, passion being poured in to the franchise still? Nah, it's just another EA sweat shop now.

christian hour1569d ago

Peter, I expected more from you. Everyone loves change, and everything changes, jsut sometimes it's not always good change, and people don't like thigns changing for the worst. Come on, stop being a PR guy for two seconds and start being honest and connected with the community like you used to be before joining EA. Where has the humble and genuine SEGA boss of old gone? You even rocked the house at Microsoft, don't stay jaded and disillusioned on us forever, sincerely, guy on internet.

Aldous_Snow1569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

Give this guy a hat, a red & brown stripey jumper & a set of knives & you've got Freddy Kruger. Every time I see this twat, he reminds me of Freddy.

The stuff of nightmares I tell ya!!

christian hour1569d ago

We miss you Uncle Buck, nobody made pancakes like you :(

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