"Jeetil Patel, a game industry analyst with Deutsche Bank Securities, is not known to be particularly kind in his assessments of Electronic Arts Inc. He gives the video game publisher's stock a "sell" rating, as in, "get out while you still can."
EA's dominance in the gaming industry goes far, but it can only go so far. EA does own alot of great developers, Bioware being one of them. But EA owns alot of Devs that don't make very good games. They're not always bad, but if you were to add up the review scores for each game EA has published, and then found the average score of all those games, I guarantee you it wouldn't be very good. But EA has power, status, and money. However, they don't have reputation. Their like the Wal-Mart of the gaming industry. They just sell products whether their generic or name-brand. Unfortunately for EA, most gamers (including the public) allow reviews to sway their decision, which ultimately makes IGN, GameSpot, and GameInformer their saving grace, or possibly, the losing factor.
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