Electronic Arts has reported that the publisher has enjoyed its biggest financial quarter in almost 8 years, and attributes it to its wildly successful digital distribution revenue, as well as income from some of its stalwart franchises.
Cue "The Imperial March."
Kind of appropriate with the The Old Republic and all...
Yet they still cry that piracy is killing them.. how typical
Piracy is hurting everyone, not just EA.
If they were never going to buy it hurts no one. They still bring in millions upon millions each year. Piracy is a tiny issue. Nothing to lose sleep over.
@h311rais3r: That is honestly the most BS excuse ever. If they were never going to buy it, what gives them the damn right to beable to play it honestly? What if everyone decided they werent going to buy it?
@forbidden_Darkness I won't say that pirates deserve to play games like that, as they don't. However I agree with Hellraiser. These guys never plan to purchase the game, and if you take away the pirate options they simply WONT PLAY THE GAME. Yes one or two out of every 100 might, but these companies over exaggerate everything and think they are losing "millions to billions of dollars." They are not. Its not lost profits, because the profits were never there. It's not like actual gamers randomly go "why buy it? I can steal it!"
Fact is Music, film, tv, and games industries all cry about piracy, then post record profits each year. They cry because they can't get every last dime from everyone. This is why people don't take them serious when they cry foul.
What makes matters worse is when bands that are trying to get popular give away their music commonly, or sell it dirt cheap, because the profits are not in the music sales. The profits are in concert tickets, merchandise, and things the bands do themselves. the only people that cry about music sales are the distribution companies that take every penny they possibly can for doing nothing before handing the rest to the band.
PIRACY IS KILLING USS ! Must use online pass for single and multiplayer games arrrrr ! :D
I'm glad it's not me fueling this monstrosity the rest of you who are enjoy your subpar rushed games with that stupid "origin" program.
EA published lots of good/great games last year :l
lol Steam fanboys already crying XD
Without ea this industry would be a quarter of what it is today.
EA does publish good games. I said publish because they realy don't make games. DICE Bioware Visceral Games Crytek Epic even Valve
DICE, Bioware and Visceral ARE EA.
People always want to attack corporations who talk about piracy, just because they are a corporation. Yea there's a lot of shady execs and practices out there, but if you knew for a fact that there were thousands, millions of people actively stealing something that you made, would you not be speaking up about it too?
But they wouldn't buy it in the first place, so they lose nothing.
I'm surprised that so many people are jumping on the Origin bandwagon. If I ever get on, it's not going to be until they refine it into something better. All this talk about Origin just beginning it's baby steps is BS. It's not like it was when Steam started. The technology has been around a while now and EA doesn't really have any excuse for Origin's state except incompetency.
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