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EA Sports: Electronic Apple Sports.

Welcome to the sport games industry my Wii friends. smile.gif On the PC, we've had the exact same NHL game for 4 years before it got cancelled in 2009.
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People are idiots and they wont even notice buying the same game with a number change on it as proven by COD fans and perhaps even Blizzard too
do tell me what blizzard sequel was a very small change from the previous? Even WoW (which I personally dislike) adds in new characters, areas to explore, items and other major updates (from what I understand, the Panda expo changed most of the combat system). If you are trying to say SC2 or D3 is a small change from Broodwar or D2.. well that's just crazy talk.
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Honestly, what changes year to year in sports?

Keeping in mind teams, stats, etc is all updated online for every console these days...Tell me why they need to release these yearly, as you said there clearly isn't enough content to warrant it.

Yes, it's a good business practice (If people buy it every year) but you can't deny it is a bit...well, proving EA of their reputation on here, 4chan and reddit? (Even if they do go supremely overboard)
    
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What kind of changes can you even do to these games? xD
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Keeping in mind teams, stats, etc is all updated online for every console these days...Tell me why they need to release these yearly, as you said there clearly isn't enough content to warrant it.
Yes, it's a good business practice (If people buy it every year) but you can't deny it is a bit...well, proving EA of their reputation on here, 4chan and reddit? (Even if they do go supremely overboard)

It sounds like they just need to make these games a pay-by-month kind of thing, that way they can get away with not making a new game every year and still make money.
Edited by moocowman - 10/6/12 at 10:54am
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Umm, they've sold the same FIFA PS2 game for the last six years, and I don't recall anyone complaining over that.

Honestly, it comes a point in the lifetime of a console where the devs can't make major improvements to the game anymore because the game engine has maxed out the hardware. What else can they change at this point other than the team rosters and recycling old game modes/features?
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Personally I think that these games should be getting yearly DLC updates for all the player transfers etc. rather than a yearly re-interation. But they wouldn't make as much money out of that...
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Personally I think that these games should be getting yearly DLC updates for all the player transfers etc. rather than a yearly re-interation. But they wouldn't make as much money out of that...

Problem is people are dumb enough to buy them just look at Fifa 13 4 million copies sold in a week, while ppl keep paying why would they change it, I for example just buy sports game for my pc then mod them for updated stats-rosters, I'm still on PES 2009 for PC.

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Problem is people are dumb enough to buy them just look at Fifa 13 4 million copies sold in a week, while ppl keep paying why would they change it, I for example just buy sports game for my pc then mod them for updated stats-rosters, I'm still on PES 2009 for PC.

You're missing out on a great game then, Fifa 12 for PC was good imo, and Fifa 13 for PC is a bit better.

The only console that didn't get the new engine etc updated Fifa is the Wii. The market for Fifa on the Wii would be interesting to look at.

Everyone is acting like 3 million of the 4 million copies sold of Fifa 13 were on the Wii.

IMO, the PS Vita consumers have more of a reason to complain, stuck with Fifa 11 engine, blah.
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You're missing out on a great game then, Fifa 12 for PC was good imo, and Fifa 13 for PC is a bit better.
The only console that didn't get the new engine etc updated Fifa is the Wii. The market for Fifa on the Wii would be interesting to look at.
Everyone is acting like 3 million of the 4 million copies sold of Fifa 13 were on the Wii.
IMO, the PS Vita consumers have more of a reason to complain, stuck with Fifa 11 engine, blah.

I think the poster was referring to my point. When they make an engine that gets good reviews and most people are happy with, they should then procede to release yearly DLC updates rather than a full game. But as I said... less money for EA then.
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What kind of changes can you even do to these games? xD
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Keeping in mind teams, stats, etc is all updated online for every console these days...Tell me why they need to release these yearly, as you said there clearly isn't enough content to warrant it.
Yes, it's a good business practice (If people buy it every year) but you can't deny it is a bit...well, proving EA of their reputation on here, 4chan and reddit? (Even if they do go supremely overboard)

It sounds like they just need to make these games a pay-by-month kind of thing, that way they can get away with not making a new game every year and still make money.

Honestly, I agree, charge $5 a month and $30 for the final released version of the game, then just provide bug fixes and updates that way, as well as new versions of the game when new consoles come out, but have it so you can have all of your settings, etc saved on the cloud so they're immediately available with the better graphics, etc of the new console.
    
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