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Why is EA buying back stock when they're posting losses?
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Originally Posted by jprovido View Post

i still refuse to buy BF3 to this day. I'm never gonna install origin
Origin isn't that bad. It's annoying, but not a total deal-breaker.

For me, my desire to play Battlefield outweighs the negative appeal of Origin. The same does not hold true for any other EA games.
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I love how EA claims "loss" when they still made money. Boohoo

Not sure what you're looking at. They didn't make any money.
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i still refuse to buy BF3 to this day. I'm never gonna install origin
You and me both. frown.gif

I really want to see what all the fuss over ME3 was about too... alas.
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A great day for PC gaming.
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You and me both. frown.gif
I really want to see what all the fuss over ME3 was about too... alas.

Honestly ME3 was a good game. It gave you the same feeling as the previous titles, but you need to remember that it took 3 games for the story and war to build up (still builds in ME3) and concludes at the end of one. To make the ending epic enough to match almost 3 entire games of building up the back story is a daunting task to say the least. The ending wasn't quite what most had expected but was not the disaster they all made it out to be. Just take it as a ME game and you will enjoy it. Played it on the 360 with no previous saves because I could not wait 2 months for my computer to get here lol, but going to buy a PC version cheap to import my ME1&2 save that I set up exactly how I wanted. Roughly 4 play throughs each to figure out how I wanted the story to go down.
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There are a few games I passed on because I don't want Origin [or Ubisoft's Uplay]. When Crysis2 returned to Steam and didn't demand Origin [for single player at least], I bought it. I don't want to support a 2nd client, and it is just a simple as that. I don't want to split the games I have between two different clients, nor have to run two clients for one game. Am I biased in favor of Steam, I guess so. I don't love everything about it, but they do most things right. I sort of wish Valve had pulled an Apple and somehow patented what the Steam client is.

Sorry to those companies that are late to the party, but they are shooting themselves in the foot by mandating their services for their games... especially when they are selling them on Steam. If they want to mandate their games be tied to their client for games they sell on their client, that is fine ...the consumer freely made the choice on that client. Don't demand the use of things like Origin and Uplay on what is sold through Steam.

It isn't MoH's fault, it's your fault EA. You valued Origin over just getting your products sold. You lost sales because the terms you demand are too much for many to accept.
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It isn't MoH's fault, it's your fault EA. You valued Origin over just getting your products sold. You lost sales because the terms you demand are too much for many to accept.
 
This sums up the situation quite nicely.
 
Slowly but surely they're angering, and losing customers. This combined with the number of dumb financial decisions is leading to loses... It seems the bubble is about to pop. This era of major devs regurgitating "safe" titles year after year.
 
Innovate or die. Stop trying to push your profits by trying to screw the customer base, and make some games worth buying.
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There are a few games I passed on because I don't want Origin [or Ubisoft's Uplay]. When Crysis2 returned to Steam and didn't demand Origin [for single player at least], I bought it. I don't want to support a 2nd client, and it is just a simple as that. I don't want to split the games I have between two different clients, nor have to run two clients for one game. Am I biased in favor of Steam, I guess so. I don't love everything about it, but they do most things right. I sort of wish Valve had pulled an Apple and somehow patented what the Steam client is.
Sorry to those companies that are late to the party, but they are shooting themselves in the foot by mandating their services for their games... especially when they are selling them on Steam. If they want to mandate their games be tied to their client for games they sell on their client, that is fine ...the consumer freely made the choice on that client. Don't demand the use of things like Origin and Uplay on what is sold through Steam.
It isn't MoH's fault, it's your fault EA. You valued Origin over just getting your products sold. You lost sales because the terms you demand are too much for many to accept.

Yeah and Henry Ford should have patented the concept of the automobile, we would live in a far better world right ? Competition is bad for us right ? rolleyes.gif

It's also amusing that everyone in the thread seem to think EA is posting losses because of Origin, the PC market is by far the smallest market for EA (and the other big publishers), what a few elitist users on forums like ours think of Origin definitely won't have a big impact on their profits, consoles are their bread and butter.
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No one would have bought them games anyways so not much loss there.
I think that the last MoH was so bad that many people didn't really want to waste money on another crap game

This. Got MoH 2010 with the code, the MP is decent for two or so hours, and that's all. Would never have bought it.
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I'm sure the EA free game(s) code is going to hit them hard in the third quarter.
So many.

I doubt this very very much. The games were digital download, they were older games with dwindling sales no doubt and just like myself I'm sure most people had absolutly no intentions of buying the games they got with the code in the first place. If anything it encouraged spending and increased the number of origin accounts they can boast about. It can't really factor into a loss unless they are doing some very creative accounting.
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Yeah and Henry Ford should have patented the concept of the automobile, we would live in a far better world right ? Competition is bad for us right ? rolleyes.gif

You have to go back further to Benz, and he did have patents on it.
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