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truth that publishers are a bunch of evil EVIL people

Publishers pretty much thrive off the tears of orphans... at least that's my theory.
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Publishers pretty much thrive off the tears of orphans... at least that's my theory.

you would not be wrong in that regard.
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I can't fathom why people hate EA (or any company) for doing this. They are a BUSINESS, their goal is to make MONEY.

Just see how many people buy it. If it turns out to be a huge hit, EA will do it more. How does it affect you? Nobody is forcing you to buy the game. If enough people agree with you, this scheme will fail.
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I will speak for myself here.

It is not that I am bashing EA just because. I am bashing them for their long history of destroying studios and franchises. Blowing DLC and Micro-transactions completely out of proportion.

In regards to the TF2 vs DS3 (or other EA titles)

TF2 - Whent F2P after store opened, items purchased are cosmetic and do not impact the game
DS3 - Will be $60 in addition to anything you purchase, items do impact the game

Want an example of EA ruining a studio? Ever heard of Flagship Studios? HG : London and Mythos were both of their titles. Amazing games in development, but after EA got heavily involved HG took a huge change in direction and turned into the complete disaster that launched in the same exact condition that the beta was. The early dev videos showing gameplay were 100% different than what was released as the beta/launch and just about everyone complained about what had happend to it. Flagship ended up going bankrupt from the disaster.

ME1 and ME2 were amazing games. I enjoyed ME3 but it could have been so much more. Instead EA tried to milk it and it was obvious.

Crysis was Crytek's baby and it was obvious. The dev poured their heart and soul into it creating a game that had great gameplay and story along with rediculous graphics. Crysis 2 was obvious that EA had a massive hand in it. They pushed it for the consoles and ended up with a game riddled with bugs on launch, obvious console port that wasn't even done properly, and just tried to "bandaid" the PC version because people were so upset. It still turned into rubbish. If EA has any brain at all they will leave Crytek alone for Crysis 3 and let them do what they do best.

EA is just like Kotick, they don't care about anything but the money and as long as the blind masses flock to the stores and buy up their prodcuts they will continue. If people actually wake up and stop paying them and go to all the kickstarters and indie devs because they are making quality games, they will learn a lesson.
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I can't fathom why people hate EA (or any company) for doing this. They are a BUSINESS, their goal is to make MONEY.

Just see how many people buy it. If it turns out to be a huge hit, EA will do it more. How does it affect you? Nobody is forcing you to buy the game. If enough people agree with you, this scheme will fail.

They do make money. They'd be making a whole lot more of it if they weren't busy squandering it needlessly on marketing and buying up every development studio and license they can get their hands on.

EA reminds me a lot of Hollywood in that they seem to have fallen into a routine of simply releasing sequels and remakes or rehashing franchises. When they create something that is worthy of both my time and money, then they can have it. In the meantime I'd rather use my 60 plus quid to buy or support a few indie games here and there.
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Tack on the killing of Westwood Studios and Origin. It breaks my heart the crap EA has done and continues to do.
 
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I actually banned this game from my list when I saw the commercial for it and it had a terrible cover of Genesis' "In the Air Tonight." It would be like having Justin Beiber cover Motorhead's Ace of Spades, the Spice Girls covering Nine Inch Nails "Wish." It just shouldn't be done.
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I can't fathom why people hate EA (or any company) for doing this. They are a BUSINESS, their goal is to make MONEY.

Just see how many people buy it. If it turns out to be a huge hit, EA will do it more. How does it affect you? Nobody is forcing you to buy the game. If enough people agree with you, this scheme will fail.

They do make money. They'd be making a whole lot more of it if they weren't busy squandering it needlessly on marketing and buying up every development studio and license they can get their hands on.

EA reminds me a lot of Hollywood in that they seem to have fallen into a routine of simply releasing sequels and remakes or rehashing franchises. When they create something that is worthy of both my time and money, then they can have it. In the meantime I'd rather use my 60 plus quid to buy or support a few indie games here and there.

No, just no.

They pay for marketing because it increases a games revenue over the cost to advertise, this allows they to pursue more ambitious projects.

Buying out competition is kinda a bad move, but they don't HAVE to sell out EA.
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DS is scary, I played like 5 minutes of it and stopped.
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