Originally Posted by aroc91
Originally Posted by Vengeance47
Plus, lets be honest, EA has improved over the last few years from where they were say 5 years ago. Most people completely overreact to this Origin business and just hate on it because its the cool thing to do. I know we are all disappointed in recent times with DLC schemes, however EA is not alone in this (Activision, Ubisoft, 2K can all be thrown into the mix) but sadly EA seems to cop the most flak for it.
At what point does legitimate hate turn into bandwagon hate? What has EA done to redeem themselves? Merely saying that other companies do the same sorts of things doesn't make EA any less scummy.
Not much, really, Origin could have been a way for them to redeem themselves but instead they make it a Steam clone where you can get randomly banned. (Maybe by bug, maybe because you had the audacity to say game X sucks either way, it's still annoying as hell)
I love how people always bring up Valve for these arguments, I don't even like Valve (They're a company, not a person) and fully admit that Steam could use a lot of improvements (Enabling you to access your games after online activation without having to go into offline mode for example) which is why it's so funny that EA failed.
They've been very bad employers
, installed Spyware on peoples computers
) and have been involved in practically every bad side of the industry.
Originally Posted by Digitalninja126
Someone please remind me, what made valve Awesome And Better then every other Pub/Dev?
Half Life, Half Life 2, Steam actually semi-catering to what users want.
Originally Posted by General Mars
2. Its most valuable IPs are sports games. (In order: FIFA, Tiger Woods, Madden)
Completely invalidated your post right there, The Sims is by far and away EA's most valuable IP, the base game sold extremely well, the expansions aren't that far behind and they also have micro-transactions raking in cash for very little work.
Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT
Originally Posted by Capt
Nothing makes me more happy than seeing EA lose a ton of money.
Well that's harsh, many talented people's jobs are on the line if EA goes under. I hope EA really do pull it together, and release some decent games without crazy DRM, and stop rehashing franchises 50 times over. But really, that's the decision of upper management. I have no doubt that there is some amazing talent that would be wasted if EA went under.
The talented people would likely have little trouble finding work elsewhere, and besides, EA Aren't known for being good employers.