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I've been boycotting EA since swtor , before that I would by around 5 EA games annually. I know one person alone does not count, but I am sure I am not the only one that stopped giving EA money due to poor business practices.
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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.
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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.

Nothing makes management change their business practices more quickly than falling profits, hopefully they'll start listening to the complaints of their consumers and then we might be willing to give them more of our money.
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Someone please remind me, what made valve Awesome And Better then every other Pub/Dev?

If I can sum it up without making a long list, not going public and having their money run by investors.
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If I can sum it up without making a long list, not going public and having their money run by investors.
Being public is sort of a necessary evil, while you may not like it, It does bring more money into the development cycle. I'm not a Huge Fan of Ea as a company, but I don't want the studios under them to die. remember, If Ea goes down, Its going to bring a lot of dev's with it.
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Being public is sort of a necessary evil, while you may not like it, It does bring more money into the development cycle. I'm not a Huge Fan of Ea as a company, but I don't want the studios under them to die. remember, If Ea goes down, Its going to bring a lot of dev's with it.

Good news for Valve is, they basically have a monopoly on PC gaming (with the exception of asia and blizzard), and have more than enough money to fund game projects.
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...blames piracy and increases DRM.

Both your avatar and mine relevant here tongue.gif

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones to have had a good experience with their support, my account was stolen late last year, only took 20 mins on live chat and I had it back on my secondary email. All I needed was a few CD Key exerpts to prove it was me...
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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 (Also this) and have been involved in practically every bad side of the industry.
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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.
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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.
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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.
    
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Someone please remind me, what made valve Awesome And Better then every other Pub/Dev?


Go play CC4
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Being public is sort of a necessary evil, while you may not like it, It does bring more money into the development cycle. I'm not a Huge Fan of Ea as a company, but I don't want the studios under them to die. remember, If Ea goes down, Its going to bring a lot of dev's with it.

Valve never went public and their doing fine. Who knew?
The thing I never understood about joining a giant publisher like EA, maybe I never will, is...why would sign on with a big publisher to make a game you created to come to life, if by the time it gets approved it and developed, it's been mutilated beyond any recognition to the point it doesn't even resemble your game?
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