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Originally Posted by timmay7 View Post
people, EA just sells and market the games. Its Dice that produces BF2, and Westwood that produces CNC games, with ofcourse some influence from EA.
DICE belongs to EA. Westwood belongs to EA. They just dont sell and market their games, they have complete and total control over them.
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Publishers can exert an enormous amount of control as to the quality and amount of content for games. Since EA publishes the BF series and C&C, EA get's to decide what makes it into release, when it will release, what fixes and content make it into patches. All that stuff has to clear the publisher before we get it, even if it's a parent comapny of the developers. Which in this case it's your boss telling you how it's gonna be, right or wrong, or your fired.
The knowledge of this should make you even more steamed at EA.

DOWN WITH EA!!!
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You must not understand how hard it is to write a game engine, lol

Well to be right Battlefield 2 was mod. Battlefield 2142 was a mod too (with shaders/upgraded code base)
you can't expect much from EA and a game engine from Stockholm, Sweden

Anyone here play Command and Conquer Renegade? it's on a game engine called WW3D (Westwood .w3d not the shockwave .w3d) and they used the SAME game engine to make command and conquer Generals along with BFMEI and BFMEII (look for w3d.big(big compressed file containing .w3d models)) They just stuck a new Interface and GUI and called it a game... and alot of people play BFME games

Battlefield 2 was a good game, buggy, but still fun. Battlefield 2142 is buggy, but still fun because the same gameplay.
Give me a break. 2142 is running the exact same engine as BF2. In fact, Windows Firewall detects 2142 as BF2! (LOL DICE forgot to rename it in some file)

BF2142 contains all the same errors as BF2. Server and client stability is a joke, half the game isn't functional. And to think, that simple beta testing would reveal all of these problems. So, I am sure they knew of them, they just didn't care.
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How can they say that the prices for developing games is going up when everyone says that coding for DX10 will be SO MUCH EASIER? Maybe it's been tough to code the recent DX9 games, but they're saying prices will go up. I think EA is just looking excuses. Most people that read that article have no clue about D3D10.
lol, coding makes up for almost 15% of the game you see.

You need texture artists and 3d modelers and sketch artists also
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And how does Valve manage sellings games 20 bucks a pop? If your efficient, you can make amazing games that dont cost that much to develop. Something that EA hasnt learned yet.
true, plus their games seem to be less resource intensive. Efficient coding pays big time, on both lines on cost and playability.
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Give me a break. 2142 is running the exact same engine as BF2. In fact, Windows Firewall detects 2142 as BF2! (LOL DICE forgot to rename it in some file)

BF2142 contains all the same errors as BF2. Server and client stability is a joke, half the game isn't functional. And to think, that simple beta testing would reveal all of these problems. So, I am sure they knew of them, they just didn't care.
Hence, why I did not buy BF2, and I have not bought BF2142

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Too damn right. My Pa was a game programmer 3 years ago. He said that the industry had just turned programmers into slaves. They got in serious trouble if they didn't produce onime and were working extra hours left right and centre without even being paid decent amounts of money. I value steam hough. They are one group who make effecient games. Epic are also doing well with Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. Now those are games of the future. Not any of EA's BS thatt they release
They aren't Steam, they are Valve. The bad grammar was fine until I saw this; sigh, there is no hope for humans.
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I wish EA would stop eating all the sweet game companies, westwood, Maxis, Dice...

MAKE YOUR OWN DA** GAMES EA!!
    
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true, plus their games seem to be less resource intensive. Efficient coding pays big time, on both lines on cost and playability.
And re-playability. If it works, and works well, people don't get fed up with it and are much more willing to keep playing it. Can you cay CS 1.6 or Half Life? A little from delays to get it right up front can make a lot more money later.

I bought BF2 because I grew up on the old Need for Speed (Porsche Unleashed, anybody? ) games, and I liked them and they were well done. Not anymore... I'll take anything EA says with a major dose of salt.
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And re-playability. If it works, and works well, people don't get fed up with it and are much more willing to keep playing it. Can you cay CS 1.6 or Half Life? A little from delays to get it right up front can make a lot more money later.

I bought BF2 because I grew up on the old Need for Speed (Porsche Unleashed, anybody? ) games, and I liked them and they were well done. Not anymore... I'll take anything EA says with a major dose of salt.
Porsche Unleashed was a great game. Hot Pursuit will always be my favorite, though.
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