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You do know if games worked when released more people would preorder right?
It's circular, I know, but severely overestimating capacity is a costly mistake, while underestimating just puts a load on your PR team. Getting better estimations is the only real way to break the circle.
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That is ballsy, I hope the writer doesn't become ex-employee.
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You do know if games worked when released more people would preorder right?
It's circular, I know, but severely overestimating capacity is a costly mistake, while underestimating just puts a load on your PR team. Getting better estimations is the only real way to break the circle.

Or you could eliminate the DRM in a SINGLE player game and completely avoid the entire issue... thinking.gif
 
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If EA finds this guy and fires them, Gabe should run out and hire him.


...well, not "run" ...you know what I mean.

This. If EA is smart, they'll keep him and listen to him.

Thumbs up to this guy. thumb.gif
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You can expect to see EA and other companies to just go full time to the console since the next ones will be even more powerful before they will remove DRM .. mark my words
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If he had any sense he got a cheap tablet-pc went in a free wi-fi area then posted it, then put tablet in the trash would make him untraceable smile.gif
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You can expect to see EA and other companies to just go full time to the console since the next ones will be even more powerful before they will remove DRM .. mark my words

Not gonna happen.
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It's circular, I know, but severely overestimating capacity is a costly mistake, while underestimating just puts a load on your PR team. Getting better estimations is the only real way to break the circle.

You do realize EA's stock took a dip because of all this right?

The costly mistake was not having enough servers. Had the game worked fine day one, they would be rolling in money right now. Their brand is now tarnished and they lost money, plus, they have to lose more money giving away free games to everyone. The cost of over doing it on servers during launch would have been a drop in the bucket.

It was an apocalyptic screw up for EA.

People want to down play this by saying "oh this will blow over in a week." Yeah, tell that to the investors who just lost money because of poor judgement.
 
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Was so thinkin it.
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