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Nothing is gonna change. I saw him do a presentation at Cal last October and he kept mentioning that "EA" will be implementing this and doing that. Never did he mention that these were his ideas, but rather that they were EA's ideas.

He doesn't make the decisions. Nothing will change.
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same rejoicing came when riccitiello replaced probst. what a utopian age that brought about for gaming under EA right? bad PR affects the bottom line enough, they flip the face of the company but stay the same.

Mirror's Edge, Mass Effect, Crysis and Dead Space we're given the OK during Probst presidency, so at least it can attest the man(or his decision-making team) had good eye for quality products. And he has a large share of EA stock, so People's happy=Buy EA games=Buy EA stock=EA's gain=his gain. Riccitiello is just another capitalist with a bussiness administration degree, good credit line, optimization in his hearth and oversized scissors for everything thats not essential(why create something new when we can rehash the same over and over again with a slight bump in graphics?).

The 2 Riccitiello administrations have been far worse than anything Probst could did or do now if he wanted to. Riccitiello started the horrible bussiness practice horrible cycle of releasing rehashed games with slight modifications(Fifa, Madden, then everything in EA's catalog, then jumped to other companies/publishers, etc etc), more so during his second presidency, so if he burns alive in his house it will be a good day for the world. With Riccitiello in charge, EA has developed into the Monsanto of videogames. madsmiley.png

That said, I don't expect miracles from EA. ninja.gif
    
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When I see this face....


I don't think GAMER, but maybe that's just me

Yeah, but being a gamer doesn't always mean you're fit to run a multi-million dollar video game company. Someone had to fall on the sword and it's always the CEO.
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Originally Posted by FLCLimax View Post

same rejoicing came when riccitiello replaced probst. what a utopian age that brought about for gaming under EA right? bad PR affects the bottom line enough, they flip the face of the company but stay the same.

Mirror's Edge, Mass Effect, Crysis and Dead Space we're given the OK during Probst presidency, so at least it can attest the man(or his decision-making team) had good eye for quality products. And he has a large share of EA stock, so People's happy=Buy EA games=Buy EA stock=EA's gain=his gain. Riccitiello is just another capitalist with a bussiness administration degree, good credit line, optimization in his hearth and oversized scissors for everything thats not essential(why create something new when we can rehash the same over and over again with a slight bump in graphics?).

The 2 Riccitiello administrations have been far worse than anything Probst could did or do now if he wanted to. Riccitiello started the horrible bussiness practice horrible cycle of releasing rehashed games with slight modifications(Fifa, Madden, then everything in EA's catalog, then jumped to other companies/publishers, etc etc), more so during his second presidency, so if he burns alive in his house it will be a good day for the world. With Riccitiello in charge, EA has developed into the Monsanto of videogames. madsmiley.png

That said, I don't expect miracles from EA. ninja.gif

they've been that way since the early 90's under Probst, the only major difference was that under Probst there were less new IP's while under Riccitiello they bought up fewer developers. ME and DS were started when Probst was on the way out, there's little sense in crediting him with the creation of new IP when he was so adamantly against doing that for his whole career. It's more likely that the company simply wanted to add one or two new IP's to their portfolio for the new console generation since they have done just that every new console cycle.
Edited by FLCLimax - 3/18/13 at 2:00pm
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Yeah, but being a gamer doesn't always mean you're fit to run a multi-million dollar video game company. Someone had to fall on the sword and it's always the CEO.

I would hardly call it falling on the sword. The payout he'll be receiving... thumb.gif

He's actually a nice guy. Shame he ran a really crappy company. (As much as I love their products, I hate their ethics. That is all)
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Hmm...always interesting to see a CEO change.

Now to see if any real change comes of it.

I think Origin has the ability to take over Digital sales over night. All they have to do is start allowing the resale of purchased games...with EA getting a fee for their trouble of course and perhaps a small piece going to the publisher. Every one would win. User gets rid of an old game and gets credit for a new one...EA gets some cash...the publishers of the games get on going revenue on old games...It would be perfect.

The first online distributor to do this will become king. Even if it is Origin. Though if Steam rolled it out they could get back on top pretty quick most likely.

I doubt I will see it in my life time though
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The move comes as EA is facing another period of weaker sales. The company warned on Monday that revenues and EPS for the current fourth fiscal quarter “will be at the low end of, or slightly below previously issued guidance” from its last earnings report on Jan. 30.

This despite the release of high-profile sequels to properties such as “Dead Space” and “Crysis” — which some analysts believe are generating disappointing sales.

Quoted from Marketwatch. So this isn't just about SimCity.

EA is up 4% after-hours in trading. ^-^
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Its not just one person causing all these problems. This will do nothing. When a gaming company is all about making money, the gamers suffer. Look at any game that has come out since 2005. Is it really that fun? or is the hype behind it forcing it to be fun? sure, there are a handful of great games. Majority of them suck tho. Repetative "this way is blocked, we'll have to go around" "the power is out we'll have to restore power". Annoying.

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Its not just one person causing all these problems. This will do nothing. When a gaming company is all about making money, the gamers suffer. Look at any game that has come out since 2005. Is it really that fun? or is the hype behind it forcing it to be fun? sure, there are a handful of great games. Majority of them suck tho. Repetative "this way is blocked, we'll have to go around" "the power is out we'll have to restore power". Annoying.
Woah, soapbox. sry.

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$23, no DRM, no installer, can be played anywhere. I can even copy the KSP directory to a USB pen drive and play it at work. Lots of mods and very mod friendly, tons of fun (usually when things go wrong) and fairly engrossing for those with a decent attention span.


You are right, mainstream gaming is going in a bad direction right now, but a lot of smaller devs, and some larger ones like CDPR, are still making games because they want them to be fun.
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Larry Probst almost bankrupt EA in 2007. So the only hope I would hold is that ea dies a quick death.
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