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Upcoming games are "boring to death" said EA CEO

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Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello expressed his concerns regarding computer game publishers who could be alienating gamers. Speaking to Wall Street Journal reporters in the first-in depth interview since taking over as CEO in April, Riccitiello spoke frankly about new pressures the video game industry currently faces.

"We're boring people to death and making games that are harder and harder to play," Riccitiello said during the interview.

Even though EA is well known as a company which often times produces numerous sequels to popular video game franchises, Riccitiello understands that something needs to change in the future. Along with criticizing "boring" video games, he added the game industry must attract the casual gamers by creating new sales tactics -- find an alternative to selling expensive games that are too long for many gamers to finish.
http://www.dailytech.com/EA+CEO++Gam...rticle7969.htm

Future gaming opportunity doesn't look too good here.
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Making games shorter? Oh hell no. Games are too short as it is. I beat GoW on all 3 difficulties in less than a week of "casual" playing. I stopped playing RPG's all together because I could beat the games in less than 40 hours (most lasting less than 15)
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Uh I'm assuming he forgot: Bioshock, Mass Effect, Halo 3, Assassin's Creed, Dark Sector, and that's just on the X360.
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i like long games it makes the money a payed worth it just make a long game with and intriguing story.
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Games are boring to life. O.o lol
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Lots of newer games are indeed boring.

The latest let down for me was Neverwinter Nights II. Man, what piece of crap. Models aside (barely), NWN original looked better and had better quality storyline and content! Lame.

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post #7 of 47
he hasn't played sigma
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"We're boring people to death and making games that are harder and harder to play," Riccitiello said during the interview.
Somehow I think I should feel insulted, but clearly I'm too stupid to pick up on that knock there.

What games are so hard to play that people get bored with them? I think EA is giving themselves just a tad bit too much credit...

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"We're boring people to death and making games that suck hard and suck harder, mind-numbingly tedious to play," Riccitiello said during the interview.
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A lot of games are boring..

I don't think I have played a single player game for more than 1 hour in years.. (only Oblivion)

Most multiplayer games are kinda boring now too. I only play CS:S online because it's pretty competitive and some WC3 once in a while.
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The gaming companies want to attract people who rarely play video games and the "casual player". If making the games simple and short makes the casual gamer get the game they would be more interested in that. Although it does suck for most of us who find games to easy to beat.
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