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Anyway since we are speaking of EA games they just won the award for worst company of 2012, managing to beat out Bank of America, I am curious though how this may affect the company in future endeavors. What does somewhat show though is that consumers are beginning to act out and voice their angers towards the industry. I personally never had too many issues with EA, but I have seen that they have had kind od shady dealings with DLC and the whole whining about the end of ME3 thing, I still have yet to beat the game and figure out what the problem is. My anger is still ocused on Capcom's BS that they have been pulling lately, I personally seen way more shadiness in that company over the past few years than EA.
Originally Posted by RedThirstWill Destroy View Post
As for the two main points that everybody hates, it would work if they end up dropping the price of the games from $60. Given that you have to pay more money after the initial $60 for updates and content, it would only make sense to make the initial cost less and then just have updates and new content on the PSN.
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I will never by a new Xbox, I have gone through 2 Xboxs, and on my fourth 360. Until Microsoft can produce a product without a timed self-destruct mechanism, I will not purchase from them. As for Sony, I like their products a lot but, I waited 4 years to buy the Ps3 and I rarely buy new games because I spend too money on Warhammer as it is. I love the PC games and steam plus there are some really fun FREE games for PC like World of Tanks. So, if the rumors are true, they have lost me as a customer. I will go on a buying spree when all the little kids sell their games and accessories for their old PS3 to get money for the new.
Originally Posted by Varakir View Post
Rehashing Call of Duty (Activision/Blizzard), Madden/NHL/NBA (EA), Assassins Creed (Ubisoft), and WWE Wrestling games (THQ) gives those companies the financial footing they need to put out games like Prototype 2/Transformers Cybertron (Activision), Mirrors Edge/Kingdoms of Amalur (EA), Driver/Prince of Persia (Ubisoft), and Darksiders/Warhammer games (THQ). While I would rather see new IPs getting released every year large publishers need to have a bankable product they can rely on every year. There's also the fact that many "rehash" titles (specifically sports games) have reached their peak (or close to it) in terms of current technology. A football game is a football game and there isn't anything they can do to change that.
Originally Posted by TheSpore View Post
The problem that these companies are having is they don't realize consumers WANT to buy their product and support gaming studios, but not at the cost of insane DRM and other anti-piracy measures. We see how profitable it can be when companies avoid things like that with services such as Steam.
As to Capcom's crap, they are just pushing the envelope to see what they can get away with. Putting locked characters on disc for them isn't anything new either, as in the original launch of Street Fighter 2 you couldn't select the 4 bosses (Vega, Sagat, Balrog, M. Bison) though their models, move sets, and other data were stored on "disk." You had to purchase the "Championship" edition at full retail price to gain access to those characters and make your previous "disk" pointless.
I appreciate the hate for EA is ridiculously over-hyped and fueled by internet circle jerking, but EA do make a lot of dick moves, and in recent years the quality of their product just seems lackluster and uninspiring.
Plus they ruined C&C and theme park