EA is evil!?!

#1 Posted by awesomeusername (4056 posts) -

I don't understand why people think EA is evil. What do they do that people say they're a bad company? Plus, I just read an article about Kotick bashing EA. So someone, tell me about EA's evilness.

#2 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

They eat babies.

#3 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

EA were the bad guys until Activision got massive.

#4 Posted by ReyGitano (2465 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" EA were the bad guys until Activision got massive. "
Those were the good days... I think.
#5 Posted by therepublicanguy (83 posts) -

Iniquity passes through many companies; was EA, now Activision... and still Activision. One could complain with the monopoly EA has on the Madden series... 

#6 Posted by Red12b (9044 posts) -

EA was the big baddie before Activision, it's a cycle, don't worry about it, people will get pissy.

#7 Posted by awesomeusername (4056 posts) -
@HandsomeDead: Yeah I know that.  
@therepublicanguy: So people don't like them for throwing out Madden each year?
#8 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@SlashseveN303 said:
" @HandsomeDead said:
" EA were the bad guys until Activision got massive. "
Those were the good days... I think. "
Those days were a lot better than now. At that time it was just EA not paying on over-time and releasing massive movie games that suck ass. Now it's Activision releasing a Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Call of Duty, Spider-Man, and movie games every year. Also Kotick acting as his own PR rep, firing a good team, and suing Tim Schafer for a game they canned. It's not really doing them justice.
#9 Posted by Hailinel (22697 posts) -
@awesomeusername said:
" @HandsomeDead: Yeah I know that.  
@therepublicanguy: So people don't like them for throwing out Madden each year? "
There are a lot of people that don't like EA not only because of the yearly cycle of full $60 releases which are more or less perceived as glorified roster updates, though the gameplay and features are altered from year to year.  However, a lot of people are also frustrated because EA has the exclusive rights to makes games using the NFL license, meaning that they essentially have a monopoly on professional football video games and therefore don't have the motivating factor of competing games to improve their own game on a year-to-year basis.
#10 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I read up on that story also. If anyone wants to check it out, here it is: 
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65755  
 
It's actually about an article that is about to be released in EDGE magazine, but Shack News tells the gist of it.

#11 Posted by therepublicanguy (83 posts) -

I'm not saying its better or worse,my wish is to not throw  Activision under the bus for all the egregious business propositions. The only offense I have towards EA is the monopoly on the Madden franchise; I cannot believe that has not been overturned by a court of law. With Dead Space, ME2, and Dragon Age under their helm, I cannot complain at all. 

#12 Posted by jNerd (2008 posts) -
@therepublicanguy said:
" Iniquity passes through many companies; was EA, now Activision... and still Activision. One could complain with the monopoly EA has on the Madden series...  "
Hahaha, I totally think Madden is where it started with EA!
#13 Posted by Dalai (6876 posts) -

EA is still as evil as they were before, but Activision surpassed them a few years ago. At least EA is willing to try something different from time to time.

#14 Posted by awesomeusername (4056 posts) -
@Hailinel: Ohhhhhhh. Alrighty then. That is stupid seeming all Maddens are the same. 
#15 Posted by Shadow71 (191 posts) -

So many people here fail to realize how much more evil/ruthless other companies outside of the video game industry are. Nothing EA does is relatively bad in the grand scheme of things.

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