What's with all of the EA hate?

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#1  Edited By AndrewGaspar

For whatever reason, gamers seem to hate EA. Is it because they've been so successful? Is it because some of their games are total crap? What is it about EA that people hate?

Games/Franchises published by EA:

  • Burnout franchise
  • Sims franchise
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
  • Battlefield franchise
  • Command and Conquer franchise
Upcoming games from EA:
  • Dead Space
  • Spore
  • Red Alert 3
  • Mirror's Edge

I don't understand the hate. Explain it to me.
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#2  Edited By Player1

I really think is the fact that they totally rip off people (usually not hardcore gamers) with putting out the same games every year. Madden, NBA live, NCCA Football, March Maddnes, ect. 

You right though, they make good games. Which is what really matters. They are just tainted by the above fact. 
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#3  Edited By brukaoru

I didn't hate EA... Until today! When a friend told me Mythic, who is part of EA, took out staff credits in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning! Boo EA!

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#4  Edited By Vash_The_Stampede

I think it is because they are classified as complete sellouts, who ruin some franchises by adding too much useless stuff and launching the same game over and over again with some minor tweaks...I personally don´t hate EA, but they could inject new life on their old franchises.

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#5  Edited By Dolphin_Butter
brukaoru said:
"I didn't hate EA... Until today! When a friend told me Mythic, who is part of EA, took out staff credits in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning! Boo EA!"
Wait, so Mythic, the developers, chose to take the credits out of their own game?
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#6  Edited By tekmojo

EA SUCKS DONKEY NUTSACK, that felt good :)

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#7  Edited By brukaoru
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"brukaoru said:
"I didn't hate EA... Until today! When a friend told me Mythic, who is part of EA, took out staff credits in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning! Boo EA!"
Wait, so Mythic, the developers, chose to take the credits out of their own game?"
Apparently, the people were former employees that they decided to leave out of the credits. That's just not right in my book.
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#8  Edited By Dolphin_Butter
brukaoru said:
"Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"brukaoru said:
"I didn't hate EA... Until today! When a friend told me Mythic, who is part of EA, took out staff credits in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning! Boo EA!"
Wait, so Mythic, the developers, chose to take the credits out of their own game?"
Apparently, the people were former employees that they decided to leave out of the credits. That's just not right in my book."
You may as well lay some hate on Nintendo too, they did that for SSBB.
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#9  Edited By atejas

The blatant ripoff sports games. The moderately rehashed Burnout and NFS games, and THE FUCKING SECUROM ON SPORE!!!!!!!!

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#10  Edited By duxup

Numerous unpolished PC games, under exploited (ironic isn't it) genera, painful advertising, a horrific game DL service and EAisms.

Now they're not as bad as some people make it, but there are reasons in general to take issue with how they do some things.

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#11  Edited By brukaoru
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"You may as well lay some hate on Nintendo too, they did that for SSBB."
NO WAY?! They are added to my hit list, thank you so much for your intel sir!
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#12  Edited By Dolphin_Butter
brukaoru said:
"Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"You may as well lay some hate on Nintendo too, they did that for SSBB."
NO WAY?! They are added to my hit list, thank you so much for your intel sir!"
Sarcasm?
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#13  Edited By brukaoru
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"brukaoru said:
"Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"You may as well lay some hate on Nintendo too, they did that for SSBB."
NO WAY?! They are added to my hit list, thank you so much for your intel sir!"
Sarcasm?"
Are you being sarcastic? I'm being serious. :/
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#14  Edited By Dolphin_Butter
brukaoru said:
"Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"brukaoru said:
"Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"You may as well lay some hate on Nintendo too, they did that for SSBB."
NO WAY?! They are added to my hit list, thank you so much for your intel sir!"
Sarcasm?"
Are you being sarcastic? I'm being serious. :/"
No, I'm being serious. I just gathered some sarcasm from the tone of your post.
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#15  Edited By brukaoru
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"No, I'm being serious. I just gathered some sarcasm from the tone of your post."
Oh, sorry. No, no, I actually just created a blog post right before I posted in this thread about game companies I hate. I did not know this about Nintendo, that severely upsets me. I am trying to find some information about it right now.
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#16  Edited By m1k3ines

I dont hate games that EA publish, I do have a problem with games they develop.

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