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EA profits surge 51%

#21steveboblarryPosted 7/23/2014 5:12:37 AM
WyzeGye posted...
happyscrub1 posted...
Orestes417 posted...
Most likely creative number reporting.


^ creative hating


Damn Orestes... You can't catch a break, either you're an EA shill, or an EA hater.

People can't stand clowns


Fixed.
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#22happyscrub1Posted 7/23/2014 7:19:00 AM
The problem is internet nerds don't always represent the general population of video gamers. So places like gamefaqs are not always accurate... as in the massive hate for EA as they make it out to be.
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#23SonyHoundDawgPosted 7/23/2014 7:20:42 AM
Great news. EA is a great company. They have released amazing games for years with the small exception of a slight disappointing dragon age 2 and sim city launch issues. Besides that, been great.
#24KidInTheHallPosted 7/23/2014 7:24:44 AM
Well I did buy BF 4 + Premium and Titanfall but I don't believe any of this is my fault.
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#25Kyle1022Posted 7/23/2014 7:41:13 AM
EA has forgone most of its terrible business practices like online passes, so they're definitely not the worst gaming-related business out there. Most PC gamers just don't like them because of Origin, for whatever reason
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#26MadPinoRagePosted 7/23/2014 7:46:56 AM
EA is the Walmart of video games.
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#27ThisGuy101Posted 7/23/2014 7:52:48 AM
MadPinoRage posted...
EA is the Walmart of video games.


I bought Assassin's Creed 3 from Walmart.

It had a "Walmart edition" banner across the plastic wrap.

When I got home and opened it, I realized that that wasn't on the wrap, it was on the case.

Now I have to just look at it every time I pull the game out.
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#28SinisterSlayPosted 7/23/2014 8:01:50 AM
ThisGuy101 posted...
MadPinoRage posted...
EA is the Walmart of video games.


I bought Assassin's Creed 3 from Walmart.

It had a "Walmart edition" banner across the plastic wrap.

When I got home and opened it, I realized that that wasn't on the wrap, it was on the case.

Now I have to just look at it every time I pull the game out.


Walmart sells PC games?
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#29ThisGuy101Posted 7/23/2014 8:03:27 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
ThisGuy101 posted...
MadPinoRage posted...
EA is the Walmart of video games.


I bought Assassin's Creed 3 from Walmart.

It had a "Walmart edition" banner across the plastic wrap.

When I got home and opened it, I realized that that wasn't on the wrap, it was on the case.

Now I have to just look at it every time I pull the game out.


Walmart sells PC games?


They do, actually, but no, this was when I was on 360.

I've only recently moved to PC gaming.
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#30KillerTrufflePosted 7/23/2014 8:46:00 AM
Garage_Man posted...
I don't get all the EA hate...I mean their practices are stupid but their games are generally solid. Now someone who deserves hate is Ubisoft...they couldn't make a good game if their lives depended on it.


* The vast majority of EA games are rehash - often with hardly any changes to the preceding game. They just slap a new number on it every year and call it good.

* EA is responsible for the deaths of more good studios than any other company. They habitually buy out studios with great games, those studios then make much lesser games under EA's thumb, and EA then takes them out back and does them in. Westwood, Bullfrog, Origin...

* They have publicly made horrible business decisions, such as "we're no longer going to do single-player games at all... everything will be multiplayer" as an excuse to force games like SimCity to be always online. Thankfully, in that case at least, there was enough outcry and pressure to make them include an offline mode later. Maxis took the blame for the forced online, and claimed it was too complex to make it work offline (we can see just how much BS that was), but knowing EA's history, I'd pretty much bet money EA gave them the "we only do multiplayer" bit, and Maxis went that direction for fear of being the next studio to top the mass grave in EA's back alley if they didn't follow EA's directives.

The bottom line is EA tends to ruin just about anything it gets its hands on, whether by not allowing studios the freedom to continue to make the great games that inspired their acquisition in the first place, or by just cranking out dozens of versions of the same game repeatedly. I enjoyed Crysis 1. The sequels... meh. I enjoyed the early Battlefield games, but now they've been done to death. I loved some of the earlier C&C games, and was OK with up through C&C3. Red Alert 3 started to slip a good bit for me tho, and C&C4 was just an outright disaster, not to mention the crap they were working on with Generals 2 - I mean "Command & Conquer" (what is it with them loving to revert to the title of the original game in a series? C&C, SimCity...). And on and on... Sims, various sports titles, Mass Effect series...
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