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User Info: xenosaga123

xenosaga123
3 years ago#71
EA is still relevant because of EA UFC. So they still have their uses.

User Info: EnmaDaio2588

EnmaDaio2588
3 years ago#72
Hard to say one way or another. I would assume we would be getting the same kinds of games but I don't think the industry would be nearly as anti-consumer as it is today. If nothing else, Mass Effect 3 wouldn't have nickle-and-dimed for the Prothean character and, Sim City would have given the option to be played online. I can only assume so anyway.
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User Info: Milennin

Milennin
3 years ago#73
Without the bad, there can't be the good.

Therefore it's ok for EA to exist.
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User Info: steker16

steker16
3 years ago#74
EA forces origin and releases the same game every year and people cry like *****es

Valve forces steam yet everyone loves them

Nintendo releases the same thing every year yet people love them



sounds to me like people hate on them because its the "cool" thing to do and they are just sheep following the herd of crying children

User Info: matu90rk

matu90rk
3 years ago#75
steker16 posted...
EA forces origin and releases the same game every year and people cry like *****es

Valve forces steam yet everyone loves them

Nintendo releases the same thing every year yet people love them



sounds to me like people hate on them because its the "cool" thing to do and they are just sheep following the herd of crying children


Of those 3, the only games that interest me are on Steam (and some third-party titles for the 3DS). And also EA is known for buying dev teams and turning them into crap, like BioWare.

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#76
I actually don't blame EA for most of the dev teams they've supposedly turned to crap. In almost every case there was evidence of that direction well before EA was involved. Worst you can say is EA tossed money at them and they destroyed themselves with it.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#77
Honestly, without EA games would probably cost $100 at release at this point. When the NES released and basically revitalized gaming Nintendo had a monopoly on cartridge manufacture and distribution. They charged you to print your game when they felt like printing it and if they didn't like it it never made it to market. They told devs what they could charge and took a massive, massive cut of the profits.

The SNES and Genesis basically had the exact same publishing setup. EA couldn't afford the hits they would have taken to publish on the genesis and Sega's response was basically "If you don't like the way we do business you're welcome to make the carts yourself" knowing good and well that they were the only company with the tech and plans to make the carts. EA actually took the time to reverse engineer the genesis and proceeded to make their own cartridges. If you have a place that carries genesis games nearby take a look through, the EA games are immediately recognizable as the ones that look funny because they're the ones that weren't manufactured by Sega.
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User Info: ActionButler

ActionButler
3 years ago#78
No, but EA (and, by association, gaming as a whole) would be better without EA's current pool of executives.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#79
ActionButler posted...
No, but EA (and, by association, gaming as a whole) would be better without EA's current pool of executives.


Now that I can get behind.
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User Info: Majoras_pants

Majoras_pants
3 years ago#80
No.

there's just be less games.

Having a bunch of games that you don't like on the market doesn't make gaming worse. It just means the market appeals to less people. Every market gets attention, no matter what kind of games you like. Too many games you don't like out there? Stop playing them. Problem solved.
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