Same old EA.

I’ll be honest and say I’m a bit disappointed by EA and this story about one of their games.

First off I have not heard anything about the actual game or the boycott surrounding it, but the fact that a story about it gets financial publication attention must mean its at least somewhat of a big deal. The reason I’m disappointed is that I thought EA had turned a corner and was attempting to move away from being known for releasing the same version of Madden each year. It seems, at least based on that story, that they have not.

As much hate as EA gets, and almost all of it is deserved, they do put out some quality games among the rehashed stuff, and if they actually get it together and try to focus more on long term quality, it would be a huge benefit to all gamers.

It’s sad that the biggest 3rd party gaming company is also the most hated, and moves like this won’t change that perception anytime soon.

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3 Responses to Same old EA.

  1. Graktar says:

    Huh, I guess I don’t really see what the big deal is. There are 5 weapons you can get if you pay extra, but they’re not any more powerful than the weapons everyone has access too, they’re just different. It sounds like the bonus weapons you get if you pre-order a Guild Wars product. *shrug* They’re essentially cosmetic, and nobody is forcing you to buy them.

    Now, IF they do have some sort of advantage in multi-player that’s another matter entirely. Giving gameplay advantages to those that pay the most money will ruin a game. EA has claimed the bonus weapons do no such thing, so I guess it’s a matter of whether EA is lying or not.

    Otherwise, it’s just capitalism in action. If people are willing to pay $69.99 for a battlefield game with some extra weapons then EA should do so. I certainly would not, as it takes a bit more than that to get me to buy a gold/special/collector’s edition, but that’s just me.

  2. Bonedead says:

    Hmm, I don’t really think it’s a big deal. I don’t play Battlefield games, or consoles, so I might just be out of the loop.

    However, I do have BF2 and BF2 Special Forces. I know that Special Forces added guns and even more neat shit. Is there any difference? I mean you could argue that they’re chargin $10 for 5 guns, but, y’know worse things have happened to gamers than this.

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