EA: "We're Boring People To Death"

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by BoyBach, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006
    Wall Street Journal Link

    It could almost be mistaken Iwata-san's call to arms from several years ago.

    Despite the urge to say "I told you so" or "Kettle meet pot", this attitude at the top of the worlds biggest publisher can only be good news.
  2. thegreatunknown macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2006
    well it took EA many years to figure it out but hey, at least they did. Wonder if they will actually change anything though?
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    First step is admitting they have a problem. 2nd step is realising their best game in recent years was SSX Blur, but that they should remove the "radio" people.
  4. zero2dash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2006
    Fenton, MO
    EA is good for two things:

    1) Buying the rights to publish titles that other companies create, adding in some of their own EA BS (Burnout, TimeSplitters)

    2) Releasing the same sports titles year after year with nothing but roster updates, for full retail price

    EA is one of the many cancers of the video game industry.
    The need to look in the mirror before saying "we all need to change".

    No, YOU need to change. Not everyone else out there is screwing the industry up like YOU are, EA. :mad:

    Your next-gen console releases have been short on features and more expensive thus far. Quit with the "get quick rich" schemes and start putting some f'n effort into it. When you release games on the 360 and Ps3 with less stadiums or modes of play than the Ps2 version, then you've got a problem.
  5. BoyBach thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006
    I don't think we can be overly harsh towards EA about the yearly updates. (No, really.)

    I would argue that recently Ubisoft have claimed EA's crown as the leaders of the yearly update.

    (The sequel to Tom Clancy's EndWar has already been unofficially confirmed before the first game has been let loose to journo's for a playtest. Bonkers!)
  6. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    No it can't.


    "making games that are harder and harder to play"

    and this scare me :(
  7. ctango macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2006
    I used to like the Halo style games, but found that they were to single minded after playing them for a while. i have really started liking "Battlestations: Midway" for the xBox 360. It gives you tactical control and first person attack control. I also feel that "The Outfit" falls into something similar. First person attack, but you have to call in support and auxiliary weapons to fortify your position.

    Both games are fun because they add an extra element to the first person shooter games. They aren't the final answer, but I feel they are a step in the right direction.
  8. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006
  9. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."

    Thanks for the Battlestations: Midway info. I was thinking of picking it up...

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