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Old 07-10-2007, 12:05 AM   #1
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Games are "boring", according to EA

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"The Cambodian government has established many exciting-sounding 're-education camps' where both intellectuals and everyday citizens can be sent at any time," Day said. Well, we at Barnes & Noble have always supported re-education in America, and we intend to extend this policy to our new customers." For every hardcover book sold, Barnes & Noble will donate a dollar to the Cambodian government to help re-educate local children.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:23 AM   #2
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This is fifteen deep shades of bad.

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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Well, if I didn't hate them already, this would push me off the edge. I'm going to assume that they're the worst offenders of the bunch, and as such, are trying to divert attention from themselves, and failing miserably.

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Old 07-10-2007, 12:51 AM   #4
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Hah it doesnt realy matter what EA thinks that company has been going down the drain for quite sometime. Let them "dumb" down their games all they will see is more and more "true gamers" stop buying their products.


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Old 07-10-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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This is from the company that milks franchises until there is nothing left.


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Old 07-10-2007, 01:01 PM   #6
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this from the company that produces the Madden franchise that hasn't hardly changed since the 2003 version???

and this is also the same publisher involved in the likes of "Need For Speed", "Battlefield", and "Half Life"???

EA really needs to get their head out from their collective arses on this one, me thinks.


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Old 07-10-2007, 01:04 PM   #7
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this from the company that produces the Madden franchise that hasn't hardly changed since the 2003 version???

and this is also the same publisher involved in the likes of "Need For Speed", "Battlefield", and "Half Life"???

EA really needs to get their head out from their collective arses on this one, me thinks.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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this from the company that produces the Madden franchise that hasn't hardly changed since the 2003 version???

and this is also the same publisher involved in the likes of "Need For Speed", "Battlefield", and "Half Life"???

EA really needs to get their head out from their collective arses on this one, me thinks.
You do realize that the reason EA did the brick & mortar version of HF2+. Is because Valve had a dispute with Vivendi about money. Valve is the online distributer of all of its' games.


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Old 07-11-2007, 05:14 AM   #10
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I do find EA's games to be "boring" does that count?



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Old 07-11-2007, 07:07 AM   #11
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me neither, at least not all of them. i do find that Ea makes almost every game. i go into the game store and see: EA, EA, EA[ ranom other ] EA, EA , EA....everywhere

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Old 07-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #12
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EA's games have been dissapointing for a while now. They just churn out substandard games with the odd one shining out like Battlefield 2. As i have gotten older i have come to respect the less known developers more. As there are some people dedicating to making gaming an art such as Molyneux. Even though i have never played a game he has worked on, i still respect him a great deal. Valve are also up in my good books too, even though il be 80 by the time the release HL Episode 2, they have a genuine love and are not trying to churn out as many games as possible just for massive profits. Let EA dig themselves into a grave. Fresh blood in the industry is welcome especially if we have another potential Molyneux out there.


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Old 07-11-2007, 11:48 PM   #13
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You do realize that the reason EA did the brick & mortar version of HF2+. Is because Valve had a dispute with Vivendi about money. Valve is the online distributer of all of its' games.
i'm well aware of that fact. my point is that EA's CEO was bashing all the "unoriginality" and the abundance of sequels being produced by the gaming industry. as such, i was pointing out that one of the biggest titles in EA's library, Half Life 2 and the subsequent episodic content, is in fact a sequel so similar to the ones that this same CEO is bashing.

believe me, as a very happy customer of Valve, i'm quite aware of the conflict they had with Vivendi and the subsequent deal with EA. don't preach to the choir unless its really needed.


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Old 07-12-2007, 02:05 AM   #14
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I think what EA wants to do is continue to appeal to hardcore gamers, but at the same time, start up a casual gaming section which will produce games that are not at all boring. What many other companies are doing as well.


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"The Cambodian government has established many exciting-sounding 're-education camps' where both intellectuals and everyday citizens can be sent at any time," Day said. Well, we at Barnes & Noble have always supported re-education in America, and we intend to extend this policy to our new customers." For every hardcover book sold, Barnes & Noble will donate a dollar to the Cambodian government to help re-educate local children.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:30 AM   #15
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Seeing as I'm going back to school to learn how to build games? As blasphemous as it sounds, I think EA has a point. There hasn't been a lot out there that I've wanted to put my day's pay down to purchase.

Think about it, there is a cadre of hardcore gamers - the ones with the time and patience to get into stuff like Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto, and Halo. That number tends to stay pretty steady and tends to be a single demographic - male, 16-35.

However, the population is aging and folks working a full-time job who have kids and a house to clean up may not want to sink a day's pay and a month of weekends into a game. They want to play, but there's not much out there. Also, when you get older, your reaction time tends to go down a bit - and if you have an office job? Well, I know from experience that my hands cramp up pretty badly on a PS2 control.

Also, female gamers. Yes, there are a fair amount of girls here (including yours truly), but game companies and the same old formula hasn't made many inroads into recruiting women to buy and play. MMORPGs tend to help, as the interaction factor is high, and it's not hack and slash unless you want to go that route. Sims tends to be another game that attracts a larger female audience.

If they want to increase their sales and stay alive, they have to look to new markets, new demographics. It's not necessarily "dumbing down." There just has to be stuff out there with more variety.


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