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Old 19th March, 2005, 02:23 AM
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Crytek sign with EA for Far Cry II

Read it here

http://www.megagames.com/news/html/p...nswithea.shtml
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Old 19th March, 2005, 05:48 AM
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Booo! another good game ruined by that stupid EA thing at the begining of evry game!
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Old 19th March, 2005, 07:39 AM
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Well, I guess that's going to be a Serious Cry eh? :lol:
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Old 24th March, 2005, 08:22 PM
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EA games.

*whisper*advertise everything*whisper*
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Old 24th March, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Once EA are through with it we will all be crying...
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Old 24th March, 2005, 09:32 PM
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When we stop eating this crap they will stop shoveling it.
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Old 24th March, 2005, 10:29 PM
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When we stop eating this crap they will stop shoveling it.

you got that right!

pirate all EA games!

(just kidding,,there needs to be some good ones first)
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Old 24th March, 2005, 10:36 PM
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Did I mention I hate EA?
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Old 24th March, 2005, 11:16 PM
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EA becoming the Micro_soft of gaming???
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Old 25th March, 2005, 09:26 AM
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Just say no...":O}
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Old 25th March, 2005, 03:32 PM
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Good games need very little marketing/advertising. So, I'm always a bit dubious of games which are heavily marketed, it suggests to me that the sales figures are bad. EA do lots of advertising...
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Old 25th March, 2005, 05:06 PM
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I'd be a hypocrite to hate EA since I like a lot of their games. I'd be a hypocrite to really hate Microsoft when I'm actually quite happy with Windows XP, and there ARE alternatives available. Both to EA and to Windows. I won't diss them with one hand, while playing their games with the other...
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Old 25th March, 2005, 08:25 PM
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I make a distinction between the company policies and their product, just as I do with people. Some extremely intelligent people have been pure evil.

When I can, I avoid both company and their products. When the company owns the world in which I must live or work I show persaverence in single acts of resistance.
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ea has all the rights to the nfl so that pretty much screws espn over, then they probably will get baseball and everything else. they are the microsoft of the gaming industry
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Old 27th March, 2005, 06:44 AM
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No, they are worse. They discourage any sort of innovation or Creativity within their developers.

They gobble up small but highly talented development companies.

-Westwood (C&C, Dune ect)
-Maxis (Sims, Sim City ect)
-Bulldog (Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper ect)
-Origin (Wing Commander)

They admit to releasing mediocre games, but still market the hell out of them.

They release the same stupid game every year but with a different title.
Fifa 200X
NHL 200X
Madden 200X
What's worse, everyone buys them expecting something other than the title to change.

They buy out all the rights for recently released films, then release a really poor game for it, Stick the "Challenge Everything" logo on it (disabling the skip title function). Put a THX logo on it, and put onto the market and forget about it.

EA Trax is a joke. Music should complement the game. Instead, EA use in game music for a different purpose.

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"Steve Schnur: We work with independent labels (Vagrant, TVT, Kinetic, etc.) but what is key is not whether the label is major or independent but if the artist that we are helping to promote and market has the ability to break on a major scale. We want to make sure that the gamer has the option to go and buy the album anywhere once he or she has heard it in an EA game and that the gamer can become a fan of what will potentially become a future superstar act."
Read the full interview here.

Now it seems they are set to take over Ubisoft.

I think it is time to dig oout my old Anti EA Avatar.
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Old 27th March, 2005, 07:11 AM
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Some of their games are OK. EG: Harry Potter was OK, my four year old nephew seemed to enjoy it. He is now 5 and knows better. We have LAN's with my mates at Battlefront. He does better than me. LoL
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i quite enjoyed C&C Tiberian Sun, but that was before EA gobbled up the seperate brand names. C&C will always be westwood studios to me
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Old 30th March, 2005, 12:00 AM
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EA now hold 20% of shares within Ubisoft. They are also set to take over DICE (Battlefield ETC) So don't expect any further decent titles in the Battlefield Franchise.

What's worse, they've now secured an Exclusive deal with NFL. So there will be no alternative to EA's junk.

it seems they are very close to getting exclusive liesences or both the NBA and MLB as well.

They have obviously bought out Free Radical, so don't expect any decent Timesplitters games.

How EA hurts gamers [part 1]...
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EA is set to become the EMI of the games world. Not a good thing.
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