EA has said that they have milked franchises too much

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  1. Nujui
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    EA’s CEO John Riccitiello has admitted that releasing sequel after sequel has damaged EA's portfolio.

    “If you go back seven years, we were the leader. And we dropped the ball. Our IP deteriorated, our costs went up, and we didn’t really have an answer for the rise of digital… Need For Speed ended up flat on its back. That annual sequel thing got to us. That was a very tough business run. We just didn’t have the portfolio.”

    - John Riccitiello, EA[/p]

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  2. Zeroneo

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    What's happening to EA? They almost sound not-evil [​IMG]
     
  3. prowler

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    Have a look at Sims 3 for one.
     
  4. Nujui
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    Thanks tj for changing the title.
     
  5. Rydian

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    Waitwhat. EA being honest?

    I mean this kind of honesty is what we normally expect out of Blizzard and Nintendo, not somebody like EA, so I'm a little shocked.
     
  6. Guild McCommunist

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    I guess EA realized that if they're, you know, a bit more honest and nice than the competition (COUGH BOBBY KOTICK COUGH), then they might get better sales. There's people who will refuse to buy Activision games because of they're dick attitude and pillaging of franchises.

    Maybe this means EA will start producing more original stuff and allowing more games to get a big name publisher?
     
  7. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

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    I hope so...

    Their next step should be making the Madden game with up-datable rosters so all those horrible Madden fans don't need to shell out 60 bucks for a new one each year... even if it costs a bit as DLC or something. I always feel like all those people are being heavily exploited each year.

    But who am I kidding? What are the odds of that. [​IMG]

    When they do that we will finally know they are not evil anymore.
     
  8. zachpl

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    Sims 3 was the least of their problems. It is pretty decent.
     
  9. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

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    Madden needs a new game every year its just that their are NO improvements to the game just little gimicks what EA really needs is competition no one else could make NFL games after 2005 if you look at madden games after 2005 you can see the deterioration of quality.
     
  10. Schlupi

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    That is what I am saying. You buy pretty much the SAME EXACT GAME for 60 bucks every year.

    THAT is evil.
     
  11. Raiser

    Raiser I am mad scientist.

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    Need For Speed... if they quit the "annual new release" thing to stop bringing us shitty games, and actually put effort into each of their games, they'd sell pretty well me thinks.

    I mean, High Stakes on the PS1 will always have a place in my heart.
    The first Underground game was good as well.

    But Carbon, Pro Street... utter shit for me.
     
  12. Law

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    You don't have to buy it, and if people didn't keep buying them they wouldn't keep releasing them every year. They aren't exploiting anybody, people are buying the games of their own free will.
     
  13. McDash

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    NBA dELITE lol oh boy now I'm a 2k fan when it comes to basketball. They just don't milk their titles, they milked their engine too
     
  14. twiztidsinz

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    I remember EA during the Sega Genesis era... they seemed to have their hands in EVERYTHING.
    And their cases were different too.
     
  15. Kwartel

    Kwartel The fairest in all the land

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    FINALLY!! They milked everything they had dry and the newer things were, or movie-games, or crap.. The originality was totally gone.
     
  16. machomuu

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    Wait...they JUST figured this out? Well, I'm surprised they're becoming self-aware.

    Also, stop making these stupid Stuff Packs for The Sims 3 and make the new Expansion Pack.
     
  17. Schlupi

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    It depends on you definition of exploit.

    EA KNOWS that people will buy it, because they want good online support and matchmaking. The old games don't get any love. By adding no new (notable) features or changes in gameplay, they are selling virtually the same exact product to people who are pressured into buying the new game each year.

    Are you telling me that the DVD rewinder wasn't exploiting people just because they bought it on their own free will?

    I am talking about marketing, and capitalism.
     
  18. machomuu

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    Yup, Madden to many people is Dynasty Warriors to me. I just can't stop buying them.
     
  19. Schlupi

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    I am not insulting you, I myself still play those damn games... >_>

    I NEVER said I was above being exploited. [​IMG]
     
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