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Old 08-03-08, 04:52 PM   #13
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Default Re: what do you think of EA now?

Never had an issue with them either. Kinda disappointed they drop online support for some of their sports games. Other then that, all good in my book.
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Old 08-03-08, 06:19 PM   #14
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My opinions on EA have not changed. They try to absorb a company that has a successful franchise, and once absorbed, force that franchise to churn out yearly updates until the franchise has run its course. Quality for said franchise usually turns downhill.
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Old 08-03-08, 06:31 PM   #15
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Just look at recent and upcoming games; Rage, Orange Box, Crysis, Mass Effect and now Mirror's Edge, all excellent looking games and "high risk" titles, all published by EA.

Yes, games by iD, Valve, Crytek, and Bioware are totally "high risk" investments

Now Mirror's Edge I can agree with, and looks like I'll be damned glad they took that risk.
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Old 08-03-08, 06:32 PM   #16
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I've had very bad experiences buying games off their online shop and their customer support was awful.
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Old 08-03-08, 06:46 PM   #17
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That reminds me. The crappy charge to re download a game 6 months after you bought it.
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Old 08-03-08, 06:48 PM   #18
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That reminds me. The crappy charge to re download a game 6 months after you bought it.
Yeah, WTF is that about?! Like it costs them anything!
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Old 08-03-08, 06:48 PM   #19
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Yes, games by iD, Valve, Crytek, and Bioware are totally "high risk" investments

Now Mirror's Edge I can agree with, and looks like I'll be damned glad they took that risk.
Many of them are original IP's. Original IP's are always a risk, regardless of developer.
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Old 08-03-08, 07:39 PM   #20
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That reminds me. The crappy charge to re download a game 6 months after you bought it.
Yeah, the main reason I don't use EA Link anymore. Thankfully the old stuff I bought before they brought that in is and always will be free to redownload. ::
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Old 08-03-08, 08:36 PM   #21
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Aren't they like the king of console to PC ports too?
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Old 08-03-08, 09:04 PM   #22
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It seems like EA has really seemed to improve their image in the last year or so, what are your thoughts on them now?
I truly enjoyed crysis, so yeah, in my eyes, they've improved. Yeah you've still got the madden rash but I could care less because when the company does well projects like dead space get the green light. (can't wait!)
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Aren't they like the king of console to PC ports too?
Yep, what's annoying is they often port the PS2 version to PC, not the 360/PS3 version. ::

There are exceptions, like Carbon and newer, but I was really annoyed to buy TW2008 only to find it's a crummy port of the PS2 version! I couldn't even get my money back as I bought it off of EA Link. ::
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Only thing that really irritates me about EA is their business practice of buying a license exclusivity, like the NFL, for the sole purpose to kill competition. That hasn't changed.
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