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News EA: "Recession is a good thing for games"

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. UrbanMarine

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    lol. EA games are the rubbish on the shelves. Only if the games had length and replay value. The last few years singleplayer wise, I've found myself beating a game over a weekend.
     
  3. B1GBUD

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    Err.... isn't he talking about EA here?
     
  4. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    +1 for both comments above. Indi developers can put out some really good games. EA is just a cash cow company in my mind.
     
  5. lewchenko

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    Love the photo. It reminds me of days of old where computer shops sold both computers (Amiga/Atari/8 bit stuff etc) plus shelves of game boxes... It was like a trip to the candy store when I was a lad.

    Now back to the comments... its a perfect example of pot calling kettle black (EA talking about riff raff). EA sold its reputation long ago when it repeatedly spewed out sequel sports crap year after year and left the only sequel that anybody cared about in limbo... As this is an EA post Im obliged to bring up Battlefield 3 !
     
  6. ohdarklord

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    I didn't think about it to now but me losing my job and not being able to afford new games really does help the games market.
     
  7. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Or more rubbish as even more companies will go the EA route and only look for the quick buck.....

    I think it's more a chance for indie games than for companies like ea, why? indie games are usually far cheaper than full price games and more innovative, so essentially better value per £.
     
  8. delriogw

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    if riff-raff means the small companies and independents churning out some spectacular games then yeh they probably will go under, more's the pity.

    bang goes innovative games, and we'll be left with the EA franchised repetitiveness
     
  9. DarkLord7854

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    No but remember, EA is innovative too! With 2 original titles it's produced in the past er.. couple years.. Mirror's Edge and Dead Space :hehe:

    Is it me or does EA keep throwing up both those games as a shield/excuse/reason? Practically every interview I read from EA mentions those 2 games.. it's kinda pathetic
     
  10. benjamyn

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    Well they were both recieved really well and sold really well. They tried something new and it worked well for them. but hey you're right that's dumb speaking about success with original games, why don't they just keep speaking about Fifa and Need for speed?

    I like EA these days, they've got a bit to go yet but they're definately improving.
    I've really liked all these titles released by them recently to name a few:

    Burnout paradise - Brilliant game, it's had AMAZING support even uptil now a year after release
    Dead spce - Great game, looks to be a promising new series (except the wii version...)
    Mirror's edge - Also looks like it could be a great series, had some cool DLC just released.
    Rockband 1 + 2 - superb dlc catalogue, much much better than guitar hero since neversoft took over. My only complaint being European delays/pricing
    Skate 1/2 - Both brilliant games, thats 2 genres EA > Activision in! haha

    They've recently split up the need for speed series, which could be a good or bad thing, time will tell.
     
  11. Otto69

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    "A lot of the riff-raff is going to go"

    Riccitello is going to quit?
     
  12. Marc5002

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    Recession is never good cause : Recently in canada as from otctober 2008 :price of video game increase by +5$ As max cap
    44,99$CAD (PC game) (Xbox 360 game 64,99$ CAD If you don't call that economy problems ? i don't know what it is

    Because since February first Week : (Fallout 3 was 49.99$CAD) (now 59,99$CAD) Call of Duty modern warfare PC & 360 Version +10$ Which did result 49.99$ Go to 59.99$ for PC & 59.99$ go to 69.99$ For Xbox 360

    No new Where Offical said on internet about this Recession in canada which would increase The Cost to gamer by +20% for video game how ever it did happen as i was here Checking Regulary Price of PC HARDWARE / Video game
    And Saw a rise in price I wasn't happy but it did happen

    I don't know what caused this usa Recession ? canada recession ? something else. id really like to know it origin of this price
    If you where Canadian gamer since 2001+ You should know 59.99$ was price of all thing in that time but just as we got in 2008 we went to the close as price of USA Pay for there game which being a Golden age for Canadian Gamers
    Game at Good Price Finally and now it over we back to the old time where we pay 20% more just like those 7 Past Year
     
  13. Nicb

    Nicb Let's discuss among ourselves

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    I'm ready for quality not quantity! They should learn from Valve. Or Indie game makers. 98% on the market including EA today suck.

    But I fear it might do the opposite too and just force a quick buck market instead.
     
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    In recent years I think the quality of EA's output has increased dramatically. It's been tough for them to shake off their old image of releasing the same crap with a different number on the end of the title, but I think they've managed it.

    Some of these comments have been rather unfair.
     
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    How are they able to raise the price of games. Usually the industry sets a certain price $49.99, $59.99 etc. Raising the fixed (release day cost) price I thought violated a trade agreement. The gaming industry (Dev/Publishers) sets the prices not the retail shop.

    Note: This doesn't apply for everything.
     
  16. benjamyn

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    Finally! Someone who agrees with me.

    Activision are the new EA now, EA are actually improving and looking to be a respectable company.

    Trailer for a new EA game "Dante's Inferno" by the dead space team

    If Dead space, burnout paradise, mirror's edge, skate, boom blox and rock band are anything to go by it's that EA definately have changed.

    Will be interesting to see how they handle those new Need for speed games they announced
     
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