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News EA: "We want to make quality games"

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Tokukachi

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    I'm not happy with EA, they push games out to early, resulting in buggy, un-polished games, and once they have your money seem to be in no hurry to fix them.
     
  3. itazura

    itazura PAWAA GURABU DAISUKI, YABAI DESU YO

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    if it means more quality like mirror's edge and dead space then i'm all for it :D

    really enjoyed both of those.
     
  4. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    now if they could only drop the prices....
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Here's a plea:

    Please make Need For Speed rather special again. Y'know, like how it used to be.
     
  6. janesy B

    janesy B New Member

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    with exotic supercars and exotic tracks? Count me in. I spent hours and hours playing NFS 2SE!
     
  7. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    NFS is dead due to EA's cash in policy and them trying to please everyone, let it die for 5 years and then bring it back
     
  8. Tyrmot

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    I would suggest a bit of both at the moment. They are still doing a lot wrong (DRM anyone?) but there does seem to be an attempt to get some right as well, like ME and DS which were both innovative and good games, so fair play to them for that.
     
  9. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    The original is the best :p
     
  10. benjamyn

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    They're certainly improving. New IP focus, cancelling NfS series which was very stale, taking more time for development.

    Still we all know the sports titles will still be a yearly update, despite that most of the upgrades could be done in a patch.

    Meanwhile Activision are following EA's old route. Fresh IP? Pfft... they want something that sells well and will continue to do so year after year, no matter how much quality drops.
     
  11. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    Errm, I think you'll find that hot pursuit was the best need for speed game, by a country mile

    And they are getting better, still loads to do though
     
  12. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    "We want to make quality games" -- When Hell freezes over!!
     
  13. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Not a chance. Most Wanted is the king! Admittedly, it's not an ancient game, being just over 3 years old, but the quality since then has tumbled ever downwards. Carbon, Pro Street then Undercover seem to actively be an attempt to kill off the series.

    Well, I say no! It cannot be allowed!

    Update the graphics, yes!
    Better sounds/music, indeed!
    But at least make the damn thing playable! I'd like to feel as if I'm in control of a car, not a tugboat in a force ten hurricane!
     
  14. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    EA have been slowly killing off their fanbase for some time now. I am very reluctant to part with my hard earned cash for some of the tripe they've been pushing out recently.

    I'm still scarred from what EA/Dice did to BF2 after numerous patches / nerfs to please the whingers.

    With the announcement of BF3 http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/946/946441p1.html I hope they learn from past mistakes!
     
  15. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    How about you start by STOP buying up game rights then stashing them away so no one can make them!!!!!!!!!!!!! They butchered Interplay!
     
  16. bowman

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    Stop making 4 hour games and milking them with equally short sequels and DLC.
    Stop dumbing games down for a console audience.
    Stop doing crappy ports.
    Stop doing timed exclusives.
    Stop using SecuROM and start using Steam exclusively.
    Ditch your 'EA Downloader' crapware, your affiliation with GameSpy because it sucks, and your EA Store. Steam, Steam, Steam.
     
  17. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Quoted for the Truth.

    The EA Downloader: When I won a download of Crysis, was painful to use. It would, when downloading, make my whole system stutter. As soon as the program was exited, everything was normal. Very strange.

    Crappy ports: Having to turn off v-sync in Dead Space to stop the mouse delay. NFS Undercover playing like tripe, gfx not updated.

    4 hour games: Perhaps lasted marginally longer, but Spore for one.

    Using Steam: Agree. Very little can touch it. Valve seem to have it sussed.
     
  18. V3ctor

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    Valve only has the 1€ = 1$ problem... That is why I don't buy more games there. It's unfair to EU costumers.
     
  19. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    EA wants to make quality games? has hell frozen over, the pope converted to buddhism and all nerds got laid?

    Mirror's Edge was a good first go, I hope they won't abandon their new found sense for quality too quickly.
     
  20. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    silly children, Porsche Unleased.
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