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Nittany Tiger Forum Mod

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#1 6 years ago

Many of you know that I think major game publisher CEOs are the spawn of Satan (not really, but they are abusive), but even I'm not certain about this:

Worst Company In America Final Death Match: Bank Of America Vs. EA - The Consumerist

I think this is Bioware nerd rage.

Still, I voted for EA. :lookaround: EA and Co. have ruined an entire industry, and EA are insane control freaks.




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#2 6 years ago

Worst company in America? Hard to say, but I imagine anything a bank is getting wrong will be far more important than a video game company.

Worst company in Video Games, though? Resounding yes.


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#3 6 years ago

I agree with worst game company in America. I'd say they finally eclipsed Activision with the open SOPA support back in January and have continued forward with the ME3 BS (with Bioware's help).

But from what I read, Bank of America has done far worse to people (false foreclosures for instance).

If EA wins this though, I'll smile. They deserve a high spot in the bracket, and maybe enough gamers will finally vote with their wallet and not buy the next Mass Effect or Dead Space because they know EA will have fucked it up somehow.




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#4 6 years ago

Yes, EA is a lot worse than the bank of America which has actually ruined people's lives... Worst game company? Maybe, but definitely not worst company altogether.

They're both pretty bad, but I still enjoy EA games, so I don't find them to be too bad.




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#5 6 years ago

Schofield;5629184

They're both pretty bad, but I still enjoy EA games, so I don't find them to be too bad.

I agree with this... dread to count how many EA games i have played over the years.

the MOH series, the battlefield series, fifa to name a few




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#6 6 years ago

Same goes with Activision; Singularity was a real gem and a pleasure to play, not least for the story and atmosphere. Suffice to say, hate the people in charge, not those that work for them. If you mail is delayed, you wouldn't spit or verbally assault the mailman, would you? Voting with your wallet isn't necessarily going to change anything. They'll assume it's because the developer has lost touch with their community, and will discard them in the same manner they did with Origin, Mythic Entertainment, etc.




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#7 6 years ago

But supporting publishers who practice bad business decisions will lead them to practicing more bad business decisions, or it'll show the other publishers that it's ok the screw customers over this way. Damned if you do, damned if you don't? I guess so when publishers refuse to blame themselves for their problems.

I'd rather vote with my wallet than buy a game and feel bad because I know I'm actively being screwed over or someone else is being screwed over.

Speaking of Singularity, it would have done better in sales if Activision wasn't pouring it's advertising resources into Black Ops. Raven Software now works on CoD, which is the fate of every Activision-owned developer not closed down.




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#8 6 years ago

Obviously the banks are worse because they fuck everyone. EA just fucks the game industry, wallets and communitys.

I don't mean to brag or anything, but I for one have actually stuck to my strict policy on not buying anymore EA products until they change the way they act and treat the community. No I did not buy BF3 and I do not plan to buy anything else until there are mod tools created and actual shits given about the people.




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#9 6 years ago
Bubbleteatroopa;5629565...and actual shits given about the people.

A steaming pile of crap you say? Sounds like EA's idea of DLC. :lulz:




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#10 6 years ago

I find it funny to see all the hate directed at EA, not because it's not deserved (I can't judge this myself) but that after all this people still go out and buy their games, use Origin and buy DLC.

I don't have anything against DRM itself, but I think the penalties that the DRM EA use (are planning to use) massively out weigh the benefits. Whereas Steam, while a DRM platform, gives me something in exchange for not "owning" a copy of the software.

I don't think EA is the worst company in America, not by a long way, for it even to be on the top ten list is absolutely ridiculous [though obviously an online poll in this case is 1) a biased selection sample 2) fruitless].

Their games are mostly reskins/udpates and this doesn't interest me so I don't buy them regularly (for instance I bought Battlefield 1942 and enjoyed it; then last year I bought Battlefield Bad Company 2). They are masters of the franchise and DLC, this will continue to be the case until people *want* something else, which apparently they don't.