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Vapourware LOL ELECTRONIC ARTS: The EA Thread

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Dexter, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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  2. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Anybody can pretend to be an ex employee.
     
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  3. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Of course they could, but while the bona fides of the writer are questionable at best, the content speaks for itself regardless of the source. I'm still trying to figure out if those are the company's actual "core values", because it's those that generate the most comedy for me.
     
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  4. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    think (how to screw most of the) consumers first.
    be accountable: riccitiello's account is huge. more accountable than that?
    act with integrity: they're integrally fucking their customers.
    create quality and innovations - so we can recognize them and steer faaaaar away from them.
    be bold. done.
    learn and grow - so we know who's raising his head out of the bag and cut it.

    so the author fails on every point. ea kept all its promises.
     
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  5. Brinko Cipher

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    "Think Consumers First"? Is that even English? Maybe this is why EA is in such dire straits, it seems the Execs running the show are barely intelligible potatoes they hired on the cheap and every idea they send down to the lower level managers has to be deciphered by some crack squad from Langley.

    Either that or that is some double speak shit. EA games are doubleplusgood.
     
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  6. Brinko Cipher

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    [​IMG]

    Steam finally getting their asses in gear on taking advantage of EA stupidity.
     
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  7. Dexter Arcane

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    https://jobs.ea.com/about/our_values/

    :lol:

    This also made a few headlines: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertc...stizes-company-over-simcity-in-public-letter/
    And apparently the original post was deleted since it was gaining too much attention.
    A few EA employees said that this sounds "authentic" though.
     
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  8. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The creation and application of rules says much about a particular group. The apparently Orweallian ambience that EA's campus lives in ('RESPECT THE CONSUMERS AND BE HAPPY =D' seems to stalk every employee) just mean the obvious: the corporate culture at EA is shit really shit.
     
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  9. Cromwell Arcane

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    so everything that is wrong with sim city is the launch and always online, and that obviously is the fault of the big higher ups. Design wise its a gem because the artists folllow a strict code?
     
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    From what I've heard the city size limit is ridiculously small. Never played any game in the series, though, so I can't really judge.
     
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  11. Gurkog Erudite

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    From what I have seen of the Let's Plays of press release... the cities are like at most 1/5th of the single player maps.
     
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    "Quick Dry Cement DLC" ? :lol:

    Is it that what I think it is? What the fuck..
     
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    What do you think it is?
     
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  14. ohWOW Sucking on dicks and being proud of it Dumbfuck Queued

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    WOOOOO, TROPICO 4, welcome to my account!

    Wait, Tropico 3 is on sale too, I will get that instead.
     
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    Probably had a bad day at Farmville you say ?
     
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  16. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    SRSLY GUYS WTF ARE YOU THE AMAZING PHOTOGENIC GUY THAT COMES OUT LOOKING GREAT WHEN ASKING TO SMILE FOR THE CAMERA?

    DO YOU SMILE EARNESTLY WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED BY A MEDIA PERSON, A WHORE THE LIKES OF WHICH YOUR CORPORATION BUYS BY THE THOUSAND?

    SRSLY GUYS WTF THIS IS LIKE "IS THIS GUY FUCKABLE: THE THREAD" WITH A "MILDLY FUCKABLE; SMILE A TURN-OFF THOUGH" CONCLUSION.
     
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    [​IMG] Problem?
     
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  18. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    It's buzzword-y English, yes. "Think [whatever]" is a colloquialism of sorts.

    Also, apparently I screen-capped that post minutes before it was deleted by the author.
     
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  19. Markman da Blitz master Patron

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    Meh, EA. My 8 year old kid is pushing me to buy this game and has been nagging about it for months. Well, after this DRM shitstorm he wont be getting it for the same reason I didnt buy Diablo 3. Nor any of the Ubisoft titles with this always on drm.

    I mean the cheap version costs 599 SEK(about 70 euros or $95) on Origin. Imagine my rage if I would buy this singleplayer game and then got stuck infront of a 30 minute que login screen. Holy shit
     
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  20. skuphundaku Economic devastator, Mk. 11 Patron

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  21. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Yeah, I saw the Forbes article someone linked to a few posts back. Real or not, the letter's been seen by thousands, possibly tens of thousands of people at this point. I imagine it propagated not only to Forbes, but also to 4chan, other gaming news sites, possibly NeoGAF, and other special interest forums like the Codex.
     
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  22. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Was it deleted by author or by moderator though? I heard it might be the latter from a friend.
     
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  23. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Just pirate it for the kid, he won't know the difference. :troll:
     
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    :what:

    I thought you said "cheap".
     
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    Good luck pirating an online-only game that only released this week.
     
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