25 Nov 2018 11:52:42
Was talking to a Rep in ea yesterday at a convention in the rds I was doing and he said a full battlefield bad company remake was nearly tagged on to battlefield v in some form and that it's pretty close to being ready. He said ea are doing everything to get in the good books of people at the moment. Firestorm is looking to be excellent and strangely enough fallout's disasterous online debacle might have wide reaching effects on single player games. As in companies might be reconsidering online only games. Nice guy took my abuse about working for the devil really well. He might have been just spoofing but it seemed genuine enough.

1.) 26 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 00:19:26
I wouldn't trust anything EA says, ever. They've shown time and time again, they don't care about the community and only care about making money. The games they release are broken, unfinished and filled with microtransactions.

EA would be better off rebranding entirely, after firing all of the suits in the company and disbanding the board of directors.

It doesn't help that when EA feel threatend by a development team(like Westwood for example) they buy them out then liquidate them. They've done this with a number of up and coming developers.

2.) 26 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 07:58:51
Spot on hsf, was fairly certain you’d reply on this thread mate. It was refreshing to hear a little criticism for the company as a whole- (he really tore battlefront 1 and 2 apart as well as battlefield 1) It’s more that I’d love a bad company remake to pop out of nowhere. The hours I put into that game were unreal and bad company 2 is for me the best online shooter. We were talking about battle royale modes and how blackout kinda pulled the rug from under them despite it actually being disappointing and I just said all I wanted in life was an offline pubg with bots- that’s when he mentioned fallout and how relying on players to drive a game forward instead of programming ai might be a grave misstep for developers going forward. I very much doubt he’s any say in what they do but it was an interesting conversation.

3.) 27 Nov 2018
27 Nov 2018 19:30:04
Yeah I see "EA" and I immediately get triggered lol.

What he says is true about it being a grave mistake to focus solely on multiplayer aspects. This has forced the industry into the state that is now, which is a fudging mess to say the least. Games are being released unfinished with the laughable concept of "it's a live service game" or an "Early Access" game.
Microtransactions(MTX) have changed the face of the industry, promting it to become a money gobbling monster that seems to always be hungry. This is one of the reasons I've been so critical of FIFA's FUT in recent years as it relies heavily on MTX, with theories even going as far as to say that the game is coded to make you want to purchase points to improve your team, by silently decreasing your player stats(meaning they still show as 84 but they're actually 80 for example), as well as the difficulty randomly upping its self in the games vs AI's. Whether that's truth or fiction is debatable, but I really wouldn't put it past them.

EA seemed to take it that step too far with Battlefront 2 though, they tied the progression to loot boxes, which sent the fanbase into a frenzy and prompting last minute changes to the game, plus a complete rework of the progression system after the game went live.

I must give props to DICE though, they have really tried hard to make Battlefront 2 what it was intended to be in the fans eyes, even though EA decimated their development team from 150 devs to less than 20(it's recently just been given a bump to about 45 devs), removed nearly all of their budget and shunned almost every idea put forward. Ben "F8RGE" Walke has been a revalation since being put in charge of the development and a lot of the credit should go to him. It's just a real shame that they can't pump out the content that the fanbase craves, and that EA and Disney got this game off to such a bad start, it truely could have been a wonderful game and I'm not even a fan of Star Wars.

4.) 13 Dec 2018
13 Dec 2018 21:57:25
They put bullfrog out of business who made amazing games. Dirty pay to win rats

{Ed007's Note - They certainly did (make amazing games) mate. I remember playing loads of their games on my Amiga - Syndicate was absolute quality.
I didn't know that EA done that though.}

5.) 14 Dec 2018
13 Dec 2018 22:41:09
I loved a bit of theme park, they bought them out and took all of there creative freedom, there are a few games shelved as it would have conflicted with their other games they were releasing. The two founding members fell out big time and the guy behind most of the ideas left. They were a proper original gamers company made by gamers from woking, surrey.

Ea are scum and pay to win is just another monopoly tactic to keep the poor just that. The ceo of ea claimed around 2012 that single player is dead and they're sole purpose is to create online games, no your sole purpose is to create pay to wins and get filthy rich, hence why they stopped fight night and bought ufc rights, why pay each individual boxer a cut when we can just give dana white a cheque? Much cheaper and now they have ufc ultimate team pay to win

I might write an article on ea and send it in but i think it would be more of a essay, i could go for days. Yet no authorities question this behaviour, the gamers suffer. Yet the new generation know no different so to them its the norm.

{Ed007's Note - I'm sure Ed001 & Ed033 would use your 'essay' as an article on their news pages if you want to go for it.
I've been sucked into the FIFA trap over the last 18 months or so but I refuse to put any money into the game after I buy them - maybe it's an age thing but the pay2win (as well as the favouritism shown to big streamers etc) is just so obvious to me and I'll never understand why others refuse to believe or see it.}

6.) 14 Dec 2018
14 Dec 2018 11:32:18
I know mate its mainly kids being exploited. I will get to it over xmas but ill make sure not to use words like rats and scum, haha i'm just a passionate gamer who can see them for what they are

{Ed007's Note - I'll be interested to read that. I've seen the hate that EA get but never really paid much attention to it apart from the obvious stuff like pay2win and loot boxes.}

7.) 17 Dec 2018
17 Dec 2018 14:39:34
They have certainly made a few questionable ethic decisions in recent times. Would love a new fight night which will never happen though can’t understand why as boxing has been on the up for the last few years and mma slipping back down. They’ve made great games with disappointing attempts at making additional monies. Battlefield 5 will be a big pointer as to whether it’s approach at making the fan base happy bears fruit. As for the ceo, he walked away soon after that statement. I am convinced the current ceo is possibly the devil though. He looks so evil. Like really google Andrew Wilson ea, every time you look at him some of your soul is torn away. Shudder