Is the EA hating getting pathetic?

#1 Posted by downnice95 (88 posts) -

People bashing FIFA World Cup 2014 for example. They been making world cup games since 1998 on the PS1 and N64! They also did this in 2010.

Also the bitching about Bruce Lee in the UFC game. I really do not get it.

I am not a fan of EA but the out of control bashing makes us gamers look stupid

#2 Posted by Bardock47 (5146 posts) -

Granted people bitch and moan about anything, but EA is the last company that has any credibility.

#3 Edited by downnice95 (88 posts) -

@Bardock47: I know EA is awful and deserve most of their bashing but this is way to whining in my opinion

#4 Edited by Old_Gooseberry (3468 posts) -

I was bashing EA long before it became popular to do so, but i'm glad everyone jumped on bored and are all doing it now, it makes me feel all warm inside.

Actually when did you all start bashing EA? I started doing it back in the late 90s when I found out they were buying out all my favourite game companies, like Bullfrog, Origin, Maxis, Westwood studios etc. When they dissolved Origin it really pissed me off, cause they made Ultima 7. Mind you Origin deserved it probably from their awful Ultima 8 and 9 games...

I guess EA did have a few epic games come out, but overall I stand by my decision to hate them. Just few years ago they bought Bioware so it'll be interesting to see if they run their games into the mud.

NFS Most Wanted 2005, greatest racing game of all time in my opinion and EA was behind that game some how. And C&C 3 and Red Alert 3 were not bad either, and those games were nearly a decade ago but its been really downhill for them in the last few years.... recently I haven't played a game from them thats been good.

But look at what they do, they buy up all these companies then put out crap rushed versions of their games. I'm surprised Simcity 4 was any good considering EA owned maxis at that time. But I actually liked Simcity SNES, Simcity 2000 and 3000 the most of all the simcity games, but those were released free of the EA whipping stick.

Look what they did to Syndicate, rofl... they turned the greatest real time action strategy game of its time into a first person shooter with epic amounts of HDR and Bloom effects so you couldnt see how bad the graphics really were.

I could go on forever about the hate for them and the damage they've done to classic games I liked but i'll let other people vent.

#5 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69064 posts) -

No it's not, Konami is doing a DLC that's around 10 bucks for PEs 14, EA is taking full price for that crap. Just because they have always done it doesn't make it alright dude...

#6 Edited by Black_Knight_00 (18072 posts) -

EA is shit for many reasons, but that's not one of them. Seriously, if you knew there are millions of orange douchebags who'll buy two identical football games in one year because it's world cup year, you'd do exactly what they're doing.

#7 Posted by Jacanuk (3695 posts) -

People bashing FIFA World Cup 2014 for example. They been making world cup games since 1998 on the PS1 and N64! They also did this in 2010.

Also the bitching about Bruce Lee in the UFC game. I really do not get it.

I am not a fan of EA but the out of control bashing makes us gamers look stupid

Kids will be kids and trolls will be trolls.

But you are a right the EA hate is getting ridiculous but since i don't think anyone cares, EA still sell games and people still play then its just all talk because its a easy target.

And EA is no worse then any other company/developer out there.

#8 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

In regards to the games specifically, yeah the hate is pathetic. But theres no shame in hating Origin and Their Microtransactions and whatever non game crap they're up to.

#9 Posted by Archangel3371 (15155 posts) -

Yeah I think so. Personally I think they publish quite a few great games and I purchase a good portion of them. As long as they keep doing that then I'm happy.

#10 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1009 posts) -

I love fifa and I love that bruce lee is in ufc...i think people just suck at sports games and get mad and vent on the internet.

#11 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2150 posts) -

No it's not.

EA is the worst publisher followed by Ubisoft and Activision-Blizzard.(ubisoft is actually worse lately)

After ME3 i vowed not to buy anything published by EA ever again.

#12 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

^Really ?^

So even If they do something right (and they will) you won't show your support ?

Ya'See why developers don't respect us ?

#13 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18072 posts) -

No it's not.

EA is the worst publisher followed by Ubisoft and Activision-Blizzard.(ubisoft is actually worse lately)

After ME3 i vowed not to buy anything published by EA ever again.

Which is quite silly, because ME3 was a pretty great game, lazily written as it was and all.

#14 Posted by geniobastardo (922 posts) -

if you knew there are millions of orange douchebags who'll buy two identical football games in one year because it's world cup year, you'd do exactly what they're doing.

I hate EA particularly for this reason. Douchebags buying the same game every year is a pathetic site and the one which you'll see the most in Asian countries. It makes me wanna puke when people go the stores and get Fifa from the shelves when there are games like Bioshock Infinite, Assassin's Creed Blackflag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Dark souls. Well, that's my hate for the Fifa fanboys but it can be equally contributed to the devs for releasing the game yearly for the sake of milking dumb people.

Battlefield 3 was the last game I purchased of EA. It was good and i really liked it but as far as BF4's case goes, I've only seen hate with the right reasons. EA somehow feels like it's not committed to it's customers, it there are bugs, they'll remain there and what's even more pathetic is the fact that they just closed Crysis 2's multiplayer. Dammit, I was just having my good time with the multiplayer. With the money they make, it was not hard for them to keep up the multiplayer for another year or two. Well, it's EA we're talking about.

#15 Edited by Jacanuk (3695 posts) -

@geniobastardo said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

if you knew there are millions of orange douchebags who'll buy two identical football games in one year because it's world cup year, you'd do exactly what they're doing.

I hate EA particularly for this reason. Douchebags buying the same game every year is a pathetic site and the one which you'll see the most in Asian countries. It makes me wanna puke when people go the stores and get Fifa from the shelves when there are games like Bioshock Infinite, Assassin's Creed Blackflag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Dark souls. Well, that's my hate for the Fifa fanboys but it can be equally contributed to the devs for releasing the game yearly for the sake of milking dumb people.

Battlefield 3 was the last game I purchased of EA. It was good and i really liked it but as far as BF4's case goes, I've only seen hate with the right reasons. EA somehow feels like it's not committed to it's customers, it there are bugs, they'll remain there and what's even more pathetic is the fact that they just closed Crysis 2's multiplayer. Dammit, I was just having my good time with the multiplayer. With the money they make, it was not hard for them to keep up the multiplayer for another year or two. Well, it's EA we're talking about.

What a very childish reason to hate something, so because you don't like FIFA or enjoy it, the people who buy it is idiots? and then you go and mention not 1 but almost 3½ games where its pretty much the same, Thats just ironic.

But im glad you and SheppardCmdr. posted because it shows just how ludicrous the EA hate is.

#16 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

^ Don't be too hard on them^

I hate Role Playing Games for simular reasons ! :D

#17 Posted by geniobastardo (922 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@geniobastardo said:

@Black_Knight_00 said:

if you knew there are millions of orange douchebags who'll buy two identical football games in one year because it's world cup year, you'd do exactly what they're doing.

I hate EA particularly for this reason. Douchebags buying the same game every year is a pathetic site and the one which you'll see the most in Asian countries. It makes me wanna puke when people go the stores and get Fifa from the shelves when there are games like Bioshock Infinite, Assassin's Creed Blackflag, Splinter Cell Blacklist and Dark souls. Well, that's my hate for the Fifa fanboys but it can be equally contributed to the devs for releasing the game yearly for the sake of milking dumb people.

Battlefield 3 was the last game I purchased of EA. It was good and i really liked it but as far as BF4's case goes, I've only seen hate with the right reasons. EA somehow feels like it's not committed to it's customers, it there are bugs, they'll remain there and what's even more pathetic is the fact that they just closed Crysis 2's multiplayer. Dammit, I was just having my good time with the multiplayer. With the money they make, it was not hard for them to keep up the multiplayer for another year or two. Well, it's EA we're talking about.

What a very childish reason to hate something, so because you don't like FIFA or enjoy it, the people who buy it is idiots? and then you go and mention not 1 but almost 3½ games where its pretty much the same, Thats just ironic.

But im glad you and SheppardCmdr. posted because it shows just how ludicrous the EA hate is.

ok.

#18 Posted by Enfamous_Mr_BHC (136 posts) -

I'll never forgive EA for having Madden become the dominant American Football series. I know the NFL had a hand in why the virtual football landscape is in its current predicament however, what 2k sports has done with basketball (as far as gameplay) one could only imagine what they could've done with football if it wasn't for that exclusive deal. EA's sports game as far as fight night, madden and live have severely broken principals and doesn't respect the fundamentals of the sports. For years EA makes it so easy for the casual to have a fighting chance, rather then knowing the basic of the sport.

Also Simcity fiasco

#19 Posted by AcidTango (450 posts) -

EA really is a real terrible company but I do think that some gamers go to far like making them the worst company twice when there have been other companies that actually did more harm then EA did. But right now EA and many other companies like Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, and Warner Bros for video games and more are all bad.

#20 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

@ AcidTango

Remember the Bank of America fiasco ? A bank tries to screw people out of their homes and yet EA still got the worst company award. People gotta get their priorities straight.

#21 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5481 posts) -

EA is no worse than Activision.

#22 Posted by thehig1 (864 posts) -

I bashed EA from Early 2000s onwards when I noticed they were buying out Studios I liked, then those Studios would put out inferior products due to EA rushing them.

#23 Posted by loafofgame (377 posts) -

I enjoyed all the EA related games I played. I love EA.

#24 Posted by firefox59 (4319 posts) -

IMO you all suck for making a sweeping generalization of a large company. Tell me one thing EA has done bad since the new management. Personally EA has put out some of my favorite games. Oh wait, I'm only cool if I conform and get on the hate EA bandwagon. EA totally sucks for giving Pvz GW free DLC. Damn them.

#25 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

Although I don't hate EA, I do think they are stupid, that deal they struck to make Titanfall exclusive to Microsoft was just stupid, why would they limit themselves like that ? Meanwhile Destiny is going Multiplatform.

and I like FIFA Street, fun game. Dead Space was Awesome, they decided to make a sequel for Mirrors Edge and Plants versus Zombies. They've done so many good things.

#27 Edited by ptrpedrohung (187 posts) -

@downnice95: I agree. The bitching really isn't the way to go. The best way to make them get better is just stop buying EA games. Plain and simple.

#28 Posted by jasean79 (2268 posts) -

I was okay with EA until online multiplayer became a reality. EA used to have that online community specifically for them that required you to sign into to take advantage of some of their sports titles like Tiger Woods, for example. Also, when they prohibited other games from using licensed vehicles in their racing titles, and rehashing the same garbage sports titles every year with only a few minor tweaks, that's pretty much when I started disliking the company.

#29 Posted by Enfamous_Mr_BHC (136 posts) -

@firefox59: Read the comments, I think everyone listed some legit beefs with one of the biggest and most out of touch gaming companies in the business!

#30 Posted by alim298 (1022 posts) -

remember the Frostbite joke remember EA is the Illuminati.

#33 Posted by firefox59 (4319 posts) -

@firefox59: Read the comments, I think everyone listed some legit beefs with one of the biggest and most out of touch gaming companies in the business!

No they didn't. Simple.

#34 Posted by B3GV5M63 (46 posts) -

nope. they're pathetic swines.

#35 Posted by jer_1 (7419 posts) -

EA are pretty much pure douchebags. I still don't like them or like the crap they keep bringing to the table. That's just me though, I don't crap on anyone who does like them.

#36 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2537 posts) -

@ AcidTango

Remember the Bank of America fiasco ? A bank tries to screw people out of their homes and yet EA still got the worst company award. People gotta get their priorities straight.

Banks are taking people's homes because they can't afford to pay for them and had no business buying them to begin with. You're right, people need to get their priorities straight, and that means taking responsibility for themselves.

#37 Edited by DarthGumballs (194 posts) -

Yeah, it's basically become a meme / fad or whatever for people who think people who play Call of Duty / Battlefield and sports games aren't gamers... Doesn't bother me any.

I love the World Cup games, though I'm sad it's not coming to Xbox One..

I've bought every Madden since 2008 (used to play 2K...It was good then, but now I doubt I'd play anything that isn't Madden), same goes for FIFA and Tiger Woods. Sports are my thing, and they're the games I get most excited about every year. The people who whine about them being the same every year are the people who never play them, because Madden 25 is a lot better than Madden 13...

#38 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8611 posts) -

@ IMAHAPYHIPPO

Actually, on two occasions, The Bank tried to evict people who were up to date on their payments. You don't remember that ?

#39 Posted by RerezTV (17 posts) -

The larger a company gets the easier it is for people to hate them. EA might not do amazing things every day, but they do try. Even if you outright hate them it's clear that they attempted to improve themselves.

#40 Posted by Jacanuk (3695 posts) -

@jer_1 said:

EA are pretty much pure douchebags. I still don't like them or like the crap they keep bringing to the table. That's just me though, I don't crap on anyone who does like them.

And why are EA that? care to elaborate on your one "liner" or are you going to let that speak for it self? which says more about something else then EA.