EA sinks to all time low

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#1 Edited by uninspiredcup (7688 posts) -

After EA was caught paying off youtube celebs (Read: Losers) to say positive things about Battlefield 4 without letting the general public know....

Now, with expected (and deserved) backlash for the philosophical rape of a classic franchise (they killed), EA has filtered out and disallowed users to display any negative feedback on google play.

Eurogamer, a superior website to gamespot

Here is PR blurb in shitty attempts to make it seem ok for stupid people who they assume is everyone.

“We're always looking at new ways to gather player feedback so that we can continue to improve our games. The 'rate this app' feature in the Google Play version of Dungeon Keeper was designed to help us collect valuable feedback from players who don't feel the game is worth a top rating. We wanted to make it easier for more players to send us feedback directly from the game if they weren't having the best experience. Players can always continue to leave any rating they want on the Google Play Store.”

#2 Posted by charizard1605 (55661 posts) -

Wow, EA, just... wow.

#3 Edited by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

Not surprised in the least, Marcus Beer Officially called EA public enemy number 1 after Dungeon Keeper even tho he hyped titian fall the week before and said he would give them the benefit of the doubt.

Jim Sterling also cut them a new one both in his review saying it's the worst thing since FF all the bravest and that poem stuff he does. EA is garbage to the way they treat their developers all the way down to the way they treat their consumers.

#4 Edited by with_teeth26 (6029 posts) -

After wasting money on BF4 and NFS Rivals (the PC version, i hear its fine on consoles) I decided not to give EA a cent more of my money until they stop treating consumers like walking wallets and developers like sequel machines.

My decision has only been affirmed over and over since I made it.

#5 Posted by silversix_ (13952 posts) -

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

#6 Posted by uninspiredcup (7688 posts) -

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

The exact same thing happened with Dragon Age. It was suppose to be the spiritual successor to Baldurs Gate. But that was intellectual game-play. And thus, they removed any hint of intelligence required. (Dragon Age itself was already simplified to begin with). Not sure why you would hype 3. It looks like the exact same shit as before with bettter visuals.

#7 Edited by mems_1224 (46308 posts) -

I read about this earlier. This is pretty disgusting, even for EA.

#8 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3667 posts) -

Well EA DID LOSE out on worst company of the year for 3 years straight when they didn't take the title in 2013. Obviously they are going for three out of four with a victory in 2014.

DUH... WINNING

#9 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38211 posts) -

That shit IS pretty low

But your line about the youtubers is kind of off, they didn't pay them to say positive things about BF4, they gave them extra money for videos highlighting levolution in the game and not making videos focusing on bugs or glitches

#10 Posted by ominous_titan (563 posts) -

But but they said they were sad they keep winning that award. Guess they're trying to outdo themselves in the scum dept. Fucking wish Titanfall had a different publisher I'm dying to pilot a mech again. Thinking it's time to abandon the console ship and try out this pc gaming all the kids are talking about

#11 Posted by Bigboi500 (29225 posts) -

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

Yeah. I think I'll buy it used because, you know, it's EA. They deserve to die, but I want to play that game so badly.

#12 Posted by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

But but they said they were sad they keep winning that award. Guess they're trying to outdo themselves in the scum dept. Fucking wish Titanfall had a different publisher I'm dying to pilot a mech again. Thinking it's time to abandon the console ship and try out this pc gaming all the kids are talking about

EAs infestation is worse on PCs.

#13 Edited by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

After EA was caught paying off youtube celebs (Read: Losers) to say positive things about Battlefield 4 without letting the general public know....

Now, with expected (and deserved) backlash for the philosophical rape of a classic franchise (they killed), EA has filtered out and disallowed users to display any negative feedback on google play.

Eurogamer, a superior website to gamespot

Here is PR blurb in shitty attempts to make it seem ok for stupid people who they assume is everyone.

“We're always looking at new ways to gather player feedback so that we can continue to improve our games. The 'rate this app' feature in the Google Play version of Dungeon Keeper was designed to help us collect valuable feedback from players who don't feel the game is worth a top rating. We wanted to make it easier for more players to send us feedback directly from the game if they weren't having the best experience. Players can always continue to leave any rating they want on the Google Play Store.”

ok so they paid celbs then they promoted on facebook... Who didn't think they was getting paid?

ALSO so people who choose not to leave a 5 They ask them to email them what they didn't like. Not sure if that's truly bad... As a company that deals with reviews, Wouldn't you want the people who didn't have the best experience to tell you what was wrong so you can fix it? If you don't say what is wrong with a product to the makers then NOTHING will get fixed to your liking

#14 Posted by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

Yeah. I think I'll buy it used because, you know, it's EA. They deserve to die, but I want to play that game so badly.

Knowing EA you'll probably only get half the game than.

#15 Edited by soulitane (13419 posts) -

@ominous_titan said:

But but they said they were sad they keep winning that award. Guess they're trying to outdo themselves in the scum dept. Fucking wish Titanfall had a different publisher I'm dying to pilot a mech again. Thinking it's time to abandon the console ship and try out this pc gaming all the kids are talking about

EAs infestation is worse on PCs.

I'm curious as to how it's worse on PC?

#16 Edited by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

@soulitane said:

@Shielder7 said:

@ominous_titan said:

But but they said they were sad they keep winning that award. Guess they're trying to outdo themselves in the scum dept. Fucking wish Titanfall had a different publisher I'm dying to pilot a mech again. Thinking it's time to abandon the console ship and try out this pc gaming all the kids are talking about

EAs infestation is worse on PCs.

I'm curious as to how it's worse on PC?

Origin

#17 Posted by soulitane (13419 posts) -

@soulitane said:

@Shielder7 said:

@ominous_titan said:

But but they said they were sad they keep winning that award. Guess they're trying to outdo themselves in the scum dept. Fucking wish Titanfall had a different publisher I'm dying to pilot a mech again. Thinking it's time to abandon the console ship and try out this pc gaming all the kids are talking about

EAs infestation is worse on PCs.

I'm curious as to how it's worse on PC?

SpinCity

Constant EA sports titles, online passes etc. I'd say they offset each other.

#18 Posted by Bigboi500 (29225 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

@silversix_ said:

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

Yeah. I think I'll buy it used because, you know, it's EA. They deserve to die, but I want to play that game so badly.

Knowing EA you'll probably only get half the game than.

What I'll probably do is rent the game just for a quick play through, and then purchase the ultimate or GOTY edition that comes with all the DLC content when it's cheap later on.

#19 Edited by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

Constant EA sports titles, online passes etc. I'd say they offset each other.

Nothing offsets Origin, and Online passes have been axed... for now at least.

#20 Posted by soulitane (13419 posts) -

@soulitane said:

Constant EA sports titles, online passes etc. I'd say they offset each other.

Nothing offsets Origin, and Online passes have been axed... for now at least.

Using origin isn't too different to needing to sign up to EA's website to play any of their games online on consoles. Even using it isn't really that much of a hassle, just have it sign you in automatically and pretend it's not there. Yes, but not for the games that still require them.

#21 Posted by KittenNose (382 posts) -

Personally I think this about the least offensive thing EA has done. I am pretty sure gaming media is bought and paid for, one group getting caught every once in a while doesn't hold a candle to something like releasing unplayable games.

#22 Posted by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

Using origin isn't too..........

Far as I read don't know what came after that but you're wrong.

#23 Edited by soulitane (13419 posts) -

@soulitane said:

Using origin isn't too..........

Far as I read don't know what came after that but you're wrong.

So I see I win this argument then, it's nice arguing with idiots some times I guess.

#24 Posted by joel_c17 (2826 posts) -

First MS, now EA. Birds of the feather i guess. Both scumbag companies.

#25 Edited by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

@soulitane said:

@Shielder7 said:

@soulitane said:

Using origin isn't too..........

Far as I read don't know what came after that but you're wrong.

So I see I win this argument then, it's nice arguing with idiots some times I guess.

#26 Posted by soulitane (13419 posts) -

@soulitane said:

@Shielder7 said:

@soulitane said:

Using origin isn't too..........

Far as I read don't know what came after that but you're wrong.

So I see I win this argument then, it's nice arguing with idiots some times I guess.

It's not my fault I see you getting owned left right and centre on these boards. Just hang in there champ, maybe one of these days you're be right.

#27 Edited by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

@Shielder7 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@silversix_ said:

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

Yeah. I think I'll buy it used because, you know, it's EA. They deserve to die, but I want to play that game so badly.

Knowing EA you'll probably only get half the game than.

What I'll probably do is rent the game just for a quick play through, and then purchase the ultimate or GOTY edition that comes with all the DLC content when it's cheap later on.

Assuming EA doesn't sick their grubby little fingers in it to the point there won't be a GOTY edition. Was there even a GOTY editions for the other 2? Remember DA3 will be going up against the Witcher 3 I fully expect DA3 sales to be spanked on that note alone.

#28 Posted by Bigboi500 (29225 posts) -

@Bigboi500 said:

@Shielder7 said:

@Bigboi500 said:

@silversix_ said:

Sucks that one of my most anticipated titles of the year is published by these turds (DA3).

Yeah. I think I'll buy it used because, you know, it's EA. They deserve to die, but I want to play that game so badly.

Knowing EA you'll probably only get half the game than.

What I'll probably do is rent the game just for a quick play through, and then purchase the ultimate or GOTY edition that comes with all the DLC content when it's cheap later on.

Assuming EA doesn't sick their grubby little fingers in it to the point there won't be a GOTY edition. Was there even a GOTY editions for the other 2? Remember DA3 will be going up against the Witcher 3 I fully expect DA3 sales to be spanked on that note alone.

Yeah DAO had one, and I got it for $20. DA2 wasn't worth purchasing imo.

#29 Edited by uninspiredcup (7688 posts) -

@kittennose said:

Personally I think this about the least offensive thing EA has done. I am pretty sure gaming media is bought and paid for, one group getting caught every once in a while doesn't hold a candle to something like releasing unplayable games.

My friend, I feel you are wrong on the issue. A huge difference exists between a greedy wall street merchant paying off people off and directing clamping the general public with deliberate imposed perceived ignorance via blanket PR talk. One is mutual and beneficial for both parties, the other is imposed and a tactic factually used by histories most notorious dictatorships. e.g. early Nazi Germany....

When a company has stooped to using tactics previously used by Nazi Germany, it's (generally speaking) difficult to imagine a lower bar.

#30 Posted by speedfog (3008 posts) -

It's a part of the business. EA just sucks in hiding it. Nothing here that's never been done before.

#31 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

hooray for capitalism.

a thing the board seems inept to understand.

#32 Posted by MirkoS77 (7037 posts) -

Good to see EA really means it when they say they're going to work hard to not be voted worst company in America again.

Making people wait one day to dig out a single block in DK? An imp costs $8?? They don't even make any effort to mask their utter contempt and disdain for their consumers, it's incredible. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they just came out with a press release telling us they think we're fucking morons and deserve such treatment.

I haven't given EA any money in a long time, and never will. Not the worst company in the US, but easily the worst publisher out there.

#33 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16268 posts) -

After wasting money on BF4 and NFS Rivals (the PC version, i hear its fine on consoles) I decided not to give EA a cent more of my money until they stop treating consumers like walking wallets and developers like sequel machines.

My decision has only been affirmed over and over since I made it.

The absolute worst thing about it is, not that they release games absolutely broken, but that they refuse to fix them and instead focus on creating extra content to get even more money. It seems like when a game is only a couple of months out, it's already to old to be bothered to fix it.

I'm talking about NFS in this case, but BF took months to fix as well, if it's already completely fixed.

#34 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150087 posts) -

EA blows......not much more need be said.

hooray for capitalism.

a thing the board seems inept to understand.

Yeah....no.

#35 Posted by g0ddyX (3889 posts) -

Something thats been done before. They get knack for their online infrastructure. Turning something, fun to more corporate.
They still and have published some top games and apparently, theyre still growing.

#36 Edited by Gargus (2147 posts) -

You guys with your flip flopping and constant opinion changing is fucking laughable.

EA does something and you all hate them, then EA announces a game and you love them, then they do something and you hate them, then they release a game and you hate them, then a game comes out and you hate them but 6 months later you suddenly loved that game, then they do something and you hate them, then they announce a game and you love them. Then you think its cool to defend them for the years of hate they got, then you hate them again. You people need to make up your minds.

Its just like last years E3. You all hated EA (well the majority of you did) and bile and hatred towards them constantly saying how youd never buy another EA game and blah blah blah. Then one day they announce star wars battlefront 3 and Id never seen so damn many "Take my money now!" posts in my life and people saying they love EA. Then you hate them. Then they announce mirrors edge 2 and suddenly you cant wait to start sucking EA's collective dick again and thanking them.

It wasn't but a month ago people were starting to like EA again and a lot of people were making excuses for them, now were back to the "I HATE EA BECAUSE THEY HAVE BIG STUPID DOODIE FACES" stage again.

#37 Edited by uninspiredcup (7688 posts) -
@Gargus said:

You guys with your flip flopping and constant opinion changing is fucking laughable.

EA does something and you all hate them, then EA announces a game and you love them, then they do something and you hate them, then they release a game and you hate them, then a game comes out and you hate them but 6 months later you suddenly loved that game, then they do something and you hate them, then they announce a game and you love them. Then you think its cool to defend them for the years of hate they got, then you hate them again. You people need to make up your minds.

Its just like last years E3. You all hated EA (well the majority of you did) and bile and hatred towards them constantly saying how youd never buy another EA game and blah blah blah. Then one day they announce star wars battlefront 3 and Id never seen so damn many "Take my money now!" posts in my life and people saying they love EA. Then you hate them. Then they announce mirrors edge 2 and suddenly you cant wait to start sucking EA's collective dick again and thanking them.

It wasn't but a month ago people were starting to like EA again and a lot of people were making excuses for them, now were back to the "I HATE EA BECAUSE THEY HAVE BIG STUPID DOODIE FACES" stage again.

I agree my friend, These fellows appear to be hypocrites and in general, bad people. I'm glad you posted. Your posts always bring truth and justice. Level headed posts such as this, without a shred of ego, are exactly what the world needs.

#38 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3403 posts) -

EA fucking sucks.

#39 Edited by uninspiredcup (7688 posts) -

@razgriz_101 said:

hooray for capitalism.

a thing the board seems inept to understand.

I never understand you young people. You make loud, brash posts attempting to preach, yet, fail on the most fundamental level.

My friend, being "not happy" does not equal "not understanding". If like me, you succeeded highly in school, basic comprehension skills would make differentiating fairly simple. As would (the intent) of "understanding" being mistaken with "accepting".

When you decide to insult thousands of people for "understanding". Failing to "understand" twice in two lines of text, doesn't exactly make you appear intelligent. Just loud. Like all the young people nowadays.

#40 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150087 posts) -

@Gargus said:

You guys with your flip flopping and constant opinion changing is fucking laughable.

EA does something and you all hate them, then EA announces a game and you love them, then they do something and you hate them, then they release a game and you hate them, then a game comes out and you hate them but 6 months later you suddenly loved that game, then they do something and you hate them, then they announce a game and you love them. Then you think its cool to defend them for the years of hate they got, then you hate them again. You people need to make up your minds.

Its just like last years E3. You all hated EA (well the majority of you did) and bile and hatred towards them constantly saying how youd never buy another EA game and blah blah blah. Then one day they announce star wars battlefront 3 and Id never seen so damn many "Take my money now!" posts in my life and people saying they love EA. Then you hate them. Then they announce mirrors edge 2 and suddenly you cant wait to start sucking EA's collective dick again and thanking them.

It wasn't but a month ago people were starting to like EA again and a lot of people were making excuses for them, now were back to the "I HATE EA BECAUSE THEY HAVE BIG STUPID DOODIE FACES" stage again.

My stance on EA never wavers.

#41 Edited by Heil68 (43281 posts) -

I still enjoy some of their games, so I guess you have to put up with this crap.

#42 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23437 posts) -

is it even possible to sink lower?

where do they go after they hit the iron?

#43 Edited by Ballroompirate (22306 posts) -

Honestly it doesn't surprise me, why? cause every freaking big business does this, if you see an ad or commercial chances are whoever is selling the product is using paid actors to "hype" or "push" their product, it's like that PS4 ad that has that one girl who says "all my friends who are gamers have a PS4".

Welcome to everyday shyte.

#44 Edited by LJS9502_basic (150087 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Honestly it doesn't surprise me, why? cause every freaking big business does this, if you see an ad or commercial chances are whoever is selling the product is using paid actors to "hype" or "push" their product, it's like that PS4 ad that has that one girl who says "all my friends who are gamers have a PS4".

Welcome to everyday shyte.

Depends. Ads are known to be just that. But if it's not expressly an ad then they have to disclose they are being paid.

#45 Posted by Ballroompirate (22306 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic:

There's a few youtubers/streamers that will say positive things if you "sponsor" them and they will say positive things about a game and tend to ignore some bad bugs, glitches ect ect so stuff like EA paying people off doesn't surprise me.

#46 Edited by blackace (20086 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: That's some seriouis BS. If EA wanted to get feedback, they still could without gimping the rating system. Now the game has WRONG RATING for the game on Google Play. Of course, this will make other would be buyers to purchase the game thinking it's great, when it really sucks. EA wonders why they received the "Worse Company" Award 3 years in a row.

The right way to do this was to allow all the ratings to go through, but anyone giving a 1-3 rating could have the option to provide feedback as to why they gave the rating they did. This way the Ratings will be correct and EA will still get whatever feedback they feel they need. Trying to deceive gamers is a real No-No. This will just cause more gamers to boycott EA.

#47 Edited by KittenNose (382 posts) -

@kittennose said:

Personally I think this about the least offensive thing EA has done. I am pretty sure gaming media is bought and paid for, one group getting caught every once in a while doesn't hold a candle to something like releasing unplayable games.

My friend, I feel you are wrong on the issue. A huge difference exists between a greedy wall street merchant paying off people off and directing clamping the general public with deliberate imposed perceived ignorance via blanket PR talk. One is mutual and beneficial for both parties, the other is imposed and a tactic factually used by histories most notorious dictatorships. e.g. early Nazi Germany....

When a company has stooped to using tactics previously used by Nazi Germany, it's (generally speaking) difficult to imagine a lower bar.

I think that my great grand parents would have been in a lot less of a hurry to flee Germany if the Nazi's biggest crime was telling them they would no longer pelt them with cash if they said bad things about the party. Refusing to fund content that gives them negative publicity is no big deal. Paying people to say nice stuff about your product is just advertizing.

Releasing games that do not work should send gamers into seething rages. I do not understand how broken games ranks lower then youtube Astroturfing.

#48 Edited by freedomfreak (38837 posts) -

Pretty damn funny.

#49 Posted by Bigboi500 (29225 posts) -

Itz just bizznisss, EA can shit on my chest becuz itz just biznisss.

#50 Posted by Shielder7 (5150 posts) -

@Gargus said:

You guys with your flip flopping and constant opinion changing is fucking laughable.

EA does something and you all hate them, then EA announces a game and you love them, then they do something and you hate them, then they release a game and you hate them, then a game comes out and you hate them but 6 months later you suddenly loved that game, then they do something and you hate them, then they announce a game and you love them. Then you think its cool to defend them for the years of hate they got, then you hate them again. You people need to make up your minds.

I don't know who you're referring to but my hatred of EA has been pretty consistent over the better part of the decade.