Now I know, it may not do much for your short term job security, that's true. But think of the long term- the big picture. Your possible sacrifice could be the meaningful catalyst of change that saves this wonderful industry from sure fire destruction! Or, it could just get your fired and it mean nothing. Who knows? Heavy risk, but the priiiize...
9 out of 10 people agree that in a room full of 10 people one person will always disagree with the other 9.
Hopefully this will bring some bright changes into EA concerning DLC and microtransactions, i hate that man with a passion.
This is John on the subject of microtransactions, that kind of greed speaks for itself.
I'd actually say he did a good job from a business standpoint. Ever since the stock market crash 5 years ago times have been rough for all major publishers (you will find stock values of everyone bar Microsoft and Valve pretty much dropped to nearly nothing) and they are yet to recover to even being close to what they had before the crash. Under his tenure EA has cut of IPs and studios that were not worthwhile and put EA in a position where they aren't badly in the red anymore. He hasn't even been directly responsible for most of the blunders the company has comited in regards to PR failure, though he obviously shares alot of the blame for how things have gone down.
Let's not forget, the CEO is practically just the messenger. You don't shoot the messenger. It is the stockholders, the "Board of Directors" that are truly to blame for what EA has become becuase they hire the CEO and tell him what to achieve and the CEO is then obliged to comply by whatever means possible - that is what doing one's job is. I hope the stockholders will be less tyrannical this time around but somehow I think not.
Also in EA's defense they have released lots of good games over the years like Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and a couple more franchises I really do like. Obviously with every success there's a failure: As good a game ME3 is the terrible ending overshadows it. Battlefield 3 suffered bad launch issues and so did SimCity. Dragon Age 2 was quite an achievement in rushing a game out the door. Yeah that list goes on. EA is to me a double edged sword as likely to cut you as it is to cut for you, and how I wish that was not the case because I do enjoy many of their games.
This still won't change anything at EA. They'll still be the same greedy assholes that ruin video games by putting in unnecessary DLC and online passes. Only way anything good can come out of EA is if they just die.
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"Wine was invented by the Romans... for orgies. And orgies are not too much fun if no-one wants to do it with you."
"What the heck you gonna do if you're on a picnic and have an ice cream and the ants crawl on the ice cream, what are you gonna do? You're gonna eat the ants because it's made out of protein."
For your health.
They're doing the exact same thing Steam does. It's their usual MO; shit talk successful competitors, engage in the same practices that they have been shit talking.
I'm not so sure about that. I figure there are plenty of execs whose egos are as big or bigger than many gamers. When stuff blows up in their faces, SimCity, ACM, WAR, TOR, etc, etc... I imagine it really has to bruise. Especially when the board decides, that they've decided, to resign.
When we're stupid. We're out fifty bucks. When they're stupid. It can be millions.
I'd say wait until he does things. Sure Ceo's seem to be the posterboy and or girl of greed but you never know. Crazier stuff then this has happened.