RollinThundr wrote on May 5, 2012, 16:33: Really what EA does with EA Partners is the same thing Valve does. Look for a cut, and if they like you enough they'll buy you out like they did with Bioware & Pandemic. Unfortunately that's where the greed and EA's shift from being about artist way back when and profits now collide. Pandemic is no more, Bioware I'll be shocked to not see shuttered in 5 years time.
I'd imagine Trip Hawkins is pretty disappointed at what EA has become.
Valve has bought out developers whose work they liked as well.
Let's be perfectly honest - in the eyes of many here, EA can't do anything right. That's irrational.