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EA Bashing

In the vein of the 2004 EA Spouse incident comes a blog called EA Louse, which is ostensibly by an EA/Mythic employee disgruntled because he will be laid off next month. The blog has scathing comments, saying Mythic is dying, the project leaders on Warhammer "did not know what they were doing," Mark Jacobs was fired, that BioWare has spent more money on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ($300 million) than James Cameron spent on Avatar, that in spite of that the Star Wars MMOG is "a joke," and more. He sums up his concerns saying: "So there it is. Rewarding the incompetent. Firing the competent," and explains his anonymity saying: "I say it anonymously so I can keep my next few paychecks coming." It should be stressed again, however, that this has not been confirmed as being genuine. Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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74. Re: EA Bashing Oct 13, 2010, 16:31 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 13, 2010, 16:22:
I'll be blunt, publishers and in part mainstream developers brought this hate and mistrust on themselves. They lost touch with their community and for better or worse the community too lost touch with them and now they both hate each other. But it was publishers, in their ever demanding quest of making more money, that started this downhill spiral.

No doubt much of corporate america deserves this. Everyone is still paying for the sins of Enron and Worldcom, but a few bad seeds have made everyone hated. And it's a death spiral as well.

Publishers didn't lose touch with the community, the community grew too large and they tried to please too many people. Those not being pleased got belligerent and publishers didn't know how to handle them. They also didn't care so much, 10,000 angry people and millions of happy? Why waste time on the angry ones when that time is better spent making the happy ones happier?

The community doesn't try to understand. The publishers don't try to explain. Both sides would rather not deal with each other because any time they do it turns out poorly. Losers: community.

While I fully agree that some bad seeds have tainted the image of corporations, although those bad seeds are quite large in number in my opinion, not everyone is bad. But I disagree with your conclusion, which is a conclusion only someone who worked with a publisher could reach. The losers won't be the community since it's not them who are getting paid by the publishers, it's the other way around, the community buys the game that allows developers to receive their salaries. When the community no longer can stand it they go look for alternatives, another publisher's game or indies.

Being in close contact with many indie communities I can safely say this, they are growing exponentially each passing week. And that's money publishers and therefore developers under their wings will not get.

So losers: Publishers. They're the ones losing money, the community only lost a game that they can easily find alternatives if they look for a couple of minutes. Even gamasutra posted now an article that pretty much corroborates that the main players of game development in the future will be the few blockbuster titles and the indies, along with the social online games.
 
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