[VG]Reagle wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 22:58:
the cause appears (quotes or not) due to terms of service that EA doesn't like<---- COMPLETE BULLSHIT. EA DOESN'T LIKE STEAM BECAUSE ITS A CASH COW AND ITS NOT THEIRS...
And at this point either way that's hearsay. I know it's easy to point fingers at the "Evil big company" but right now it's all he said she said. One of the other need to pony up proof, actual proof to validate their case.
And let me ask you this, if I came to your place of business and told you you were not allowed to sell your product in your own store front because I own a store front that's much more popular what would you say? You'd flip me the bird and kick my backside out the door.
EA may be doing this out of "Greed" but they are a company. Don't like it don't buy their games. Simple as that, vote with your dollar. The reality is we (gamers) as a culture are about as true to our convictions as a liar at a liar's convention. We will say "I'm boycotting Activision" or "I'm boycotting EA" but when the new shiny comes out we buy it any how. We bitch and moan and complain but we cave like the compulsive consumers that we are. You may say "but I don't" and that's fine and good. I went on a whole year long Activision boycot where I only bought used product over some slight at one point but that fizzled. I'm as guilty as anyone.
The reality is these are businesses and they will position them selves as they see fit. We can hero worship Gabe all we like and he's done some good things for the industry but it's an industry. And remember EA have done a ton to try and help developers atain success. Bioware were succesful before but do you think they'd have as huge products and as much clout if EA hadn't backed them? They'd probably be like Silicone Knights (well with less suck.) They certainly wouldn't be as huge as they are now as much clout and resources as they have. The partners program also let developers have a lot of indipendant freedom they wouldn't have had otherwise. So EA have done some good things too, are you saying because they are helping publish games they shouldn't profit (and as a side the developers profit) from this?
I'm a pretty left of centre fellow, I'll be the first to admit it but even I find that a load of hogwash.