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03-09-2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Zih View Post
I agree with a lot of what you said, except that "not caring about your customers" is often not a great long-term business plan. Their mishandling of Mass Effect 3 resulted in their development team spending months of their time making a free DLC to partially fix their mistake. Their rushing of Dragon Age 2 resulted in terrible sales (compared to it's predecessor) and severe damage to Bioware's most valuable IP.

Now, EA is still modestly profitable despite their bad publicity. But in looking at one of flagship studios (Bioware), you can see that EA's mismanagement is likely to produce lower revenue going forward. It is highly unlikely that DA3 or ME4 sales will meet or exceed their predecessors due to the growing disillusionment of their core fanbase.
I'm certainly not buying an EA game until is is proven they wont be restricting customers and wont be filling everything to the brim with micro-transactions just to fix broken games.

List of upcoming EA Games:
2013 releases

-Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
-Fuse (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
-The Sims 3: Island Paradise (Windows, Mac OS X)
-Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar (Windows, iOS)
-Command & Conquer (Windows)
-Dragon Age III: Inquisition (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Mac OS X)

Certainly no interest in these.

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