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03-18-2013, 02:10 PM
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I already have BF3 and ME3. I wish they had some sports games in there like FIFA or something.

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I'm tempted to just pick up Sim City now to get one of those freebies.

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Bah humbug. No good games to choose from.

Ain't getting SC5.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that John Riccitiello will step down as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 30. The Board has appointed Larry Probst as Executive Chairman to ensure a smooth transition and to lead EA's executive team while the Board conducts a search for a permanent CEO. The Board will consider internal and external candidates with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.
http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail...leaseID=749234

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It will be a corporate hire though. Wont affect anything with regards to EA's policies. Unless they do something drastic, which I would not expect from EA.

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Well, with the amount of PR nightmares that EA has had over the last couple of years, it's no surprise.

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EA has been bad and getting worse since John Riccitiello has been CEO. So this is no surprise, I just wish it happened sooner - I am sure he was pushed out the door rather than did it on his own. I hope the new CEO does change some policy, most notably in regards to the DLC (nickel and dimeing) model their games have taken over the last few years.

Also, look at the massive failures of EA's AAA titles over the past few years (since he has been CEO).

DA2 was horrible and was never fixed
ME3 - while a good game was a disaster towards the end and needed a free DLC to make it better
SimCity - well we are all seeing this
Dead Space 3 - have not played (will be my free Simcity game) but was apparently a major dissapointment
Total rehash of their BF games, adding nothing or very little(have not played)
SWtoR - a disaster of epic proportions
Command and conquer - horrible
Crysis 3 - poorly rated (have not played)
Spore - major letdown

and the list goes on...

Sure the CEO does not make the games but he needs to have some idea of what is going on. This is some of the best news in gaming in a very long time. EA has so many great IPs and with someone who can oversee it properly would be great.


PS. Will be picking up Dead Space 3 for my free-bee

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03-18-2013, 06:27 PM
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Ahahahaha SimCity 4 Deluxe!
For some reason I'm scared that any straight-from-EA version of Sim City 4 will have some kind of evil modification. I'm probably wrong, but I just can not trust EA.

I also find it utterly hilarious they they are offering SC4 as compensation.

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Well we can sure hope. I would not mind having the copy of the Mass Effect collection I got for Xmas get detached from Origin.

I really need to play that sometime. How mandatory is the DLC at the end of ME3?

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I really need to play that sometime. How mandatory is the DLC at the end of ME3?
Citadel is a must if you loved the story and your squadmates. Leviathan is a nice fleshing out of the story. Omega was a little nostalgia fun. All three should have been in the game at release. It would have eased the pain of the terrible ending.

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For what it's worth, I just used a certain bay full of swashbucklers for SC4.

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Not being able to get all of the Mass Effect games makes my eye twitch angrily. I would have liked the trio to be part of the deal. Oh well.

Guess BF3 it is. When do the codes go live?

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Ya I was going to ask, SC4 is open to mods on Origin right? You guys hyped up the mods so much I don't think I'd want to play without.

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I picked up SC4 for $5 during the Steam holiday sale. I can't imagine someone choosing that over games costing ten times as much but I guess if you have those already it's better than Plants vs Zombies or Bejeweled. I'll probably go with BF3.

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Not being able to get all of the Mass Effect games makes my eye twitch angrily. I would have liked the trio to be part of the deal. Oh well.

Guess BF3 it is. When do the codes go live?
Oh Battlefield 3... So much fun for the first 2 months until a patch made it so that it crashed every time I tried to join a server. Uninstalled multiple times, looked for every conceivable fix on their forums, saw thousands of other people also unable to play the game and no solution was ever posted (unless it was done recently - I stopped caring).

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For what it's worth, I just used a certain bay full of swashbucklers for SC4.
same, its tricky to get used to though. It's system of zoning is odd, as you make larger zones it auto-roads within it...and then seems to not like my own pre-made outside roads...

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same, its tricky to get used to though. It's system of zoning is odd, as you make larger zones it auto-roads within it...and then seems to not like my own pre-made outside roads...
If you use the ctrl, alt, and shift keys in different combinations you can make the zones how you want. Shift removes the automatically made streets. Ctrl makes you zone in one big lot. If you use that make sure the zone is divisible by some number that the sims can zone in so they can divide it into lots they want (in other words, no prime numbers higher than 3). Alt changes orientation.

And check out the Network Addon Mod for all the roads you could ever want, and much more.

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Was able to claim my game just a few minutes ago, went with Dead Space 3

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Was able to claim my game just a few minutes ago, went with Dead Space 3
Where is the code in Origin? Not showing up for me yet, I guess.

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I want this game, but I want to wait until all the bugs are sorted out. I also want this through Steam instead of Origin, but I don't see that happening.

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Where is the code in Origin? Not showing up for me yet, I guess.
You'll get a separate window like a steam ad. Reboot origin and it will probably come up.

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Oh Battlefield 3... So much fun for the first 2 months until a patch made it so that it crashed every time I tried to join a server. Uninstalled multiple times, looked for every conceivable fix on their forums, saw thousands of other people also unable to play the game and no solution was ever posted (unless it was done recently - I stopped caring).
Doesn't crash anymore

The game works fine

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An intellectual points out on Reddit that the game is BF3 and not BF3 premium, so you don't get all the add-ons. If you are considering BF3, at least wait until premium is on sale. That's where the fun is.

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Just got my free Battlefield 3.
Pretty awesome.

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It'd be even more awesome if you actually got the DLC but that's a discussion for the BF3 thread

Game honestly is highly inferior to the DLC

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