EA the game killer

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EA, what happened to you, you used to be great and now you let greed corrupt you to the point its been hurting creative minds and putting them out of business. Now I know what you’re thinking what do I mean by this? Well EA’s most recent victim has been the barely started Waystone Games the creators of the MOBA Dawngate. Why is this you might ask? Well throughout the past few years EA has had this bad habit of setting unrealistic financial goals for their games and kill off the studio behind said game if the game didn’t sell as much as they wanted as if it was the studios fault and not EA’s. The Prime Example of this was none other than Visceral Games the devs behind Dead Space, they were killed off by EA for this exact reason because Dead Space 3 didn’t sell the amount EA wanted. Similar things were done to studios by EA such as Bullfrog, Origin and Maxis just to name a few, The point being is EA needs to stop killing studios creativity and disbanding them.

The most recent Victim to this bad business practices is Waystone Games. Now don’t get me wrong, Dawngate had problems of its own such as earning in game currency was really slow such as earning 30 destiny per match and heroes being too expensive but Dawngate was not given the chance to be fixed and improved upon. Their reason being they didn’t see the growth they wanted, that basically translates to they didn’t see dota 2 or lol numbers. How is that possible for a game that was only in open beta for 6 months, these things take time EA you need to be patient. Now This isnt going to be a complete bash on EA as they did something surprising, they’ve been actually giving people refunds for any money spent in dawngate as well as unlock everything for all the players till the games servers shut down in 6 months. I have to give them props for doing that as most betas that failed kept the money spent on them, Then again micro transactions should not be a thing in betas in the first place but thats another story. Now I know I’m not the only one who thinks Dawngate should not die like this and I purpose a few things to both Waystone games and EA to keep the game alive using the gaming community.

Now I purpose to let gamers use their own servers to keep Dawngate online if EA isn’t willing to support this game and make it grow, If you’re going to abandon the game then give it to the community that cares about it to keep it alive and thriving. Dont give me the excuse that that wouldn’t work, you and I both know gamers are some of the most creative and resourceful people alive we could keep it alive for another 10 years with things like Custom servers, Mod support and Organizing tournaments and such. EA don’t let this game die because you didn’t make enough money for your money bins. If you’re not willing to work with gamers to make this game a success then give us the tools to keep it alive ourselves rather than killing it outright and destroying the careers of Waystone Games employees. Anyway this is something to think about EA, Lets hope we the gamers can make a difference and hopefully make a difference and show EA that killing a new studio just because they didnt make billions and stifling creativity  isnt a good idea. Thank you for listening to my thoughts on all this and I hope you have a good day.

 

 

Source of news:

http://techraptor.net/content/ea-cancels-production-dawngate-disbands-waystone-games

 

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Forza 5 Incomplete!

There comes times when every gamer needs to put their differences aside and stop companies from hurting gaming as a whole. I don’t care what platform you game on or what your a fanboy of this is a threat to all of us if this goes through. Microsoft and Turn 10 have recently announced that Forza 5 can now be played out of the box but heres the catch, you need to download dlc in order to complete the game. You can’t tell me that there wasn’t enough room o the disc for the rest of game, there using blurays so theres absolutely no excuse to what there trying to do. You would think they’d learn from the mistakes capcom made but no, they actually somehow made it worse then capcom did with MvsC3. We need to let microsoft know that its not ok to release a game unfinished EVER! Get on there twitters, facebooks, google +, Everything you can and tell them to not doing or you wont buy the game( we have to get loud and vote with our wallets).

sources:
http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/22/forza-5-playable-without-download-but-dlc-required-for-end-game/

Below developer defending xbox one!?

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This honestly supprizes me that any indie developer would defend this putrid anti gaming device.  heres what Capybara had to say:

“This clarification is about answering our fans, and shouldn’t reflect negatively on Microsoft or Xbox One – they’ve been the biggest CAPY supporters out there (and also lets face it: Titanfall and Halo are going to be crazy delicious game magic). The Xbox 360 has been a great home for marquee downloadable games, and we believe this is something that will continue, and grow, over the years on Xbox One.” 

Its most likely that they were paid by microsoft to give the xbox one some positive talk even though its false. Since when has the xbox platform been a good home for games let alone indie ones( they’ll just put them in the indie section and hide them away from the spotlight). Even with the xbox one now having self publishing and supposedly every xbox one being a dev kit, they still somehow manage to screw that up. They don’t tell you about the very large license fee to publish on the xbox one.  Its also been confirmed that Below  won’t be exclusive to the xbox one its only a timed exclusive( why are they still doing that kind of crap). Microsoft needs to step up their game if they’re gonna win over hard core gamers. But gamers need to let them know they need to fix this crap. Let them know if you don’t have real exclusives that aren’t halo you won’t buy their console and hopefully they’ll listen and you might get a good system kinect 2.0 free. But until they get there heads out of there arses, dont buy that cash register that can play games.

source : http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Below-Developer-Defends-Xbox-One-Microsoft-58173.html

A atmospheric platforming masterpiece

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I recently picked up some games in a sale at GOG.com so i decided to review this gem from my childhood.

To this day this game is just has fun and a masterpiece as it was when i played it on my windows 98 when i was but a wee lad.  What i didn’t notice then was just how well made the game was from the beautifully crafted pixel art to the surprisingly soothing soundtrack that has continued in rayman games to this day( a good example is the upcoming rayman legends) Overall it was a good start to a great franchise thats still going strong.