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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Why Cloud Gaming wont catch on

I decided to throw my 2 cents on the whole cloud gaming mess.
If you really think about it, this is the kind of thing thats going
to go the way of the virtual boy. Streaming games off your
internet connection simply put isnt a good idea now and
in the future since theirs no real ownership of what you buy
using that method. Also IF youd like to debate me about the topic,
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Microsoft what have you done to Killer Instinct

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Killer Instinct has been mistreated by Microsoft since 2007, they wouldn’t let Rare make it because MS wanted Nuts and Bolts, but because that one game did poorly they sent them to Kinect hell never to return. Then Microsoft had the Gaul to give one of gaming’s most underrated franchises to Double Helix, the company who hasn’t made a single good game their entire career (they made the Michael bay battleship game).

As I saw more of the game play it kind of looked fun but Microsoft somehow had to ruin that by not only rushing the game but making it a free to play game, forcing you to buy the rest of the characters. On top of that we only have 8 characters! This was OK for something like skullgirls because they were an indie developer with limited resources but have been releasing more characters for free when they first come out( doesn’t help its $14.99).

Double helix doesn’t have this excuse so even for $20.00 this game is very bare bones since there is no story mode, no arcade mode to my knowledge, just overall it’s not a good value. But the thing that really got me was the characters they decided to put it, now I’ll give them credit for keeping most of the original fighters such as Jago, Saberwulf and Orchid. However It baffles me that they left out fan favorites like Cinder and Riptor in favor of Sadira who may or may not be good.

But I will admit that’s a nitpick but this game not being a good value for your money is not. If they were allowed to Finnish this game and not rush it, I might have had a different view on this game but unfortunately is not the case. I’ll be surprised if Microsoft releases this on the PC on steam in its complete state (fingers crossed). Now I will try a demo of this game if given the chance but that won’t be likely for a while.  If you like the game that’s fine however I wrote this so you would be aware of not only its micro transaction nightmarish nature, but also so you knew the history behind Rare having a passion to make this game but Microsoft ultimately squandering Rare’s talent.

Ubisoft, we don’t like Uplay

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also on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaSta4iaHmc

I know im late in the game on this little rant but it honestly needs to be said and brought up to the masses so it can be dealt with. We need more gamers to grow a backbone and learn that if we don’t let companies know what their doing sucks, they won’t improve and will just try to take more and more control away from the gamer. I just wonder why so many people say Uplay isn’t a problem?