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JR Alberda
05-30-2003, 01:48 PM
Further quotes from Electronic Arts Information Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf

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"We are not afraid of the Xbox live players. Sony has condemned them. They are stupid. They are stupid" (dramatic pause) "and they are condemned. Xbox live is failing and the people want to pay for each game they play.
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Gates that lair says they like to pay one fee. LIES. They are lying every day. They are lying always, and mainly they are lying to their public opinion.
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You think their games are in an endless line coming towards us, wrong they are only a few of them and they turn around and then return as if to make a long sony S.
They are achieving nothing; they are suffering from fiscal losses. Those casualties are increasing, not decreasing.
It's a small system, it has only a few games... now they are in a trap. Soon the playstations online capabilities will crush xbox live and Sony will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Playstation."
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Surely we cannot allow these games to continue being purchased.


BOYCOTT ALL EA GAMES, or at least those that have online for playstation only.

Casper
05-30-2003, 02:03 PM
:rofl:

Nice approach man...nice approach! :D

RudedogX
05-30-2003, 02:04 PM
Now that was hilarious!:rofl:

Brevity
05-30-2003, 02:05 PM
LOL, did'nt vote cus I am in a voting boycot right now. But I will say IMO there has not been a game by EA on the XB that I have wanted to play even if it was XBL. There were a few that would have been nice to of had them XBL and all but no biggy. Its really there loss for not going more XBL pro with there games, I have seen threads like this on other forums and here and I always think "Why" cus its not going to help push them into taking a more active XBL role. I hate to say it but I am not sure an EA person (worker at NE level) has ever even been to "this" forum or NE other site with things like this. I would hope that is wrong but who knows. NE way my two cents is that this will not matter just like EA going XBL will not matter atleast to me. The only XB maybe XBL game comming from EA that I hope follows through is battle field 1942.

Waterspout
05-30-2003, 02:11 PM
Sorry, I'm looking forward to getting NCAA Football 2004.

GokuX
05-30-2003, 02:12 PM
Sorry, but I like Battlefield 1942 too much to boycott em.

Ford Mustang
05-30-2003, 03:01 PM
If you didn't know, BattleField 1942 was canned for the Xbox. Just thought I'd let you know.

Kraft
05-30-2003, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by GokuX
Sorry, but I like Battlefield 1942 too much to boycott em.

Well, you could just decide just to boycott Xbox EA games... for however long they decide to keep making them. Honestly, the day that EA decides to support XboxLive they will be making a good chunk of money off of me.

# 1 Stunner
05-30-2003, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by Kraft-XBA


Well, you could just decide just to boycott Xbox EA games... for however long they decide to keep making them. Honestly, the day that EA decides to support XboxLive they will be making a good chunk of money off of me. same here i love nba live and medal of honor..

Zion
05-30-2003, 06:54 PM
I don't boycott EA because they don't support Live, I boycott EA because their games suck it hard. I haven't seen a single EA title in the last 4 years worth paying over $19 for. In fact, the last good game EA put out was the original Need For Speed games 10 years ago on the PC.

Bigwig
05-31-2003, 02:27 AM
Well if Fever is better then Madden or even close I wont buy an EA game. NASCAR would only be fun if it was online.

SPARTAN VI
05-31-2003, 03:01 AM
:rofl:

It is dissapointing to see EA make halfass ports for Xbox (Frontline, wtf was that? MoHAA quality is much more satisfying) . But, I will still buy their PC games, they're usually awesome. :cheers:

shrew king
05-31-2003, 04:48 AM
I can't say I like them as a company, but if they make a good game I am not going to keep myself from buying it due to a bad choice here or there made by the company.

nik2deep
05-31-2003, 11:18 AM
i agree with that other dude...I've never been interested in any of thier games...they basically lick a big fat one...:eek:

JR Alberda
05-31-2003, 02:17 PM
I sure feel sorry for whoevers communicator is going to break into a million peices, but oh well your choice.

The point is to punish the m for making stupid choices.


I can't say I like them as a company, but if they make a good game I am not going to keep myself from buying it due to a bad choice here or there made by the company. -Shrew King

Thier company is not listening to an entire group of gamers. The only way to make them look at what they are doing wrong is if thier XBOX sales plumit. Then when they come asking why, we can tell them that they suck @$$ and that they should make live games.

If they were a small company it would be different, but we are talking about a game creation superpower here, we cant let this slide.

I think i might start a site with a signup. Then we can send it to them and show em how ****ed off we are.

Crazy Joe
05-31-2003, 03:33 PM
here's the problem with a (large-scale) boycott on Xbox EA games. All that will do is plummet EA sales on Xbox, which will of course have a bad effect on EA, but it will have a worse effect on Xbox. EA will not continue to make games on a system if they aren't selling any, and even if you might not like EA, they are the largest games company and without them the Xbox will lose the casual gamer and most likely fail.

Of course, a large scale boycott won't happen, but people keep asking for boycotts of EA on Xbox without thinking of the effects if it happened. I for one, do not agree with EA, not just for the non-Live issue, but for their straight across ports, and don't buy too many EA games, but I will not boycott them under some false belief that it will benefit Xbox.

JR Alberda
05-31-2003, 03:45 PM
I really dont think it will benifit xbox, but to punish EA is the goal. They suck. And really, the only games of theirs I like are the ones that would be live. But the fact is, not doing anything, makes them think they are right. I will boycott but maybe a petition type of thing is a good idea. Or maybe everyone should just email the idiots and tell them they are stupid.

Series3
05-31-2003, 06:06 PM
Considering th 2K games are way better than anything EA has put out over the years, I could care less what they do. NBA2K4 can't come soon enough!

hiter101
05-31-2003, 06:26 PM
FACT #1: ea really dont give about ur 50 bux for a game because there heads are shoved so far up sonys a$$ they are grabbin money from the small intestine.

OPPINION # 1: I have yet to see a decent game from ea for the xbox except for NBA street VOL. 2 that game caught my attention but yet i will not be gettin it cuz my friend just got it and ill just pplay it at his house :D

Crazy Joe
05-31-2003, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by hiter101
OPPINION # 1: I have yet to see a decent game from ea for the xbox except for NBA street VOL. 2 that game caught my attention but yet i will not be gettin it cuz my friend just got it and ill just pplay it at his house :D

i dunno man, Two towers was good, so was Nightfire

Evil_Dr_Beefy
06-01-2003, 02:16 PM
JR Alberda, that was cool..two thumbs up. Why do you want to hurt EA games with this boycott.....All they (EA games) are saying is that microsoft has to much control over the network (xbox live) and that they don't see how they will be paid....If you could get a better deal on your cable or on your internet provider at the same level or better of service....wouldn't you take it? Why should EA games be forced to take a deal that's not in their best interest :argue1:

Pipetender
06-01-2003, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by Series3
Considering th 2K games are way better than anything EA has put out over the years, I could care less what they do. NBA2K4 can't come soon enough!

Actually NHL2K3 was a complete joke I thought. The graphics made me sick.

StudioAlex
06-01-2003, 11:23 PM
uhhhh... I liked Buffy. I thought LotR was over rated. Haven't played a madden game since the genesis.

Yep.

EA can suck, but they seem to rule the world these days. If you want EA to get the message, buy sega or microsoft sports titles instead. You could also form a petition that states explicitly all of the signers will not buy EA games if they are available online for other systems but not the xbox.

ARONO129
06-01-2003, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by Pipetender


Actually NHL2K3 was a complete joke I thought. The graphics made me sick.

Best AI in a sports game ever. Worst camera angles and graphics I have seen in a long time. The graphics were so pathetic I traded NHL 2K3 in.

Crazy Joe
06-02-2003, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by Evil_Dr_Beefy
JR Alberda, that was cool..two thumbs up. Why do you want to hurt EA games with this boycott.....All they (EA games) are saying is that microsoft has to much control over the network (xbox live) and that they don't see how they will be paid....If you could get a better deal on your cable or on your internet provider at the same level or better of service....wouldn't you take it? Why should EA games be forced to take a deal that's not in their best interest :argue1:

how do they get paid? they get their share of the $50 for the game, all they have to do is allow the game to be online, they don't have to pay for any servers or anything like that, so why should they get paid extra for it to be online? they just don't like the fact that MS won't disable online play once a new version of their game comes out

RudedogX
06-02-2003, 09:20 AM
Originally posted by Gortholomew


how do they get paid? they get their share of the $50 for the game, all they have to do is allow the game to be online, they don't have to pay for any servers or anything like that, so why should they get paid extra for it to be online? they just don't like the fact that MS won't disable online play once a new version of their game comes out
I was going to bring this up too...Though, this leads me to a possible idea for a thread that I've been thinking about...RUMORS...hmm....

Hammertime
06-16-2003, 12:48 PM
Dude this was so funny! Nice approach! It totally sucks that EA doesn't provide Live play and they treat Xbox gamers like s***.:cuss:

Knight
06-16-2003, 01:15 PM
Simcity4 was the last EA game I will ever buy. May EA burn in hell.

Evil_Dr_Beefy
06-17-2003, 03:12 AM
Mmm...i must admit that i wasn't at the EA board meeting and i have to go on what i have read...I think that there is more to it than just allowing xbox live support and payment. Microsoft has some very deep pockets.....and money shouldn't have been such a big issue..i have the feeling it's more of a power thing...and EA (and a few others) has a problem with control of the server and the long term effects...I don't think that handing over the keys without asking a few questions first..is a smart idea.....

Diddy
06-17-2003, 11:21 AM
I agree, and i like this guy because he doesnt pick one little thing to dislike EA for. EA was producing games for PC and the Playstation WAY before the XBox, its like you and your friends at school and the new kid comes in and he tries to be nice but you all dont accept him, lol only thing i could think of, but anyways its just like that. And I dont think that you all boycotting or petitioning will do anything to a multi-million/billion dollar company, i mean they did get there WITHOUT the xbox community's help so what will make them want to be so loyal to a community that whines about how much stuff they DONT DO, as opposed to praising them for stuff they DO, do. Now i know that Frontline was nothing great but stick your head out of your dark cave in which you do nothing but play xbox and you will find that EA is not as bad as u all think. I too really think that Microsoft has nothing to offer EA so they dont deal with them, that much.


SO IMO, I think you all should be petitioning to Microsoft to let EA do their thing and make greatLIVEgaming goodness for all of us.

JR Alberda
06-17-2003, 03:05 PM
The whole basis is that they are not giving the choice at all. They claim that people would rather pay to play online per game, they claim that it would be better for the gamer with them in charge and their bias on all of the games they put out shows that they are far too much in favor of the PS2 system.

All of their games are made for PS2 first, so the xbox version has limited graphics, they do not use the xbox hardware to its potential.

The biggest thing is that they want to take the games offline when the next one in the series is put out, therefore forcing online players to buy the new game if they want to play online still. It is a money grabbing, horrible way to make games. The only way they will see their error is if people do not buy thier games.
Im sure the world will soon see the games that others are putting out soon, that use the Xbox fully, and the tables will turn. Games like Halo2, BC, and KOTOR cannot be matched with sonys system, and therefore the EA games will never match the other games until their ways change.

GokuX
06-17-2003, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by Kraft-XBA


Well, you could just decide just to boycott Xbox EA games... for however long they decide to keep making them. Honestly, the day that EA decides to support XboxLive they will be making a good chunk of money off of me.

Well in that case, I guess you could consider me an inadvertant participant in the boycott because I haven't bothered purchasing any EA Xbox games. I did however rent SSX one time when the Xbox had just come out. Though I'm still helping to fund their operations through my PC game purchases.

CrazyCougar
06-17-2003, 03:23 PM
Give me a game like NCAA Football every year and EA will get my 50 bux everytime. It sucks they dont support Live but it wont sotp me from buying games I like and that are really good.

SoccerCJM77
06-18-2003, 10:18 AM
I don't really care because I don't even have Xbox Live. Maybe if they gave everyone free xbox live service with broadband because I'm hoping to play HALO 2 on live sometime:watchout:

Diddy
06-18-2003, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by JR Alberda
The whole basis is that they are not giving the choice at all. They claim that people would rather pay to play online per game, they claim that it would be better for the gamer with them in charge and their bias on all of the games they put out shows that they are far too much in favor of the PS2 system.

All of their games are made for PS2 first, so the xbox version has limited graphics, they do not use the xbox hardware to its potential.

The biggest thing is that they want to take the games offline when the next one in the series is put out, therefore forcing online players to buy the new game if they want to play online still. It is a money grabbing, horrible way to make games. The only way they will see their error is if people do not buy thier games.
Im sure the world will soon see the games that others are putting out soon, that use the Xbox fully, and the tables will turn. Games like Halo2, BC, and KOTOR cannot be matched with sonys system, and therefore the EA games will never match the other games until their ways change.


So youre saying basically EA is trying to control all gaming like a dictatorship?? And if they cant have theyre way they'll behave like a small child and have a tantrum, i.e. not making games with Live compatability?

baller
06-18-2003, 08:26 PM
The only thing that ****es me off about EA is that all their games have to be PS2. But I wont Bouycott them because I'm gonna play the new bond game, and defiantly the return of the king.