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EA about to swallow up LucasArts?

By TheJediSlayer
Jun 19, 2008
  1. I must admit that over the past half a year now, I've become more and more frustrated with EA and their reasoning. What I'm about to present below is all speculation from the writer's of this article, but I think it goes to show that people have come to the conclusion that EA is like Nazi Germany, or the communist in the 'domino theory': If one falls, another will fall beside it.

    http://www.tomsgames.com/us/2008/06/11/lucasarts_development/

    I wish gaming developers wouldn't sell out to EA so easily because it's important, in my opinion, to have a wide diversity of competition in the online market, so that game developers will continue to strive to make their games better.
     
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Geez, what's next? EA does hostile takeover of Nintendo and Square Enix? :p
     
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Hehe, Me and my friends came up with this so long ago. That was when EA bought a company that we liked, but no one else did, and never made a game on that series again.
     
  4. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    If they sell out to EA, why doesn't EVERYONE just sell out to the Redmond Empire? (M$ for anyone who doesn't get the joke.)
     
  5. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    I can't understand how little gaming industry businesses would sell out easily to EA and other companies, but LucasArts and some other big players in the industry are by no means flat broke or in need of assistance.

    Should EA gain a dominant foothold in the market, which seems like they already do, then we will undoubted notice that most of their games are entirely **** because they're the only games consumers can buy. EA's goal is to simply make money; their not in it for the love and thrill of game making.

    Oh, and let us not forget that the gaming industry in PC is already hurting in certain sections without the need of EA mass producing shitty games for PC.
     
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I dislike EA with great intensity, they bought out WestWood ( makers of Command & Conquer ) and turned it from an amazing series with great gameplay and multiplayer to a game made just for the graphics and "easy mode" gameplay that I hear 7 year olds at the Library chattering about.
     
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    To be honest, I thought, and think, they did decent with the Command and Conquer series, but screwed up practically everything else (Sim City FTL).
     
  8. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    As I've said, they focus too much on trying to make money and not enough of making good, quality games for their consumers. Unfortunately, good game studios are selling out to them and that will inevitably hurt the PC gaming industry more than it already is in the end.
     
  9. Gaztech

    Gaztech TS Rookie

    Yeah remember Medal of Honor: Airborne? Look what happend.
     
  10. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    If Lucasarts sold to EA, that would be a lot more screwed up than the others. I don't see George Lucas letting this happen. It wouldn't make any sense.

    Also EA has made a lot of good games, but after the whole EA abuse of employees deal I lost any respect I could have had for them.
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    EA sucks, period. All their games combined cannot match the quality of games LucasArts has churned out over the years. From Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango and the Monkey Island series to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, almost all of LucasArts' games have been fantastic. EA on the other hand, only has their sports titles and the Need For Speed series as their main draws. They practically suck at everything else.
    If this deal goes through, there will be blood...
     
  12. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Omg I <3 Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle!!! I h8 NFS, (Maybe I like Most Wanted a Bit, but now I'm playing GT5 Prologue at my friends house).

    What kind of blood will there be Rage_3k? Self-inflicted or beating the pulp out of Electronic A$$e$?
     
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