Weekend tech reading: EA to launch PC gaming campaign?

By Matthew ยท 10 replies
Jan 23, 2011
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  1. Why has EA bought the domain CampaignforPCGaming.com? Electronic Arts has a somewhat mixed record when it comes to PC gaming. On the one hand it has released a number of well known exclusive PC game titles such as The Sims, Spore, and others. It's also releasing C free-to-play games like Battlefield Heroes and the upcoming Battlefield Play4Free game. On the other hand it tends to treat the PC like a second class game platform... Big Download

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Amazing. This is the first time I've read most of the articles in Weekend Tech Reading. I love it!
  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    lol, like Hu really cares about anything that Obama says... Much less Ballmer. The Chinese are laughing at us right now, and have been for a very long time.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,678   +992

    EA to launch PC gaming campaign? Right, and then I hear things like Crysis 2 Xbox 360-only demo (published by EA).
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,438

    I completely agree with you, but the main appeal of crysis 2 is the graphics. You can't show off graphics on the 360 so It's like they aren't releasing a demo at all. I bet they know they've already created a fan base that will buy the game regardless. They want to extend that fan base to the console market.
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I don't know what's worse, you defending EA or EA not release demos (yeah, it's not only Crysis 2) for PC.
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,720   +860

    A terrific collection of techno-nerd articles - you guys do a great job of putting these together each Sunday. The EA article definitely lends itself to doubt. EA has played both sides of the swing for 4-5 years now. Let's see what they really end up doing (which as far as PC gamers are concerned basically amounts to "how much will you pay me?").
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,438

    I'm not defending them, that's just what/why I think is happening.
  9. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    It's best to judge EA by the company's actions from this point going forward. If they really are committed to PC gaming, then we'll find out in next 11 months.
  10. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    I agree, EA has been slowly doing good by us PC gamers and I am definitely interested to see what they have up their sleeve. But it's still hard to forget all the dumb stuff they've done, especially when they continue with things like exclusive console demo's like Julio points out.
  11. Oh you mean like how great of a job they've done with NFS Hot Pursuit on the PC....that people with serious gaming rigs are getting console like framerates, at launch Quad core systems crashed when loading a race, etc, etc,. And nevermind the fact that they just released a patch for retail boxed games...without sending one to Steam last week that has effectively halved the online gaming community due to version incompatabilities and it's not an autopatch so the compatability issue is even worsened.

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