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(Venture Beat)   What's EA games' most profitable retail channel? Hint: Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell could have owned one-third of it but said no. He says, "It's kind of fun to think about that, when I'm not crying"   (venturebeat.com) divider line 20
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2013-07-25 10:14:28 AM  
When your policy is to buy up and coming developers and whore their products out under your label, I'm not surprised that mobile games are better than things people normally associate with EA.
 
2013-07-25 10:40:34 AM  
The Sims Freeplay doesn't sound free.  How does this work?
 
2013-07-25 10:44:13 AM  
Are there any good mobile games? I've tried a few but they all pretty much seem to suck or only provide maybe any hour of entertainment before becoming painfully repetitive or basically forcing you to buy "gems" or whatever else to get to the next stage.
 
2013-07-25 10:57:28 AM  
Thus proving that EAs biggest market is idiots.
 
2013-07-25 11:23:37 AM  
It's staggering the money EA pulls in. $375 million in one quarter off digital sales. $70 million of that from FIFA 13. I didn't even know people gave two shiats about that franchise. No wonder they continue to dump in peoples mouths, they are getting paid to do it.
 
2013-07-25 11:26:24 AM  

skozlaw: Are there any good mobile games? I've tried a few but they all pretty much seem to suck or only provide maybe any hour of entertainment before becoming painfully repetitive or basically forcing you to buy "gems" or whatever else to get to the next stage.


I avoid the freemium crap like the plague. It may be diverting but I prefer to pay for my games up front, thank you very much.

I tend to go more for board games for mobile play. If you have to put it down on short notice you can always come back to it. You can also remain more aware of your surroundings (say, if you're on a bus or train and need to know when it's your stop) since it doesn't demand ALL your attention.
 
2013-07-25 12:08:51 PM  

skozlaw: Are there any good mobile games? I've tried a few but they all pretty much seem to suck or only provide maybe any hour of entertainment before becoming painfully repetitive or basically forcing you to buy "gems" or whatever else to get to the next stage.


Almost anything by Kairosoft. Also look up Knights of Pen and Paper.
 
2013-07-25 12:23:22 PM  
Axel_Gear


Thus proving that EAs biggest market is idiots.

I don't want to go that far but I haven't spent a single dollar for a mobile game because few can hold my interest for longer than 20 min.
 
2013-07-25 12:46:10 PM  
give EA time, they'll shiat in iOS's water like they have everywhere else
 
2013-07-25 01:21:50 PM  
fark you EA and fark your origin.
 
2013-07-25 03:49:56 PM  

swaxhog: $70 million of that from FIFA 13


Europeans love their futbol
 
2013-07-25 04:38:04 PM  
I really hate mobile.  Only because it seems like every game company out there now wants to focus on mobile because of the money and low cost/short development cycles.  As a dev it's like being a chef and every restaurant decided to become fast food.  Don't even get me started on freemium.
 
2013-07-25 04:52:45 PM  
I hate freemium so much... but stories like these prove it's here to stay.
 
2013-07-25 05:16:23 PM  

MexicanNerd: I hate freemium so much... but stories like these prove it's here to stay.


Unfortunately, this.

/The Android store is where I go when I want to play the best flash games from 2006.
 
2013-07-25 05:25:56 PM  
Good, I wish you the best EA and stay the hell away from PC titles please and thanks.  Oh, but only after selling back all the once great companies' IP you've run into the ground first.

Fark EA.
 
2013-07-25 05:40:47 PM  
Even a moderate success is huge next to a big pile of flaming failure.
 
2013-07-25 05:58:42 PM  
Came here to make sure that Origin was shiat upon, leaving satisfied

/someone turn out the lights before locking up this thread
 
2013-07-26 01:37:46 AM  
Dear EA, I would buy your games but you aren't on Steam.  Well, I wouldn't buy any where you can shut down a server on me, but some of your older games are awesome.
 
2013-07-26 03:25:56 AM  

skozlaw: Are there any good mobile games? I've tried a few but they all pretty much seem to suck or only provide maybe any hour of entertainment before becoming painfully repetitive or basically forcing you to buy "gems" or whatever else to get to the next stage.


If you've got a tablet and like rpgs try Spiderweb Software.
 
2013-07-26 10:09:44 AM  

wraith95: skozlaw: Are there any good mobile games? I've tried a few but they all pretty much seem to suck or only provide maybe any hour of entertainment before becoming painfully repetitive or basically forcing you to buy "gems" or whatever else to get to the next stage.

If you've got a tablet and like rpgs try Spiderweb Software.


Yeah, Spiderweb is a good option.  It's about the only place I can get my old school RPG fix anymore.
 
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