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(Kotaku)   EA apologizes for making fun of Nintendo in April Fool's joke   (kotaku.com ) divider line
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2014-04-02 10:29:48 AM  
EA should apologize for what they did to Bioware. I can't wait to play some more generic 3rd person action "RPGs."
 
2014-04-02 10:31:47 AM  
Nintendo could have spun it back around with something like, "We won't allow Battlefield 4 on the Wii U until Frostbite fixes the glaring issues with their game and engine. We pride ourselves on quality" or something.
 
2014-04-02 10:37:05 AM  
EA is in no position to make fun of anybody for anything.
 
2014-04-02 10:47:09 AM  

Confabulat: EA is in no position to make fun of anybody for anything.


Having just bought, spent an hour installing, been unable to play, and got a refund for Titanfall all last night, I heartily agree.
 
2014-04-02 10:47:25 AM  

MightyPez: Nintendo could have spun it back around with something like, "We won't allow Battlefield 4 on the Wii U until Frostbite fixes the glaring issues with their game and engine. We pride ourselves on quality" or something.


"Our lack of internet service is still more reliable than Battlefield 4's"
 
2014-04-02 10:50:10 AM  
In before the EA paid shill assigned to Fark shiats on this thread.
 
2014-04-02 10:58:30 AM  
No one made an april fools joke about EA because EA is already a joke the rest of the year.
 
2014-04-02 11:01:39 AM  
EA needs to apologize for existing.
 
2014-04-02 11:05:13 AM  
Huh.... might as well lock this thread, there's not much more to say about these guys.
 
2014-04-02 11:12:26 AM  
EA

/April Fool's!
//just kidding
///They aren't restricted to any single month
 
2014-04-02 11:29:43 AM  
EA should apolog-

Shakin_Haitian: EA should apologize for what they did to Bioware.


Ohh nevermind. Okay, what abou-

The My Little Pony Killer: EA needs to apologize for existing.


Well, shiat. At least Nintendo could've sai-

MightyPez: "We won't allow Battlefield 4 on the Wii U until Frostbite fixes the glaring issues with their game and engine. We pride ourselves on quality" or something.


Ok, I'm out.

collegetimes.com
 
2014-04-02 12:21:16 PM  

Confabulat: EA is in no position to make fun of anybody for anything.


But they do anyways.  They're like that roommate that is always late with rent, never does dishes, puts their music on too loud at night, but will immediately talk shiat about whichever other roommate isn't present to you.
 
2014-04-02 12:41:10 PM  
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2014-04-02 01:03:52 PM  
They need to fix the epic level of lag on the BF4 Naval Strike DLC. It's been out a week almost and has been mostly unplayable.
 
2014-04-02 01:08:08 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: EA should apologize for what they did to Bioware. I can't wait to play some more generic 3rd person action "RPGs."


What happened to Bioware is no different than what happened to Westwood and Mythic. I absolutely despise EA and boycott their products, but as my opinion of Bioware goes, they deserve it. You can only look at so much history of EA ruining companies and then say "yeah okay we'll agree to let you be our publisher. I'm sure our relationship will be different."
 
2014-04-02 01:25:28 PM  

DMZ DEATH: They need to fix the epic level of lag on the BF4 Naval Strike DLC. It's been out a week almost and has been mostly unplayable.


Congratulations. You paid $60 to beta test all the DLC before it's released to the masses.

/Never understood why people would get the Premium season pass for any game, much less an EA one
 
2014-04-02 01:34:46 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: EA should apologize for what they did to Bioware.


And countess other companies.  Destroying fun is what EA does.  Hell people complain about Facebook buying Oculus Rift , but it could have been worse if they sold to EA.

As for Nintendo, they must be doing something right if EA made fun of them.  They should take it as a badge of honor
 
2014-04-02 01:39:17 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: EA should apologize for what they did to Bioware.


And Bullfrog
And Maxis
And Westwood
And PopCap
And Origin (the company, not the crappy Steam knockoff)
And...
 
2014-04-02 02:30:35 PM  
Still as relevant as ever. Heck you could even throw more names on the pile.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-02 03:16:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Never understood why people would get the Premium season pass for any game, much less an EA one


because people making horrible decisions is the rule and not the exception

i think the only dlc i've paid for is for crusader kings II because it was on one of those ridiculous sales where 2 bux gets you every dlc they've ever released

RedPhoenix122: And Maxis


maxis dug their own grave with the glassbox engine
 
2014-04-02 03:17:14 PM  

MightyPez: Nintendo could have spun it back around with something like, "We won't allow Battlefield 4 on the Wii U until Frostbite fixes the glaring issues with their game and engine. We pride ourselves on quality" or something.


More concisely: "EA has finally got Battlefield 4 running properly! #Aprilfools #BF4 #FAIL"
 
2014-04-02 03:43:34 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: MightyPez: Nintendo could have spun it back around with something like, "We won't allow Battlefield 4 on the Wii U until Frostbite fixes the glaring issues with their game and engine. We pride ourselves on quality" or something.

More concisely: "EA has finally got Battlefield 4 running properly! #Aprilfools #BF4 #FAIL"


"Battlefield 4 soon to release new multiplayer mode DLC! #preorder"
 
2014-04-02 03:59:54 PM  

sprawl15: scottydoesntknow: Never understood why people would get the Premium season pass for any game, much less an EA one

because people making horrible decisions is the rule and not the exception

i think the only dlc i've paid for is for crusader kings II because it was on one of those ridiculous sales where 2 bux gets you every dlc they've ever released


Well, Paradox generally tends to go the opposite way of EA when it comes to product quality and how to handle complaints...
 
2014-04-02 04:14:57 PM  

Summercat: Well, Paradox generally tends to go the opposite way of EA when it comes to product quality and how to handle complaints...


duh

but more than that, i normally just oppose the idea of dlc as a model outright (contrasted to expansions as a model). companies tend to short the game itself for the monetization vector; probably the most notable example is the story between mass effect 2 and 3. if you don't buy the expansions, the story isn't even continuous. it's also there to a lesser extent in the 'buy guns or armor' packs where the balance of game systems is totally thrown off by you spending a few bux extra

but sometimes i'll just throw money at solid devs despite the above to support them. and in this case, even if i didn't get all the worthless "music of the arabs" $2 stuff, the expansions in the bundle alone were worth it at that price
 
2014-04-02 05:04:07 PM  
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2014-04-02 05:49:09 PM  

sprawl15: Summercat: Well, Paradox generally tends to go the opposite way of EA when it comes to product quality and how to handle complaints...

duh

but more than that, i normally just oppose the idea of dlc as a model outright (contrasted to expansions as a model). companies tend to short the game itself for the monetization vector; probably the most notable example is the story between mass effect 2 and 3. if you don't buy the expansions, the story isn't even continuous. it's also there to a lesser extent in the 'buy guns or armor' packs where the balance of game systems is totally thrown off by you spending a few bux extra

but sometimes i'll just throw money at solid devs despite the above to support them. and in this case, even if i didn't get all the worthless "music of the arabs" $2 stuff, the expansions in the bundle alone were worth it at that price


The theory that Paradox goes for is that they'll separate out the gameplay-impacting DLCs from the cosmetics, instead of bundling it all together. They make quite a bit of money off the cosmetics, but you absolutely don't have to buy them. If you just want the complete gameplay, you just have to buy the 'large' DLCs (Sword of Islam, The Republic, Legacy of Rome, The Old Gods, Sons of Abraham, Rajas of India) to unlock the mechanics for your gameplay, but then again all the parts are still in there. If you don't own TOG you still get the improved tech system, if you don't buy Rajas you still get the map with India (although you can't play as an Indian. To start.).

While I generally dislike how DLC has worked with the bigger companies, DLC can be a beneficial way of doing business and I think Paradox has a nice roadmap of that path.
 
2014-04-02 06:26:19 PM  

Summercat: While I generally dislike how DLC has worked with the bigger companies, DLC can be a beneficial way of doing business and I think Paradox has a nice roadmap of that path.


i'd argue they tend to follow the expansion method rather than the dlc method for the content based DLCs, but i really haven't played enough of the game to seriously put it together. hopefully that'll change this weekend
 
2014-04-02 07:27:31 PM  

sprawl15: Summercat: While I generally dislike how DLC has worked with the bigger companies, DLC can be a beneficial way of doing business and I think Paradox has a nice roadmap of that path.

i'd argue they tend to follow the expansion method rather than the dlc method for the content based DLCs, but i really haven't played enough of the game to seriously put it together. hopefully that'll change this weekend


No, it's a DLC style model; instead of large 40 dollar expansions, they're going for smaller 15 dollar piecemeals. In addition, if I have all the DLC and you have just the base game, we can still play multiplayer together even if I've got it all enabled.

I do suggest playing as a count in Ireland in 1066 to start if you're unfamiliar with CK2. And do remember this is a Family/Dynasty/Murder simulator, not really a wargame :3
 
2014-04-02 07:49:19 PM  

Summercat: DLC


i think we're using very different definitions of the two, though that expansion bit is p baller

Summercat: I do suggest playing as a count in Ireland in 1066 to start if you're unfamiliar with CK2


heard. i'm pretty unfamiliar with the whole line of similar games other than i've heard good things and it sounds like something i could accidentally stay up till 5 playing

Summercat: not really a wargame


is there not an automatic shotgun dlc
 
2014-04-02 08:27:33 PM  

sprawl15: Summercat: DLC

i think we're using very different definitions of the two, though that expansion bit is p baller

Summercat: I do suggest playing as a count in Ireland in 1066 to start if you're unfamiliar with CK2

heard. i'm pretty unfamiliar with the whole line of similar games other than i've heard good things and it sounds like something i could accidentally stay up till 5 playing

Summercat: not really a wargame

is there not an automatic shotgun dlc


I don't know how to do the fancy multiquote thing (I am not a smart otter)...

1) An expansion used to be a big add-on. A DLC used to be a little thing. *shrug*

2) CK2 is probably the best game to come out of Paradox in a long while. Make certain to register on their forums to get access to the mods - there's an Elder Scrolls mod as well as a Song of Ice and Fire mod that's probably better than any of hte official GoT games. However, it is *very* complex. Ireland is fairly simple and removed. Just set your goal (it'll be multi-generational) to be the King of Ireland.

3) No tactical combat.
 
2014-04-02 08:45:33 PM  

Summercat: I don't know how to do the fancy multiquote thing (I am not a smart otter)...


i'm using the html buttons, so a lot of times i just copy/paste tags, but i believe if you highlight a part of the post and then hit quote it'll just quote that part

Summercat: An expansion used to be a big add-on. A DLC used to be a little thing.


yeah, the way i approach it is pretty different. the "dlc methodology" is when core parts of the gameplay or balance are stuck behind a paywall - basically, if you buy the base game it is not a complete game. the mass effect 2/3 example upthread was a case where you are basically king terrorist at the end of ME2 and you start ME3 as a reinstated military guy with no attempt at explanation - it makes sense only if you have certain ME2 dlc. the "expansion methodology" is to release a whole, complete game with the initial purchase and then expand it later in some way. i'd also distinguish purely cosmetic dlc from 'regular' dlc as it's monetization without any meaningful gameplay impact and who gives a shiat about that

i don't support the dlc methodology on principle, but it's kind of a blurred line since p much everything is just called "dlc" nowadays
 
2014-04-02 11:58:51 PM  
I've been cursing EA for the last three nights after finally getting around to playing Mirror's Edge. What an absolutely wretched piece of shiat. Awful level design, an amazingly frustrating combat mechanic and just example after example of completely squandered potential, I have to put it near the top of my list of worst games I've ever played.

After Dead Space 3, I vowed to never play another EA game, but Mirror's Edge was already on my shelf, forgotten, from when I picked it up years ago. It will be the last one.
 
2014-04-03 01:53:49 AM  

sprawl15: Summercat: I don't know how to do the fancy multiquote thing (I am not a smart otter)...

i'm using the html buttons, so a lot of times i just copy/paste tags, but i believe if you highlight a part of the post and then hit quote it'll just quote that part

Summercat: An expansion used to be a big add-on. A DLC used to be a little thing.

yeah, the way i approach it is pretty different. the "dlc methodology" is when core parts of the gameplay or balance are stuck behind a paywall - basically, if you buy the base game it is not a complete game. the mass effect 2/3 example upthread was a case where you are basically king terrorist at the end of ME2 and you start ME3 as a reinstated military guy with no attempt at explanation - it makes sense only if you have certain ME2 dlc. the "expansion methodology" is to release a whole, complete game with the initial purchase and then expand it later in some way. i'd also distinguish purely cosmetic dlc from 'regular' dlc as it's monetization without any meaningful gameplay impact and who gives a shiat about that

i don't support the dlc methodology on principle, but it's kind of a blurred line since p much everything is just called "dlc" nowadays


I think you're just focusing on the abuse of what the DLC methodology can do. Paradox does it right, but it is most definately a DLC-based strategy.
 
2014-04-03 03:45:26 AM  

Summercat: I think you're just focusing on the abuse of what the DLC methodology can do


rather, i'm distinguishing between two very different business models . i don't know what you're trying to argue, though
 
2014-04-03 09:27:59 AM  

Maxc7001: After Dead Space 3, I vowed to never play another EA game


Same with me. That game was crippled right out the factory. "Generic Space Action/Shooter 3: Now with microtransactions to make your little bots talk funny!" was the working title, but they didn't have enough space to fit it all on the game case.
 
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