EA 'didn't give a sh*t' about System Shock 3

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Tannhauser, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Tannhauser

    Tannhauser Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Mar 18, 2004
    A recent article from CVG. Not anything that is really news, but interesting to hear it put out there.

     
  2. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    That explains it all right there...

    Well with EA being the biggest publisher and catering to console it just shows there idea of what doesnt sell...

    Great find Kotario. It'll make everyone mad.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  3. Vox

    Vox Vault Dweller

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    Jul 18, 2006
    Who EVER cared about System Shock?

    Even Deus Ex haven't sucked so bad!


    ...ok it did.
     
  4. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Crawl under a rock and die, pls.



    You know how much of a shit company EA is when the company responsible for Oblivious is considered good compared to it.
     
  5. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    System Shock and System Shock 2 were FPS games that were far ahead of their time, much like another title that was overlooked, Terra Nova. Yet, EA would rather prefer unimaginative shit like Halo.

    Which is exactly why every development house EA has touched has died from corporate stupidity.
     
  6. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri...

    Ah yes, the memories this brings. I believe it was the first original game I ever purchased.

    Damn, how I want a sequel to that little underrated gem...
     
  7. requiem_for_a_starfury

    requiem_for_a_starfury So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    When System Shock 2 came out I thought it heralded the birth of the intelligent shooter. Instead it and Deus Ex heralded the death of the intelligent cRPG. :(
     
  8. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 21, 2005
    System Shock II was excellent, though given that Bioshock is being developed for a cross-platform release I'm starting to get worried that it's on a similar path as Morrowind after Daggerfall.

    BioShock certainly sounds interesting, but we all know how much print can lie.
     
  9. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 29, 2006
    Looking Glass, Origin, Bullfrog, Westwood, Jane's Combat Simulations... all dead under the EA hands.
     
  10. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    Maxis?
    Spore is the only game I really give a shit about right now.
     
  11. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jul 29, 2006
    terranova was one of the best games I have ever played. How I miss Looking Glass.

    Some of the Looking Glass team are in Irrational Games now, also in Arkane Studios. But... it's not the same, It will never be the same.
     
  12. Milo

    Milo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jan 5, 2006
    Ya, EA is pretty much the downfall of all good games. I'm amazed they even stay in business with all the shit they churn out. They fact that they are douchbags aside, I simply don't find their games to be any fun at all. There are a select few projects they were involved with that I enjoyed (like The Sims) but for the most part, its just crap...
     
  13. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Excepy Maxis which I think it's doing well.

    Oh and the same thing is posted on PCGAMER US Sept edition.
     
  14. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 21, 2005
    EA gobble up popular franchises and milk them to death. Take the FIFA games for example, the same shit year after year with minimal changes, perhaps a few cosmetic upgrades and a couple of new players but beyond that they're exactly the same.

    If you like the Half-Life franchise avoid buying the boxed versions at all cost (EA are the distributors).
     
  15. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    There is no more Maxis. Like all other dev houses, they were eventually absorbed by EA and ceased to exist (though the process was surprisingly protracted).
     
  16. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Plus the standard 'new shiny realism feature' every year that's equally disastrous every year. Except for last year's installment which was supposed to be decent. Nowhere near the PES series, though.

    The new rosters are a must, though. People always want to play with the up-to-date teams, not outdated ones.
    That seems rather senseless. How else are you going to buy the games? Through Steam?
    Besides, Valve is and has the goal to remain independent indefinitely. Hence why they distribute the game through Steam. They only had EA distribute the game *for* them.
     
  17. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    It depends on the deal Valve has got with EA obviously. It's either to make xxx number of copies and distribute them for xxx number of dollars or EA get a percentage per copy sold. Since it's only a distribution deal and not a publishing deal this'll obviously be a much lower cut. Personally I'd rather put up with the occasional bullshit when downloading from Steam. It also means I don't have to get off my arse. Besides that there's no way of getting around Steam, even if you buy the boxed version. The only thing it'll save you is the initial download. (which, assuming you have a half decent connection and the servers don't collapse, it'll take you about a trip to the shops worth of time)
     
  18. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    Why would you want to punish EA for doing something decent?
    Don't buy their crap products, but if you buy good products you'll be encouraging them to get off their ass and create another one of those products.
     
  19. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    There're too many people out there that'll happily gobble up The Sims + multiple shitty expansions packs, plus FIFA, plus whatever else cloned sports game EA Sports puts out. People who only want to buy good games I'm afraid are far outnumbered by the masses, who'll buy just about anything so long as it's marketed correctly. What I do in the long run won't make a blind bit of difference to EA. I don't want to buy products from them for my own reasons over those of EA.
     
  20. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    So you acknowledge that not buying their products won't make a difference at all, so you're basically saying that you're ignoring any good product they might put on the market (and there are some) just....because.