EA Origin gets Kickstarter projects, Wasteland 2 is first

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, May 19, 2012.

  1. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    I'll just never trust origin because they stole 45.00 from me, and never acted concerned about it, or offered to help out. I've been dealing with Steam for years, and have never had an issue like that.
  2. Felspawn

    Felspawn It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 15, 2010
    Meh Steam or Gog 4Life
  3. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    It's the red suit, horns, pitchfork, pointed tail, and cloven hooves.
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Don't forget the smell of sulfur and cries of agonized souls that seems to accompany them wherever they go.
  5. nemo00

    nemo00 First time out of the vault

    Mar 18, 2009
    There is a reason for which some people (me included) see EA as incarnation of the Antichrist. Every time EA stuck it's tale into something in the long run that something turned sour. It's like apparently they give you a helping hand, but somewhere in the background the punch has already left the hangar, and the longer it takes to reach it's target the more momentum it gets only to kick you right in the groin when you least expect it. It's like the fine-print on the contract it's not only small but also written with white font on white paper. So yeah the metaphor with the rebel alliance accepting a deal offered by the Empire is perfect.
  6. csirifiszkio

    csirifiszkio First time out of the vault

    Jan 12, 2008
    Wow. EAs reputation is so bad that they had to do this...
  7. Alvarez

    Alvarez It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 5, 2009
    Hmm... How much will EA get out of it? I feel uneasy about EA getting its hands somewhere near Wasteland.
  8. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Zero directly(for 90 days). That's the whole point. Indirectly they get a whole bunch of kickstarter games on their platform thus increasing the value of the platform. And some PR for doing the move.
  9. ericjones

    ericjones First time out of the vault

    Jul 13, 2004
    I think this short comment captures the essence of EA's proposal. They're actually doing something nice, as they have lost a large part of the potential PC market due to lack of goodwill.
    That's also why I'm not seeing anything wrong with it, provided that there are no strings attached. Taking in mind the lack of goodwill, I think such strings would be something that EA is desperate to avoid, as they really do not need a negative backlash.
    EA isn't evil. It's just a corporation trying to make as much money as possible. If they want to win back some of the older-school PC gamers, then goodwill is perhaps the best currency.

    As a side note:
    EA is part of the problem for PC gaming, due to lazy console ports, pushing out run-off-the-mill "AAA" games etc., but in this particular case, I think they're doing something good for PC gamers. Instead of criticizing a company as a whole, I think it makes more sense to criticize or praise individual actions.
    I'm rather pragmatic, so to me, it's perfectly feasable to dislike consolitis and the dumbing down of games that EA represents, whilst still appreciating it when they're doing something good. Positive reinforcement can often work better than negative reinforcement.
  10. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    The key thing here is 90 days. After that they'll be making money on the types of games they refused to fund themselves.
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yes? So will Valve. That's what retail is. They're retailers. And publishers. But in this case, just retailers.
  12. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    I'm happy for more exposure, and I'm happy if the publishers and indie crowd-sourced developers stay cordial. Plenty of room in the industry for everyone.
  13. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 26, 2005
    Exactly... also, why would a retailer want to FUND anything like this?
  14. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    EA is the biggest publisher in the world. They refuse to fund games like this, but want to profit off of them anyway. Comparing them to Valve is laughable because Valve is not a publisher.

    You can be fine with that, if you choose to, but not me.
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
  16. GeeZee

    GeeZee First time out of the vault

    Aug 29, 2011
    ^ They just scored the "Worst Company" title over National Bank, which doesn't handle crisis very well. Talk about bad.

    I don't think they are preparing some kind of smothered mate for Fargo, because they can't allow themselves to do it right now. They are desperate for PR and positive publicity. The only strings attached should be simply winning some good PR after which they will more likely be able to "get away" with their usual politics.
  17. ericjones

    ericjones First time out of the vault

    Jul 13, 2004
    From what I can understand now, Steam would normally take a 30-40% cut. So if EA is not taking any cut whatsoever for the first 90 days, that's just a ridiculously good deal.

    If the above is the actual case, and there are no strings attached, then inXile didn't really have a choice. There's nothing to lose and a whole lot to win for developers here.
  18. Burrich

    Burrich meme me up scotty

    Mar 2, 2010
    Just as long as we don't have to deal with Origin's crack support team whenever we have any problems.

  19. Bengt

    Bengt First time out of the vault

    Sep 15, 2009
    Looks like they need to improve their chat bots. :D

    OT: As long as it's not Origin only like that one other game I'd have otherwise wanted to play, I don't really give a shit.

    Oh, and they've began collecting shipping information through the kickstarter page btw. I haven't seen anything about it so I don't know if its official or whatever, but you should all go fill it out if you haven't!
  20. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004

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