He says he resigned, but that’s a fancy way of saying he got fired by the board of directors. Trying to save face after watching their stock plummet by 1/2 since he took control of the company, and after the absolute clusterfuck that was the Simcity launch. And it looks better than announcing to shareholders you just fired the CEO for being a fucking failure.
That makes 2 failed PC game launches that cost somebody big their job. I have an erection.
Usually I don’t take pleasure in someone losing their job, but considering its EA, I felt it was okay. Could be a signal that the industry is realizing how much their shitty practices are costing them in the long run… or not.
Paul Vivek – from GE
Leonard Coleman – from Heinz and baseball team owner (probably helps on sports licensing)
Jay Hoag – finance guy
Jeffrey Huber – advertising
Maffei – media
Ubinas – Ford
Simonsian – mobile expert
I think there are a few guys from old school EA on there, but they matter not. If you think EA is a video game company, you’re sadly mistaken This will change nothing, this is just to save face, and calm the shareholders down when their quarterly comes out soon, and they have to explain why they shit the bed tremendously.
You’re as bad as all the gossipy bitches who have nothing better to do then talk about how retarded Rihanna is for getting back with Chris Brown. I do agree it’s fucking silly as hell when you have SRK’ers buying Sim City and then bitching about it when it’s issues have been well documented since before launch, straightup battered gamer syndrome. However, no matter how much you disapprove of someone’s choice you must acknowledge it’s their choice to make for themselves not yours. You’re absolutely right about gamers supporting shitty companies hurting us all, but that still makes you a hypocrite. Correct me on the off chance I’m wrong but I’m 99% certain your clothes come from a third world sweatshop and that doesn’t stop you from buying them and being part of the problem, yet you think you can tell other people how to spend their money. Hypothetically speaking if Bayonetta 2 was being published by EA and was just as GDLK if not better than 1 and didn’t have all the EA bullshit would you buy it? I’m guessing hell yes.
As for that video, I’ve never heard it before so when I first listened I seriously thought it was a parody vid of someone aping his voice. Holy shit this guy makes Bobby Kotick look like Ghandi.
This would be cool if what OZ isn’t true. Some other schmuck will step up and fill his shoes.
HUGE CHANGES! Madden doesn’t suck eggs any more! EA doesn’t make a bunch of huge budgeted piles of hot garbage. Probably not though.
Madden will never be as good as it used to be until it can actually get some competition. Supposedly this year is the last year for exclusivity rights unless EA drops that money to extend it. 2K sports didn’t have to buy exclusivity for Basketball, they just did good work with their franchise and look where Live is.
A lot of people brought up the lack of an EA basketball game and Nascar as potential reasons this clown got the ax (He changed NASCAR from an annual game, to a random release…and no NBA game in like 4 years or something???). Madden has sucked since they got exclusive rights and pretty much released shitty sequels every year where you get nothing but a roster update and a new juke.