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EA games in a shellnut.
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EA games in a shellnut.



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EA games in a shellnut.

EA Games=Broken?

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RE: EA games in a shellnut.

(03-05-2014 05:25 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  

Watch on YouTube
Do it like THIS.

For the umpteenth time, people of this forum, only put the video ID in the brackets, not the whole freakin' URL.

Edit: I've seen this video before. So funny. And so true. "WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME?"

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RE: EA games in a shellnut.

(03-05-2014 08:20 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  [.youtube]sukmaballzyo[/youtube]

I don't know what I expected

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(03-05-2014 08:23 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(03-05-2014 08:20 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  [.youtube]sukmaballzyo[/youtube]

I don't know what I expected

Worth a try Biggrin

The Youtube tag thing is a bit tricky if you're used to something else...but it's really quite simple.

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RE: EA games in a shellnut.

So. Fucking. True.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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That's "Garry's Mod" right?

I believe it to be the greatest thing ever developed!

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Heh, I need a good laugh.

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Remember when PopCap wasn't EA, Maxis wasn't EA, and EA was barely ever heard of?

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Maxis died when EA touched it.

But the biggest one yer all forgetting: Westwood Studious
Quote:In August 1998, Westwood was acquired by Electronic Arts for $122.5 million in cash. At the time, Westwood had 5% to 6% of the PC game market.[1] In response to EA's buyout, many long-time Westwood employees quit and left Westwood Studios. Because of this and EA's newly imposed demands, games being developed by Westwood Studios at the time were rushed and left unfinished upon their release, namely Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun.[3] All the subsequent games developed by Westwood were also heavily subjected to increased control by Electronic Arts, with some of them being cancelled.

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I didn't get the mario/MC/sonic part and when the origin ship ran over the steam van

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ea has gone out of the frying pan into the shit
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Origin is so cool guys you should all download it.
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RE: EA games in a shellnut.

Let's also not forget activision and what masterpieces they ruined.
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Yep. Activision as well.

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^I like that guy and his videos. Always has great points to make.

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RE: EA games in a shellnut.

(03-08-2014 05:38 AM)Missile Wrote:  I didn't get the mario/MC/sonic part and when the origin ship ran over the steam van

For the Mario/MC/Sonic, it's the fact that game companies that don't bribe IGN often get bad reviews. Would've been funnier if it were just Sonic (Halo and Mario don't get bad reviews from IGN but I hated their reviews of Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Lost World so much that I wanted to DDOS them.)

As for the Steam van, it's the fact that they IGNORE user requests to retire Origin and use Steam.

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eat EA
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