EA says Steam sales cheapen IP, Origin having "cheap IP" sales right now
EA's digital "war" against Valve took an ironic turn after EA decided to hold a massive sale, despite being quoted a week ago that Valve's Steam massive sales were bad for the industry.
Yes, about a week ago the boss of EA's Origin services, David DeMartini, stated he felt the constant sales issued by Valve on Steam "cheapen" the quality and strength of gaming products and properties. His main target was the annual holiday and summer sales done by Valve.
He felt publishers and developers have very little choice but to accept the sales promotion in order to sell more copies of their games, while loosing money as a result. He also felt the constant sales hurt customers as it only encourages customers to hesitate when buying games at launch in order to save money with future sales.
To help solve both issues, he stated Origin would try a different route with sales as a way to protect those IPs and benefit publishers in the end.
Now for the irony, EA announced starting today Origin would be having massive discounts on a range of titles with the UK alone having about 18 titles on sale. The discounts followed the same style as Steam containing the 87%, 75%, and 66% discounts while EA felt the need to "cheapen" their own IP products since the majority of the big discounts were on titles created by EA.
EA is proving they shouldn't exist, let alone be a competitor in the video games market. However their Monopoly on the NFL with Madden and the fact that people still haven't figured out that buying an EA product supports their insanity and anti consumerist ways will keep them around for quite awhile.
If your a real gamer do yourself and every other developer and gamer out there a favor and NEVER BUY ANOTHER EA GAME EVER AGAIN!
First they bad-mouth Call of Duty for cheapening the military shooter (only to adopt the exact same subscription service), now they balk at Valve for hurting the industry (while doing their damnedest to duplicate the Steam formula)
The clout of cognitive dissonance at EA is simply staggering...
Oh EA, why you so EA?
They were bashing steam right up until they realized it makes a shit load of money.
oh look at that, EA managed to "cheapen" their own credibility
EA is jelly.
Mmmm. Too bad this won't make me install Origin. Sorry, EA, but you fucked.
Maybe this might make people join Origin.....nope never mind.
I seriously wonder how EA is still afloat. They make constant mistakes one after another.
where is this so called sale, is it only in Europe because all i see on the website is nothing with nothing on top and all links point to articles
EA is so dumb
God EA are stupid. Iv bought so many games i would never have bought if not for it on sale. And then their sequels day one for full price.
AND I would never pirate as i would feel stupid doing it, being that all the games are so cheap anyway.
Not to mention, i have spent over £100 on a free to play game. That ive only been playing for a couple months. Being cheap, or free does not 'cheapen' games.
how do game devs lose money they sell more which will probably even out the numbers also I think that game devs have to lose a percentage for these games to be on a streaming service for taking space. With that a game devs gets a few bucks for each sale and steam gets most of it so in a sale I guess steam lowers there percentage so they sell alot more
Screw Target, I want Wal-Mart prices. If they wanna be Nordstrom they better step up quality about 10 times. Dumbasses.
EA just doesn't get it...
About time they realize that it's not about the pricing of the game that represents it's quality.
Yup, had to laugh at this.
If they had actually called this the "Cheap IP" sales, I would have actually applauded.
Hypocrisy! Oh EA, I love you. Your comic stupidity always gives me a good laugh.