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#2491 nategator

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

Oh, speaking about episodic content, any news of a Walking Dead promotion? The lowest I've seen it for was $15 during the summer -- seems like the stage is set for a $10 or $7.50 price drop soon.

Counterpoint: gaming buzz indicates that they are really knocking the story out of the park so they may keep the price at a minimum of $15, at least while they are still releasing episodes :-(

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

If we ever distribute an EA game with a Steam key I will type it in giant red letters on every post related to the deal, I promise.

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There's a Mac bundle going on now that's actually distributing Steam keys of Bejeweled 3 by Popcap, which is kinda sorta kinda EA now.

I wonder whose baby they sacrificed to make that happen.

Anyway, I am in for the Doctor Who games and maybe for Amalur. I'll think on it. I really wanted it on Steam and really didn't want it on Origin.

PS - I still have not forgotten about 1C or Strategy First. :-P

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

Oh, speaking about episodic content, any news of a Walking Dead promotion? The lowest I've seen it for was $15 during the summer -- seems like the stage is set for a $10 or $7.50 price drop soon.

Counterpoint: gaming buzz indicates that they are really knocking the story out of the park so they may keep the price at a minimum of $15, at least while they are still releasing episodes :-(


Yeah dude, its kind of unreasonable for me to go to those guys and ask for a sub $15 price point. They are still making the game...and it is really good.

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#2494 Cheaplikeafox 3.0

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

Oh, speaking about episodic content, any news of a Walking Dead promotion? The lowest I've seen it for was $15 during the summer -- seems like the stage is set for a $10 or $7.50 price drop soon.

Counterpoint: gaming buzz indicates that they are really knocking the story out of the park so they may keep the price at a minimum of $15, at least while they are still releasing episodes :-(



Counterpoint wins here. I wouldn't expect anything below $14.99 until the fifth episode comes out at the earliest and probably until Season 3 is done airing as well. So maybe Christmas.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

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#2496 MysterD

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

Shouldn't the key from the physical copy of Syndicate register on Origin?


Syndicate PC (2012 FPS) flat-out REQUIRES Origin period.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

It was a little more complex than that, the choice between going studio side vs. retail was pretty significant, as was the choice between helping to make games vs. working to sell them.

In the end it came down to the relationship, but I definitely don't regret my choice. If I'd chosen differently I wouldn't have had the opportunity to build this awesome community with you guys :).

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Believe me, when it's choice of working for EA and not when you have other options, it isn't more complicated. I worked for them for a year when I first graduated school because they have/had a good relationship with my school with hiring new people. I knew what I was getting into from my instructors/assistants and it was still ugh.

To point another view on it, a guy that started at the same time in school as me and we became good friends, he was/is the biggest Warhammer fan I have ever met. Dude lives for Warhammer. He was beyond pumped for Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning MMO (this was like 5 years ago when it was still in dev). When he graduated, he was offered a job by Mythic, but turned it down because they were bought out by EA and that was about as close as he would get to working on a dream project for himself.

You just don't want to work for them regardless of position. I know some people who still do and god it makes me depressed when they talk about work.

As someone who once was a dev for EA, I rather be a janitor at Amazon.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

We won't be matching that due to upcoming promotional plans...like DA:U+DA2+Mass Effect 1+Mass Effect 2 for $14.99 and KOA + All DLCs for 80% off ($11.99).

Cheers,
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Can we STOP putting EVERYTHING that I already own on sale? ;)
Thanks!!! ;)

BTW - that's an amazing deal and EVERYBODY who is missing that STUFF should buy them.
ALL of those games do range from GOOD to AMAZING.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:18 PM

We won't be matching that due to upcoming promotional plans...like DA:U+DA2+Mass Effect 1+Mass Effect 2 for $14.99 and KOA + All DLCs for 80% off ($11.99).

Cheers,
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Is it possible to have that just a DA bundle too? I already own ME1+ME2 so its not a great deal for me.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

Believe me, when it's choice of working for EA and not when you have other options, it isn't more complicated. I worked for them for a year when I first graduated school because they have/had a good relationship with my school with hiring new people. I knew what I was getting into from my instructors/assistants and it was still ugh.

To point another view on it, a guy that started at the same time in school as me and we became good friends, he was/is the biggest Warhammer fan I have ever met. Dude lives for Warhammer. He was beyond pumped for Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning MMO (this was like 5 years ago when it was still in dev). When he graduated, he was offered a job by Mythic, but turned it down because they were bought out by EA and that was about as close as he would get to working on a dream project for himself.

You just don't want to work for them regardless of position. I know some people who still do and god it makes me depressed when they talk about work.

As someone who once was a dev for EA, I rather be a janitor at Amazon.


From a consumer's point of view, I would have to say that EA gets a little bit of an unfair rep. They seem to be very aggressive in pricing this past year with their outside retailers and generous the freebies ($20 credit for filling out a survey is nice).

Of course, if you are part of the more lucrative full-freight or pre-order crowd you have been getting shafted by EA's DLC and online game code practices for some time. But I'm part of the market that tends to reap the benefits because otherwise we just end up renting or buying used so we get by without paying much.

And dev-wise, EA has had a terrible reputation for the last decade. But I think that's common with all the major publishers who happen to not be Valve and Blizzard. I read somewhere, however, that because they're so beloved and infused with talent the company culture turns you into a workaholic anyways -- it's more of an internal thing rather than a management driven thing.

What's interesting is that I've never heard anyone complain about working for Rockstar or Bethusda so I guess they must be doing something right. Or they have terrifying lawyers with excellent non-disclosure agreements

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:22 PM

Is it possible to have that just a DA bundle too? I already own ME1+ME2 so its not a great deal for me.


That's the only problem I often find w/ Bundles, especially since I buy a lot of games - Tony keeps coming up w/ Bundles that include TONS of STUFF that I already own.

It often winds up - I don't want the bundle to get ONE game in the BIG BUNDLE that I'm missing.

God, I'm such a PC gaming addict...

I should just tell Tony what's on sale elsewhere and what deal I got my eye on, so he can say, "Wait it out - In a few weeks, that game you want is on sale OR in a cheaper better bundle here on Amazon DVG!"

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

Figures this KoA bundle would come up soon after I think I'm getting a deal at $16. The tumultuous life of a CAG... peaks and valleys, strikes and gutters...

Make me feel better and put the separate DLC on sale, Tony. :D

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

Figures this KoA bundle would come up soon after I think I'm getting a deal at $16. The tumultuous life of a CAG... peaks and valleys, strikes and gutters...

Make me feel better and put the separate DLC on sale, Tony. :D


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yeah dude, its kind of unreasonable for me to go to those guys and ask for a sub $15 price point. They are still making the game...and it is really good.

Cheers,
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That's cool, I can wait and it's understandable they're not targeting my market yet with all the success they've been enjoying.

Plus, they have an excellent business model there. The episodic content helps keep up price support since they're constantly in the news with new content that gets rave reviews.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

If we ever distribute an EA game with a Steam key I will type it in giant red letters on every post related to the deal, I promise.

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I doubt EA would ever do that (give you guys Steam keys).
They're so about their ORIGIN service.
Especially since Valve won't sell (Steam) to them.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

We won't be matching that due to upcoming promotional plans...like DA:U+DA2+Mass Effect 1+Mass Effect 2 for $14.99 and KOA + All DLCs for 80% off ($11.99).

Cheers,
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Damn! now I regret getting KOA:R Complete from Gamersgate for ~$15. Please Tony, when you are gonna put something like this on sale for better price than a competitor, please say so, or you didn't know about it ? $3 is not much but I'd rather buy from Amazon and I only played few minutes of the game

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

I doubt EA would ever do that.
They're so about their ORIGIN service.
Especially since Valve won't sell (Steam) to them.


Origin Store sells Steamworks games, right ?

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#2508 MysterD

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

Origin Store sells Steamworks games, right ?


Not many.

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I really am referring to how EA treats their 1st party titles and/or important titles - they flat-out require Origin.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

Not many.


Well, there are not that many Valve games out there. LFD, Portal, and Half Life are the ones that come to mind.

I almost wish Valve had not had so much success with Steam since I would have loved to see them put out more content instead of just HL2 and semi-HL2 mods. But having them establish minimum standards for DD content delivery was a huge plus.

Edit: and it's confusing whether our conversation about Steamworks games is games by Valve or not. The fact is that Valve now sells games on Origin, which probably means that the competition between EA and Valve is a little less heated than it is between Steam fanboys and neutral cheapskates.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

Origin Store sells Steamworks games, right ?


But how many of those "STEAMWORKS" games are EA games.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

KoA is on Steam, but it might as well not be: still $59.99 and it's only been on sale once for $40.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Figures this KoA bundle would come up soon after I think I'm getting a deal at $16. The tumultuous life of a CAG... peaks and valleys, strikes and gutters...

Make me feel better and put the separate DLC on sale, Tony. :D


This please.


FYI guys, this deal is coming up next month, just want to level set everyone's expectations there. I was just telling you in advance because of the PM request, and the feedback we've gotten when we PM something and then promote it later.

Also, for those who were asking about Dr. Who.

I got approval to run this bundle for $4.99:

1. Murder, She Wrote

2. House, MD -
3. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2
4. Immortal Lovers
5. Pretty in Pink
6. Mean Girls
7. Clueless
8. Fever Frenzy
9. The Tuttles Madcap Misadventures
10. Doctor Who: City of the Daleks
11. Doctor Who: Blood of the Cybermen
12. Doctor Who: TARDIS
13. Doctor Who: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada
14. Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:44 PM

FYI guys, this deal is coming up next month, just want to level set everyone's expectations there. I was just telling you in advance because of the PM request, and the feedback we've gotten when we PM something and then promote it later.

Also, for those who were asking about Dr. Who.

I got approval to run this bundle for $4.99:

1. Murder, She Wrote

2. House, MD -
3. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
4. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2
5. Immortal Lovers
6. Pretty in Pink
7. Mean Girls
8. Clueless
9. Fever Frenzy
10. The Tuttles Madcap Misadventures
11. Doctor Who: City of the Daleks
12. Doctor Who: Blood of the Cybermen
13. Doctor Who: TARDIS
14. Doctor Who: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada
15. Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot


Cheers,
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OMG :)

Been meaning to check out the House MD game (though I've heard it was bad) including the Sherlock Holmes HOG and Doctor Whos for $4.99? Ultra awesome! Thanks Tony.

I assume the KoA pack will have separate codes for the DLC and base game though?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

KoA is on Steam, but it might as well not be: still $59.99 and it's only been on sale once for $40.


KOA:R Steam Version is published by 38 Studios, NOT EA.
EA published KOA:R everywhere else - where it requires Origin in those versions.

38 Studios & BHG (RIP to both) were part of the EA Partners program, where they have MORE leeway in how distribution can be done.
Also, Crytek was another who is part of the EA Partners program - which is why Crysis 2: Maximum Ed wound up back on Steam with all of its DLC.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:47 PM

FYI guys, this deal is coming up next month, just want to level set everyone's expectations there. I was just telling you in advance because of the PM request, and the feedback we've gotten when we PM something and then promote it later.

Also, for those who were asking about Dr. Who.

I got approval to run this bundle for $4.99:

1. Murder, She Wrote

2. House, MD -
3. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
4. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2
5. Immortal Lovers
6. Pretty in Pink
7. Mean Girls
8. Clueless
9. Fever Frenzy
10. The Tuttles Madcap Misadventures
11. Doctor Who: City of the Daleks
12. Doctor Who: Blood of the Cybermen
13. Doctor Who: TARDIS
14. Doctor Who: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada
15. Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot


Cheers,
Tony


Tony, you didn't answer our question lol. Is there a chance the DLC will be discounted individually for KoA next month?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:50 PM

From a consumer's point of view, I would have to say that EA gets a little bit of an unfair rep. They seem to be very aggressive in pricing this past year with their outside retailers and generous the freebies ($20 credit for filling out a survey is nice).

Of course, if you are part of the more lucrative full-freight or pre-order crowd you have been getting shafted by EA's DLC and online game code practices for some time. But I'm part of the market that tends to reap the benefits because otherwise we just end up renting or buying used so we get by without paying much.

And dev-wise, EA has had a terrible reputation for the last decade. But I think that's common with all the major publishers who happen to not be Valve and Blizzard. I read somewhere, however, that because they're so beloved and infused with talent the company culture turns you into a workaholic anyways -- it's more of an internal thing rather than a management driven thing.

What's interesting is that I've never heard anyone complain about working for Rockstar or Bethusda so I guess they must be doing something right. Or they have terrifying lawyers with excellent non-disclosure agreements


I totally agree with a consumer POV with you 100%.

If you work for a good studio (I know of quite a few from friends) then you want to work and push yourself more because you love the place, so yeah it is a internal thing on that. Rockstar isn't too innocent, but I know 2, maybe 1 now, person who works at Bethesda and have never heard him complain at the place and he's been there a few years at least now.

Generally speaking, working for the big pubs like you pointed out sucks for the most part, but EA is like the Wal Mart of the industry really lol.

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That'd be messed up if they moved that junk back again.

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& good thing I already got all those games, DA+ME, courtesy of Origin's summer sale. Don't know much about KoA tho.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

KOA:R Steam Version is published by 38 Studios, NOT EA.
EA published KOA:R everywhere else - where it requires Origin in those versions.

38 Studios & BHG (RIP to both) were part of the EA Partners program, where they have MORE leeway in how distribution can be done.
Also, Crytek was another who is part of the EA Partners program - which is why Crysis 2: Maximum Ed wound up back on Steam with all of its DLC.

As I recall, 38 Studios sold publication rights to EA for a one-time lump sum when they were trying to stay solvent. So EA straight up owns its rights to publish and distribute KoA and can price it as it pleases.

38 Studio's publication rights through Steam are now owned by the state of Rhode Island which has no interest in using or keeping them. They're going to auction off the IP so I wouldn't expect a Steam sale on it until they get a new owner (provided EA doesn't buy them at that time).

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

[quote name='sunghost']Tony, you didn't answer our question lol. Is there a chance the DLC will be discounted individually for KoA next month?

Oh lol, right now we don't have it planned.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:57 PM

FYI guys, this deal is coming up next month, just want to level set everyone's expectations there. I was just telling you in advance because of the PM request, and the feedback we've gotten when we PM something and then promote it later.

Also, for those who were asking about Dr. Who.

I got approval to run this bundle for $4.99:

1. Murder, She Wrote

2. House, MD -
3. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes
4. The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2
5. Immortal Lovers
6. Pretty in Pink
7. Mean Girls
8. Clueless
9. Fever Frenzy
10. The Tuttles Madcap Misadventures
11. Doctor Who: City of the Daleks
12. Doctor Who: Blood of the Cybermen
13. Doctor Who: TARDIS
14. Doctor Who: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada
15. Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot


Cheers,
Tony


WOW, holy Fuck $5 for Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes, this is way more than I initially asked for Thanks Tony, is this bundle going to be on sale next week?

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