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    Lightbulb EA and Activision's cat fight gets seriously insulting [Joystiq]

    EA and Activision have been circling each other like feral cats since EA CEO John Riccitiello said he wanted to see Call of Duty "rot from the core" in June. Activision's Eric Hirshberg responded at Gamescom with no response, saying competition is healthy and mudslinging rhetoric is "bad for the industry." EA's corporate spokesman Jeff Brown agrees with Hirshberg by disagreeing, as he had this to say in response:
    "Welcome to the big leagues Eric -- I know you're new in the job but someone should have told you this is an [sic] competitive industry.

    "You've got every reason to be nervous. Last year Activision had a 90 share in the shooter category. This year, Battlefield 3 is going to take you down to 60 or 70. At that rate, you'll be out of the category in 2-3 years. If you don't believe me, go to the store and try to buy a copy of Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk."
    Me-ow. With comments like that, we can't help but think this could all be a marketing ploy inspired by The Real Housewives of New Jersey. We'll know when Hirshberg responds by putting on a cocktail dress and flipping a table in a fancy restaurant.EA and Activision's cat fight gets seriously insulting originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.




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    Modern Warfare 3 is still going to come out on top because of it's brand recognition. But I'm also curious to see how well Battlefield 3 does. I'm getting both but MW3 will most likely be the only one I get at launch.
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    This makes me nostalgic for the days of Nintendo Vs. Sega during the heights of the 16-bit era.

    That being said its a pretty silly argument. If your anyone who dosen't fall into the "all shooters a dumb, are degrading to gaming, weak gameplay, brown is boring, and Shigeru Miyamoto is the greatest thing ever nostalgia camp" you understand that both the battlefield and COD series play very differently from one another.

    Call of Duty is all about the run and gun, that is frantic and fast paced with little wait time between engaging the enemy where as Battlefield is much more tactical with a much larger emphasis with relying on teammates for support, effective use of vehicles, and primarily objective based gameplay.

    That being said I plan on picking up both titles on launch, I enjoy them both for playing with friends (Battlefield) and playing against friends (COD). I will however probably pick up battlefield again on PC when it drops in price and/or full DLC on disc titles are released. Battlefield 2 was one of the greatest competitive multiplayer games on PC IMO and due to new trailers it looks like they are bringing back everything that made that game great.

    I can't wait, both games are looking sweet right now.

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    I've gotten pretty bored with Call of Duty. I played Battlefield 2 after playing Black Ops, and I like the feel of it better.

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    Battlefield in October. MW3 in November. There's room for both to coexist, they don't need to eat eachother like Rock Band and Guitar Hero did.
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    The mudslinging amuses me, as juvenile as it is. Keep it coming!

    Activison are doomed to fail anyway when they run COD into the ground. Some people claim this is already happening.
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    I think the DRM/Origin Accounts will greatly affect the sales of Battlefield 3.

    Also, I am always wrong when I predict that anyone else cares about this kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flack View Post
    I think the DRM/Origin Accounts will greatly affect the sales of Battlefield 3.

    Also, I am always wrong when I predict that anyone else cares about this kind of thing.
    I find all the outrage over origin kinda funny. It makes sense if you just want all your games on one provider but all the other complaining just seems like pointless bitching about how evil EA is for doing this.

    I downloaded it a little while a go to just see how bad it is..and its really not. The service is just as much of a resource hog as steam has always been and the interface can use work but it really just feels like an earlier steam. I'm actually glad that they released this, now I can use this instead of the older weird EA account system to keep track of Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142. It's new and will take time to get better but as a service itself its not terrible.

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    You mean these are two different games?

    Wake me up when it's over please. More specifically, wake me up when the industry has stopped using this retarded "one big name game and that's it" strategy that will surely end in chaos and misery.

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    If the companies want to mudsling back and forth, just do it in their advertising like everybody else.

    In this day and age, executives who run around insulting competitors in the media are anything but professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substantial_snake View Post
    I find all the outrage over origin kinda funny. It makes sense if you just want all your games on one provider but all the other complaining just seems like pointless bitching about how evil EA is for doing this.

    I downloaded it a little while a go to just see how bad it is..and its really not. The service is just as much of a resource hog as steam has always been and the interface can use work but it really just feels like an earlier steam. I'm actually glad that they released this, now I can use this instead of the older weird EA account system to keep track of Battlefield 2 and Battlefield 2142. It's new and will take time to get better but as a service itself its not terrible.
    That doesn't sound so bad. BTW, when you installed Origin this was one of the terms you agreed to:

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    The two things that come to mind first about Origin to me...

    1) What was posted right above me. You want to monitor what?! Go fuck yourselves.

    2) You're not getting anything. Ohh! A demo a couple weeks early! And then I have the privilege of going and buying the game, at the same time as everyone else, for the same price as everyone else! WHAT A DEAL! I could go on and on but short form, you're getting a nice sweet package of nothing worth a fuck. That sounds like a sweet deal EA, but I might have to pass.

    My guess is EA eventually knocks Cod off, because Activision will both over saturate the market and cave to EA's ruthless marketing to which the yokels don't stand a chance, and they outnumber us. Activision won't care, because they'll rely on whatever the hell Bungie is putting together and will pump the hell out of that. It'll be two baskets facing off, and each of them has all of their owners eggs in it.

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    Bullshit fight to get attention to sell more games heh
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    I'm not bothered either way so can someone please pass the popcorn?

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    Ugh both publishers are complete idiots.
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    Most legit fight since dc vs marvel ~_^
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    Both of these publishers games are shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duffmanth View Post
    Both of these publishers games are shit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by duffmanth View Post
    Both of these publishers games are shit.
    I don't know about that, but this constant stream of shoot'en games is getting old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameboy Color View Post
    I don't know about that, but this constant stream of shoot'en games is getting old.
    Agree, I just wish the bottom would fall out of them like it did with Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk and 1990's 2D fighting games.

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