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  1. #51
    HowieMandel Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    the biggest benifactor to this.. is..
    Quake Wars, Enemy Territory will pick up some serious steam now.

    Hurry up Quake Wars: ET.... daddies waiting.

  2. #52
    imported_Prophet Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    hmmm EA owns 20% of Novalogic also. EA is starting to monoply the whole gaming industry. I bet the government will eventually step in and decide to get their share of their profits like they did with MickeySoft

  3. Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    MMmmm more Battlefield glitchy fun!

  4. #54
    ||Animal|| Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. ADHD
    Blah blah blah...

    Fact is...it takes a ton of money to build/market these games. You can blame all you want but it takes two to tango.

    Bottomline, Dice produced a successful series. They made a strategic alliance with EA and both mutually benefited from the relationship. Now what's left over, is Royalties and the direction of the BF series...so that translates into...more royalties.

    EA and other distributors....buy out by offering them the Present value of their royalties...in the hopes they will profit in the long run. Moreover, they gain complete control creative of the series and the proprietary software...allowing EA to use...in this case the BF2 Engine for other titles.

    Fact is...anyone developping a Title is hoping for this scenario. They get the cash up front, usually, get a cushy job and eventually start another company...to rinse...lather and repeat.

    1) The developpers win.
    2) The distributors win
    3) the public wins by getting great games.

    So take that Sweden.

    Oh and btw....SUCK MY KOIVU. hehe. (Hockey reference).

    Edit: Westwood is a great example...didn't the execs splinter off and just completed Empire at War? Hmmm
    This, dear friends, is someone who GETS IT!!! This is exactly how it works. You can't be purchased if you aren't selling in the first place. Those of you who are always whining about "BIG" companies buying little companies are obviously watching this action like it's a boxing match and the small company is the underdog. Well here's a news flash, the larger company doesn't bash and destroy the smaller one. It actually makes the people who started that smaller company very wealthy. This is exactly what they are trying to do when they start a company. Big companies are what makes the world work. Hell, how many small companies exist with the sole purpose of providing a service to a larger company? As for the Swedish and their trash talking about an American company buying out a smaller company...Who gives a rat's testy what they think. It's obvious that they don't understand business in a free market society. They should stick to what they know...blondes with long legs and decent hockey players. Oh, and if they've got a second, ask them why those great hockey players bolt for the US... Not that I'm complaining. My Flyers have Forsberg. So we'll take your hockey players and your hot blonde chicks but keep your moronic opinions about how business works to yourselves...at least until you get a clue...

  5. #55
    HowieMandel Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Im sure there are about 5,000 small buisness owners that would disagree with you. Or should I say, Ex-small business owners.

  6. #56
    -[gnw]- bumblino Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludo75
    DICE
    May 1992 - March 2006
    R.I.P.

    :salute:

    :salute:

    Why doesnt EA just stay a publisher and keep it's big corporate wallet away from true genius.

    A truly truly sad day.

    I feel the most for DICE employees, some fat cat at EA gets even richer while people in sweden lose jobs, and their dignity.

    I sincerely hope codemasters re-employ the DICE staff and produce a bigger, better game that crushes EA's market share.

  7. Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Veng3ance
    1. EA makes ALL the calls about the BF franchise

  8. #58

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Quote Originally Posted by CommandoSteel
    as long as we show support for the BF franchise.
    kind of hard to do when the community gets no support from the franchise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Veng3ance
    3. I personally feel now that EA runs the show the franchise will take more of an arcade console based turn in the future.
    i disagree. the sales of bf on consoles has been pretty low. And there are plenty of EA games that are PC-only (or at least got their start in PC).

    The Sims is a good example.

    Besides - soon the console and the PC's will merge and the Consoles will simple be PC's with XP media edition and Xbox software.

  9. #59
    Figge Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludo75
    DICE
    May 1992 - March 2006
    R.I.P.
    :salute:

  10. #60
    Steelz Guest

    Re: Death of DICE or uprising of a new empire?

    Quote Originally Posted by ||Animal||
    Well here's a news flash, the larger company doesn't bash and destroy the smaller one.
    You havent been following the gaming scene for very long, have you?...

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