They're notorious for their draconian business practices such as their crooked microtransactions and so-called "DLCs"(more like cut content from the main single player game). They have a history of treating almost all of their talented developing teams like crap and financially fuck them over, taking all of their undeserved money, which SHOULD HAVE gone to the developers who did all the hard work in such unreasonably, unrealistically short deadlines given to them (by EA). They've ruined Star Wars Battlefront with their plethora of crappy overpriced "DLCs" and barebones content and they're now slowly ruining one of my all-time favorite video game franchise, Mass Effect (with the crappy ending for ME3 and decided to give us the "better" ending as paid DLC).
Man, selling the rights of the Mass Effect franchise and Bioware (the developers of the franchise) to EA was one of the worst mistakes Microsoft Studios has ever done (yes, Microsoft used to own Bioware before the Mass Effect sequals started). That's like selling your own soul to Satan and the Devils.
Despite the huge backlash that EA deserves for their notorious history, I'm not gonna lie that there are few great, nearly-complete games that came out of EA, such as Dead Space (the first game at least) and EA Sports Fight Night Champion (boxing simulation game). However, only a super handful of those type of games get made by EA and their developers and even then, EA would only give certain development teams more reasonable deadlines to make and finish a great game when it would actually benefit them (EA) much more than usual.
All I can say is EA can go fuck themselves. I hope they go out of business someday and rot in hell.
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All the big game companies suck these days in my opinion. And I think that's been true for a very long time now. I have not thought much of EA right from the start. They never had the same spirit as the early game companies during the rapid growth and early innovations of games.
You don't have to buy their games though. You can look for startups and indy companies to support. It might be a little harder to find them, but you have that option.
Also there are a TON of old games out there. Personally I don't see any reason to buy new games any more unless something really stands out. I don't care if a game is new or old. If it was good 20 years ago then it's still good. It might be a little hard to get it running though. Thanks for dosbox :)0