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EA today announced financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2004. Net revenue was slightly down, while titles such as NFSU2, NBA Live 2005, Battle For Middle Earth, and Third Age sold more than 1 million copies apiece. EA commented that they were also in the running for the MLBPA license but did not think the economics made sense, so did not fully pursue it. The ESPN license will open the door to new franchises such as Poker, Fishing and possible X-Games based titles. In regards to Ubisoft, EA says it wants to be a good shareholder and and will keep options open, which could mean acquiring additional shares (but it stressed it would not overpay), or simply selling the current stock. Most importantly, it was revealed that Battlefield 2 and MoH: Dogs of War have been delayed until Q1 2006 (April through June). Read more for the detailed financial information..
http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=22820&mode=thread&order=0

Delayed for a year, nicely done EA. You've managed to piss off just about 90% of the gaming community in the past year, why not get that extra 10% while your at it. :thumb:
 

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Isn't Battlefield 1942 gaming community dwindling already from what i heard from brother. I play Battlefield 1942 on occasion when i get the chance and its my favorite first person shooter game. I think that they making big mistake by delaying it. But hey doesnt really matter since i dont got that cash to go buy it anytime soon.
 

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That's a shame i was looking forward to some LAN action with BF2, altough i didn't really liked BF1942 this one looked better. Me and a couple of friend have been playing Joint Operations Escalation for some time and it kicks serious ass in coop missions.
 

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Im pretty sure EA knows what they're doing N1ghtw0lf ;) All those angry ppl will still buy it. And how can they piss of 90% of the gaming comunity if they keep making great games :p. Anyway strange how they delayed it, in all the test games that were made it seemed pretty complete.
 

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Who knows, half-life 2 was delayed but look how well it sold and played, sometimes delays can indicate that they are taking thier time making the game better(sometimes)
 

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I guess it was so bad no one could play it. kinda pretty but terribly sluggish graphics, unbalanced annoying gameplay mechanics, awful jeep physics, thank god they are taking their time
 

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its a shooter... on PC. i'd be more surprised if there was NOT a delay. EA is mostly a big piece of monopolizing garbage though.
 

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It looked nothing like ur saying capirinha from all the gameplay movies i saw.

And exodus, but they still do some of the best games around ;)
 

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but the fact that they're buying a lot of licenses means we have no choice but to get their games. and a lot of their games are crap. NHL games being a prime example. i sure hope they don't buy/ruin ubisoft...
 

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Well EA sports section imo has nothing good. But thats just that section, EA knows how to make games. They didnt ruin burnout for exemple, they made it a whole lot better. They make good games in a huge variety of geners, RTS, Action, racing, FPS etc.... games like c&c generals, battle for middle earth, nfs, burnout, return of the king etc... I wouldnt mind them buying ubisoft since im sure they wouldn't ruin it
 

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yeah, I fear the future when EA , Warner and MS merge together :p .

metalmurphy promotional "beta" movies aren't the real thing. some new gameplay elements they are trying to put in BF2 sound really friggin great, but that's on paper we have to see how they handle it in-game. not to mention the bugs that exist since 1942 and were never fixed

so, I hope they think well when implementing those "new" elements in gameplay because BF: vietnam was quite messy after spending some good time with it.

bugs, god I got tired of dying when climbing down stairs, and of surviving from a 3 stores fall just because I was hugging the wall.

balanced weapons, the m60 was too acurate for its own good, after they "balanced" it you cant really hit anything but the most noob person.
 

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well that hugging the wall bug exists in pretty much every game doesnt it? :p

But i agree on one thing, BF: vietnam was uglyyy.
 

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EA may have the FIFA license. Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer (Winning Eleven) series will always reign supreme though.

American and European developers should get more like Konami and make completely unlicensed but awesome versions of sports games. Just change a few names, and it's cool.

As for Battlefield 2, it looks quite cool with it's Commander feature and all. But if i see that movie with the missile going through the helicopter one more time, or if i hear anyone talking about "OMG THAT R0X0RZZ!!!!11111" when talking about it, I'm gonna sue EA for undue stress. EA are the Germany circa 1938 of video games. Westwood Studios = Czechoslovakia. Ubisoft = Poland. I first noticed it a year or so when i looked at my video game collection and saw an over-abundance of "EA" logos. I hate them for trying to monopolise on the industry, but I HATE THEM EVEN MORE FOR THAT ANNOYING LITTLE GIRLY WHINE SAYING "CHALLENGE EVERYTHING." ARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!

Seriously, I can't play C&C Generals due to that anymore.

But to stop this desecending into Electronics Arts bashing, let's get back on topic ... er ... the delay of Battlefield 2 sucks. :D
 

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Yea i saw that on another forum last night, still not Happy with EA. They Make some good games the first time. But they ALWAYS release sequels of popular games and licenses (who wouldn't?) that have practically nothing new in them, which is what pisses me off about any game companies. I don't think a graphics update warrants a sequel.

Sims - A hit, highest selling PC game ever
Sims 2 - Fully 3D version of the Sims 1 with a few added household objects

LOTR Two Towers - Great Hack & Slash action
LOTR Return of the King - Same Gameplay, Moves, Characters, and whatnot.

Battlefield 1942 - Great Large Scale Battles with lots of Vehicles
BF: Vietnam - Battlefield 1942 with Foliage and 1 new Type of Vehicle

LOTR: War of the Ring - Blatant Warcraft 3 Ripoff
LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth - Dumbed Down RTS until the tail end of the game

NFSU - Fun Street Racing Goodness
NFSU2 - Easier Races with a Free Roaming Mode thats more annoying than Impressive

Command and Conquer (All) - Same Games, a few changes in Units

Sports Titles - Same Series, Same Game with Minor Animation improvements.

Of course people will buy them because we liked the first ones, but is there really enough new content to buy the same game again? Maybe if they started releasing all their games at $20, but thats about all. And Yes, this is my opinion, but it just seems stupid. Every now and then they have their Gem (Black & White ;)) but more than that they just rerelease the same crap.
 

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Erm EA has nothing to due with the C&C games besides generals, and it was a very good game and diferente from all the others. Dunno what u mean by dumbed down RTS btw (too easy?). And some of the new sequals are worth buying n1ghtw0lf (like when u buy UT2003 n 2004). But i agree with everything else (sims and sports titles mainly)
 

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Metalmurphy said:
Erm EA has nothing to due with the C&C games besides generals, and it was a very good game and diferente from all the others. Dunno what u mean by dumbed down RTS btw (too easy?). And some of the new sequals are worth buying n1ghtw0lf (like when u buy UT2003 n 2004). But i agree with everything else (sims and sports titles mainly)
Battle for middle earth was too simple is what i meant. No Strategy, no challenge, you can't even choose where you want to build your buildings, there are about 2 types of units you can have until you get 4 hours into the game. and sorry bout that C&C, thought they had red alert 2 and tiberian sun also. Musta been when westwood was still around.
 

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Sorry but you are very wrong. Battle for middle earth is all about stretegy. Maybe not "rome total war" style but its a very very stretegic game. Online games show that very well. Although i also thing that choosing the place for ur buildings is nice but i guess its something u dont need to loose time now. And yes it has very few units but its still pretty damn fun :D in fact im imo this is one of those "gems" you talked about.


*edit* - ok now that i thought about it campaign has nothing on stretegy, but network games are a totaly diferent thing ;) Consider this game an online RTS with a opcional capaign ^^ couse thats where this game really shows its power. Im sure anyone here that played it online will agree
 

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Metalmurphy said:
Sorry but you are very wrong. Battle for middle earth is all about stretegy. Maybe not "rome total war" style but its a very very stretegic game. Online games show that very well. Although i also thing that choosing the place for ur buildings is nice but i guess its something u dont need to loose time now. And yes it has very few units but its still pretty damn fun :D in fact im imo this is one of those "gems" you talked about.


*edit* - ok now that i thought about it campaign has nothing on stretegy, but network games are a totaly diferent thing ;)
Make 60 horse riders (maybe 5 archers) and you can take out anyone by simply running through them. Haven't had a chance to play on LAN or anything though. But Even Helm's deep wasn't that exciting, because you ahve to build all your units instead of just getting them in the first place (via movie :p)
 

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Sometimes remakes with polished graphics are nice. Like Unreal Tournament and even Need for Speed (though I liked the first better) I'm not worried about price because I always wait till they drop to at least $40.00 before I will buy them. Come one N1ghtw0lf! Wouldn't you love to see Giants with even better graphics and a few added features?! Hell, I would! :p
 
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