EA Manager Calls Black Ops Brand "Tired"

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Wait, what? When exactly did Activision cuss back at EA?
From what I've seen and heard, Activision was incredibly mature and EA was a spoiled child who thinks his toy is better than the other kids' toys.

Sneezeguard:
Ummm EA.....
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This.

That is all.

Actually no. You may call CoD a tired Brand but what does that make you? A tired copy?

I don't actually like CoD, but this is rich comming from EA.

Don't forget Madden! A game where all you do is point, click, and throw a pixlated football around, definitely gets old in my eyes after the first 3

Sneezeguard:
Ummm EA.....
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This.

That is all.

Actually no. You may call CoD a tired Brand but what does that make you? A tired copy?

I don't actually like CoD, but this is rich comming from EA.

This. Pot calling the kettle black much EA?

You know what EA do yourselves a favor and shut up for a bit. Your stock value isn't great and most of the gaming public hates you for a myriad of reasons. Maybe its time to start trying to rebuild some bridges instead constantly flinging shit all the time.

The only correct response to this is to walk away and ignore the both.

Seriously both companies thrive on controversy and by bleating about it, you're only feeding the publicity machine

So on the massive turd clogging the bowels of gaming, a peanut is calling a piece of corn shitty. Nice

Necromancer Jim:
Oh gods, not this shit again.

Word for word this was my immediate reaction.

EA does this all the damn time - it's like it's policy or something. Will they ever realise that every time they take a swipe at a rival game they're indirectly taking a swipe at the players of that game as well? Players who are potential buyers of EA's games.

The amount of time EA/Bioware spent trash talking other MMOs in the run up to the launch of SWTOR is a major reason why there is so much dislike in the MMO community for SWTOR.

They really need to start focusing on telling us why their games are good, not why they think other games are bad.

Coporate girly slap fight? Coun't me in. Hopefully they will kill eachother.

Xanadu84:
...Am I the only one who read this as a pretty mild observation that Treyarch and Infinity Ward take alternate years to release a game? I mean, Black Ops did take a year off. The year MW3 came out instead of a new Blops.

No. My thoughts exactly. There was no Black Ops last year.

But then again, expecting intelligent comments coming out of EA is rather ridiculous on our part. As for tired franchises, we are on the 24th Madden game. Snooooooore.

Lumber Barber:
Wait, what? When exactly did Activision cuss back at EA?
From what I've seen and heard, Activision was incredibly mature and EA was a spoiled child who thinks his toy is better than the other kids' toys.

Yeah... Last time I remember Activision was quite mature with Bobby Kotick not speaking. Their new speaker was quite mature but then EA just keep throwing shit.

I feel like Activision, for all the crap it does, at least doesn't try to hide it. EA is the villian who thinks they're good, when really they're making themselves out to be more bad then before.

Well at least this makes the 8-month endurance race that happens before and after a CoD release somewhat entertaining.

To the galleons!

(And I'd have thought Activision employing a convicted war criminal to promote the game would have been a more note-worthy cause for a bitch slap.)

:P I think Activision, EA, Ubisoft, Gearbox, and Valve should each send 4 or 5 of their executives into a back alley to have an Anchorman style brawl to determine who is the best newscast errr, developer once and for all!

"Brick...where'd you get a grenade?"
"I don't know."

EA if you are going to throw shit at another brand you could at least do it well and pick decent reasons.

Captcha: ill wind

If only this were a school yard brawl. 'Cause that'd be mad.
Each year, after the mud-slinging reaches critical mass, just before release, someone throws an honest to god gauntlet and they get into it.

A big circle of suits forms up, two exec's (preferably marketing) just pound on each other till whatever this metaphor's equivalent of a teacher eventually arrives to break it up and secretly decides a winner.

So, how long until Activision calls the same thing out with Madden?

I give it a month. ... And that's being generous.

Pot calls Kettle Black, news at eleven followed by a special episode of Jersey shore.

Soooooo the (sub)franchise is tired after one game? Oh EA, your logic never ceases to amaze me.

I will agree CoD could freshen itself up a bit, but Black Ops? That's a fairly desperate shot.

Bring on Battlefield 4!

All these "modern warfare" based fps games suck. MW and the Black Ops games. Just find the guns, characters, settings and stories boring and uninteresting. Prefer their WW2 games, so much better. Make a WW2 game damn it.

How is the Black Ops brand tired? This is the second Black Ops game while WW2 has been done to death and Modern Warfare has 3 games.

I'm not angry, I just find it funny that someone in EA would call it "stale" already.
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Oh, wait. It's EA, that's normal.

xPixelatedx:
So on the massive turd clogging the bowels of gaming, a peanut is calling a piece of corn shitty. Nice

Oh man. That is B-E-A-UTIFUL. XD

EA makes me LOOOOL. They never fail. "Tired"? Really?
It's already been addresed many times, but ummmm... Sports games are a joke. Battlefeild doesn't really change. In fact, Medal of Honor's multiplay was basically Battlefeild as well.

Lol. Shut the fuck up EA.

I think I'll grab toasted pita triangles. Slightly more healthy than popcorn. Then I'll waste that one effort by drinking an effin' pool of Diet Pepsi.

Oh, the ridiculously fun antics of Big Business. How I yearn for the distant future where both the CoD and Battlefield franchises will have withered away into so much dust... Not that it has any chance of happening, my guess is EA is going to keep milking The Sims and its sports licenses until sports themselves are nothing but a distant memory.

Year 2XXX: EA Releases Wheelchair Racing 15, is nothing more than a roster update for Wheelchair Racing 14.

Six months later: Activision Releases Call of Duty: Postman Edition's much-vaunted Bitter Canadian Weather DLC. Players now get to slog through brown muck or trudge through cold-ass rain in the white-knuckled race to deliver eviction notices and bank account statements to idiots who haven't subscribed to online notifications.

Necromancer Jim:
Oh gods, not this shit again.

Someone needs to grab these two, bash their heads together and then force them to sit down for a nice tea party.

Agreed.
And while at it, force the entire company to produce an original new game and release it without crippling DRM.

Is this....People defending Activision? Or atleast calling out EA on some serious hypocritical bullshit? Well I never!

OT:
Really EA? Calling Black Ops repetitive? Sure enough the Call of Duty franchise is no stranger to doing the same shit over and over again but need I remind you of a little gremlin you keep in a cage surviving solely on fish-heads and a puddle of rain water that you call EA Sports?

You know, I'm not a fan of Call of Duty but to give credit where it's due; atleast that franchise makes a lot more significant changes to it's fucking box art then you do!

cryogeist:
I dont think EA can say much about CoD considering battlefield is the same thing every time as well.

With the exception that Battlefield isn't tired, given that it doesn't release every year.

I like how EA (lol hypocrites) are calling out black ops as the tired one not modern warfare, there has only been one black ops game but 3 MW ones.

Grey Carter:
What these people fail to understand is that schoolyard brawls are awesome.

Awesome for forum trolls and all-round lulz. Absolute poison in the eyes for anyone wanting to have a decent discussion on the subject. :P

What a hypocrite. Activision isn't even all that bad anymore. They found their gold mine and they're sticking to it without ruining everything they touch. EA on the other hand isn't happy until they ruin everything in a 1000 mile radius.

Well that is certainly the pot calling the kettle black. Even if the kettle actually is black.

Grey Carter:
What these people fail to understand is that schoolyard brawls are awesome.

No, they're not. They're stupid, ego-driven, piles of tripe that distinctly intertwine with the culture of bullying. And as long as people think that they're "awesome," they'll never go away.

Just my opinion, just like your opinion that they're awesome. I hope that we can agree to disagree rather than starting a flame war.

If I were Activision I'd just respond by showing a chart of all of EA and Activision's sales figures for each rival game of the last ten or so years. Then laugh, lots, from atop a tower of money.

Meanwhile, Black Ops 2 sells more copies than Battlefield 3 on the day they open up for preorders.

RaNDM G:
All I'm hoping for is that Black Ops II changes up the genre. Modern Warfare was stale by the time 3 came out, and almost every developer has copied the model since then. At least Treyarch is trying to do something new with the franchise.

What's EA got coming out this year? Another Madden, another NCAA, another NBA, and another Medal of Honor. Whoop-de-freakin'-doo.

You forgot Mass Effect 2013. Not a prequel.

Also, there are now a grand total of what, 2 Black Ops games and you are calling the brand "tired"? Didn't know that happened so quickly.

You know there was a poll not too long ago concerning the 'Call of Duty' franchise dying out, and I kind of laughed it off as something that wouldn't happen in one million years, then I watched the trailer of Black Ops 2.

It seems as though this time around, even the idiots won't buy this just because of how much it has deviated.

Lumber Barber:
Wait, what? When exactly did Activision cuss back at EA?
From what I've seen and heard, Activision was incredibly mature and EA was a spoiled child who thinks his toy is better than the other kids' toys.

This. The brawl last year between MW3 and BF3 was actually a pretty one sided mud-slinging match started by EA. I think Activision may have made one or two responses, but pretty much all the bile that I remember came directly from EA.

Also, I find it hilarious that EA utterly failed to dethrone Call Of Duty with their biggest property, Battlefield 3, and are now expecting Medal of friggin Honour to offer some sort of competition instead. Especially as this year's Medal Of Honour looks like the definition of generic shooter, while Black Ops 2 looks like it may actually be mixing things up a bit and trying new ideas.

I may be wrong, but if Activision didn't utterly stomp on EA last year, I reckon they will this year.

NiPah:
I just pictured an Activision exec smiling and going "You mad bro?".

Being old doesn't matter to Activision, not making a profit matters to Activision, same goes for EA but I guess this manager didn't get the memo.

Lol I just looked at your profile pic and didn't have to read your post.

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