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Old 04-11-2013, 07:55 PM   #81
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If that's all you're getting out of this. Then you are just completely missing the boat.
Nah, I understand, but the boat looks pretty leaky so I'll pass.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #82
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If she's the only girl on the planet you might.
This metaphor fails because Madden isn't the only video game that exists. Wikipedia lists 962 boxed releases for the XBOX 360 and 584 games released on XBOX Live Arcade.

With respect to the exclusivity agreement, any other company in EA's position in 2005 would have done the exact same thing.
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This metaphor fails because Madden isn't the only video game that exists. Wikipedia lists 962 boxed releases for the XBOX 360 and 584 games released on XBOX Live Arcade.

With respect to the exclusivity agreement, any other company in EA's position in 2005 would have done the exact same thing.
It's the only NFL video game. The metaphor stands.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #84
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It's the only NFL video game. The metaphor stands.
A rather obstinate stance to take. Don't EA's video games - whether the genre be sports, shooters, RPGs, MMOs, simulations, etc. - necessarily compete with any other video game released by any other publisher for market share and sales?

If the answer to that question is "yes" (spoiler: the answer to that question is in-fact "yes"), then one can't begin to say that a consumer has no other options with regard to whether to purchase Madden. There are other video games one may buy, no one is forcing anyone to buy Madden, and the unfortunate fact that there's only one video game which may use NFL likenesses doesn't change any of the above.

Does the football exclusivity situation suck for the consumer? Sure. I enjoyed NFL 2K as much as anyone else, buggy career modes notwithstanding. However, EA isn't engaging in monopolistic behavior by participating in an exclusive arrangement for use of NFL properties any more than Activision is engaging in monopolistic behavior by participating in an exclusive arrangement for the use of the likeness of James Bond and anything related to the 007 franchise in video games.

To call EA the worst company in America solely on the basis of the NFL exclusivity arrangement and a video game one doesn't like is short-sighted at best.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #85
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That's the dumbest argument I've heard about used games. When people sell their used cars you don't see car manufactures coming out and saying hey we don't get no profit out of it. That's just BS wanna get paid twice for the same product
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Based on some of the other forums here, I'm surprised BB and Walmart didn't win the award.

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Fans are getting tired of EA love affair with arcadey and Casual fans priority games. Why do you think NBA Live keep failing to come out. They want to force an arcade game on fans and the fans refuse to accept what they are planning. EA doesn't listen to their fans, everything is predetermined.
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Fans are getting tired of EA love affair with arcadey and Casual fans priority games. Why do you think NBA Live keep failing to come out. They want to force an arcade game on fans and the fans refuse to accept what they are planning. EA doesn't listen to their fans, everything is predetermined.
Madden sales numbers are still over 5 million. Not really tired, it's dropped a couple million.

Sports games aren't the moneymakers for game companies.
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