Those people are high calibre businessmen doing exactly what high calibre businessmen do in market dominant positions. They make money and squeeze out as much of the opposition as possible. Whether you like it or not, thats the way life, not just EA, works.[/quote:57e3aac96e]
That doesn’t mean we should stop not liking EA, or stop voicing our opinions on them. Just because they are doing what any other corporation does doesn’t mean we should just accept it.
I have no problem with EA making money, or being “mass market”, doesn’t bother me at all really, once there are other smaller(and bigger), talented developers out there. What I don’t like is how they consider their employees to be nothing but a resource to be bled dry and then discarded. Its not like EA have a lack of finances to reward their employees for the hard work they do.
The sooner the employees band together and create a union the better, even if EA don’t allow unions. What are they going to do? Sack all their employees? I don’t think so. If only the grunts would form a union then they would have some degree of power over the fatcats at the top. The only way to get their attention is to lighten their wallets.
EA are the w*nkers of this industry, everyone knows it. But that doesn’t mean we should just ignore it.