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  1. In Topic: What Are You Listening To Now?

    01 December 2017 - 02:43 AM

  2. In Topic: MicroTransactions and Loot Boxes

    19 November 2017 - 09:05 PM

    Disney Unhappy With How Long EA Took Action Against Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions, Exclusivity Deal Threatened

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    According to a source that wishes to remain anonymous, Disney talked with top-level EA executives over the growing backlash (something that was corroborated by The Wall Street Journal who reported that Consumer Products and Interactive Media boss Jimmy Pitaro sent a message to EA about their concerns) regarding Star Wars Battlefront II’s bad press when it comes to loot crates, and how some see it as “gambling.”

    Based on the info we received, it states that both parties agreed that the Battlefront II microtransactions model needs to be revamped to stave off further backlash. Also, it mentions how Disney was “unhappy” with how long EA took effective action regarding the situation since it has evolved enough that the backlash could potentially harm the Star Wars IP given The Last Jedi is hitting theaters soon.

    Possibly the biggest thing though, is how Disney apparently gave a less-than-direct threat that EA could lose the Star Wars publishing exclusivity rights if things didn’t improve. The House of Mouse had concerns about the exclusivity deal with EA due to the press backlash, investigations regarding gambling, and the bad press involved.


    That said, I find it quite interesting that Mouse properties are getting fucked so bad lately. First it was Star Wars, then it was Marvel. I hope this will teach them a valuable lesson, though that seems quite unlikely considering how they treat their own properties in-house.
  3. In Topic: MicroTransactions and Loot Boxes

    17 November 2017 - 01:46 AM

    I still find it funny that the West decided to bitch about terrible practices just now when EA became incredibly blatant about their actual intentions, so blatant it was just insulting. And imagine what could happen if people raised their concerns and did proper boycotts one decay ago. That said, I expect people to allow microtransactions to slide after its come back which EA already promised.
  4. In Topic: MicroTransactions and Loot Boxes

    15 November 2017 - 01:51 PM

    I'm surprised that it didn't come out of Disney. I wonder if this terrible PR made them pissed. On their place I would regret giving them exclusive license even more.
  5. In Topic: MicroTransactions and Loot Boxes

    14 November 2017 - 11:10 AM

    So… this became even more amusing:
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