March 21, 2005 8:30 AM PST

Electronic Arts cuts forecast, shares fall

World's largest video game publisher cuts quarterly earnings outlook on weak performance of older games and shortages of game consoles.

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Not a surprise
1. The way they abuse their employees have come out and I know this has hurt them, at least in a small way.

2. The big reason is that they put out crappy games that are just retreads of older, crappy games.

World of Warcraft has sold 1.5 million units in roughly 4 months, which is great for any title, but unheard of for a online only game. It is also a well polished, fun game. The same can be said of HL2 and Doom3, the other big sellers. The new Knights of the Old Republic is yet another great game for the PC.

EA has nothing in the stable to compete, and on the console front, they simply can't compete with some of the fantastic game makers(if you like console games) from across the pacific.

Computer games are a volotile field and unfortunately some studios go under even though they make stellar games(Looking Glass is but one example), while fortunately other companies go under eventually under the weight of so much crap. EA is one such company. Look for Sony Online Entertainment to follow EA's decline, in the next year or so as all they make is shallow derivative, buggy games like EA.
Posted by Bill Dautrive (1179 comments )
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Huh?
So Battle for Middle Earth and MOH series is crap?

anyway.

What's this about them treating employees bad?
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