Sources: The Consumerist, EA
quote: Also sitting on franchises for years and not doing anything with it like Black and White and Dungeon Keeper that springs to mind.
quote: 1. Forget marketing? marketing sells games. COD proves that
quote: 3. Opening the game up to mod community is great for gaining popularity but doesn't make you money. You put all that money into making the engine, games, characters, etc... and let someone mod it and steal your sales?
quote: ^^^no idea what he's talking about
quote: In my professional experience involving large projects, admittingly not in the software industry, the real culprit behind less than ideal work and slipped deadlines is the constantly changing requirements for those projects.
quote: Perhaps the single defining moment that allowed EA to bring home the gold was its SimCity 5 DRM debacle, which saw thousands of gamers unable to play a game they paid for due to EA's lack of server support for its DRM-scheme.
quote: ...the workers being laid off worked mostly in quality assurance.