Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EA Play: Just The Usual Hypetrain?

Hello, and welcome back to BaicunnPress. I hope you're all having a fantastic E3 week. I'm working as fast as I can to keep pushing out E3 content. In case you didn't know or don't remember from my previous post, EA decided to pull their booth from E3 this year. Instead, EA held their own event from June 12th to the 14th, just outside of the LA Event Center (Home To E3), and an event in London.

As you may be aware, and as I have explained before (Here and Here) on this blog. I believe that EA is the pinnacle of everything that is wrong with AAA publishers, and their business model. Their games are usually highly polished derivative piles of gaming excrement. EA has made a reputation for itself, for selling half the game at the whole price, and then extorting microtransactions out of the player after pre-orders have been made. And let's not even get started on day 1 DLC. Due to EA's history, and the back handy bullshit manner in which they have treated their fans, I will not be focussing on any specific title presented. However, in the interest of fairness, and regardless of all of their failures and faults. I believe that EA can redeem itself. EA executives had made reference to EA Play as their hopeful opportunity for redemption. So for now, I'll give them site space to peddle their wares and goods. But let's not forget that the hypetrain is strong with the zealotous marking wing at EA, and damn can they make pretty game trailers. Just a PSA, don't drink the Kool Aid kids. Watch the videos below, and let me know what you think.

Below is the press conference at EA Play. Skip to 40:16 to watch the start of the conference:

EA's look ahead trailer for Star Wars:

So what do you think? Is EA going for gold and shooting for redemption? Or is this all just the same old tired ass attempt to get us to buy more games? Let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by. I'll be pushing more content up. Be sure to follow BaicunnPress on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. As always, I'll see you guys later. 

-Chali Baicunn