Electronic Arts has been one of the top three companies found at the forefront of everything that’s wrong in the gaming industry for years now. Normally many companies would take this as a hint and start thinking of new strategies to better their company, but not EA.
EA’s latest Star Wars game Battlefront was recently released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. According to some reviews and high profile celebrities, Star Wars Battlefront is the best Star Wars game they have ever played. This has been taking the notice of many skeptics of the game by surprise, as it was mostly expected by the community to have the kill/death ratio of a common Storm Trooper. The game’s launch was met by plenty of high-praise, but it seems that the news of Star Wars: Battlefront’s return was too good to be true. Recently, the community has learned that EA has been paying off famous people to say good things about their product, but not everyone was willing to take their dirty money and keep their mouths shut about how bad Star Wars: Battlefront really is.
“They wanted to pay me to post that I like this piece of shit game.. They can shove it up their ass this game sucks I’d rather watch the god awful prequels then play this piece of shit one more second that’s for ruining Star Wars EA :)”, said Breaking Benjamin, band member Benjamin Burnley, whom had quickly took to posting an image of a fragmented Xbox One version of EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront disc. It seems that the company will go to no lengths or bounds in order to spread a deceitful and immoral message to consumers, in a ploy to trick them into spending their hard earned and honest money.
The news that EA had been paying off famous people to spread word on various social media sites doesn’t really come with much surprise. At this point it is almost to be expected as if one was to venture through the internet, they would discover that Star Wars Battlefront has been obtaining low review scores of mostly fives out of tens around countless sites. The game had generally received more hype than it ever deserved due to the expertly crafted first two games that were created by the long passed away publishing studio, LucasArts. If not for the original games, many gamers would probably not have been blinded by nostalgia when the revival of Star Wars Battlefront was first announced during E3 2013.
We could spend all day criticizing EA for questionable marketing, paying off celebrities, forced multiplayer for broader appeal in their games, re-making IPs for the purpose of cashing-in, buying out studios and creating mass layoffs, early server shutdowns and bad online passes, but instead please refer to the above picture of Emperor Palpatine.