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Peter Moore has updated his blog with another post, this one entitled Not Resting on our Laurels.

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"I read the forums, I read your posts on my blog, and we do extensive research and testing to deliver the best sports games on the market each year. We care what you say, we respond as much as we possibly can, and so Iím not surprised that early NASCAR reviews are very positive and that our Madden and NCAA FB community event recently had folks applauding the efforts coming out of Tiburon (more on that to come, BP). Iím not surprised that NBA LIVE, which jumped 15 points in review scores a year ago, has the most ground-breaking feature from our lineup this year and weíll unveil it next month at E3. And Iíll say with supreme confidence that the future couldnít be brighter for two of our most critically acclaimed products from a year ago Ė FIFA and NHL.

Weíre never satisfied. Thereís always more we can do. Itís what we love about our business. I hate to sound like a cheerleader, but the facts are the facts. And I donít expect them to change any time soon. Weíre hitting this season in terms of quality and innovation stronger than we ever have at EA SPORTS. If Iím wrong, youíll see me sporting a new tattoo - maybe a competitorís logo?"

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# 1 HealyMonster @ 06/12/08 01:07 PM
well considering he is basing his argument that they are NO 1. by throwing the madden name out there gets him nowhere in my book. I dont think there are very many people running around talking about how great madden 06,07, or 08 is. I mean seriously, in the past they have had good games, they prob have good games which i have never played but from what I can see they have rested on their laurels, people have recently started calling them out on it, and now he feels the need to write a blog about how they arent. Is there anyone who believes this guy?
 
# 2 Stumbleweed @ 06/12/08 02:32 PM
This incredible new feature for NBA Live better be good... any indication of what he's talking about?
 
# 3 thmst30 @ 06/12/08 04:48 PM
I don't know why, but I really just don't like this guy. He seems to spew so much BS, he did it at MS all the time and continues to do so at EA. Maybe he really can turn EA around for the better, and I hope he can. Just something about him though.
 
# 4 BlackRome @ 06/12/08 06:56 PM
What Laurels. It seems to me EA only gets Madden right once in a systems life cycle.
 
# 5 tabulaRasa @ 06/13/08 03:43 AM
Come on, Wow, LIve jumped 15 points. So what? From turd to polished turd, anyone not buying NBA2k over Live is just a stubborn fanboy....
 
# 6 HMMurdock311 @ 06/13/08 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by tabulaRasa
Come on, Wow, LIve jumped 15 points. So what? From turd to polished turd, anyone not buying NBA2k over Live is just a stubborn fanboy....

Or, could be they prefer the style Live brings. People OFTEN have differing likes and dislikes. To call people stubborn fanboys because they like Live is just wrong.
 
# 7 bkfount @ 06/13/08 03:34 PM
I'm willing to give EA's new attitude a go. They sold games well in the past, and they'll continue to do so. They have the licenses to a number of products, and I'd rather have them even show a little interest in our concerns than none at all.

They sent developers on here for the sole reason of making it look like they do care and listen to more hardcore gamers. Doing so does little to help them sell games to the masses. If EA is just going through the motions, or just another marketing technique to get people talking, then that's a road you can only go down a number of times.
 
# 8 Spectre @ 06/13/08 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bkfount
I'm willing to give EA's new attitude a go. They sold games well in the past, and they'll continue to do so. They have the licenses to a number of products, and I'd rather have them even show a little interest in our concerns than none at all.

They sent developers on here for the sole reason of making it look like they do care and listen to more hardcore gamers. Doing so does little to help them sell games to the masses. If EA is just going through the motions, or just another marketing technique to get people talking, then that's a road you can only go down a number of times.
It's just too bad it took them several years to come to the realization that its helpful to listen to the input of people at forums such as this. The arrogance from EA in the last few years was deplorable.

I hope the 2K developers keep coming here though- the NBA 2K developers have been money for a several years now.
 
# 9 Pared @ 06/16/08 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by bkfount
I'm willing to give EA's new attitude a go. They sold games well in the past, and they'll continue to do so. They have the licenses to a number of products, and I'd rather have them even show a little interest in our concerns than none at all.

They sent developers on here for the sole reason of making it look like they do care and listen to more hardcore gamers. Doing so does little to help them sell games to the masses. If EA is just going through the motions, or just another marketing technique to get people talking, then that's a road you can only go down a number of times.
Agreed. I'm willing to forget about the past as long as they are making an effort now. And it's not a half-***ed effort but a very genuine "we're trying our best to cater to you" effort.

Holding some developers in positions now for the mistakes of their predecessors is absolutely pointless. Don't even bother if that's going to be your attitude.
 
# 10 mgoblue @ 06/17/08 02:25 AM
Skate, Fifa, NHL, Nascar...those are 4 awesome EA Sports games...

Yes, Madden/NCAA have sucked, so has Live, but now I'm more willing to believe they are trying to improve. I like more EA Sports games than I dislike...They'd be resting on their laurels if they just put out mediocre products.
 
# 11 Chibi @ 06/17/08 08:26 AM
Honestly, if NCAA and Madden pan out to the levels people have been talking them up, I would almost begin to trust EA more than 2K. The only thing they've really been able to get right lately has been their always-excellent basketball games (RIP CHoops), a solid NHL game (something EA can also claim), and a football game that was extremely short-sighted in terms of features and based heavily upon 2k5's foundation (not saying that's a bad thing, just that 2k's efforts to do things from scratch have been rather rough of late). Top Spin 3 sounds pretty good, but it's not out yet, so I guess we'll see.

The best-case scenario for a revitalized 2K Sports is probably for Ubisoft or Microsoft to snatch up Take Two and infuse some funding into the mix. I'm not sure if it's budget or bad luck that's led to mixed bags (generously speaking) like Prizefighter and MLB, but something needs to change. EA has at least recognized their failings in football and radically altered some things.
 
# 12 savoie2006 @ 06/17/08 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tabulaRasa
Come on, Wow, LIve jumped 15 points. So what? From turd to polished turd, anyone not buying NBA2k over Live is just a stubborn fanboy....
Haha,well put.
 
# 13 BlyGilmore @ 06/18/08 02:00 PM
next gen NBA Live went from a 59 to a 73. So pretty much from god-awful to still pretty bad. (Wii version got a 52 btw according to meta-critic) - compared to an 81 for NBA 2k8.

Personally I'm giving Peter the benefit of the doubt. I spoke to him about six months ago and he seemed very sincere and realized there were challenges ahead.

We shall see with NCAA and Madden how much of this is reality and how much of it is hype and spin. And I think if Madden doesn't have a decent showing, you are going to see some fall out after all the buzz they've been generating about new features and fixing the game.
 

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