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EA Tiburon online software engineer Ben Burbank quit his job today, according to Kotaku, but he did it in style. No, he did not rampage through the offices and point middle fingers at anyone who came into sight. Instead, he created an amazing little interactive journey that describes some of the things he did and people he met while at EA Tiburon.

Burbank worked on the original NFL Head Coach -- a game he makes fun of in the picture above -- and the Madden series over the years, and you can find out more about his time at EA by simply playing through his little interactive journey.

Kudos to Burbank for making all us other job quitters out there look like classless, unimaginative morons.

Source - A Sworcery-Style Farewell to Electronic Arts (Kotaku)

Member Comments
# 1 Bumble14 @ 05/13/11 08:19 PM
I just want to know which guy on from the football dev team mentioned in the video was represented as the Robocop avatar! haha.
 
# 2 Ian_Cummings @ 05/13/11 11:37 PM
Countdown to some db saying "this is probably a good thing it is time for new blood" in 3.......2.......
 
# 3 Ian_Cummings @ 05/13/11 11:38 PM
Oh hey PS someone should take the _EA off the end of my name and make it not pink anymore yeah.
 
# 4 Cusefan @ 05/13/11 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings_EA
Countdown to some db saying "this is probably a good thing it is time for new blood" in 3.......2.......
I cant believe you guys actually listen to half the crap on here or the EA site.
 
# 5 Behindshadows @ 05/14/11 12:00 AM
Wait I've been off of OS for a while...Ian and everyone left?

Is that why Phil Fraizer is in most of the video interviews now?

What is going on? No Ian = Madden no good!
 
# 6 Ian_Cummings @ 05/14/11 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Cusefan
I cant believe you guys actually listen to half the crap on here or the EA site.
Trolls are impossible to ignore. And their stupidity is infuriating.
 
# 7 CM Hooe @ 05/14/11 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings_EA
Trolls are impossible to ignore. And their stupidity is infuriating.
I'm going to quote you on that, because it is so true.
 
# 8 HiTEqMETHOD @ 05/14/11 10:42 AM
That was pretty awesome.
 
# 9 mirrored32 @ 05/15/11 06:24 PM
IMO the best way to say goodbye. Sounded like he had a difficult journey of which he enjoyed some of it and found it unending in slings and arrows from the community and corps. I enjoy Madden and hope his leaving will not leave such a mark as to upend what has come before but to allow for new thoughts and directions that inspire. simply it is a tough job. May he have lots of inspiring journey's ahead! great interactive!
 
# 10 Rules @ 05/15/11 07:30 PM
We just witnessed Madden 12. Forget about the presentation, where is the football or did they take that out?

Best of luck my friend as you left with class.
 
# 11 areobee401 @ 05/18/11 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings
Trolls are impossible to ignore. And their stupidity is infuriating.
So much truth in that statement.
 
# 12 RynoAid @ 05/19/11 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings
Trolls are impossible to ignore. And their stupidity is infuriating.
Trolls are easy to ignore when you believe in what your doing... it's takes thick skin to be a leader in life, no matter what you do.
 
# 13 DaveDQ @ 05/19/11 08:17 PM
That was really well done. For him to do this means his job was very much a part of him. We don't know about the challenges and we don't have to. It's a great tribute to his co-workers and the connectivity they have.

Great job.


I will say his ascension into the skies above was very un-sim.
 
# 14 bukktown @ 05/19/11 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings
Trolls are impossible to ignore. And their stupidity is infuriating.
Trolling is somebody desperately needing attention. No need to oblige. They are not 'impossible to ignore'.

/sermon
 
# 15 bukktown @ 05/19/11 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ScriptOhio
I said it once and I will say it again... 90% of the feedback companies get is negative... People will always take time to complain but rarely take time to commend.
And only like 6% of customers will actually give unsolicited feedback.
 
# 16 Smoke6 @ 05/22/11 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by RynoAid
Trolls are easy to ignore when you believe in what your doing... it's takes thick skin to be a leader in life, no matter what you do.

QFT, cant see how anyone can get upset or irritated at random people over the internet. If things weren't so hush hush onto the ins and outs of developing a game at EA/Tiburon, then maybe the trolls would have much more appreciation and a better understanding. Until then, it is what it is, you just gotta see thing from both sides of the playing field at times to know what to listen and who to listen to.
 
# 17 spit_bubble @ 05/22/11 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings
Countdown to some db saying "this is probably a good thing it is time for new blood" in 3.......2.......
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings
Oh hey PS someone should take the _EA off the end of my name and make it not pink anymore yeah.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian_Cummings
Trolls are impossible to ignore. And their stupidity is infuriating.


The gloves come off! (well, sorta ) I love it.

Don't know how you managed to keep your cool for so long. I woulda lost it if I was in your place... And probably my job too.
 
# 18 cyclone2426 @ 05/23/11 01:29 PM
I'm not gonna lie, it is a tad weird to see Ian being straight up on here, I'm so used to him being "tame" due to his position at the time lol. I'm glad he stuck around here though.
 
# 19 Methlab @ 05/23/11 01:55 PM
Ian is a gamer...I respect that he still has fire for video games after basically living them 24/7 for years...many would get burnt out. I am sure he will land somewhere else soon.
 
# 20 wildcardcharlie @ 05/24/11 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by spit_bubble


The gloves come off! (well, sorta ) I love it.

Don't know how you managed to keep your cool for so long. I woulda lost it if I was in your place... And probably my job too.
Sure I'll get flamed for this, but I love all the OS people acting as if Ian Cummings was some sort of victim. They rested on their laurels and the exclusive rights and brought NOTHING to the table except old features previously taken out, and then they act like they don't know why everyone rips them. Good riddance to the previous administration, though I kind of doubt the new people will be any better. At least they're actually addressing franchise for a change.
 

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