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    Phoronix: Electronic Arts At Ubuntu Summit; Linux Games Coming?

    The news has been quick to spread today that Electronic Arts will be making a brief presentation at the Ubuntu Developer Summit next week...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5NTk

  • #2
    EA does have their "Orion" game service that's basically a competitor to Valve's Steam and Desura too. However, it's unlikely that they will be bringing Orion to Linux, at least initially. This Canonical deal is about bringing their games to Ubuntu and making them available through the Ubuntu Software Center.
    s/Orion/Origin/g

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    • #3
      EA killed off lots of wonderful franchises of the 90's by buying out small but excellent studios.
      It's easy to hate them for "just" that and mostly releasing heartless cash-cow products lacking soul or at least tiny bits of innovation.
      Valve, in turn, still keeps up with their high quality standard and IMHO even manages to improve.
      On the downside, you don't get a new game from them every year. HL3...? :/

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      • #4
        As some of us already predicted (what do we won? :P).
        I'm sure they are only going to bring popcap games, or games with bad sells on win. Hopefully I'm wrong with this one, but I doubt it.

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        • #5
          YES, finally an anuall release of <random sports game>. Just what the linux desktop was missing.

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          • #6
            Actually yes, thats something that we really need, we need games that sell the most, and sport games are among them.

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            • #7
              I hate EA with a passion. They destroy every game concept they come across. They're the Justin Bieber of video games; making money simply because they target the vast majority of humans: the generic type, lacking taste, creative thinking and interest in anything that shows some depth.

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              • #8
                no, not really...

                Originally posted by YaPeL View Post
                Actually yes, thats something that we really need, we need games that sell the most, and sport games are among them.
                There are 2 points of view.
                1) we need it to make Linux more popular.(IMHO it will fail)
                2) People play this stuff.(no, they don't, not Linux fans anyway. Football is stupid anyway, not nerdy enough for PC game)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  I hate EA with a passion. They destroy every game concept they come across. They're the Justin Bieber of video games; making money simply because they target the vast majority of humans: the generic type, lacking taste, creative thinking and interest in anything that shows some depth.
                  That. To put in Michael's terms: They are the AnhauserBusch of videogames.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                    I hate EA with a passion. They destroy every game concept they come across. They're the Justin Bieber of video games; making money simply because they target the vast majority of humans: the generic type, lacking taste, creative thinking and interest in anything that shows some depth.
                    But by EA doing some linux things, would that not encourage other publishers to do the same?

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                    • #11
                      good point

                      Originally posted by boast View Post
                      But by EA doing some linux things, would that not encourage other publishers to do the same?
                      Also, it could be first step to redemption :P

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by boast View Post
                        But by EA doing some linux things, would that not encourage other publishers to do the same?
                        That's no reason not to hate them. Sure, it would help Linux popularity. That would be awesome. But I'd still hate their guts.

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                        • #13
                          Selling of indulgences

                          Ok, here's the deal, EA:

                          - Get back Peter Molyneux.
                          - Grant him freedom in creating a new Dungeon Keeper and/or Magic Carpet.
                          - Multiplatform release including Linux.
                          - Release of legacy game engines (not the assets) under an open licence.

                          ...and all your sins may be forgiven.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by entropy View Post
                            Ok, here's the deal, EA:

                            - Get back Peter Molyneux.
                            - Grant him freedom in creating a new Dungeon Keeper and/or Magic Carpet.
                            - Multiplatform release including Linux.
                            - Release of legacy game engines (not the assets) under an open licence.

                            ...and all your sins may be forgiven.
                            You forgot one: Bring back the Wing Commander series that you completely ruined once you bought out Origin.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                              I hate EA with a passion. They destroy every game concept they come across. They're the Justin Bieber of video games; making money simply because they target the vast majority of humans: the generic type, lacking taste, creative thinking and interest in anything that shows some depth.
                              That's true, but Linux needs games like Sims and NFS to gain more popularity. They suck, but they're popular.

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