Also, it could be first step to redemption :P
Originally Posted by boast
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.
Originally Posted by boast
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.
You forgot one: Bring back the Wing Commander series that you completely ruined once you bought out Origin.
Originally Posted by entropy
That's true, but Linux needs games like Sims and NFS to gain more popularity. They suck, but they're popular.
Originally Posted by RealNC
This may well be the best contribution to Linux from Ubuntu, ever (if they don't make this a Ubuntu only solution...).
Originally Posted by phoronix
Still, i am very very happy to hear this!
Just to point out: a short (15 minute apparently) presentation by EA doesn't actually mean anything much at this point in time. They could very well just stand up and say "Linux needs games" and sit down again. They could very well try to push something like wine to take the cheat's way out. Basically there's no information on what the talk will be about, so everything is pure conjecture at this point. Unless I missed something that pointed out explicitly that EA are porting and/or making native Linux games (and if you're going to try point that out, cut through the hype and point to something substantial please).
You forgot CnC series as well, Westwood was killed by them.
Originally Posted by locovaca
They also got sued for making people work 18hours/day, so they totally burnout.
I know this type of companies, they only are interested in money.
Random call: "Hello, can I buy these collection toys from you?"
(Gets a toy suddenly out of nowhere, probably $0.50 China): "Yes, we are selling toys now! Only 49,99$! "
Last edited by crazycheese; 05-03-2012 at 12:16 PM.
I think it's reasonable to assume that if EA and Canonical have inked a deal, it involves EA making games available for Ubuntu. EA is a games publisher, Canonical is an OS vendor. Now it is possible that EA has decided to go into the fast food and catering market and intends to supply Mark Shuttleworth's bunch with baloney sandwiches for lunch for the next year, but that's rather far-fetched.
Originally Posted by mirv
The only conclusion that makes sense is that EA is bringing games to Ubuntu.
Linux is not Ubuntu ONLY
If they are going to support Ubuntu only, this is going to be a big fail.