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Attention PS3 Owners: EA Is Working To Reclaim Your Trust

In 2007, PlayStation 3 owners weren't too happy with Electronic Arts. In fact, according to what we saw in terms of feedback, many PS3 users were downright furious. EA admitted they were slow to get their heads around to Sony's new architecture, and that resulted in plenty of mediocre PS3 ports. Some may say it culminated with the Madden 08 debacle (love that 30fps in the PS3 version, thanks!), but it went well beyond that.

However, while EA certainly lost a lot of trust on the part of PS3 owners, it seems the publisher has taken significant positive strides in 2008. Sure, they've gone on record by saying they've finally "caught up" with the rest of the development community in terms of PS3 understanding, but we didn't put much stock in that. After all, the report sounded a lot like a typical PR statement. But perhaps surprisingly, EA appears to be backing up that claim with actions: the 20th Madden Anniversary event in New York was entirely PlayStation exclusive, this year's Madden turned out to be equally solid on both the Xbox 360 and PS3, and they have emphasized their desire to provide gamers with successful new IPs. Furthermore, Dead Space is already raking in the high praise, and with their multiplatform next-gen games no longer sucking it up on the PS3 (for the most part), we should probably start to take notice.

We'll be the first to admit we were pretty hard on EA last year, and while we still believe they deserved it, we're man enough to admit when a company takes the appropriate steps to fix the situation. So really, don't swear off EA just yet, PS3 owners. From what we've seen so far, it seems they're on the right track...

10/6/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

LightShow
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 1:20:17 PM
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kai ben. I'll take EA off my DNB(do not buy) list on a probationary basis. JUST because you said so.

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MetalHead09
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 1:31:23 PM
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im glad to hear that ea is taking the tight measures to gain back the trust of the people they may have lost. ive never bin a big ea fan to begin with but i give them props. now if only enix was doing the same thing.......

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MetalHead09
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 1:31:55 PM
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oops meant right measures.

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www
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 1:38:19 PM
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Aha! Am back like a spinal cord,okay EA tryna claim ps3 trust,ha! no worries u already got mine when it comes to Feef,except maybe madden(Madden 08 debacle) which i don't even understand how the game is played.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 1:57:00 PM
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I hope the community is not fickle enough to forgive and forget so easily.
EA will have to work hard to regain my trust.
Hopefully one day EA will be a great name in this industry. But doing now what they should have done long ago doesn't warrant much warmth from me at the moment.

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zerostar39
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 11:11:26 PM

I agree with thepoetrazel. just like any company, it wouldn't be able to survive if it weren't for us, the consumer. When a company neglects its customers, I find it hard to forgive them until they make up for it. I guess we'll see where they go with this. I really do hope they give me a reason to back them up again.

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Qubex
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 12:14:08 AM

They may have to go the freebee route... aka, buy our game and you will get some free downloadable content to sweeten the deal!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO hOMe"

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Cavan
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:00:17 PM
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hmmmm they say that, but didnt they decide to cancel C

Last edited by Cavan on 10/6/2008 2:01:25 PM

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Cavan
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:09:33 PM
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hmmm but didnt EA cancel C

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Cavan
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:26:00 PM
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i duno why but my posts arnt getting anywhere after the and button lol, i was tryna say command and conquer redalert 3 they cancled didnt they, yet theres still an xbox 360 version, so untill they make a comand and conquer game on the PS3 am not interested in EA

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 9:51:52 AM

No, CC:RA3 isn't canceled.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:35:49 PM
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Im real weary of big companies because they often act like it! Yes profits and gains is the name of the game but we are a selective audience that will not be suckered for too long (exept for the 50 cent game followers). So really they're doing themselves a favor avoiding an all-out boycott of orange box-esque disasters (I believe EA handled the porting).

Anyways its nice just to keep up with the Jones' but I believe I speak for everyone when I say "Don't hold PS3 Games Back Either(GTA4)". I wanna see my machine pushed. All the while even Epic says they feel they're approaching the ceiling for the 360 with Gears 2... :'( (hahaha)

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sharpiro
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:46:07 PM
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itz cool, no wrries, ps3 i have alwayz had ur bac, lookin foward tu ur improvement. lookin forward for the 160gb

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vatossan
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:51:24 PM
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i hope that they can use the whole potencial of the ps3 so that it can surpass 360's graphics;it will sonner or later.

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Qubex
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 12:17:27 AM

Comparing basic feature sets - 360 and PS3 are fairly evenly matched, however the potential of CELL and RSX optimised, will ultimately render better results. You will see more evidence of this in the coming months as the AAA titles are released... KZ2 etc, Already GT5, MGS4 show what the console can really do, and I feel it can be pushed more!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO hOMe"

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Jed
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:40:05 PM

I think they could make multi platform games better on the ps3, but they dont, because they dont want to alienate all the 360 owners.

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vatossan
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 2:52:23 PM
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sharpiro
u can buy a 500gb or 1T external hard drive for the ps3 u dumb dumb.

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MetalHead09
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 3:04:03 PM
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ea has always put out quality games for the most part but for awhile the way i understand it and observed they were getting a little slacky. but they are making noticeable improvements. to anyone who still feels betrayed, at least consider what their doing.

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Geobaldi
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 3:26:11 PM
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I used to love some of their games in the past but the last few years, for the most part, a lot of their stuff has been rental only material. Including this years' Madden. Man I really miss the NFL2K series :( Until they get their act together and quit trying to buy up every company and sports license they can, my trust in them will be slow in coming. Though I am awaiting the arrival of Dead Space lol.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 3:30:01 PM
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I appreciate the effort, and if Dead Space is good I might take them off my "On Notice" list. Now how do we get Square Enix to follow suit?

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cr67
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 3:35:37 PM
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Hey, at least EA had the cajones to own up to their past mistakes and take the appropriate measures to correct them. I say kudos to EA!

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tanner1
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 4:14:33 PM
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I think that E.A r upset they fu**ed off the biggest gamin community bein the Playstation brand, what was it the Emporer of Japan said when they attacked Pearl Harbour, "We have awoken a sleepin giant"

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 10/6/2008 5:03:20 PM

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Advent Child
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 5:24:51 PM
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All I can say is right now EA has more of my support than Square-Enix has.

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shaydey77
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 5:28:01 PM
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EA trying to get back into good books...yeah i mena look at the new NFS..taking it back to cop chases like hot pursuit...give us what we want!!

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AceTatsujin
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 7:05:55 PM
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good.

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Alienange
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 7:12:49 PM
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EA's tryin' but I ain't buyin'.

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Daedusian
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 8:29:02 PM
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It's a good start but they need to prove it for me to believe it.

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karneli lll
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 9:29:05 PM
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yeah, n gamestop started selling psn cards!

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FallenClyro
Monday, October 06, 2008 @ 9:37:53 PM
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I'm beginning to love you EA. Lets see, you made skate, the single best skateboarding game EVER! You made Mirror's Edge which looks fantastic at the moment and is completely original. Also Dead Space is looking pretty amazing too.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 12:16:23 AM
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EA has noticed how well Activision does in terms of sells on the ps3.

On the other hand ps3 owners are for the most part not that friendly to EA.

It's all 'bout competition, EA's getting crunched by Activision(and Take Two, somewhat).

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 12:31:23 AM
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i took them off my sh*t list once i played Battlefield: Bad Company, although that was DICE, EA name was on it, and im sure that this Dead Space is gonna be damn great

We all all entitled to our opinions but i really think some of us here will try our best to hate anything EA, no matter how good of a job they do. Same with some of the sure hate Bioshock will get since it hit 360 first

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 6:00:12 AM

thats the reason why i gave dice the credit, as you can see in my original response. People who hate EA often lump everything that has EA's name on it in the same group

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NuCl3aR32
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 3:57:38 AM
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EA needs to do more in order to be on good terms with us. If we say, "Oh they're trying! We love you again!" That just opens the door for them to think they've done enough to get us on thier side. Give more, or you fail.

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @ 9:52:28 AM
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EA is gonna have to work quite hard to regain my trust, but if they do, i will forgive and forget.

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NuCl3aR32
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:58:35 AM
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Give us a exclusive and we'll forgive :D

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DcIronfist
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 10:31:32 AM

That goes against all that is EA

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Xplicit
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:21:41 PM
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but they should :-D

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:44:36 PM
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I'm not a big sports game player, so that doesn't really bother me, I just hope they smarten up and make a good Need For Speed again...I wasn't a big fan of anything since Most Wanted, and could never get into the Underground games...Loved the Hot pursuits though...maybe that's just me...I've seen a lot of people defend Underground a lot...

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BIG_E
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 4:18:46 PM
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EA has no respect for ps3 or its owners.Playstation and its fans made EA THE GIANT that they are.The only way Ill buy another ea title is if its a ps3 total exclusive.Thats why i love insomniac games

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