> It makes sense for EA to try for exclusivity. The NFL apparently is okay with
> this, since they accepted the money. They didn't have to. If they were concerned
> about videogames, they wouldn't have granted exclusive rights.
True, they approached the NBA with the same kind of deal, but they refused.
> If you're going to blame someone, blame the NFL. It simply makes good business
> sense for EA to buy the rights. That may suck, but they obviously have a decent
> product otherwise they wouldn't have the dough to do it.
I disagree there, i don't believe their products are good enough, they have the revenue because they've been taking over all the other smaller companies that had hits and milking them dry. That and choking the average Joe demographic with more ads than any other company can afford to have. They waste more money advertising the fuck out of everything than investing in their production staff.
Another reason they get so much money is because people are dumb enough to shell out cash to them every goddamn year in the annual sports titles, that haven't changed in a fucking decade, aside from "updating" the rosters, which become obsolete within a couple of months.
Kinda easy to make money when you churn out the same fucking crap year after year, at a minimum cost and maximum price.
Gives us a kiss precious.