Submitted by Thomas on Sat, 2008-01-26 17:06.
Edit 6/10/08 - This links to a satirical article at Destructoid. The journalist wrote it to poke fun at bloggers and press who portray(ed) EA as the root of all evil, as it were. The article was published at a time when EA made the heroic move of standing up to Fox News for slandering its critically acclaimed game, Mass Effect, and in doing so standing up for all games maligned by mainstream media. We had also slid to #2 developer so the portrayal as industry tyrant was now shifted to Activision. So at that time, the article's satire contrasting EA's reputation among detractors with the much more benevolent reality was a lot more obvious. When read today it may look like the journalist is criticizing EA, but in actuality he's doing the opposite. And now for the original post:
Finally someone decided to poke fun at the ridiculous fan/press hatred of EA, which I've found to be one of the nicer game companies. This article from Destructoid had me laughing out loud:
...then again this turnaround happened in the same year that we slid from #1 to #2 third-party game developer. Coincidence?