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Star Wars: The Old Republic Forum » General Discussion » EA lays off 1000 - link inside

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  Jason2444

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4/18/12 11:47:46 PM#61
Originally posted by Zekiah

Hmm, good thing I held off on buying EA stock then. 

You were considering it in the first place?

 

You got balls.

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  Coltaine00

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4/19/12 12:44:30 AM#62
It is a double edge sword. First, to the guy who had his sister layed off from Tims, might need to consult a lawyer, since that is a violation of Canadian TFW program on the surface (without having additional information).

Part of the reason we enjoy cheaper consumer goods is because there is outsourcing and cheap overseas labour. Do you shop at Walmart? Walmart is one of the largest importers of Chinese goods in the world. That is the reason you're able to buy that 10$ toaster and the american company that makes them went out of business 10 years ago. A business like Walmart has so much purchasing power it can set their pricepoint to suppliers (generally that has worked in reverse, following the standard rules of competition). However, when Walmart dictates to suppliers how much it will pay, the suppliers change their habits (outsourcing) to meet demands. And you don't say no to Walmart. Just look at what happened to rubbermaid, which was then acquired by Walmart.

Now that was completely off topic.

While I do think EA is a terrible company, outsourcing isn't exactly totally evil on their behalf. Part of the way capitalism works and how we can afford the materialistic lifestyle we do is off the backs of the poor around the world. Someone is always exploited for the benefit of others.

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  Zekiah

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4/19/12 12:50:56 AM#63
Originally posted by Jason2444
Originally posted by Zekiah

Hmm, good thing I held off on buying EA stock then. 

You were considering it in the first place?

 

You got balls.

Lol, that's actually related to another thread that claimed the game wasn't dying so I asked if I should buy EA stock now.

If I did anything with EA stock, you can be assured it would be to short it. 

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  Paragus1

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4/19/12 9:03:52 AM#64

The sad part about this is that the people who end up losing their jobs probably won't be the same people higher up who made the moronic design decisions that are responsible for the poor performance.

  Zaltark

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4/19/12 9:12:24 AM#65

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/16/ea-denies-report-of-incoming-mass-layoffs/


HMMM INTERESTING. EA/Bioware just like lying to the masses dont they?

Originally comes from:

http://startupgrind.com/2012/04/exclusive-electronic-arts-set-to-lay-off-500-employees/

Derp. My bad. This link goes to startupgrind. Not evidence that its happened yet.

  Bardus

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4/19/12 9:57:15 AM#66
Originally posted by Zaltark

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/16/ea-denies-report-of-incoming-mass-layoffs/


HMMM INTERESTING. EA/Bioware just like lying to the masses dont they?

Originally comes from:

http://startupgrind.com/2012/04/exclusive-electronic-arts-set-to-lay-off-500-employees/

Derp. My bad. This link goes to startupgrind. Not evidence that its happened yet.


"The publisher told MCV there are no layoffs "as such ." The company rep said, "At any given time there are new people coming in and others leaving. EA is growing and hiring and building teams to support the growing demand for digital games and services."

What does "as such" mean? A layoff is a layoff so either they are or they aren't, don't incluce some "as such" if they don't want us to think it's only some laim PR.

New people coming and others leaving can also mean out with the American jobs and in with the Chinese.

Come on EA , if you don't have anything to fear, why all all the smoke and mirrors?

EA sounds like I did as a teenager when I got busted with beer and playboys in my room.

  Nadia

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4/19/12 10:43:26 AM#67

all news cite startupgrind as source

http://startupgrind.com/2012/04/exclusive-electronic-arts-set-to-lay-off-500-employees/

UPDATE #1: EA has released a statement in regards to this post.

UPDATE #2: EA has released another statement with Joystiq.

UPDATE #3: Interesting takes from Benzinga and AllThingsD.

 

  ktanner3

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4/19/12 1:26:37 PM#68

So as usual, much ado about nothing.

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  ktanner3

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4/19/12 1:28:24 PM#69
Originally posted by Bardus

EA sounds like I did as a teenager when I got busted with beer and playboys in my room.

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  Ice-Queen

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4/19/12 1:30:58 PM#70

I feel bad for those losing their jobs.

What happens when you log off your characters????.....
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  doho7744

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4/19/12 1:32:30 PM#71
Originally posted by itgrowls

typical corporatism today, just like others on this thread i await the hardcore to explain this away as something other then TOR.

Hate that the suits can just do whatever they want and the rest of the universe can burn while they sit in their yachts and drink champagne. Typical, it's like what happened with the banks in 2008.

Actually the whole industry took a beating Q1 2012, not just EA so its not difficult not to blame this on TOR since all the other publishers don't have anything to do with it yet they lost money to.  Still "haters gonna hate" right?

  User Deleted
4/19/12 1:32:58 PM#72
Originally posted by Tayah

I feel bad for those losing their jobs.

yup, its sad that people had to lose their jobs due to the icompetence of the EA/Bioware SWTOR leadership. I hope that those that lost their jobs were directly responsible for SWTOR failures and those who were just following orders were spared.

  Distopia

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4/19/12 1:36:23 PM#73
Originally posted by Paragus1

The sad part about this is that the people who end up losing their jobs probably won't be the same people higher up who made the moronic design decisions that are responsible for the poor performance.

Yep exactly, which is why I don't think people who dislike EA should chalk this up as a victory, those responsible will still be coming to work, and making as much as 10 of those fired.

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  Bardus

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4/19/12 3:34:32 PM#74
Originally posted by doho7744
Originally posted by itgrowls

typical corporatism today, just like others on this thread i await the hardcore to explain this away as something other then TOR.

Hate that the suits can just do whatever they want and the rest of the universe can burn while they sit in their yachts and drink champagne. Typical, it's like what happened with the banks in 2008.

Actually the whole industry took a beating Q1 2012, not just EA so its not difficult not to blame this on TOR since all the other publishers don't have anything to do with it yet they lost money to.  Still "haters gonna hate" right?

TOR isn't the only reason but it's a $200+million part of the reason. Do a little research on why EA won 'worst company in America" and get back with us. That's worst company, all catagories, all companies, nation wide. It didn't get that vote from IGN, MMORPG, or any gaming related anything. That vote came from Consumer Reports so it goes a bit deeper than a down trend in this industry.

  LydarSynn

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4/23/12 6:49:46 PM#75

It looks to me like EA is toast. Their stock is plummeting on heavy volume. I think EA may well be heading fro bankruptcy at some point.

  Jason2444

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4/23/12 6:59:37 PM#76
Originally posted by LydarSynn

It looks to me like EA is toast. Their stock is plummeting on heavy volume. I think EA may well be heading fro bankruptcy at some point.

Don't count on it.

 

All those have to do is release FIFA 46: Extreme Limited Collectors Edition and their stock will bounce right back up

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  Souldrainer

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4/24/12 2:45:25 AM#77
Originally posted by Mephster

They should have stuck with sports games. Ever since they got their hands on mmos it has been a down hill process for them as well as a black eye for the mmo industry. Yeah they will hire over in Asia because it is cheaper labor over their with no benefits not to mention there is no economy in the US anymore. You are either rich or poor here, there is no inbetween anymore.

 

First of all, EA sports have always been the worst sports games out. Second of all, EA is denying layoffs.. check G4. Third of all, let's say the layoffs did happen.... it's an EA topic, not related to SWTOR, at all. Wrong forum.

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