Alice dev American McGee backtracks on EA marketing slur

#51
Who published Brutal Legend, out of interest? That's the worst case I can think of in terms of misleading customers, athough I'm not sure if that was a simple case of not reading up on the game thus missing the mention of it being an RTS
 
#53
Who published Brutal Legend, out of interest? That's the worst case I can think of in terms of misleading customers, athough I'm not sure if that was a simple case of not reading up on the game thus missing the mention of it being an RTS
EA, but I'm not sure if that was a Partner's game or if EA owns it. I could see EA purposely leaving the RTS stuff out of any marketing and media. RTS games don't sell after all...but neither did BL.
 

JaseC

gave away the keys to the kingdom.
#54
Who published Brutal Legend, out of interest? That's the worst case I can think of in terms of misleading customers, athough I'm not sure if that was a simple case of not reading up on the game thus missing the mention of it being an RTS
EA ultimately assumed publishing duties. The RTS elements were mentioned in an interview or two but not included in any mass-marketing material for the game (namely trailers).
 
#55
Speaking of Madness Returns, I was totally surprised to see in the credits that Spicy Horse is a China-based company.

I only knew of Ubisoft Shanghai prior to that.
 
#56
EA, but I'm not sure if that was a Partner's game or if EA owns it. I could see EA purposely leaving the RTS stuff out of any marketing and media. RTS games don't sell after all...but neither did BL.
EA ultimately assumed publishing duties. The RTS elements were mentioned in an interview or two but not included in any mass-marketing material for the game (namely trailers).
Cheers. Wonder how much of a stink people would have kicked up if it wasn't a Double Fine/Tim Schafer game
 

JaseC

gave away the keys to the kingdom.
#57
EA, but I'm not sure if that was a Partner's game or if EA owns it. I could see EA purposely leaving the RTS stuff out of any marketing and media. RTS games don't sell after all...but neither did BL.
Double Fine ought to have ditched the RTS elements entirely when Vivendi put a gag on the mere mentioning of them. I rather enjoyed Brutal Legend as a third-person action title but the RTS missions were simply awful and more tacked on than something organic to the game.
 
#58
EA, but I'm not sure if that was a Partner's game or if EA owns it. I could see EA purposely leaving the RTS stuff out of any marketing and media. RTS games don't sell after all...but neither did BL.
This is actually exactly what happened:

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#59

Totobeni

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#66
"'Tricked' is the wrong word. I take that back. Apologies to EA and anyone else whose feelings were hurt. Electronic Arts doesn't trick customers into buying things. They carefully apply proven marketing techniques to achieve the desired customer response. If they were bad at this sort of thing they'd have been crushed by their competitors long ago and you'd be playing Madden Football from Activision or Atari or something.
lol ,American McGee is so awesome.


Alice Madness Return was my 2011 GOTY, its sad that EA fucked it up.

and now after this McGee x EA clash I guess we'll never get s sequel, unless McGee buys the IP from EA.
 
#67
Why would McGee even give a shit at this point if EA were offended by his frankly very mild insult about their marketing department? They practically let Madness Returns die on release, I sort of doubt unless he really thinks a third game is likely he has any wish to work with them again.
You read his apology? He doesn't care.
 
#68
Salty. In about 10-15 years McGee is going to find himself in Jeff Minter's position, wondering what he wasted the last 30 years of his life on. Except Jeff Minter has the benefit of being awesome.