EA Strikes Back With New Blog

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Posted October 30th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

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Earlier this week controversy arose when a 2K Sports representative criticized the way the NBA Live 10 patch was being received. Rather than respond directly to that statement it seems that EA Sports has taken another approach. With the use of their blog they are now attempting to spread the perception that NBA 2K10 has fallen off this year due consumer reaction to the problems with the game. You can check out the posting that went up earlier today here.

This is the first time where competitors have gone at each other in such a public manner. It started on Twitter, elevated with the 2K statement a few days ago, and now is being used in the marketing. Some will surely like this, believing it will bring out the best in both development teams as they try to outdo each other next year because of the rivalry. There is probably something to that. However it doesn’t make either side look good right now. With basketball being the only sport that really has direct competition it has boiled up into what we’ve seen in the last month.

Despite the advances Live has made it has issues of its own too. The latest patch has brought about a problem where the points from goaltending are not being displayed on the scoreboard for instance. EA would be better off touting some of the areas the game excels in such as the atmosphere rather than pointing out the faults of the competition which are evident without being highlighted in a blog. Personally I would just rather have each side concentrating on their own product.

Update: Kotaku has a take on the EA vs 2K war which you can check out here.

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  • http://www.berryreporter.com/ Justin

    Don't agree, Ive been on 2K since way back and this is the first year I haven't bought it. Live has continued to improve while 2k is going the other way.

    • X2KFootballG0dX

      “I’ve purchased 2K since the beginning and was in love with the game but I was never any good, so when EA launched the marketing HYPE MACHINE for NBA Live I was easily lead to the conveyor belt leading to the abertois of MEDIOCRITY, You know I love corporate giants bent on destroying quality sports gaming for years to come “–Fixed your post.

      • TreyIM2

        Here you go again trying to steer someone else's opinion that doesn't agree with your love of 2K. I guess he's a fellow "gullible sheep" just like me, then? You are the biggest loser, dude. Respect the man's opinion and to be honest, he has a point. This is apart of the reason I didn't go with 2K, this year. I didn't see real improvement to the game. Now, if there were no Live worth buying this year, imo, I may have bought 2K10 this year but truth be told, 2K is getting really tired where as Live 10 did something to set itself apart that was worth my dollars this go round. Don't hate and try to turn people into thinking like you.

        • X2KFootballG0dX

          2K no improvements????????????? Are you kidding me???

          Just admit it…you bought in to the hype. You jumped on that conveyor belt.

          NBA Live is trash….Robotic movement, Mike Wang Hype, Invisible men, Aliens, funny animations, kiddie control, 3 Pt turtle shoot lol it’s geared for the kiddies.

          EA is a trash company bent on destroying quality sports gaming for years to come….And you support it.

          You are shallow..my friend.

          • TreyIM2

            You, my friend, are an idiot, especially when 2K10 is chock full of bugs, glitches and such. Again, stop trying to talk people into being an idiot just like you.

          • blondeviking64

            WoW. So I am amazed at your stunning arguments full of fact and the like. For example hype, conveyor belt, bent on destroying quality sports. you sir sound like a programmed machine to me. Did you make up those comments yourself? Sounds like a tag line and not a personal thought. Stop the trash and at least try to bring some reason with your opinion. ( i cant call it an argument becuase in order for it to be an argument it has to have a basis in fact)

  • http://www.berryreporter.com Justin

    Don't agree, Ive been on 2K since way back and this is the first year I haven't bought it. Live has continued to improve while 2k is going the other way.

    • X2KFootballG0dX

      “I’ve purchased 2K since the beginning and was in love with the game but I was never any good, so when EA launched the marketing HYPE MACHINE for NBA Live I was easily lead to the conveyor belt leading to the abertois of MEDIOCRITY, You know I love corporate giants bent on destroying quality sports gaming for years to come “–Fixed your post.

      • TreyIM2

        Here you go again trying to steer someone else's opinion that doesn't agree with your love of 2K. I guess he's a fellow "gullible sheep" just like me, then? You are the biggest loser, dude. Respect the man's opinion and to be honest, he has a point. This is apart of the reason I didn't go with 2K, this year. I didn't see real improvement to the game. Now, if there were no Live worth buying this year, imo, I may have bought 2K10 this year but truth be told, 2K is getting really tired where as Live 10 did something to set itself apart that was worth my dollars this go round. Don't hate and try to turn people into thinking like you.

        • X2KFootballG0dX

          2K no improvements????????????? Are you kidding me???

          Just admit it…you bought in to the hype. You jumped on that conveyor belt.

          NBA Live is trash….Robotic movement, Mike Wang Hype, Invisible men, Aliens, funny animations, kiddie control, 3 Pt turtle shoot lol it’s geared for the kiddies.

          EA is a trash company bent on destroying quality sports gaming for years to come….And you support it.

          You are shallow..my friend.

          • TreyIM2

            You, my friend, are an idiot, especially when 2K10 is chock full of bugs, glitches and such. Again, stop trying to talk people into being an idiot just like you.

          • blondeviking64

            WoW. So I am amazed at your stunning arguments full of fact and the like. For example hype, conveyor belt, bent on destroying quality sports. you sir sound like a programmed machine to me. Did you make up those comments yourself? Sounds like a tag line and not a personal thought. Stop the trash and at least try to bring some reason with your opinion. ( i cant call it an argument becuase in order for it to be an argument it has to have a basis in fact)

  • antoine252

    where is the nba live patch for ps3

  • antoine252

    where is the nba live patch for ps3

  • NdaZone7

    I was banned from Operation Sports for saying EA is Shady and I bought Madden 10 and Live 10 and 100 other EA sport games.

    Talk about a site that gets paid by EA. I call a company shady because they are and get banned.

  • NdaZone7

    I was banned from Operation Sports for saying EA is Shady and I bought Madden 10 and Live 10 and 100 other EA sport games.

    Talk about a site that gets paid by EA. I call a company shady because they are and get banned.

  • ReecdTheAussie

    Now I'm not going to hop on and try to tell you that Live is bad and 2K is good. I own 2K10, not Live 10. I played both demos and determined 2k10 as the better experience from my perspective. Am I right? Probably not, I'll pick up Live 10 when it comes down in price and kudos to them for producing what has been a positively received product.
    Yes I'm a kid, yes I'm not the best gamer out there but I do know the NBA left to right. I can tell you the formation of the Triangle offense, or the effect LeBron James had on the Cavaliers against the Timberwolves, or anything else you ask. I really enjoy 2K despite it's problems but I do NOT like the trash talking for either side. It's childish, and disrespectful. I just hope this can inspire each side to pull their heads out of their arses and produce two excellent NBA experiences.

  • ReecdTheAussie

    Now I'm not going to hop on and try to tell you that Live is bad and 2K is good. I own 2K10, not Live 10. I played both demos and determined 2k10 as the better experience from my perspective. Am I right? Probably not, I'll pick up Live 10 when it comes down in price and kudos to them for producing what has been a positively received product.
    Yes I'm a kid, yes I'm not the best gamer out there but I do know the NBA left to right. I can tell you the formation of the Triangle offense, or the effect LeBron James had on the Cavaliers against the Timberwolves, or anything else you ask. I really enjoy 2K despite it's problems but I do NOT like the trash talking for either side. It's childish, and disrespectful. I just hope this can inspire each side to pull their heads out of their arses and produce two excellent NBA experiences.

  • Ken

    So, I guess EA hired Karl Rove for their marketing department?

    I really don't care how good or not their game is, this is just fucking pathetic, and a multi-billion dollar corporation should be embarrassed to put their name on something like this.

    • TreyIM2

      I gotta admit that I really was disappointed with EA with this blog just like I was with 2K and their post, the other day. Real childish and I thought EA would be content in knowing they got under 2K's skin because Live 10 won over a lot of people, including me, even if it didn't over take 2K in sales. I really wished EA would have taken the higher road but they didn't.

  • Ken

    So, I guess EA hired Karl Rove for their marketing department?

    I really don't care how good or not their game is, this is just fucking pathetic, and a multi-billion dollar corporation should be embarrassed to put their name on something like this.

    • TreyIM2

      I gotta admit that I really was disappointed with EA with this blog just like I was with 2K and their post, the other day. Real childish and I thought EA would be content in knowing they got under 2K's skin because Live 10 won over a lot of people, including me, even if it didn't over take 2K in sales. I really wished EA would have taken the higher road but they didn't.

  • Trail_Dean
    • TreyIM2

      Whoooaaa, he went in. Lmao! I didn't go with 2K10 but I've heard how glitchy the game is, and, once again, the online situation is still horrible like last year. I had last year's but only played one game on line with my cuz. It was pretty laggy but we did get on immediately…yet we got disconnected down the stretch. Lol. Eh, whatever, I still enjoyed 2K9, a lot.

      Live 10 has some quirks too but the patch fixed many of them yet created a couple so I've read (360 got the patch but the PS3, which I have, didn't).Even pre-patch, I hear Live 10 is nowhere near as glitchy as 2K10 but whatever. I chose what I chose and I am NOT mad. Live 10 is addictive, to me, like no other b-ball game I've ever played…for some reason, and I've played A LOT of em, going back to Double Dribble. Lol. Kudos to EA, from me.

      • X2KFootballG0dX

        You like NBA Live because you can actually shoot threes like Double Dirbble lol

        Hang in the air, turn and shoot=Auto 3 lol

        NBA Live is a joke.

        TreyIM is just another EA Puppet…bottom line.

        • blondeviking64

          Another fact, puppet. Check. Oh wait you have already used that one. Hmm i wonder who sounds like a machine or a "puppet" here. thank you X2KFootballG0dX or should I call you irritation the clown. Or perhaps kermit the puppet?

  • Trail_Dean
    • TreyIM2

      Whoooaaa, he went in. Lmao! I didn't go with 2K10 but I've heard how glitchy the game is, and, once again, the online situation is still horrible like last year. I had last year's but only played one game on line with my cuz. It was pretty laggy but we did get on immediately…yet we got disconnected down the stretch. Lol. Eh, whatever, I still enjoyed 2K9, a lot.

      Live 10 has some quirks too but the patch fixed many of them yet created a couple so I've read (360 got the patch but the PS3, which I have, didn't).Even pre-patch, I hear Live 10 is nowhere near as glitchy as 2K10 but whatever. I chose what I chose and I am NOT mad. Live 10 is addictive, to me, like no other b-ball game I've ever played…for some reason, and I've played A LOT of em, going back to Double Dribble. Lol. Kudos to EA, from me.

      • X2KFootballG0dX

        You like NBA Live because you can actually shoot threes like Double Dirbble lol

        Hang in the air, turn and shoot=Auto 3 lol

        NBA Live is a joke.

        TreyIM is just another EA Puppet…bottom line.

        • blondeviking64

          Another fact, puppet. Check. Oh wait you have already used that one. Hmm i wonder who sounds like a machine or a "puppet" here. thank you X2KFootballG0dX or should I call you irritation the clown. Or perhaps kermit the puppet?

  • Josh

    I don't know why everyone is complaining saying this is unprofessional? I love it that they are going back and forth. It's entertaining & it will definately bring out the best in both companies going forward. I get tired of the same old company lines from gaming companies so to me this is refreshing!

  • Josh

    I don't know why everyone is complaining saying this is unprofessional? I love it that they are going back and forth. It's entertaining & it will definately bring out the best in both companies going forward. I get tired of the same old company lines from gaming companies so to me this is refreshing!

  • t daley

    I find it funny that people think 2k wins b/c they sell more games than EA. This is very misleading due largely b/c 2k fanboys are sheep and are too stupid to realize that they are getting duped each year by 2k.

    You guys are so brainwashed that you actually rationalize the broken game you buy each year. I will give 2k credit for being able to build up fan frenzy every year. They are definitely in tune with the sheepish behaviour of there fanbase and their willingness, without question to follow 2k sports any where.

    At least live fans are real. They will let EA know when there game is garbage (ie NBA Live 07) and force them to fix it. You guys will complain but then you continue to buy so it never gets fixed.

    • VeezyF

      LIVE 06-09 were completely unplayable. Talk about getting duped each year, this is the first time EA has contended in years. Can't blame people for sticking with what they are familiar with, maybe Live 11 will be different.

  • t daley

    I find it funny that people think 2k wins b/c they sell more games than EA. This is very misleading due largely b/c 2k fanboys are sheep and are too stupid to realize that they are getting duped each year by 2k.

    You guys are so brainwashed that you actually rationalize the broken game you buy each year. I will give 2k credit for being able to build up fan frenzy every year. They are definitely in tune with the sheepish behaviour of there fanbase and their willingness, without question to follow 2k sports any where.

    At least live fans are real. They will let EA know when there game is garbage (ie NBA Live 07) and force them to fix it. You guys will complain but then you continue to buy so it never gets fixed.

    • VeezyF

      LIVE 06-09 were completely unplayable. Talk about getting duped each year, this is the first time EA has contended in years. Can't blame people for sticking with what they are familiar with, maybe Live 11 will be different.

  • blondeviking64

    I think its tragic the way basketball has been treated in video games by 2k and EA. The fact is that both companies really arent working hard to present a top notch product to consumers. I have played both games this year and last year and find that they are awful. NBA jam was a much more enjoyable game and at least it never attempted to be accurate to "real" basketball. The fact is that I can score 100 points per game with any player on any team versus any team on the highest diffculty in both games. They are both an abomination to sports. I am not and have not been impressed with anything 2k has done so far and I have stopped buying basketball games becuase they all really suck. This year is no difference.

  • blondeviking64

    I think its tragic the way basketball has been treated in video games by 2k and EA. The fact is that both companies really arent working hard to present a top notch product to consumers. I have played both games this year and last year and find that they are awful. NBA jam was a much more enjoyable game and at least it never attempted to be accurate to "real" basketball. The fact is that I can score 100 points per game with any player on any team versus any team on the highest diffculty in both games. They are both an abomination to sports. I am not and have not been impressed with anything 2k has done so far and I have stopped buying basketball games becuase they all really suck. This year is no difference.

  • giantsfan124

    This is one of the worst ideas ever. And now EA is looking like a Garbage company for fighting back. If they say something about the patch, YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PATCH. This is horrible, EA really is run by idiots, NEVER will I buy Live 10 because of this. Real companys don't fight fire with fire. Idiots,

  • giantsfan124

    This is one of the worst ideas ever. And now EA is looking like a Garbage company for fighting back. If they say something about the patch, YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PATCH. This is horrible, EA really is run by idiots, NEVER will I buy Live 10 because of this. Real companys don't fight fire with fire. Idiots,

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    hellow

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  • Mase

    This is for all those 2k players, we all know u have nothing better to do than search NBA live 10 and TRY to make your point that 2k is better, honestly thats all you guys do. I mean i gotta feel sorry for you guys with all your glitches and shit graphics and might i add the players look like shit oh and your player ratings are way out of line lol.

  • Mase

    This is for all those 2k players, we all know u have nothing better to do than search NBA live 10 and TRY to make your point that 2k is better, honestly thats all you guys do. I mean i gotta feel sorry for you guys with all your glitches and shit graphics and might i add the players look like shit oh and your player ratings are way out of line lol.

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