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Old August 10th, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Hasbro and EA agreement

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/...3-18811885.htm

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As part of the agreement, EA, the world's largest video game publisher, has exclusive rights to create digital games based on Hasbro's toys and board games. The games will run on consoles, PCs mobile, online and handheld devices.
Doubt we will ever see HS as a PC or console based game, but interesting none the less.
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I'm not a fan of EA at all. They force release buggy-half finished games and have shoddy support. I don't buy ANY games that have an EA label on them. I've been actively boycotting their games for a couple of years now. If they released a Heroscape game I would be hard-pressed to pass it up though.

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I'm not a fan of EA at all. They force release buggy-half finished games and have shoddy support. I don't buy ANY games that have an EA label on them. I've been actively boycotting their games for a couple of years now. If they released a Heroscape game I would be hard-pressed to pass it up though.
Seconded. And now that they have Peter Moore they're really deep in the gaming crapper.

Peter Moore jokes aside, I'd rather not see a Heroscape game at all as opposed to seeing one from EA... but I know I'd still buy it. :P

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Old August 10th, 2007, 01:49 PM
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I reckon that this will be the usual round of monopolies, tisks, and maybe the odd GI Joe themed game.

I remember someone telling me that he was involved in an "exciting IT-based project with Hasbro; cutting edge stuff, melding boardgames with computer technology." It turned out that he was involved in a Monopoly variant with a glorified calculator in the middle of the board

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I reckon that this will be the usual round of monopolies, tisks, and maybe the odd GI Joe themed game.

I remember someone telling me that he was involved in an "exciting IT-based project with Hasbro; cutting edge stuff, melding boardgames with computer technology." It turned out that he was involved in a Monopoly variant with a glorified calculator in the middle of the board
Any copywriter would be fired on the spot for using the word "glorified."
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I reckon that this will be the usual round of monopolies, tisks, and maybe the odd GI Joe themed game.

I remember someone telling me that he was involved in an "exciting IT-based project with Hasbro; cutting edge stuff, melding boardgames with computer technology." It turned out that he was involved in a Monopoly variant with a glorified calculator in the middle of the board
I foresee a "Classics" game where they group a bunch of oldie moldies together and sell it.
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Re: Hasbro and EA agreement

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http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-18811885.htm

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As part of the agreement, EA, the world's largest video game publisher, has exclusive rights to create digital games based on Hasbro's toys and board games. The games will run on consoles, PCs mobile, online and handheld devices.
Doubt we will ever see HS as a PC or console based game, but interesting none the less.
A heroscape game is a terrible idea (for hasbro at least) becuase they wouldn't make a heaping amount of money off of it.


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Eh? Since when did they stop making money off of Heroscape?

Either way, EA is perhaps the worst thing that ever happened to videogames. Watching fantastic franchises get consumed, assimilated and destroyed by the EA machine breaks my heart year after year. As a programmer, knowing the conditions that those soulless works of profit are created under is enough that I never intentionally buy their games. I've been tricked a couple times, usually with unsurprising results.
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My perspect on EA is that they are a company where growth overrides quality. That being said it is unlikely that Heroscape would ever reach the level of popularity necessary for them to mass market millions of units in the manner of "John Madden", "Tiger Woods", et al.
The video game market is overloaded with various fantasy war games. In my mind it is the physicallity (I think that's the correct word) of Heroscape that makes it so appealing: It is the gathering of people, the building of maps, the movement of figures on the map...all these things are what make Heroscape stand out in my opinion. These things tend not to translate as well to the video crowd.
But what do I know? Maybe there is a segment out there who would just as soon play the game against a computer AI on a monitor. I just don't find that so appealing myself.

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I'm not a fan of EA at all. They force release buggy-half finished games and have shoddy support. I don't buy ANY games that have an EA label on them. I've been actively boycotting their games for a couple of years now. If they released a Heroscape game I would be hard-pressed to pass it up though.
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Eh? Since when did they stop making money off of Heroscape?

Either way, EA is perhaps the worst thing that ever happened to videogames. Watching fantastic franchises get consumed, assimilated and destroyed by the EA machine breaks my heart year after year. As a programmer, knowing the conditions that those soulless works of profit are created under is enough that I never intentionally buy their games. I've been tricked a couple times, usually with unsurprising results.
007 Nightfire was good. so are the battlefield games. That's all I can think of though.
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My perspect on EA is that they are a company where growth overrides quality. That being said it is unlikely that Heroscape would ever reach the level of popularity necessary for them to mass market millions of units in the manner of "John Madden", "Tiger Woods", et al.
The video game market is overloaded with various fantasy war games. In my mind it is the physicallity (I think that's the correct word) of Heroscape that makes it so appealing: It is the gathering of people, the building of maps, the movement of figures on the map...all these things are what make Heroscape stand out in my opinion. These things tend not to translate as well to the video crowd.
But what do I know? Maybe there is a segment out there who would just as soon play the game against a computer AI on a monitor. I just don't find that so appealing myself.

My four cents,
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I'm not a fan of EA at all. They force release buggy-half finished games and have shoddy support. I don't buy ANY games that have an EA label on them. I've been actively boycotting their games for a couple of years now. If they released a Heroscape game I would be hard-pressed to pass it up though.
A game boy or DS game would be fun.
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