Sorry I brought the stocks into this now. My point with it was the board and the market were quite happy with John Riccitiello. EA were going up generally in the market, all the big firms were advising to buy EA stock as it will rise. His problem was as Jesus_Phish said, they didn’t make as much money as they said they would, and neither did anyone else, games sales have been down lately across the board. John resigned before the end of the fiscal year, before having to explain why their plans didn’t work out. Again he resigned, his choice.
TOR would have been the big hit to the budget as would Warfighter, that would have been a million selling game in the first week on their prediction on name alone, I reckon. It sold just over 300,000. Thats a fail.
Also the free game and the “we’re sorry” is pure marketing to increase sales, nothing more.
Anyway back to Simcity, anyone tried the new patch with the traffic fixes? I haven’t had a chance, but they are now meant to choose a road based on the traffic on the road, also emergency vehicles will use empty lanes to get around traffic.
One thing thats bugging me, is if most of the stuff is done on your computer why is cheetah speed still off? Is there something more to cheetah speed?