The Untold History of EA's Long (and Rich) Pay-2-Win Love Affair

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Shared November 24, 2017

This video started out as a review for Star Wars Battlefront II, but as I researched the commercials behind it, I began to uncover a consistent pattern from EA that began as early as 2006, and has since come to define much of our industry as other publishers have sought to recreate EA's success. This is the story of Andrew Wilson's golden goose and how it saved EA but cost us AAA gaming in 2017.

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