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i'm so bored of hearing every year about the companies that MS might try and buy (EA is the most ridiculous i've heard yet, as if MS are going to spend over $30B when a load of the shareholders don't even like or care for Xbox anyway)

i know having all that money means you can take the easy option time after time, but it doesn't mean you have to.make some of your own shit for a change, you might like it



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Ka-pi96 said:
Nautilus said:

FIFA probably wouldnt allow it.They would pull the licence out of EA and just give it to another developer.

To be fair though the FIFA licence means very little. It's really just the FIFA name they get from that.

It's the individual league/club licences that are much more important.

Well yes, but dosent FIFA administrates them?Or rather, if you have FIFAs permission, you dont have to go to every single club in the world asking permission, for every single time you make a game about football?



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Games "journalism" is literally the lowest of the low. Worse than British tabloids.



Nautilus said:
Ka-pi96 said:

To be fair though the FIFA licence means very little. It's really just the FIFA name they get from that.

It's the individual league/club licences that are much more important.

Well yes, but dosent FIFA administrates them?Or rather, if you have FIFAs permission, you dont have to go to every single club in the world asking permission, for every single time you make a game about football?

No it doesn't work like that, otherwise PES would expensive to make.



Microsoft buying EA would be so perfect.



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Rayban99 said:
Games "journalism" is literally the lowest of the low. Worse than British tabloids.

There are still professional sites/magazines worth a read like EDGE or Game Informer. Polygon are hipster scum and the worst of the worst, even worse than all those wannabe "jounalist" blog writers these days.



EspadaGrim said:
Nautilus said:

Well yes, but dosent FIFA administrates them?Or rather, if you have FIFAs permission, you dont have to go to every single club in the world asking permission, for every single time you make a game about football?

No it doesn't work like that, otherwise PES would expensive to make.

So EA really needs to ask permission from everyy single club in the world individually?What a pain



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

KungKras said:
Microsoft buying EA would be so perfect.

Why? what is it that makes you think this would be a perfect fit for MS?



JRPGfan said:
KungKras said:
Microsoft buying EA would be so perfect.

Why? what is it that makes you think this would be a perfect fit for MS?

Maybe EA winning worst company of the US for many years in a row?



Nautilus said:
EspadaGrim said:

No it doesn't work like that, otherwise PES would expensive to make.

So EA really needs to ask permission from everyy single club in the world individually?What a pain

I think in most cases if they can agree a deal with the league then they can include all clubs in the league, really depends on how the leagues are set up though and it varies from country to country. There's still a bunch of leagues that FIFA doesn't have though, proving that they really do need to work things out individually for each one. PES has exclusive rights to the Brazillian league for example, and up until a couple years ago also had the Japanese league exclusively. I'm really hoping EA work out a deal with the Chinese league soon though, would love to have that in the game!



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