EA’s Public Relations Nightmare

If you’re following the latest and greatest in gaming news then most likely you’ve already heard about EA woes with the launch of the new Star Wars game. EA has come under heavy fire for the latest micro-transactions in the game. I’ve 1st heard about it from a campaign to boycott the game, EA, and Disney for the reason of their recent business practices have been immoral. Here’s the post I stumbled onto on Reddit.

As you can see from above, gamers feel like EA is advocating gambling by having the option to be able to by loot crate for randomize items, but there’s also another catch. To be able to unlock certain iconic members of Star Wars like Darth Vader, it’s estimated you have to put in around 40-60hrs just to unlock one. Or…. You can keep buying loot-crates until you’re lucky enough to get one of them into you’re inventory. Gamers have been applying pressure to EA by cancelling preorders and not only boycott EA, but also Disney. EA responded with this:

It’s important to note that EA is just planning on suspending the micro-transactions, and reinstating them later. Some speculate, once they’ve patch the game so they youth won’t have to spend countless of hours to unlock the heroes they want they will reinstate the micro-transactions. Disney has yet responded to the situation as many fans of the series are requesting that Disney revoke the license that they’ve negotiated with EA.

Final Thoughts: This honestly should have happened way earlier addressing the concerns of micro-transactions to be honest. The majority feels like they aren’t getting the full value of a $60 game when parts of the game are very limited or even locked until obtained for micro-transactions. I personally believe that micro-transactions have no place in full priced games. It should only be practiced on free to play games where a lot of indie developers can make money to fund their future projects. Anything outside of that it just being greedy. EA already dropped at Wall Street, and I hope the trend continues.

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Jinx Rambles About Dreams And Being A Product of Your Environment. 

First of all, I apologize for my absence. Last year I hardly blogged any, I would say I was just busy with life. But truth isI do a lot of my blogging at night, and I like to be in bed by nine because I have to get up and work at 5 o’clock in the morning. I will just not have the energy to sit in front of a laptop and type away, let alone trying to gather my thoughts to write something effective.but I’m going to do is use the speech to text thing and hopefully be able to give me my thoughts without rambling too much.

What I want to talk today is about dreams. I fortunately can say I’ve reached my dream being 28 yrs old on this Earth. Everybody does it, but some people gave up dreaming. Saying dreams are exactly that, dreams. Somewhere along their journey, life dealt them a bad card. In which, halt them or maybe even stop them in their tracks. It sucks talking to these people. I’m the kinda person that want to see everyone achieve what they want because this world is harsh, but yet can be so beautiful and we only guaranteed one shot at this called life. 

Majority of those people say they’re a product of their environment, and that’s why they won’t ever reach their dreams. For example, being a African American I can understand how our youth can get wrapped in what’s mainstream. Trying to reach a lifestyle only the %1 get a chance to enjoy, and they get all caught up with gang banging and drug dealing and before they know they’re 18 and get locked up. Let’s fast forward 10 years later. This kid is now 28 and he took his gf on a romantic city air tour. The man finally get a taste of something he wants to do, but wait he can’t because let’s be honest no one is going to hire a pilot with a record. Now I’m not saying that he didn’t deserve the charges. The law is the law. I just hate how people dreams are tarnish before they can even get a chance to realize what their dreams are and work towards them. With all of that being said I do believe there’s a lot of truth behind that quote. 

I grew up in a small town of Lacombe, Louisiana. My environment was a country upbringing. I was a bayou boy. I’ll spend all my extra time fishing, hunting, exploring the woods if I wasn’t at school or at football practice. I mentor young kids from the inner city, and at times of course it’s hard for me to relate. I just do my best and always try too tell these kids it’s so important to go out of their environment and see something new. Spend money that they have on adventures, and different stuff that interest them.
What do you dream about? And how that’s going for you? Also, do you believe in that you’re a product of your environment?

This is a crappie post. Lol. But I need to start posting regularly again.