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EA As The Next Disney

timothy posted more than 11 years ago | from the gosh-walt dept.

Games 332

ducomputergeek writes "There is an article over at Business2.0.com about how EA may just surpass Disney as the number #1 media company in the world. Considering that EA has turned out some great games over the years, including Wing Commander, many sports games for consoles, and the SIMS, it wouldn't surprise me."

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EA is that big? (5, Interesting)

Cirvam (216911) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913169)

Is EA really that big? I mean disney seems to own or have their fingers in just about all media. EA just doesn't seem as prevalent.

Also does anyone know how much the Sim's helped EA out? or did Maxis make most of the money off that?

Re:EA is that big? (5, Informative)

ergo98 (9391) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913217)

Is EA really that big? I mean disney seems to own or have their fingers in just about all media. EA just doesn't seem as prevalent.

If curious check out the stats on the Nasdaq page [nasdaq.com] . Disney has a market capitalization of $35 billion, whereas EA is a still very respectable $8.5 billion: Much larger than I imagined (considered how massive Disney is).

Re:EA is that big? (4, Informative)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913218)

EA bought Maxis in 1997... so they both make an equal amount of money, as they're one and the same.

EA can turn a dud out just as easily. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913332)

Witness NASCAR Thunder 2003 for PC. The console version were found entertaining by their players, but the PC version we found by racing sim enthusiasts to be horrible in every way. It didn't hold a candle to the 1999 offering by their competitor, Papyrus.

Re:EA is that big? (1)

Cebu (161017) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913461)

The Sims help EA? The Sims is just the best selling video game of all time... nothing big.

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913170)

third first post in 24 hours. This is to good to be true! Natalie, I love you!

Re:first post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913317)

So what, you reload every 30 seconds?

Loser!!!!!

Re:first post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913343)

If you are a native american, please disregard the rest of this post (seriously, don't read any farther). It's spelled LOOSER

Umm... (1)

Britissippi (565742) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913173)

Now all they have to do is start churning out Identikit games/media/"Entertainment produce" and have a huge tie in with McDonalds/Burger King....

Oh wait.. thats most games already... :(

Does EA produce their own stuff? (2, Interesting)

Slurpee (4012) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913179)

Does EA produce their own stuff, or do they get other people to produce stuff, then market it?

Re:Does EA produce their own stuff? (5, Informative)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913208)

It's not just EA, they really are the 'Disney' of the gaming world, buying up anyone and everyone who comes along.

Chances are, whatever you're playing, the people who made it work for EA.

They have huge sway in the console world. Arguably one of the biggest reasons Dreamcast died was because EA refused to produce titles for it (because Sega had the gall to produce their own NHL/NFL/MLB games)

The sports franchises themselves are perenially the best selling games. You're average Jimmy Goober has no problem shelling out 60$ a year for the same game, with updated player rosters.

Re:Does EA produce their own stuff? (1)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913243)

They own a rather large number of development houses, some that they created (like the EA Sports group...) and others that they obtained (Maxis, Origin, etc.) They most definately make their own games.

maybe one day (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913181)

ea will finally make a decent nba live game, once they get 'big' enough.

Conglomeration (5, Informative)

DoctorPhish (626559) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913183)

You mean, some great games were turned out by companies that EA syphoned up...e.g. wing commander was produced _before_ EA bought Origin.

Re:Conglomeration (3, Interesting)

Neon Spiral Injector (21234) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913245)

Yes, syphoned up, and used for the one game that they wanted (Ultima Online), and then dismantled.

I don't have any problem with people compairing EA to Disney.

Re:Conglomeration (5, Informative)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913295)

Pardon? There were 7 or 8 years of Wing Commander game development under Electronic Arts management... It's not like they were aiming for Ultima Online through the entire period. Either way, the cancellation of more Wing Commander development had a hell of a lot to do with the decreasing market for space-sims, as well as wanting to focus on Ultima Online style games. (A large amount of time and effort was also spent on a Wing Commander Online style game.)

Re:Conglomeration (5, Insightful)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913268)

Of course, all the Wing Commander games released after 1992 (read: almost all of them) were developed by an Origin Systems that belonged to EA. Without the monetary support provided by EA, there's no way the larger budgeted Wing Commander games could have been produced.

Re:Conglomeration (1)

inteller (599544) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913325)

Yeah, no shit.....just look at what happened to Westwood Studios after EA got them. They went from having a very diverse portfolio to just being this RTS cog in the EA wheel. I really hated seeing Westwood go to pot like that. Am I the only person that liked the Kyrandia series?

Re:Conglomeration (2, Insightful)

Cognitive Dissident (206740) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913408)

You mean, some great games were turned out by companies that EA syphoned up...e.g. wing commander was produced _before_ EA bought Origin.

Hey, the article does say that EA is the Microsoft of the games industry. Well, that's the method of Microsoft. Sounds like they are describing EA correctly.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913184)

this is the first of the posts of the season. in soviet russia, posts first you.
pancake eating ninjas attack natalie portman's hot grits. blah.

Competition makes things good. (4, Insightful)

b0ycheese (587473) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913186)

Maybe if Disney gets knocked from the top spot, they'd realize that they need to work harder on producing good media. It seems to me that the quality of their stuff has been dropping horribly. They did a great job of making things based off of classic material, but some of the stuff they relase that isn't is simply bad, in my opinion.

Re:Competition makes things good. (2, Interesting)

lingqi (577227) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913299)

I disagree.

Movie-wise I would say disney has been getting better.

Or, for my own taste anyway - Lilo&Stitch was an excellent film - and all the pixar productions keeps getting better as well.

I mean, compared to "Sleeping Beauty"... I'd take today's disney films any day of the week.

One may argue that Disney is trying to drown out Gibli stuff by buying up the rights, but maybe they are actually recognizing talent?

Re:Competition makes things good. (4, Insightful)

phong3d (61297) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913335)

Well...

Disney only has a distribution agreement with Pixar. I believe they just recently extended it, but if Pixar chooses to go with someone else as a distributor, it's there prerogative.

I also think "Sleeping Beauty" is an excellent older Disney film. Compared to "Tarzan" or the execrable "Return to Neverland", it's golden.

I do agree with your speculation regarding the Studio Ghibli distribution, though. Disney animators hold Miyazaki in godlike stature, and maybe that has enough weight to at least get Disney to distribute his films (since it certainly doesn't make them want to market it with any vigor).

Re:Competition makes things good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913342)

One may argue that Disney is trying to drown out Gibli stuff by buying up the rights, but maybe they are actually recognizing talent?

Didn't even have to point it out this time, did we?

Re:Competition makes things good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913347)

What do you think of their latest animation (Treasure Planet)? Nobody went to see it.

And Lilo and Stitch? My god. The legs!

Re:Competition makes things good. (0, Troll)

trotski (592530) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913446)

Somebody has to say it.

You sir are whats wrong with people today. YOu have no taste and based upon your opinion on today's disney movies, I assume you are a complete idiot.

Tarzan, The Little Mermaid 2, The Lion King 2... this is the kind of tripe that disney is forcing down our childrens throats. To say Disney movie's are getting better is like saying that Microsoft Office gets even better with every release, IE complete horseshit.

I honestly hope you were trolling with the above comment, because it's very worrying to see that people can has as bad a taste as you do.

Re:Competition makes things good. (4, Funny)

boa13 (548222) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913448)

It seems to me that the quality of their stuff has been dropping horribly.

Or perhaps you have aged terribly? ;-)

Yeah! (5, Funny)

RyanFenton (230700) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913452)

If this keeps up "Mickey Mouse" might end up meaning cheap and unreliable. Wouldn't want that to happen! ;^)

Ryan Fenton

EA vs Disney (2, Interesting)

stonebeat.org (562495) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913188)

games vs movies. i think with the level of complexity and advancement in games and gaming technology, i have to say sale of games will exceed the sale of disney movies....

Re:EA vs Disney (2)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913266)

i have to say sale of games will exceed the sale of disney movies

So, the sale of Disny Movies exceeds the sale of games from Lionhead Studios. Comparing one company to a whole industry is kind of pointless.

The video game industry as a whole is already larger then the movie industry, and has been for several years. No one seems to care, though.

smoke pot! (-1)

confucio-licious (555476) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913191)

I just smoked a fat ass bowl of kind ass shit! You know what is wierd??? I am also a conservative republican, and have voted as such for as long as I have been alowed to vote! I am going to do a line of meth now, so I'll be back to take questions all night long....

conservative potheads (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913466)

I'm so damned sick of the DAMNED CONSERVATIVES who sit around and smoke pot all day and talk about "war" - hello, the world doesn't really work that way, loosen up and STOP CUTTING your HAIR!

I'm telling you folks, I told you so.

Does Eisner Know? (2, Interesting)

macdaddy357 (582412) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913192)

EA the next Disney? Does Michael Eisner [uncoveror.com] know about this? Will they constantly take from the public domain, without ever giving back to it like Disney does?

Incredible! (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913199)

For those of us that get out in the sun once and a while, what the hell is "EA"?

Re:Incredible! (1, Informative)

David_Bloom (578245) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913210)

Electronic Arts

guh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913360)

why don't you read the fucking article, hosebag?

so there I was... (-1)

The Trolling Troller (579075) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913204)

gettin' some work done on my hooha...

Re:so there I was... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913233)

hot grit work?

FUCK ME TENDER! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913214)

OH ye HE! Drink from thy 60 yr old mentrating pussy... Let the blood flow down your lips as you embrace the fishy aroma. Let the dried up old pubes funnel down you throat!

When did it stop being EOA? (5, Interesting)

The Tyro (247333) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913219)

Electronic Arts always had great games... except it used to be EOA, dunno when it changed.

Ah, those fond memories of my youth... 2AM, sitting in front of my C-64, watching that EOA title screen come up... gaming all night long (in between using a 300 baud modem to contact BBS's in germany, Japan...)

I almost didn't survive the beating that resulted from one month's phone bill... almost 400$ of overseas long-distance. Twenty years ago, 400$ was, as they say, real money.

Yep, I can hear the L33T K1dd13Z now... "Shut up, pops. Go take some Bayer for yer arthritis."

Re:When did it stop being EOA? (1)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913259)

>> 2AM, sitting in front of my C-64, watching that EOA title screen come up... gaming all night long (in between using a 300 baud modem to contact BBS's in germany, Japan...)

Yes, I remember the *REAL* Test Drive for C64.. but 300 baud? You sure that wasn't a vic 20 or a PET even? Even the local wannabe had a 1200baud, us elites had an RS-232C adaptor and a 2400..

Long distance phone bills? Guess you missed the phreaking/call extender train too!

Re:When did it stop being EOA? (2, Funny)

The Tyro (247333) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913282)

"Guess you missed the phreaking/call extender train too!"

Heheheh... I didn't say I paid 400$ EVERY month...

Re:When did it stop being EOA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913291)

I think that was Electronic Gaming Arts. I always thought it looked like an O too.

EA the next Disney? NOT! (1)

Dolemite_the_Wiz (618862) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913220)

You have got to be frigging kidding me!

They release buggy products (NHL 2002, NHL 2003, 007: NightFire for the PC) have support that is substandard (sub standard is too kind of a word), and re-use game engines and ideas from other companies.

These guys are getting sloppy and lazy. Some other company will come and dethrone them because of said sloppiness.

How is that not disney? (2)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913286)

They release buggy products (NHL 2002, NHL 2003, 007: NightFire for the PC)

And disny releases crappy movies.

and re-use game engines and ideas from other companies.

What, it's not like anyone ever accused Disney of being orgional.

I find Business 2.0 Annoying (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913222)

It is the like the haven for washed up former Wired writers

The Adventures of Jennifer Lopez (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913223)

Another tiring live performance. These performances always took a lot out of Jennifer Lopez. Dancing and running across the stage for this amount of time was always exhausting.

But besides being exhausting these dynamic performances sometimes also had another effect on Jennifer. Because she moves so much and so fast on stage for such a long period of time, sometimes the latina's "pipes" would loosen up to the point where she needs a half hour of "retreatment" into the ladies' room to relieve herself. So as soon as she got off stage, she went straight for the girly potty room. She went inside, the usual sweet scent of a ladies' room penetrated her nostrils. She went into a stall, closed the door, lifted her miniskirt and lowered her panties. The wetness of the panties she had grown accustomed to. The movements were causing the crack of her ass to sweat and after two hours of dancing, the panties were lodged completely into her brown crack, soaking up all of the sweat present. Jennifer sat down, and allowed her insides to do most of the work. But for some reason this time it didn't go too well. Where usually the bowel movement was quick and smooth. This time it was like it struggled against being forced out. So Jennifer applied some pressure on her lower body, but it wouldn't help.

"This is going to be a long one," she said to herself, after which she heard the door to the ladies' room open. A woman, probably one of the dancers, went into the stall next to Jennifer's. The sultry singer and actress heard the woman sliding down her panties, snapping the elastic band. As Jennifer struggled to push the content of her guts toward her backdoor, she couldn't ignore the sounds being made in the stall next to hers.

The lady was moaning, the crackling of a turd sliding out was loud enough to be heard, and Jennifer couldn't deny a smile as she heard a fart thundering in the hollow sounding ladies' room.

"Whoa, that sounded like a real birth," Jennifer said casually to the mysterious lady in the next stall.

"Like you wouldn't believe," a womanly voice answered. "I've been holding this up for over half an hour."

Jennifer knew the voice. It belonged to Natasha, a stunningly beautiful black dancer, recently added to the group.

"Yeah, I can sympathize. I've been holding up myself. For over an hour."

"So you must be relieved to get rid of it then, huh?"

"I wish. For some reason it just won't go as easily as it should."

Jennifer heard the girl wipe her privates, pull up her panties and flush the toilet. Then she spoke again.

"You know, this might sound odd. But I have a successful method on how to make it go more smoothly, if you're interested off course."

"Well, I don't want to spend my entire day in here. So if it helps, I'd be happy to know what that method is," Jennifer said honestly.

"Okay. But in order for me to help, you'll have to let me in there."

Jennifer unlocked the stall, and saw Natasha entering. Once again Jennifer was in awe of the beauty of the girl. Her chocolate skin was shiny from the sweat of the performance. And her face resembled that of Brandy Norwood, the R&B singer. Wide eyes and a wide smile.

"Can I...you know...take a look to see if I can see the problem?" the girl asked in a light innocent voice.

Jennifer felt somewhat awkward. Although she was a closet bi-sexual. And had been in this position with several guys and some girls, she still felt a bit weird. But the girl wanted to help her out with her problem, so Jennifer leaned back against the wall, lifted her legs, and placed her feet on either side of the girl against the door of the stall. Natasha made no hesitations in dropping to her knees and staring at Jennifer crotch area. Without Jennifer noticing or realizing, the girl took pleasure in looking at Jennifer's great looking pussy. Shaven at the sides so no hair would be visible in bathing suits, but hairy on top and on the lips, lips that were long and thin. Looking further down her breathing went faster as she looked straight at Jennifer's asshole. A dark, wrinkled pucker that was pouting outward.

"This may sound a bit strange, and if you don't want to answer you don't have to, but...do you ever put your finger in your anus, for instance when you masturbate?" the girl asked while never taking her eyes off of Jen's asshole.

"What? No! No...I mean, I've never thought about doing that. Why do you ask?"

"Well, because my experience is that if you regularly finger your anus, you will experience far less constipation. You see, by fingering your...ass, your muscles learn to relax when pressure is applied. And it loosens up easier."

"I never knew that. So what your saying is that...if I finger my asshole, I should have no problem relieving myself?"

"That's right. That's why porn actresses have enemas before doing anal. So that it doesn't become a mess after the guy pounds her hole so long."

"I don't know. I've never done this. I don't know what to expect."

"You know it's actually quite nice, once you get used to it. If you like, I could try."

Jennifer thought about it and started smiling. "I would like that."

"Okay, first I wet my middle finger in my mouth like this"....... "Then I lubricate the outside of your anus with my saliva to make it slippery".... Natasha rubs the tip of her middle finger all over Jennifer's asshole, which contracts and relaxes under the black girl's touch.

"Then I enter." Natasha now slides her finger all the way into Jennifer's ass to the knuckle. Jennifer closed her eyes and couldn't suppress a moan, she just couldn't. Natasha noticed and knew she gained the desired effect as she started sliding her finger in and out with increasing speed. At one point there were even faint sounds of sloppiness as Natasha was really frigging Jennifer butt. "UUUHMM...that feels good," Jennifer moaned. "Please keep doing that."

"I intend to," Natasha said with a husky tone in her voice. "As a matter of fact, I think you're ready for a little something extra." The ebony girl slid her finger out of Jennifer hole, took a whiff of it, obviously liking the smell, and stuck the digit, along with her index finger into her mouth. After wetting the fingers with lots of spit, she drilled them into Jennifer shitter with one move, and started to rapidly fuck the Latina's ass with them. Natasha knew she had the singer almost where she wanted her...on the edge.

"Oh shit...your fingers feel so good in my ass. Keep fucking me with your fingers. That's it. I never knew it would feel this good."

"Puffy never did this to you, huh," Natasha asked with irony, "He probably thinks it's dirty. Well, fucking a beautiful ass like yours with my fingers is never dirty to me."

Natasha started twisting her fingers around inside Jennifer's ass and felt her ass become more slippery. She took her fingers out again and saw that Jennifer's asshole remained open for a short period. She then looked at her fingers and noticed her fingernails had a little bit of shit on them. She stuck her fingers in her mouth and licked Jennifer's shit from her nails.

"Now it's time for your reward," Natasha said and buried her face in the crack of Jennifer Lopez's ass. She lapped over Jennifer's pouting pucker and used a tongue full of saliva to lube the latina's shithole up. She then started butt-fucking Jennifer with her tongue like a real ebony butt slut. My God, how she enjoyed the sweaty, musky smell and pure, bitter taste of Jennifer's asshole.

Sloppy slurping sounds emanated from the tongue-asshole connection as the black beauty licked and sucked away at Jennifer Lopez's ass with abandon. Jennifer looked down at that dark face between her gigantic butt cheeks and shivered at the sight of that soft pink tongue grinding into the swollen rim of her rectum. She reached out and ran her fingers through Natasha's black hair, before grabbing her by the back of her head and pulling her face tight against the moist crack of her wide, beautiful ass.

"Oh my God. Natasha, you're licking my ass so good. I never knew a tongue in my ass would be this nice. Just don't stop. Keep fucking my butt with your tongue. Oh yeah, that's it."

As Natasha kept drilling her tongue deep into Jennifer's anal orifice, she closed her lips over her pucker, and started sucking on her ass with force. The smacking sounds of her lips on the latina's asshole filled the ladies' room, and it continued to do so for minutes.

"Shit, I feel something. Oh Natasha, I have to...I have to fart. Your sucking of my asshole makes me have to fart. Quickly, take your mouth off my ass."

But Natasha didn't budge. She kept on sucking right until an enormously loud, wet-sounding fart simply blew her lips off Jennifer's pucker. The odor of the hot gas penetrated the black dancer's nostrils and had her so over the edge, excitement-wise, she lost control of her calm self and started yelling.

"That's it, you fucking slut. Fart in my face. Fart that smelly shit right in my face. I love to smell that shit."

Jennifer needed a few seconds to understand what drove Natasha to enjoy something like this, but soon understood that the sheer depravity of it, the perverted nature of all of this, is what drives someone like Natasha wild, and Jennifer decided she was starting to like this nasty stuff as well. She could never deny to herself that she immensely enjoyed the feeling of someone sucking her ass. And knowing that same person actually gets wet smelling her farts.

Natasha had turned down the volume of her voice again and plainly spoke to Jennifer.

"Now that you farted, it means that it won't last long for the rest to come."

The beautiful black woman again started drilling her fingers in and out of Jennifer's swollen poopchute, and noticed the grimace of wanton lust on the latina's face.

"You horny bitch. You sure like this, don't you? Helping you take a shit, my ass! You couldn't wait to feel my fingers and tongue up your ass. You probably farted in my face deliberately. Blowing that shitty hot gas into my face as I sucked on your shithole. Tell me! Tell me you were dying to have me come in here and eat out your ass."

"Oh God. You're so right. You're so fucking right. I heard you shit, and smelled it. And I loved the smell of your fart. I was so hot imagining what you would look like taking a shit. Seeing the turds being pushed from your black ass. I love this. I love your fingers in my butt. Your tongue in my butt. And I loved farting in your face. It's so nasty. It makes me feel so hot and nasty doing that. I would love it so much to shit here as you watch my ass. The thought of you watching my asshole up close as I shit drives me crazy. Will you do that? Will you watch me shit?" Jennifer was shivering on the toilet bowl as she spewed the most perverted, depraved language. She had never talked like this. The nasty black dancer had brought out a side in her she never knew existed.

"I wanna watch you shit, Jennifer. I wanna see those turds popping from your nasty brown hole. Here, watch this, Jennifer. Watch as I pull my fingers from your ass and enjoy the taste."

Right after the final words, Natasha slid her fingers from Jennifer's ass, and showed them to Jennifer. Jennifer saw Natasha's fingers, coated in her shit, and then saw the ebony woman starting to lick her fingers. Looking straight into the celebrity's eyes and with a wild, wanton expression on her face, Natasha licked the layer of dark-brown crème right off her fingers, casually taking her tongue back in her mouth now and again to experience the taste, and letting the sticky shit slide down her throat. After she had completely cleaned her fingers, she looked at Jennifer with a serious expression.

"You're ready. Now push your shit out. Here, spread those legs wider so I can have a nice look, raise those knees. Support yourself and let me hold those ass cheeks spread for you. Now do it."

Jennifer never felt so utterly exposed in her life, sitting there on a toilet bowl with legs spread and knees raised, with a black woman's face mere inches from the sweaty crack of her ass. But the depravity of it, the nastiness, it made here feel so damn lewd, so hot. Jennifer pushed, and pushed, and an earth shattering, meaty fart blew from her pucker, right into Natasha's face, who squealed with joy. And then, it rolled. Jennifer felt the warm content of her bowels slide down towards the opening.

Natasha was still lingering in the mind-blowing smell of Jennifer Lopez's fart, when she saw a thick brown turd sliding slowly out of her ass. The crackling sounds were almost deafening to her as the pungent scent of Jennifer's shit filled her nostrils. The latina singer groaned aloud as she looked at the black dancer's face, and pushed a long turd all the way out, until it broke off and plunged into the bowl, leaving a brown shitty ring on the rim of her asshole. She was completely in the same mind state as Natasha now, as she whispered: "There's more where that came from. But I want you to SUCK it out."

Natasha looked into Jennifer's eyes with a surprised grin, as if she won a lifetime achievement award and didn't expect it.

"Suck it out? Oh Jesus. That's so hot. I'd love to suck the shit from your ass."

"Well then. What are you waiting for?"

That was Natasha's cue. She fused her open mouth to Jennifer's greasy brown asshole and sucked hard on the latina's pucker. Slurping sounds filled the stall and Jennifer groaned increasingly louder as she felt the ebony girl sucking on her sloppy butthole. Natasha enjoyed the bitter taste of the sticky shit that she sucked into her mouth.

"Oh Jesus Christ. That feels so fucking good. I don't care anymore if anybody hears me. JUST KEEP SUCKING MY ASS. SUCK THE SHIT FROM MY BUTT! YES!."

Natasha complied and kept slurping away at Jennifer's dirty ass, when all of a sudden she felt a spongy, warm nugget slide from Jennifer ass into her mouth.

She looked Jennifer straight in the eyes as she moaned and ate the latina's shit.

"Oh God, yes! Eat my shit. Do you like it? Do you like the taste of my shit? Better savor the taste, because it was the last piece."

Natasha chewed the brown piece and after squashing it enough, swallowed it.

"You done with that," Jennifer asked huskily, "then open your mouth, because I've something for you to drink to wash your mouth. Open up for mommy."

Natasha was wondering what the sultry singer meant, but opened her mouth as she had her face inches from the latina's steaming crotch.

"Oh yes, I feel it coming. Get ready."

And when that last word was uttered, Jennifer let go of her bladder, and a steady, yellow stream of warm piss arced from her pisshole straight into Natasha's face. The black dancer squealed in delight as she felt the smelly warm liquid splash her face, and moved her face so she caught the forceful stream straight into her mouth. The hissing sound of the piss leaving Jennifer Lopez's cunt and it hitting Natasha's tongue and roof of her mouth was like music to their ears. Natasha swallowed wave after wave of Jennifer's salty piss and continued to let her tongue be drenched and her mouth be filled.

"Christ, you look so hot drinking my piss," Jennifer whispered as a thunderous fart once again crackled out of her brown asshole.

All good things come to an end, and this includes the content of Jennifer's bladder, as the stream decreased in its strength and it lowered until the last spurts just gushed over the crack of Jennifer's ass.

"Now please clean me," Jennifer said.

Natasha continued her earlier job and again lapped through Jennifer's crack, licking the piss from it and licking off the remainder of shit on the swollen rim of her bulging asshole. After about 2 minutes Jennifer was squeaky clean and pulled her panties up as she looked Natasha in the eye.

"You made me fell better than I have ever felt. Nobody has ever gone this far to give me a good time," Jennifer said.

"It always was my dream to pleasure you," Natasha responded, "I just had to grab this opportunity. My wildest dream was to suck your ass, and you made my fantasy come true. And I just want you to know, Jennifer, that if you ever want me to give pleasure to your pussy or ass again, you just have to tell me."

"Natasha, I would like it very much if you want to be my buttslut. We can have crazy times together on the road. As far as I'm concerned, you can taste my ass whenever you want, because I just love the feeling of your soft, wet tongue fucking my butt."

"Oh Jennifer, you just made me happy. But I have a question. Would you like to service certain body parts of mine just as I service your ass?"

"Just name it," Jennifer said in anticipation.

"Tell me, Jennifer, would you like to suck and lick my toes from now on?"

"Natasha, as far as I'm concerned, you can fuck my ass with your big toe, and I'll clean your toe with my tongue."

Jennifer Lopez and Natasha would have many crazy, lustful adventures from that point on.

They work their employees like dogs... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913229)

I have two friends who work at EA (two completely different locations, and neither of these people know each other).

EA works you like a dog. Everyone there hates their job. Big sexist corporate culture too. Both of my friends are women, and BOTH have had ideas stolen from them by their male manager. Fuckers.

So in that respect, yes, they are just like Disney.

Re:They work their employees like dogs... (2)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913384)

They publish great games yet give no support, no patches, no nothing and let promising games die. It's despicable. I'm not buying any more EA games.

The fact that your friends hate there jobs doesn't surprise me at all.

Re:They work their employees like dogs... (5, Informative)

Syncdata (596941) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913395)

Ah, the memories. I worked EA/maxis and they treat their software side employees like they should be glad to work there. The legal side and marketing side gets a little more touch, but then, EA is all about the legal and marketing. Hm...quite a bit like disney, just like the parent mentioned.
In terms of market share/quality product/market cap, I would say EA is going to have a tough time matching disney. But if the article was comparing corporate culture, then, they're probably smack dab on the target.

Re:They work their employees like dogs... (2, Interesting)

boomgopher (627124) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913457)

Yeah, I interviewed with EA Sports a while back, and everyone looked like major burn-outs. Cool, but tired...

Wow, (5, Insightful)

autopr0n (534291) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913241)

Of course, the video game industry has been larger then the movie industry for a while, at least in terms of revenue. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that video games cost $50 or so for a new game, while movies cost a few dollars at the theater, and around $10-$15 for DVDs.

But still, it's interesting how the movie (and even the tiny music) industry seem to be much more newsworthy and important then the video game industry. Aside from game specific press... the game industry gets about as much ink as the logging industry or something. Its weird.

RTFA (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913247)

EA may just surpass Disney as the number #1 media company in the world

The article states that the CEO of EA thinks "it's almost absurd to compare a $2 billion software maker with a $25 billion diversified media giant." I don't think they'll be surpassing Disney anytime soon.

Oh yeah, no sweat... (5, Funny)

sootman (158191) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913249)

...all they have to do is create several dozen movies that are regarded as classics for generations, open a couple theme parks, buy a handful of movie and television companies... They should be done by Q2 2003.

Classic Movies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913412)

Like Fantasia 2000, Cinderella 2, etc.

I see..

Wow (2, Interesting)

CausticWindow (632215) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913250)

If that is true, then wow, that's weird. They used to be so small. I remember all their excellent games for the C64, but strangely I can't remember any of their names.

One of my favourites was Foxfire or Firefox or something like that. Ace flight sim for that old 8 bit machine.

Useless trivia of the day: The legendary SID musician/coder Rob Hubbard works for EA these days. He coded the themesong for Commando in machine code in just one night. Skillz.

Measuring stick (1, Interesting)

muertos (570792) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913260)

I guess it's possible that EA could one day be the biggest media company in the world. Until they open their first theme park, though, I'm going to leave them off the list of contenders.

Re:Measuring stick (1)

bob65 (590395) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913391)

On a related topic, wouldn't an EA theme park be cool?

I like to wear... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913262)

...leotards and tights!

The Empire of Disney is Collapsing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913263)

Disney is stumbling and faltering almost as bad as McDonald's.

Michael, you are washed up. If you had any honor as CEOs once did, you would do the best thing for your shareholders and the company: step aside.

Re:The Empire of Disney is Collapsing (5, Funny)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913298)

Oh c'mon now!

Treasure Planet will turn things around!

Re:The Empire of Disney is Collapsing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913321)

LOL!

funny... (4, Interesting)

ruebarb (114845) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913274)

I remember seeing an ad in a gaming magazine...aboutr '86 or so...

black and white, with about 8 developers on it..each talking about games they had programmed...Archon, stuff like that...

that was EA, as I recall....on one hand...kewl they've succeeded...on the other hand, they were once a blatently geek programming company...kind of a bumber...but it was kewl...

RB

Speaking of which... (2, Interesting)

May Kasahara (606310) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913276)

This month's Wired has a good article on EA Sports [wired.com] . This company dominates sports games so much it's scary...

disney vs. ea (1)

sweeney37 (325921) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913287)

inside the disney executive board room

"J*sus f*cking tap-dancing toads, how the h*ll did this happen?"

"Wait a sec, what if we created a football game based solely on Disney characters? We could call it Mickey Madden 2003."

"Well, at least we could continue our MO of stealing other people's ideas."

"Ha, all those suckers. Lion King, original idea!"

*32]=ned up, because after all, this is Disney

Not in the short term... (5, Insightful)

Goonie (8651) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913289)

From the article:
Of course, it's almost absurd to compare a $2 billion software maker with a $25 billion diversified media giant.

The rest of the article goes on to discuss the company and its lofty goals to *become* the next Disney.

Disney and Business 2.0 Have Something in Common (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913290)

No one likes them.

Coming to a theater near you (1)

houseofmore (313324) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913292)

"The Simms go to Hollywoood". Motion sountrack by Celine dion and Elton John.

Can't pukin wait!

Wing Commander... (2, Interesting)

red_dragon (1761) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913297)

Considering that EA has turned out some great games over the years, including Wing Commander...

Maybe I recall incorrectly, but I have this distinct memory of Wing Commander being originally published independently by Origin Systems before being bought out by Electronic Arts. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.

Re:Wing Commander... (1)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913319)

You're quite right... I assume he was refering to the series as a whole, which continued under EA management for 7 or 8 years worth of development.

Re:Wing Commander... (3, Informative)

gr0ngb0t (410427) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913357)

Yeah EA picked up Wing Commander in about 1997-ish, it was Origin before that.

Just checked my original box to make sure that the Kilrathi saga is the first one I've got that has the EA logo on it, the earlier ones are all Origin.

Re:Wing Commander... (2, Funny)

gr0ngb0t (410427) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913369)

ergh - stop drinking before posting...

Just checked my original box to make sure. The Kilrathi saga is the first one I've got that has the EA logo on it, the earlier ones are all Origin.

Re:Wing Commander... (2, Informative)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913432)

No... Oring was purchased in 1992 [bizjournals.com] . Wing Commander 3 in 1994 was most definately produced when Origin was part of EA. Otherwise they wouldn't have had the needed cashflow to pay for the budget. Privateer was also released under EA (1993)

Re:Wing Commander... (1)

TC (WC) (459050) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913445)

Wow... go me... that's some nice spelling Origin...

Looks like you can still fool Venture Capitalists (2)

PaddyM (45763) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913318)

All you need to do is have "business" as part of your website; to show you have some sort of business plan I guess.

I mean Business2.0.com is like the lamest thing I've heard since the "Every kiss begins with Kay" slogan.

Re:Looks like you can still fool Venture Capitalis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913373)

What kind of an attitude is that?

How are we going to get good ole USA on her feets again with negativity like that?

If you dis corporate america, the terrorists have already won.

Re:Looks like you can still fool Venture Capitalis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913462)

butbutbut... every kiss _does_ begin with K

ELECTRONIC FARTS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913322)

happy troll tuesday everybody!

Didn't Electronic Arts Publish M.U.L.E? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913331)

Any company that publishes a game like M.U.L.E. deserves to be bigger than Disney.

No Sweat! (4, Interesting)

dmomo (256005) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913336)

EA is not quite there yet!!

"it's almost absurd to compare a $2 billion software maker with a $25 billion diversified media giant.

If you are reading it... chances are, Disney is aware of the same information.


money Gordon hints could be used to expand into movies or music. In any event, Probst is clearly way beyond thinking of EA as merely a creator of software toys. "Our goal," he says with no hint of self-consciousness, "is to become the greatest entertainment company ever.


So, given the quoted valuation differences, and EA's stated goal, my question is.. how hard would it be for Disney to make EA an "offer they can't refuse"?

Maybe the next version of Sim City is going to include a big fat Epcot Center monument!!

Huh? (3, Insightful)

bleckywelcky (518520) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913345)


Woa, that's really weird. Disney owns ABC, makes (er copies) tons of movies every year, releases so many old movies every year from the "Disney vaults", owns and operates several multi-million (billion on some?) theme parks and recreation centers, etc, etc, etc ... and yet EA can somehow get to their reaches by producing video games? Ming boggling. Yes, I did not read the article.

Re:Huh? (2)

phong3d (61297) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913422)

EA may have a diverse base of game genres it releases, but its real moneymaker are its sports franchises. NFL, NHL, NBA, NASCAR, etc... tweak the graphics, update some AI elements, new UI, update the rosters, add in some new bennies, slap on a new logo and charge millions upon millions of people $50 every single year for what is essentially the same game that came out last year. Yes, there were big leaps when EA migrated from the Genesis to the Playstation and introduced 3D graphics as well as other platform changes and subsequent leaps in graphical detail and game depth, but a slant left pass is the same play as it was 10 years ago. You really can't beat that.

But EA is only games (1)

jbfaninmo (540470) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913349)

While EA is pretty much the biggest player in the video game market, that is about all they are involved with. Disney owns ABC and Disney Channel, has more than one film studio, prints at least one magazine, publishes books and owns some of the biggest characters around.

I guess Disney's biggest problem is getting any of these properties to perform decently...

Not a fair comparison (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913358)

Considering computer games cost about $50 USD and movies cost about $5-15 (depending on showing and location) its not a fair comparison. Assuming the person sees the movie a second time and gets a soundtrack/DVD of it, thats about $50 and thats a generous assumption.

So... (1)

Z0mb1eman (629653) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913370)

Do we start hating EA now?

No?

Yeah, didn't think it would make a lot of sense.

How about now?

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913387)

Bigbiz apolegectic!

DEAR GEEKS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913377)

please stop watching LOTR streaming from new zealand. it is ruining my internet. thanks in advance.

This is the future...media = interaction (5, Insightful)

ACK!! (10229) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913381)

I remember Archon. I remember saying that Activision and EA were the ones along with Sierra that could really go all the way. I liked the Atari computer too so I was not all right and everything.

The game industry is taking over. The media conglomerates are going to keep messing around and ticking off consumers and playing politics. One day the suckers will turn around and realize no one is just dumb watching anymore. They are all playing.

Most of the time I would rather play a good computer or console game than watch tv. There are still some good movies out there for sure, but I would rather play a good game than watch a bad movie. The media guys have to realize they are not the only game in town anymore. Yes, BTW, there are plenty of bad games too just the industry is growing by leaps and bounds.

BotSequitur V1 (1)

BotSequitur (635081) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913382)

Non Sequitur \Non seq"ui*tur\ [L., it does not follow]
n 1: a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it

AutoGoogle [business2.com]
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The title is a little misleading (2)

Ghoser777 (113623) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913400)

If Linux took over the desktop market, I don't think a title of "Linux As Next Microsoft" would be appropriate. Why? Because that brings a long not only that Linux has taken over the desktop market, but also all the negatives that can be attributed to microsoft. Why does this matter? Well, I don't think EA is becoming the next Disney in the way I think fo Disney. Disney use to conjure up warm feelings, but I think the slashdot community as a whole would agree that since Walt got cryogenically frozen (or whatever), Disney has done plenty to rise the ire of observers. And I see no reason to apply those negatives to EA (not yet at least).

F-bacher

Re:The title is a little misleading (1)

MeanMF (631837) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913456)

If Linux took over the desktop market, I don't think a title of "Linux As Next Microsoft" would be appropriate. Why?

Well one more reason would be that Linux isn't a company...

Lobbying? (3, Interesting)

yerricde (125198) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913402)

Electronic Arts won't be the next DisneyCo until EA starts lobbying to the United States Congress for copyright laws that further restrict consumers [pineight.com] and other authors and publishers [pineight.com] . Look how much money DisneyCo contributed [opensecrets.org] to get the Bono Act passed in a desperate attempt to keep Mickey Mouse locked up [bumperactive.com] .

I doubt it. (2)

Mac Degger (576336) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913410)

Looking over their past, the only current well selling game I can think of is the Sims (admittedly, I'm not to sure about this and am too lazy to check up on this). Also, I've heard that their sports games, while being quite good in the past, now suck.

And an even bigger reason why I doubt EA will be the next disney is because of mismanagement. Check out places like fatbabies.com for information from the inside...doesn't look good, does it?

But the biggest reason is this...the next disney for the games industry is aalready shaping up to be Microsoft; they bought Rare, Bungie and a whole host of other companies. That, plus their expansive inhouse dev section put them at the top of the heap, I'd think.

Disneys days are numbered (1, Flamebait)

geek (5680) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913417)

Honestly, Disney hasn't had an original idea in decades. That's why they contract with Pixar and Dreamworks.

The Disney theme parks are a joke now too. Way over priced, played out, and don't even get me started on the gang activity in the L.A. one close to where I live.

Now maybe it'll be EA, not likely, but it will be someone. The theme parks are rare, I mean their are only TWO in the US. Six Flags has them beat in this department although they suffer the same problems.

The only place Disney has a strangle hold on is cartoons and movies. The Disney channel is great for kids too. If only Hannah/Barberra were still around, maybe that would change.

Tour Of EA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913421)

My MediaTech (Web CS Class, HTML, Flash ect...) is going to tour the EA Studios in Buraby (sp?) BC, in Febuary... I myself can't wait.

stock.. (1)

Nova1313 (630547) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913430)

they were doing really good in the stock market for a while. It almost hit 75. Then it dropped but it's climbing slowly again. So financially they are pretty stable. They seem to be increasing profits alot. And the games they put out for the most part sell well... Besides nascar cause well you only even turn one way so you don't even need a whole dpad to play :p but seriously most of there games are quality that can compete with there competitiors.

Cool! (1)

Chexsum (583832) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913433)

Ive always guessed Electronic Arts produced the best games and known that producing games can bring in more money than movies. Though, its surprising that EA is almost as productive as Disney after such a short lifetime. :)

SIMS Online will be sweet and more enjoyable than any amount of movie watching IMO!

The bonuses of being a large game company. (0)

Ianworld (557858) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913435)

It would good for EA to grow as large as it can. The bigger it is the more code it has in its database for its programers to call upon. Also if it expands into music and movie industries those are more resources it has at its disposal. Eventually if it needs an ingame movie it can go to the movie department and get it made there. If it needs music, they can get it from their music department. It should also allow them to have people dedicated to writing stories for games and other specialized positions. Diseny is in their grasp. It would bring only more respect for the game industry. Interactivity is so much better than just sitting and watching!

By the way did anyone notice that they are creating their own version of a theme park. Its called RollerCoaster tycoon. ;) They even are creating their own world dedicated to their profit. Thats right the sims online shipped today.

"Magellean circumsized the world using a a new brand new Clipper!"

In Capitalist Economy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4913437)

Your competitors surpass you if you don't stay on the cutting edge. One, turn out great product. Two, do your thing??? whatever it is??? Three: Profitable companies know to TREAT Regularcustomers YoU Like Loyal customer they are.

come on people it's simple! (Notice the correct usage of the contraction for "it is".(and the "geek" usage of the period outside of the quotes))

yes, EA really is that big. (5, Funny)

herrd0kt0r (585718) | more than 11 years ago | (#4913451)

EA has made 1.5 billion in revenue last year, and reaped 100 million wingwangs this year alone. you can read about it here [wired.com] . the scale of their sports franchise alone is staggering: with tens of millions of clams being spent for marketing their sports games this year!

you might think of EA churning out craptastic games that leave you consistently overwhelmed, but the truth is that there are lots of people out there playing their console games. i mean, people i normally don't associate with, like, you know. people who play sports. and exercise. and stuff. physical exertion. pull-ups. push-ups. i dunno. i'm outta my league here now. but you know, like, THOSE people. the meatheads.

they like EA games.

and there are lots of meatheads out there.

me? i prefer more academic pursuits. if EA came out with a game like Madden for people like me, i'd give them a lot o my coin. say, instead of Madden, they had Fiercesome Librarian 2003. or Raging Geeks League Slide Rule Competition '02 (RGL '02).

but nooooo. they did their market research and realized that these sports fans can beat people like me-- the people who program these games, up. so they make stuff to appease them.

and it's gotten them a lot of moolah!

why, i remember loading up Racing Destruction Set on my c64, and watching the big square/circle/triangle change colors. i also remember modifying my 1541 drive with JiffyDos, which was a small add-on cache for the drive. SUPER LOAD TIMES!

i'm rambling. the point i'm trying to make is that yes, EA really is that big. and they're getting bigger. the sports nuts/meatheads control the market. and their population grows! fellow slashdotter, you know how always find yourself at home, alone, on friday nights? that's cause all the HAWT chix0rz are out getting their mack on, and their clothes off, with the big burly men who buy EA Sports games.

CITIZENS OF SLASHDOT! SCREW THE RIAA! SCREW THE MPAA!
FOCUS YOUR EFFORTS ON EA!
WORK HARD! GET MUSCLES!
AND TOGETHER WE CAN SCORE TEH HAWT CHIX0RZ!
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