EA man says days of average licensed games ‘are dead like the dinosaur’ just as EA publish new 2/10 Harry Potter

Ain’t it grand when you can set two people up on a blind date? Why, just this week head of EA Games Frank Gibeau set up Mr. Foot with Ms. Mouth. He also proclaims the days of average licensed games is over, in the same month his publisher released the utterly woeful Kinect-compatible Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Yup, we think Johnny Foot is going to be very Happy in Jenny Mouth.

Stressing that he would like to see movie-based games given the kibosh for new and inventive IPs, he said: "If you want to make a hit, you have to give a game time to get to quality. The days of licensed-based, 75-rated games copies are dead like the dinosaur."

Above: We wish Shitty Bond games were dead like a stegosaurus. Perhaps EA was wise to ditch 007

He also briefly talked about why EA binned the Bond license, which Activision picked up, publishing the depressingly average Blood Stone, but also the surprisingly ace GoldenEye 007. "We dumped that license because we felt like we needed to own more intellectual property, and we don't like where James Bond is going with all the creative limitations on it.” Gibeau proclaimed.

The executive continued. "Considering the total amount of money we have to spend on those types of James Bond games, and the total amount of man-hours we had to put into them, we thought; hell, let's work on our own IP."

Above: Dead Space - a shining beacon of new IP brilliance

Gibeau also makes a good point about the upcoming Dead Space 2, which we’re so excited about our pantaloons are currently filling with some sort of yellow liquid. He said: "The guys who made James Bond games for us, well yeah, they went on and made Dead Space. And look where we are now; what would you rather publish, retail and play - the latest James Bond or Dead Space 2?"

A good point, to be sure. But perhaps he should have spaced the comments out a little from the release of the new, utterly woeful, EA-published Harry Potter, which we’ve just slapped a big fat 2/10 on.

We hear Foot and Mouth are due to set a date for their wedding any day now.

Source: Softpedia

Dec 1, 2010


  • DrLovez69 - December 2, 2010 5:18 p.m.

    and the award for the most snobbiest, irrelevant, "constructive" criticism about the article goes to KidKatana!
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - December 2, 2010 4:11 p.m.

    well it's not a 7.5 or a mediocre game, it's an awful game so he didn't lie
  • Mikaro - December 1, 2010 8 p.m.

    That picture = <3
  • oryandymackie - December 1, 2010 5:08 p.m.

    I happen to like bad games, thank you very much.
  • egregious - December 1, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    A 007 game with the BioWare touch would have been awesome.
  • Ultima - December 1, 2010 2:10 p.m.

    I find that picture quite disturbing
  • PushesPaperInACircle - December 1, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Lets be fair,licensed games have been better of late (did anyone play Ghostbusters..not bad), they just haven't been made by EA.
  • KidKatana - December 1, 2010 12:10 p.m.

    "Gibeau also makes a good point about the upcoming Dead Space 2, which we’re so excited about are pantaloons are currently filling with some sort of yellow liquid." GRUK, you have confused the word 'are' (2nd person singular/1st, 2nd & 3rd person plural present form of the verb 'to be') with the word 'our' (1st person plural possessive pronoun). I know that you list your professions as 'jarnalist', but seriously, are you mugging me off?
  • Clovin64 - December 1, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    Mr Foot and Mrs Mouth? So Mrs Mouth is already married?
  • HarryBalls - December 1, 2010 12:03 p.m.

    @alanpartridge_ahaaa Find me a big company exec that isn't completely out of touch and driven purely by profit. I'm not saying he's right in what he's doing, only that capitalism has it's downsides...
  • HarryBalls - December 1, 2010 11:57 a.m.

    This article is why gamesradar is the effin sh.
  • alanpartridge_ahaaa - December 1, 2010 11:56 a.m.

    i hadnt heard of Frank Gibeau before your articles on him this week. The first one made me think this guys an idiot. This article confirms it. He is pretending he 'gets' gaming and then completely bows to the purse strings by producing crap like harry potter and demanding dead space 2 has a multiplayer. The guy slags of franchises like james bond but releases harry potter at the same time...begging for respect and then not doing anything to warrant it. He needs to think about who he is and who he wants to be. at the moment the guy is a douche.

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