EA Games abusing their employee's... (9)

1 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-12 14:50 ID:Heaven [Del]


So one of the biggest gaming companies overworks their staff. Thoughts? Do you think this will affect what games you play?

2 Name: nobuyuki!GfMr2LTKW. 2004-11-12 15:23 ID:F9ZBzYNw [Del]

as a hobbyist games programmer I am fully aware of some of the crap that occurs in this industry, but this is possibly one of the largest whistle blowings I've seen on the issue thus far. 15 pages of replies, about half of which come from people who are in or people who know someone in the gaming industry. Everybody's bitching, and for good reason. Perhaps if enough people read about this sort of stuff, they might be more inclined to create a union. You don't have to all be working in the same company to make one, just the same industry, so I believe they really should give it a shot.

3 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-12 16:03 ID:MJmuNOWg [Del]

It's really sad how companies that employ "fans" of their products can abuse their employes, and there are so many wannabes they have no trouble hiring people willing to except crappy terms to follow their dreams, and then end up getting screwed over even more than they anticipated.

I never played their games in the first place anyway though, but still...

4 Name: THRILLHO 05/01/10(Mon)09:43 ID:G+PemTy0

wow she can bitch about her husband working more.

i suppose she wants cheese with that whine. have them trying 10 hours a day in a factory standing up for ALL of the day, except for lunch break which is half hour, and another break which is 10 minutes.

5 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 05/01/10(Mon)10:10 ID:Heaven

I think what she really wants is her man back.

Learn how to troll, mate. That's pretty transparent.

6 Name: THRILLHO 2005-08-16 17:20 ID:R13JKuYx


I don't think he was trolling I think he just completely missed the point

7 Name: THRILLHO 2005-08-23 17:50 ID:Ce+LTvRd

It's a pretty standard thing in the video game industry -- and to a lesser extent for software developers in general -- to overwork all of the employees involved in the development process. Playtesters at least get paid overtime, but actual programmers don't get anything for working 60-80+ hour weeks when crunch time comes solely because the marketing department has unrealistic expectations about how long the game will take, and rushed games tend to not be as good because programmers are human beings and oddly enough sleep deprivation generally reduces the quality of a person's work.

8 Name: THRILLHO 2005-08-26 08:54 ID:ZUL1e49L

Seems like another stupid whine "how iam being oppressed by cruel life". He even didnt whine himself, his wife does it for him heh ;)

9 Name: THRILLHO 2005-09-01 00:06 ID:R13JKuYx


yet again you don't get the point, it isn't what the wife said that matters in this instance it is what the tons of people that responded said

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