Geoff Harrower contemplates quitting EA over microtransactions

Long-time EA developer Geoff Harrower, better known as GameplayDevUFC and rEAnimator, dropped a bombshell on reddit, asking if a “game developer” should “quit his job because he works on a game that contains micro transactions.” He considered the idea as part of a series of “deeply personal questions” and a “burden” that “none of us can escape.” He likened it to “two people giving each other CTE.” The post was made in the hugely popular r/MMA subreddit. It is not clear if the “video game developer” in question refers to himself or a fictional entity.

Geoff Harrower is best known for being a developer on NBA Elite 11, a game that EA was forced to cancel 8 days before release.

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Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/7glq2h/ea_sports_ufc_3_has_the_single_most_egregious/dqmbufp/

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fishingtime shuts down r/EASPORTSUFC2

We have just received word that fishingtime has given up and shut down his underground subreddit, r/EASPORTSUFC2. This came after months of controversy that split the community apart. Fishingtime ruled with an iron fist, banning many members and locking threads within hours of their publication.

Meanwhile, with fishingtime’s absence, r/EASportsUFC has become a thriving community, with many helpful threads discussing the game. Hopefully there is still time for the MMA community to heal from the damage caused by fishingtime.

 

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Damon Gesell explains that he is “no longer passionate” about the EA UFC series.

EA UFC 2 player allegedly threatens suicide on r/EASportsUFC

Several posts on reddit have been highlighted recently. Just as predicted by fishingtime, a user has threatened suicide over EA UFC 2. Stress levels are at an all-time high after the latest patch, which has once again greatly affected gameplay.

Reddit user townnbibby claimed that the patch “fucked up the game” which upset several members of the fledgling EA UFC community. One user became so upset that he threatened to commit suicide after deleting his reddit account. His reddit account was deleted shortly thereafter.

Original thread: “They fucked up the game”

Response thread 1: Guy supposedly kills himself because of a rant about UFC 2
Response thread 2: User may have checked out over UFC 2 game

Another reddit user freewheelinCW, had this to say about the EA UFC 2 community:
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The staff at the blog encourages anyone considering suicide because of EA UFC 2 to get help immediately. Help is available 24 hours a day at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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