Note from Alissa: Remember this is part 5 in a 5 part story. If you’re confused go back and read parts 1-4. You can find part 1 here, 2 here, 3 here, and 4 here.
Well…after weeks of speculation…we finally know.
What we know is mostly what we don’t know, or will never know. But, I am happy to reveal the final chapter of what I DO know…at least as far as I can, without breaking my NDA.
Jeanene got herself into this. We know that. Was she justified in her actions? Nobody likes to be disrespected. And certainly she was. But, when you go to the lengths for personal revenge, placing the best interests of TSTO and EA in second and third place behind our own emotions…bad things are bound to happen.
But, being penitent and becoming a true “team player,” can have their rewards. Continue reading →
So who could possibly know what Jeanene was up to? I know that as I wrote this chapter, I continued to be surprised by her unbelievable hubris and lack of common sense.
But, power does that to people.
It’s somewhat similar to the power to “mess with people” that huge gaming companies sometimes do to their player, throwing curves, delays, and giant changes into play, without explanation. But, I digress…kinda…
Again, A Warning… This Chapter is DEFINITELY RATED M for Mature Audiences. PG has been thrown to the wind… Continue reading →
I admit it. Back in 2014, when things started going off the rails with TSTO, and there was some downtime that made people nuts, this series I wrote was initially just for the hardcore followers who knew I was capable of going off the rails myself. But, reading it now…I have to laugh at just how far the train wandered into the deep speculation of EA corporate life.
But, another warning…this episode takes a very weird (even weirder?) twist, that even I didn’t see coming, until it was there on the page. I try to remember if I had a flip phone that showed up on my own desk…but, realize that I didn’t need someone telling me what to write, when I had my own, addled, imagination running freely during downtime.
Kinda like some of our current readers when they start speculating about the future of the game.
Again…this chapter is for Mature Audiences only (as in those mature enough to understand it is pure fiction…and not a statement on current society). Continue reading →
OK. So…there are a couple of reasons we are posting this. First…as a reminder that long breaks between updates used to be far more the “norm” than the exception. And secondly, to remind people just how far a lull can push someone into doing something he may or may mot regret… like writing this very odd series about the inner workings at EA.
This was written back in April of 2014, (a the old graphic of CrankyOldGuy implies) and was meant entirely for the entertainment of readers who were starved for content from EA and TSTO. It was written around the time that the game saw HUGE upheaval, from a couple of really bone-headed moves by EA and pricing, as well as the introduction of the Family Guy game from Tiny Co.
WARNING… this gets a bit saucy, and would certainly be rated at LEAST PG-13, if not M for mature. So…be forewarned. Jeanene uses all of her talents to get her way in this chapter. Continue reading →