Great show as usual, guys.
I'm kind of with you on the EA thing, Ash. The game needs new content, not only to keep the original fresh, but also to weed out the hackers and macro spammers who destroy the gaming experience for the rest of us.
Before Battlefield, my only FPS experience was HL2. Then I got my $14 boxed edition of BF2 with a Pizza Hut meal deal and it took off from there. I have now been playing BF2142 since recieving my pre-order version in 2006.
It has hooked a great many people, and I still see new TOGgers' joining our ranks because of the TOG 2142 div commitment to the game.
Like you said, Father, EA is a monster corp, and has a mass production mentality to go with it.
As popular as the games are, they are severely flawed - rage quit anyone?
This can only come down to the downward pressure EA is putting on their coding houses. Rush this title by this date or you won't get the sequel contract etc..
I would love to see these games delivered via Steam (Or just anyone else except EA).
Keep it up guys!
PS - feel free to rag on EA all you want