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CCP Games Announces Former EA Executive Sean Decker as Senior Vice President

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Turelus
Utassi Security
#1 - 2013-07-02 12:47:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Turelus
Edit: Updating this with some more information/links.

Game Skinny Link (original article I saw)

So this just came through on #tweetfleet ... didn't see a thread where people can freak out and scream yet, so I started one. P

This will be interesting to say the least given EA's history(edit: reputation), I can't say I know much about the guy though, I had a look through his history and nothing epic fail from what I saw.


Updates:
Massively Interview 2nd July 2013Thanks to Jumpshot244
Peny Arcade Interview 2nd July 2013Thanks to Steve Ronuken
Sean Decker Game History Thanks to Tavin Aikisen for linking his gaming history (second post)
Massively Article Thanks to Jonny Monroe (third post)
Sean Decker Twitter
CCP Official Post
Gamescom 2012: Interview

OP Thoughts:
I should probably actually write my own feelings on this (although the thread has gone kind of how I assumed it would when I shared the news)
I'm not a fan of EA, in fact if I can I avoid anything to do with EA! I'm not really sure on Decker's history or what level of the horror that is EA he was part of, as long as CCP continue to work towards EVE being their main focus and all these side projects and new endeavours are not at the expense of EVE I don't really care what they do or who they hire.
I wish Sean all the best with the job and hope he can prove that he is not what we all fear! however.... EVE IS DYING! P

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

Scrindle Kavees
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-07-02 12:48:38 UTC
If I had a former EA executive on board, I'd rename him Frank.
Tavin Aikisen
Phoenix Naval Operations
Phoenix Naval Systems
#3 - 2013-07-02 12:53:02 UTC
Looking through his gaming credits: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,11359/

It would seem he wasn't involved in that terrible fiasco at the turn of the century where EA killed Origin Systems, Bullfrog, Westwood, many beloved gaming franchises and even tried to re-brand Maxis. X

He can stay.

"Remember this. Trust your eyes, you will kill each other. Trust your veins, you can all go home."

-Cold Wind

Jonny Monroe
Unlicensed Medical Professionals
#4 - 2013-07-02 12:54:51 UTC
Massively claims to have more coverage on this from a press event they attended yesterday:

http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/02/ccp-taps-ea-s-sean-decker-as-new-vp-of-product-development/

Quote:
'Massively's Brendan Drain spoke with Decker and EVE's Hilmar Petursson at a press event yesterday. We'll have more information on how the new hire will impact EVE this afternoon!'


Stay tuned, I guess.
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#5 - 2013-07-02 12:55:10 UTC
Obvious awoxer.
Gealbhan
Temeraria Praedonum
Catastrophic Diplomacy
#6 - 2013-07-02 13:01:54 UTC
The Evil Alliance has arrived. EvE Online is doomed. Arrow
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#7 - 2013-07-02 13:02:18 UTC
I must admit I did panic a little when I saw EA tags.

How long before we can give him our welcome to EVE verbal bath and get him to dish the dirt on EA? Oh he must have stories!
Thorn Galen
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#8 - 2013-07-02 13:03:33 UTC
Mhax Arthie
Doomheim
#9 - 2013-07-02 13:08:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Mhax Arthie
Riot Girl wrote:
Obvious awoxer.

This.

Hope this dude will have nothing to do with EVE or we r fukt up big time. Send him to develop Dust, make movies with Mintchip.. anything, just keep him far away from EVE!!
Kyt Thrace
Lightspeed Enterprises
Goonswarm Federation
#10 - 2013-07-02 13:09:31 UTC
This could truly be a "Eve is Dying" thread.

R.I.P. Vile Rat

Anna Djan
Banana Corp
#11 - 2013-07-02 13:22:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Anna Djan
Scrindle Kavees wrote:
If I had a former EA executive on board, I'd rename him Frank.


If I had a former EA executive on board I'd name him ole' Yella and take him around the back of the shed.

EA employee... of all people..

Next on Eve Online:
£5 charge pure log in.
Ilkahn
Ideal Mechanisms
#12 - 2013-07-02 13:27:33 UTC
Do we shoot the monument in jita yet?
De'Veldrin
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2013-07-02 13:29:21 UTC
Scrindle Kavees wrote:
If I had a former EA executive on board, I'd rename him Frank.


If I had a former EA executive on board, I'd cash my severance package and run for the hills.

De'Veldrin's Corollary (to Malcanis' Law): Any idea that seeks to limit the ability of a large nullsec bloc to do something in the name of allowing more small groups into sov null will inevitably make it that much harder for small groups to enter sov null.

bloodknight2
Revenu.Quebec
#14 - 2013-07-02 13:31:57 UTC
Azami Nevinyrall
172.0.0.1
#15 - 2013-07-02 13:32:55 UTC
Error: You're unable to use Jump Clone services because you haven't purchased that DLC. Please go to the store and purchase said DLC in order to use this service. Estimated cost is $5/clone.

YAY! EVE IS NOW DEAD!!!

...

Intar Medris
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2013-07-02 13:33:16 UTC
The best they could do was hire a guy from EA. EA is only good at one thing ... marketing. As far as games go they suck. Without Madden, NCAA, and The Sims EA would sink faster the Titanic. Not to mention this guy was VP of their P4F division. Makes you wonder if CCP is considering P4F again.

I try to be nice and mind my business just shooting lasers at rocks. There is just way too many asshats in New Eden for that to happen.

De'Veldrin
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2013-07-02 13:33:23 UTC
Kyt Thrace wrote:
This could truly be a "Eve is Dying" thread.

More like Eve is Dead.

De'Veldrin's Corollary (to Malcanis' Law): Any idea that seeks to limit the ability of a large nullsec bloc to do something in the name of allowing more small groups into sov null will inevitably make it that much harder for small groups to enter sov null.

Tyrendian Biohazard
Better Off Red
Unspoken Alliance.
#18 - 2013-07-02 13:34:34 UTC
Oh no.

No no.

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

God/Universe/Flying Spaghetti Monster please save us right now.

CCP if there was ever a time to listen to the fans of your amazing game, now would be the time.

Twitch streamer and EVE NT tournament broadcaster.

Soylent Jade
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-07-02 13:36:18 UTC
What, Bill Roper wasn't available?

I didn't really have EA hate until they destroyed BioWare, but now...

Making hisec better...one Catalyst at a time

minerbumping.com

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#20 - 2013-07-02 13:36:37 UTC
Intar Medris wrote:
The best they could do was hire a guy from EA. EA is only good at one thing ... marketing. As far as games go they suck. Without Madden, NCAA, and The Sims EA would sink faster the Titanic. Not to mention this guy was VP of their P4F division. Makes you wonder if CCP is considering P4F again.


That lesson would be very hard to unlearn.
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