the-inbetween monthly archives for: July 2009

Battle Failed 1943

Back in the halcyon days of XBox Live, when it was still new and fresh, EA was not on board. Microsoft was providing a, mostly, peer-to-peer distributed online network with centralized, on Microsoft’s servers, messaging and match-making and friend management and this did not suit EA. A decentralized network meant that they could not gather the proper metrics or control their own online experiences to the degree that a large corporation as EA wanted. So for a while, in the…

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