I have blasted EA CEO John Riccitiello in the past due to his comments and opinion on using SecuROM on their games, but after getting this letter in the mail yesterday, I have to respect him for what he has done. Read the letter below:
From the Desk of EA CEO John Riccitiello
Dear Judson Hudson,
First off, let me thank you for the wonderful job you have done promoting our EA products to the huge mass of Sim fans out there. We take great pride in our work at EA and our beloved Sims franchise and we’d like to touch base with you about the various comments listed on your site, SimPrograms.
It seems to me that a great deal of fans are upset with our product, The Sims 3, and it’s various expansions and stuff packs. We make sure our products go through an extensive quality assurance process to deliver the best game possible. However, it seems as if we have made a mistake – our Q&A budget for our Sim games has been blown on supplying our Sims Team with a great deal of cupcakes, cookies, pizza and beer.
Unfortunately we cannot refund your money for the product as it’s already been spent due to the fact that I bought a new yacht, a condo in Florida, and six more Tesla Roadsters valued at $100,000 each so I can drive a different one for each day of the week. However, as a sympathy gift, please enjoy this half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich from our Sims Team.
Mr. John S. Riccitiello
Chief Executive Officer
Electronic Arts Inc.
209 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94065
Why exactly did I say I respected what he has done? Well, it was the best damn grilledcheese sandwich I ever had. Just wished he would of sent a whole one…Anybody else get one of these letters? I wonder if he plans on sending them out to the million’s of other players who bought the game. Better order more toasters and cheese, Riccitiello!
Oh, I didn’t see the P.S. note at the bottom of the letter…shake my head, I knew it was too good to be true…
P.S. – That will be $2.50 for the sandwich – APRIL FOOLS!!