This totally blows. The world was a better place when there were more publishers releasing stuff. Sure, most of the games stunk, but at least there was always that outside chance that some new talent was getting their shot. This, this is the exact opposite of the video game culture that I love. This really goes hand in hand with that Spike TV awards show: the future of video games is nothing less than MTV. An industry catered towards teenagers, fueled by the sweat, blood, and rapidly depleting energy of 22 year old college interns.
I don't buy EA games, but it sure is going to be hard to keep that boycott up if Ubi falls. Here's hoping MS starts publishing even more games!