It’s conversations like these that remind me that sometimes EA is an awesome place to work.
On Inappropriate-Sounding Consoles
(Setup: In EA’s Wii lottery, my manager Pete won a Wii, and had picked it up but had not yet opened it.)
Me: Dude, how come Pete hasn’t opened his Wii yet? I want to play it.
(Pete walks by.)
Addison: Hey Pete, Sha Sha wants to play with your Wii.
Jim: So when do you guys ship?
Me: Next summer.
Jim: Oh, well you have a pretty simple design. There’s no way you’ll miss that date.
Peter: Well, they could all catch on fire.