On Friday night, EA will take over a restaurant/bar downtown so that the team can have a skate 2 wrap party. Yes, pennies are being pinched but kudos to EA for recognizing that it’s ok to spend money to celebrate the great work of over a hundred people. Before anyone gets on their high horse and mentions party money when EA laid off so many last month, don’t be a dumbass. The money spent on one party on a single evening wouldn’t have saved even one job. Also keep in mind, everyone who worked on skate 2 is invited to attend the festivities, that includes people who were laid off weeks ago.
In the last week, I’ve heard from two of my friends who just secured employment from other local gaming companies. That’s awesome news and I’m really looking forward to congratulating them at the party.
I believe there will be good times to be had.