Tweet of the Day, Well, That’s One Path To Cultural Immortality edition.

Meet Ea-Nasir. Ea-Nasir was a Babylonian merchant of the Eighteenth Century BC who is remembered today for being a HUGE jackwagon:

As far as I can tell, the comments there are accurate: the guy existed and his customers loathed him. We know this because he kept copies of his hate mail, which is more impressive when you consider that said hate mail was written on wet clay tablets. And thus El-Nasir’s name will be remembered for as long as we remember Babylon itself.Ā  …Impressive, in its way.


  • jeboyle says:

    And he’s going into my next book. El-Nasir or Ea-Nasir will make for a great Merchant House/Employer/Villain for my heroes.

    Who says that towering narcissism can’t be its own reward?

  • Luke says:

    The last commenter nailed it: it seems to run in the EA.
    BTW, if you haven’t been following the controversy about their Star Wars Battlefront 2, it’s truly impressive. They manage to make Bungie look respectable.

    • nicklevi86 says:

      How many studios has EA drained for cash and abandoned now? That they treat customers the same is at least consistent.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I came this close to seriously considering getting Battlefront 2.

      • Luke says:

        Eh, at least they’re responding to the controversy.
        They completely pulled microtransactions out of the game just before launch.
        And they’ve dialed it back so that it no longer takes 40 hours of play (while not purchasing any other upgrades) to purchase a major character. (Or pay them the $80 to have it instantly.)
        If they learned their lesson, they might turn it around.
        But there’s no way I’m going to be an early adopter.
        That said, I really, really wish they hadn’t bought out Respawn. Titanfall 2 was one of the better games to come out last year. I hate to see what EA is going to do with it.

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