Game companies need us more than we need them. So why don't we act like it?

This generation was been quite a ride for the most part. As games grew in size and scope, so did their problems. For every good step forward, a misstep followed. And it's a trend that will continue unless we as gamers step forward and stop it. The strife between gamers and publishers has been well documented over the past six years in particular. Let's take a look at some of the main gripes gamers have had.

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Baka-akaB2366d ago

Good luck with that , people rather pay till they reach an insuferable boiling point , wich might not even happen anytime soon , over missing out their games .

mafiahajeri2366d ago

Good question. I think a revolution is in order...

mafiahajeri2365d ago (Edited 2365d ago )

Ok since I came up with the Idea ill set the battle plan. First step boycott games with online passes... Starhawks the last game I'll buy with an online pass... I promise ;) :p

NYC_Gamer2366d ago (Edited 2366d ago )

People should be upset about many shady tactics within the industry that we helped make worth billion of dollars....Many of us run around with that we should be thankful attitude...And i ask for what?these companies are finding new ways to leech us everyday in order to keep investment groups/stock holders happy....Hmm...but what about us the gamers?we're the ones keeping the industry alive...

Gen0ne2366d ago (Edited 2366d ago )

But without them, there is no us. Symbiosis. Although, this symbiotic relationship does seem to be "slightly" tipped in their favor. And it is our fault. *hangs head* mine too.

Hicken2366d ago

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky creatures, and you know it."

One of the most serious lines in a comedy(Men in Black), and it fits.

One person knows full well that gaming companies rely on us. But when they get around other people, that individuality is lost and they become part of the crowd. And the crowd can think of some stupid things.

Like online passes being okay.
Like on-disc DLC being okay.
Like blocking used games being okay.

The person stops looking at it from a personal point of view of the consumer, and starts looking at it from some warped manufacturer's view. Sales that don't affect the gamer somehow becomes more important than the games themselves.

It'd be nice if people would remember what the gaming industry is about: games.

Baka-akaB2366d ago (Edited 2366d ago )

The way i see it , it's more a matter of selfishness and individualism . We all knew somehow what dlc could lead too , but each individual enabling it , forced some of its effects on the "people" , hiding behind some "if you dont like it you can avoid it" fake curtain .

i've been guilty those past 2 years at least . You wont find me boycotting my beloved fighting games series because of dlc shenanigans , i just no longer care enough about being right and sending a message , i just want immediate fun .

dalibor2365d ago

i just no longer care enough about being right and sending a message , i just want immediate fun .

While I agree could this not have consequences later on? Something to think about. Give people to much power and it gets abused. In this case developers/publishers. It's up to us to TRY to put them in their place because who else will? I guess there really isn't any one solution is there...

Baka-akaB2365d ago (Edited 2365d ago )

Like i said , i dont care anymore . People already gave them license and freedom when they first accepted dlcs . No reason i'll deprive myself pointlessly , when the guys who could have stopped back then didnt . Now it's too late and a standard practice .

Besides , it's a hobby , not a "lobby"

dalibor2365d ago

But not all game companies/publishers have fallen to the evil/hellish side. When that happens than we are totally screwed. But isn't that worth still fighting for and trying to stop more game companies/publishers from turning into the shady ones? Somebody has to make a stand, it's up to gamers like us who use the internet to try and do something about it because we are the ones that are informed about everything the most.

Baka-akaB2365d ago (Edited 2365d ago )

Again won't be me , i'm there to selfishly enjoy my games , and while all of us love to preach and talk endlessly , it's the crux of the matter for almost everyone here .

It's not as if everyone was even united here about those matters . Our tiny minority aint even united for anything , so let alone having a profound impact for the masses .

Another truth be told , i'm bitter , jaded , cynical and definitively pompeous ... i dont feel like "saving" folks that arent imo worth it

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