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Before You Buy Resident Evil 6 Don't Forget How Capcom Treats Employees

Cinemablend "We all know video game journalism is in the gutter. Few sites are reliable (and we all know who they are). Most sites are middlemen advertisers (sadly, even including us) and video game journalism as a whole is trash, we know, it's true. However, every once in a while some of us will come out of the gutter to remind gamers that every purchase they make still counts as a decision that helps shape the industry, and this little reminder here is about an upcoming choice millions of people will make regarding the future of Capcom, based on their highly anticipated zombie-shooter, Resident Evil 6."

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Snookies121416d ago

Hah, so they treat both their employees badly and their fans? How the hell are people so blinded that they go out and buy these games anyway? Sorry to say, but it's almost as if people don't even care about morals anymore. Crapcom can make the most amazing looking game I've ever seen, but I sure as heck won't ever be putting money on one of their games again until they drastically change.

Scenarist1416d ago

if the game is good.. it deserves to be pirated .. FUCK Capcom

TacoTaru1416d ago

I wouldn't pirate it, but if I was going to buy it I would make sure to get a used copy.

Lucretia1416d ago

pirated? sooo all the crap the employees went through could be for nothing? then they get fired and lose their jobs?

please, its a job, if they get abused its because they let it happeen or reeeeally need the job.

yeah i'd like them to be treated better but anyone pirating is just scum.

jeeves861416d ago

@ Lucretia - I take it you've never had a job where you were treated poorly by your boss. If you ever were, I'm sure you just let it happen.

C'mon...

IAmLee1416d ago

I wondered how much DLC will be on the disc this time?

Vortex3D1415d ago

Correct response if stop buying games from bad publisher.

That's one thing pirates can't do, they must steal the games even they don't agree with the publisher.

If the game ends up not selling and NOT PIRATED because of the publisher, you know what that means for them. (Yes, I know that will never happen because pirates will steal everything.)

Scenarist1414d ago

Makes sense tho....sounds like a vicious boycott... " we so tired of your shit we wont even steal it"

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WeskerChildReborned1416d ago

IMO, Capcom is the worst publisher of them all.

Megaton1416d ago

EA, IMO. But Capcom is top 3 for sure.

tigertron1416d ago

With Activision and Square-Enix.

WeskerChildReborned1415d ago

@tigertron, I agree with Activision.

omi25p1415d ago

EA
Activision
Ubisoft

princejb1341415d ago

seems like almost every third party publisher been messing up with gen

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-Mika-1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

You guys need help. Having so much hatred towards a company. You do know the main goal of a business is to make money. Mostly every business is like this. So what is the problem?

RE6 Is tuning out to be an amazing game. It looks beautiful and It going to be GOTY. If you wanna pass on the game because of that. Then I don't know what to say.

Also to end my post Im going to quote a user who wrote the following comment in that article.

"Everyone does realize if no one buys any of their games the employees may not have a job at all....right?"

jimbobwahey1416d ago

Ah yes of course, who cares what terrible things people do as long as it's for profit?

Do you have any idea how utterly ridiculous you sound? Seriously, how can you have such an incredibly dumb view of the world? I can only assume that you're in your early teens, living with your parents and have absolutely no idea as to how the world really works, because I can't ever imagine somebody who actually has a clue to say something so stupid.

Whitefeather1416d ago

You do know that the working condition is horrible enough that there have been suicide attempts because of the way employees are treated?

garos821416d ago

no problem.they can try make money to survive but they ain't getting money from me as I feel they screw over their fans as well as their staff

Lord_Sloth1416d ago

I kinda have to agree on this...Which I never thought I'd say where Mika was concerned.

All companies treat their employees like s***. Welcome to life, people! Said employees always have the option of quitting.

I wonder just how many of you cuss out the cashiers at the grocery story for something beyond their control just to go home and complain about your own jobs, or another company's treatment of their employees.

I've been a cashier long enough to know it happens a great deal. Customers make employees miserable and bosses do the same for every job on the planet. Unless people are dropping dead at Capcom or being physically beaten, it's a non issue!

Carl_Shocker1416d ago

Game of the Year....Resident Evil 6

....are you high

" It looks beautiful "

Screen tearing is beautiful ?

Blacktric1416d ago

>It looks beautiful and It going to be GOTY.
>looks beautiful and It going to be GOTY.
>It going to be GOTY.
>going to be GOTY.

Man I gotta try some of those bath salts.

aiBreeze1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

Resi 6 GOTY? Lmfao good one.

@Lord Sloth - While true to an extent, you can't really compare the hard time customers and bosses can give you to being worked to the point you end up hospitalized.

NeoTribe1416d ago

Your comment became irrelevant when u said it would be goty.

Gwyn-Lord-Of-Cinder1416d ago

Dude mika i dont know if ur stupid or trying to be really sarcatstic .....

joab7771416d ago

I agree. Its sad that 54 people disagree. By this logic, no one should ever buy anything made in china or Hong Kong etc. Good luck. Or from any company that has ever downsized to reorganize an remain viable. When I read it, I thought u were gonna say that they were working them 100 hours for $2 hour, but no...its because they want to make games with less people quicker. Really? Its called business. I know I know, they should hire 400 people and pay them all $100000 a year just because Disney does. No, it is a harsh business environment right. Many companies r trying to figure out how to make these games that take years and millions of dollars in a bad economy with increased competition and we r upset because they are letting others know that they are trying to be more effective. Soon, all these companies are gonna start making mobile games because every time they make a business move, they get thrashed. Do they do shady stuff sometimes like charge for doc that's on the disc? Yeah, but everyone buys it because they want it. And the money isn't going to lavish vacations and hookers, its being used to fund the development of further games that we bitch about because they haven't been made yet. Its just a bit misleading to me.

grailly1416d ago

i'm just wondering what clothes the people who disagreed are wearing, and what food they are eating...
seriously, in almost anything we buy somebody has been mistreated down the line, and way worse than what capcom is doing. OH so great you don't like capcom's PR! so let's boycott them because some article tells you that people are not being payed enough and let's continue consuming imported goods! kids are only dying while producing those.

I sincerely hope people disagreed for the resi6 comment rather than your logic mika, I apologize for this community.

GrahamGolden1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

res6 woot ?

so a gears of zombies is now a revolution of the genre ?

and u DARE talking about GOTY ?????
you better keep dreaming buddy.

you said the same crap for ff13 been the best ff ever made u CLEARLY have zero clues about gaming.

u can enjoy this crap but stop posting pathetic comment like goty or best res etc etc...beside your disagrees talk for them self

jeremyj29131415d ago

Capcom deserves all the they are receiving because they brought it on themselves. Any company that claims to be about the fans and suddenly turns their back on them just to generate profit from people that don't kno anything about the series deserves the worst they can get.

Nathaniel_Drake1415d ago

I'm sure Insomniac doesn't do this

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dasbeer881416d ago

They did drastically change but in the very wrong terms.

Dee_911416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

wow
http://kotaku.com/5940672/p...

I would say just quit but jobs dont come by as easy as they did at one point.

That said I wont be buying, Its a rent for me

ChickeyCantor1415d ago

Notice how most of their complaints are due to managers?

Can't blame them, F'n managers.

ShabbaRanks1415d ago

God dam thats insane...

And I once wanted to work in the gaming idustry :S

F**K that !

yeahokchief1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

SOO REFRESHING to see people talking about MORALS and acknowledging that reviewers are merely CORPORATE MIDDLEMEN nowadays!

In many ways, the success or failure of this game mirrors the upcoming presidential election. Are ignorant people going to give in and buy the Romney & Ryan lies? Are you going to give in and buy this slave labor, force fed garbage? LETS SEND THESE CORPORATE JERK OFFS A MESSAGE. RENT the game if you must. Do not buy it. STICK IT TO THEM WHERE THEY'LL FEEL IT. Vote with your wallet. It is the American way.

YOU ALL SAW THE DISASTER THAT WAS OPERATION RACCOON CITY. The reviewers even told you it was trash and yet many kids went out and bought it anyways because of the name. Kids are going to buy it, but just because 99% of idiots are playing it DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO too. Resist the mental midget peer pressure.

The resident evil series died long ago with Resident Evil 4. For me it died with Resident Evil Zero. I preferred the SURVIVAL HORROR games that they used to make. They were actually scary and forced you to focus on your survival. Saving ammo, scavenging for puzzle pieces to reach your next objective etc. WE WILL NEVER GET THE OLD RESIDENT EVIL BACK SO LONG AS THEY CAN RAKE IN MONEY BEING DOUCEBAGS MAKING THESE COD EMULATORS. I don't know if I even want it back after the things they've done.

For the love of god, go play Darksiders 2 instead of this. They made an amazing game that deserves more than 250,000 sales in the US. It also was not without it's controversy, but it's a gamer's game made by gamers for gamers. It wasn't rushed out and it was genuinely awesome and full of content. I've easily gotten around 60 hours of play out of it with New Game Plus, trading items with friends to stack my stats and playing the more challenging difficulty.

Or whatever... buy it. I'm kinda distancing myself from gaming. At least i'm trying to... Old habits die hard. It takes a serious, concerted effort to make a change whether it be personal, within a company or as a country. Human nature is to follow the path of least resistance. We all do it. Sometimes it takes a serious disaster to light the fire. I can only hope for the sake of anyone who never played the original resident evils that RE6 will be that disaster.

yeahokchief1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

I think it'll sell pretty well though. Most gamers don't care enough to read about development or the legacy of a series. Operation Raccoon City proved it.

Good luck gamers. I forsee some sad, frustrating and overpriced days in your future if the trend continues.

AND IF YOU'RE 18+ AND LIVE IN ONE OF THE NINE STATES THAT WILL DETERMINE OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION this year...remember to get yourself registered to vote by October 9th. It's ridiculously simple. You fill out a single form and it takes all of 1 minute. Take a break from playing all those games in November to vote against the 1%ers and corporate greed. We're all in it together. What goes on at the global scale will spread to all of the industries that are a part of the system.

The challenge is getting people to think in the LONG TERM. The long term for gaming, the long term for their career and the long term for the country. Personally I will gain more individually if Romney is elected because i'll be taxed less on my investments and i'll be taxed slightly less on my checks. Seeing as how I have not bought a home, I will not suffer when tax cuts for home ownership. But I know in the long term, Romney is going to take the country in the wrong direction by leading us to more division. Eventually it'll be a disaster for everyone. His budget is mathematically impossible.

I'm convinced the whole thing is just a show. It's just unreal how ridiculous the election is this year. The choices couldn't be any more opposite. It has already been acknowledged that things are going to improve regardless of who gets elected, but they're not going to be great. We have a lot of concessions to make to pay off Bush's debt as well as the debt Obama took on in order to keep the system from completely collapsing.

showtimefolks1416d ago

Snookies12

capcom just like a alot of companies have very loyal fanboys who are willing to buy dead rising sequels and than an expansion to a sequel for 39.99.

go ahead disagree i use to like capcom a lot but this gen they have made them self look more greedy than most others and that's hard to do when everyone wants to make as much money as possible.

i buy their games used if i am interested i rather gamestop or someone on ebay make the money than these morons. Also most of their home grown development talent has left them and either formed their own indie studios or have joined a western publisher. the creator of Dead rising said he had to hide the game development for DR till it was 50% done otherwise capcom would have cancelled the development.

use to be a gaming company for gamers than they saw DLC and forgot their rich history

Sarcasm1416d ago

The problem is not the minority that roam the internet for information. It's the millions of others who casually walk around a retail store and browse the video games isle who pick it up.

What am I basing this on? Well the millions of SKYRIM PS3 copies that were sold that shouldn't have been, given how crappy Bethesda is.

abzdine1415d ago

Well all this means boycott to me, just like I boycott Nike, KFC, MC DONALDS and many others who do much worse to animals or children.

Let's do sth against those criminals, let's not just approve what they do by jumping over their products.

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HarryMasonHerpderp1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

Apart from the whole employee issue did anyone else think the demo was really really bad?
it was like an on rails shooter and the weapons seemed to have no punch to them at all and they had some weird assist setting on them so you can't use precision to shoot pacific body parts.
Not to mention the awful camera view of the protagonist.
Chris took up half of the screen with his giant arms and I could barely see where I was going.
Anyway I thought it was really boring and even worse than RE5,the graphics looked nice but that was about it.
Will wait for the reviews I think.

Whitefeather1416d ago

Dude it's like you read my mind those are exactly my thoughts on the demo.

saintsudden1416d ago

If the game is good ill buy it if not then i wont simple as that. Capcom has hundreds of employees im not surprised that a few are allegedly mistreated.

CaptainMarvelQ81416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

If you're fighting for the employees,then wouldn't not buying their games cause cancelling projects and layoffs?

So basically you're hurting them even more,and for that matter,if they are mistreated yet still work there then it must mean they have no where else to go.

jc485731416d ago

most of them don't even want to work for Capcom, so aren't we doing them a favor? Japan isn't like America you know where people can freely jump job to job.

vortis1416d ago

This is 2012, you can't hop from job to job in America anymore. You get something, you stick to it and you hold on for dear life.

Siren301416d ago

So I guess you personally know the employees at capcom then and how they feel

nerdkiller1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

@jc48573
you're right they jump from job to off the balcony....

i kid i kid......

Dee_911416d ago

the thing is they are already paid for this game.Not buying it wont hurt them in the immediate future.
It will hurt the uppers the most .Either they will lay people off and go out of business or try to make things better.
Im guessing since they love money they will do the latter.

grailly1416d ago

didn't you see all the studios closing down recently, that was all because of bad sales.
also, game developers work hard with low pay because they usually get good bonuses from good sales.

smallz1416d ago

To be honest no one really gives a shit. People will still continue to buy Apple devices, Nike's, and any other good manufactured in a third world sweat shop without a tear for the poor chap busting his ass for 2 cents day.

ShaunCameron1416d ago

Exactly. All because of the 1st-worlder's obsession with doing and getting things for cheap.

Sarcasm1416d ago

Exactly. This is the sad reality of our world.

Might I add people still buy Diamonds regardless of the story behind it.