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Submitted by eindeadmiles 715d ago | opinion piece

Video Game Journalists & Consumers – Where’s The Justice?

"Wired broke the story a couple of months ago that FIFA 13 on the Vita and Wii were pretty much the same thing as their previous year counterparts. Consumers and critics were outraged but what action of it? Or for that matter lack of action?" - FirstDropShow.com (FIFA 13, PS Vita, Wii)

2pacalypsenow  +   715d ago
And people stand up for developers in used games
admiralvic  +   715d ago
This is really a problem with circular logic and entitlement.

On one hand, a lot of people have grown cynical of what reviewers have to say. This basically means a lot of reviews will be ignored for this claim, since thats how people typically view sports games. Same game, different year. Also reviews shouldn't be fighting to change the industry by making large stands against practices they don't agree with, since thats not actually reviewing... thats editorializing. The review should simply MAKE IT CLEAR the game isn't that different and in turn give it a score that REFLECTS that it's basically a rehash, which is basically what IGN did.

On the other hand, they broke no laws. If you think you're entitled to a better game, simply don't buy the current one. It shouldn't hit the point where we're making class action suits because the game wasn't "different enough" to justify a new title. This would be a waste of the courts time, companies money (which could be used for better things) and might prompt other people to make stands they think are important. Simply not buying is a clearer message than an online petition or a vague class action suit, since the former causes them to REVALUATE their practices and update the game accordingly.
BrianC6234  +   715d ago
Was the old version ever on the Vita? If not then no big deal. And maybe EA just doesn't care about the Wii. Here, take the old version updated for this year and be happy. Or don't buy it. We don't care. Does anyone really buy that game on the Wii?
eindeadmiles  +   715d ago
Yes it was, it was called FIFA Soccer.

And yes, people do buy it on the Wii.

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