Dumb Things Fanboys Say: ‘Companies Exist to Make Money'

GameFront: Regular readers of my column or viewers of Jimquisition will know by now what I think of publishers in the mainstream retail game industry. In case you ever felt like I’ve been ambiguous, I’ll say it plain — I think the vast majority of them act like complete and utter pricks. I despise business models built on adversarial competition with the consumer, where the aim is to psychologically beat them into submission, treat them like criminals, and focus on punishing those who aren’t being loyal enough over rewarding those who are. Be it DRM, excessive DLC, microtransactions in $60 games, online passes, or the constant desire to provide less content for more money, there is so much afflicting the business side of the game industry that it’s making it more difficult to appreciate the art side.

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PaPa-Slam2142d ago

They'll keep saying it.

Hicken2142d ago

Well that saying, for one, is true.

It's just not the whole story.

It doesn't excuse any and all practices a company does, simply because they "exist to make money."

When used as an excuse, it's rather pathetic, because it usually refers to a ridiculous, anti-consumer tactic that the company could do without. On the other hand, there are very few companies out there that do things without the goal of making profits in mind.

BullyMangler2142d ago

Nintendo does it for the games, sony adds dvd and blue ray players? microsoft not sure . but speaking of which . i walked in to my kuzns room the other day as he was playing his 360 . it sounded like he had a FAN on in the room . i asked him wheres the fan?, why are you hot?, its freezing. . he says to me he says . its the 360 . oh . it must be powerful!