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If A True Gamer Could Talk To The Big Publishers For Like 5 Minutes

"I don’t know or care if I’m the right person to speak to the publishers, but it is enough of their nonsense, and I want to say something."

- Jake Woolf (Gaming Like A Sir Columnist)

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RuleofOne343 1268d ago

If you can find an unbiased, open minded gamer with no senses of entitlement . Then I would care to listen to such a conversation but till you can find one who will swear an oath to meeting all those criteria's on a bible. It will never happen.

rainslacker1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

I've met a few publisher representatives at trade shows and development meetings for things I've worked on. Never once would I assume to tell them how to do their job, or think to call them out on things that I may criticize them on here for. More often than not they offered extremely helpful advise when it came to my own projects, things which should have been plainly obvious to me.

While I don't agree with the way this gen has gone focusing on profits over innovation, there is no doubt in my mind that publishers...for the most part...do know how to market and sell a game. Obviously they make mistakes, but the big wigs aren't stupid, and they are not ignorant of what is being said about them.

The guy writing this article would not be listened to by a publisher, as it's not very constructive. It's one long rant, despite some of the things he says being my own sentiments as a consumer.

creeping judas1267d ago

So one gamer to speak for all of us? I doubt that his and mine opinion of games are the same? Nor would it be with other gamers.

And honestly if this hobby of ours angers you so much, maybe it's time to take a break and try something different?

LostDjinn1267d ago

I understand your digital monologue and the entertainment value you think it provides, but lets face it:

"If A True Gamer Could Talk To The Big Publishers For Like 5 Minutes" - It'd most likely come to blows. The disconnect between Publishers and gamers is widening.

A pub' views gamers as an exploitable income stream (ever more mindless) that just requires heavy enough advertising to sate. Gamers view pub's as the people who screw with games at the development level.

Until the two groups can create a symbiotic relationship the situation isn't going to improve.

rainslacker1267d ago

I don't think it was a guided purposeful shift in publisher attitudes that caused the policies that you see today. Game production costs for the most part have risen exponentially every generation. Most publishers I've met do like games, and want to make good games, however with the increased risk and budgets required to make games, it means that the money needed to fund them requires a much higher return on investment. This is why you see a lot of DLC practices and such which conflict with our consumer interests.

Some publishers make really bad decisions when it comes to some games, no doubt, but in order to make those games in the first place, they have to insure as best they can that the initial investment will come back. There's a huge difference between last gens 1-2 million dollar budgets and this gens 10's of millions dollar budgets. It's a very different class of investor.

Things aren't likely to change in the future in this regard...in fact they may get worse. I don't like them as a consumer any more than you do, particularly the really bad decisions, but I understand often times why they are done. Reasoned arguments could be made of course how this conflicts with a particular publishers history of seemingly being all about the money, say EA or Capcom, but that's a different discussion.

Tzuno1267d ago

Good luck yelling in that deaf ear.

Baka-akaB1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

I guess i'd just speak with Namco , bare a few stuff that is still baffling to me (like no japanese audio for their jrpgs) and the lack of inter studio synergy (especially when it comes to their own in house 3d engine) , i'm quite cool and happy with them .

I dont feel like discussing with any of the others . Only their studios

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