50°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 800d ago | opinion piece

Is Brand Loyalty Hurting Gaming?

WC - I’m sure you’re all familiar with games based on films, comics, anime, or other forms of entertainment. In fact, in all likelihood, you may own a few games that are marketing tie-ins. It’s a fairly well-accepted notion that any game released to tie-in with a film release is going to be a bad game. Though there have been a few exceptions to this rule, the standard is fairly reliable. But what about those other games that are a marketing tie-in, but aren’t coinciding with any current release? The most recent example of this is “Aliens: Colonial Marines” which is based on a culturally significant science fiction franchise, but has no current release in the theaters. Even the most recent film in the Aliens franchise, Prometheus, was released for home media release five months prior, so the game can’t really be considered a tie-in to that movie. (Culture)

NeverEnding1989  +   800d ago
I think we saw with the PS3 that brand loyalty means nothing. About half of PS2 owners abandoned SONY for alternative options such as Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Brand loyalty manifests in a hilarious way on N4G though:D
#1 (Edited 800d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
godofboobees  +   800d ago
I now have cancer
-Mezzo-  +   800d ago
I'm just gonna ignore the sad state of 'NeverEnding'.
------

The brand loyalty is definitely hurting the industry, people are turning Blibd Eye towards great experiences like Alan Wake, Uncharted, Killzone, Gears, God Of War. just because it's exclusive to the opponent.
CommonSenseGamer  +   800d ago
I follow the games not the hardware. Being loyal to a brand is pointless as what does it actually achieve.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

First look at the Thrustmaster T300 GTE Ferrari Wheel and T80 Racing Wheel Project CARS bundles

19m ago - The first images of the Thrustmaster T300 GTE Ferrari Wheel and the Thrustmaster T80 Racing Wheel... | PS4
40°

Steam For-Profit Mod System Fallout Grows & It’s Going to Get Worse

19m ago - Community fallout from the Steam Workshop's new for-profit mod system has already started. Even w... | PC
Ad

Make the World / Break the World

Now - Myriad is a twin-stick shooter that grows more beautiful the better you play. Give us your vote on Steam Greenlight! | Promoted post
40°

The “cereal-box” PS4 is the weirdest PS4 ever

19m ago - Someone made a custom PS4 to look like a box of General Mills cereal. | PS4
30°

House Of Wolves: Bungie Learning From Its Mistakes; Is It Enough To Make Up For Its Lack Of A Raid?

29m ago - A Short Pause member looks at what's been announced so far for the upcoming Destiny expansion, Ho... | Xbox 360
30°

Front Towards Gamer -- Convoy Review (PC)

1h ago - Dylan Tierney writes "Scrounging around for parts in a post-apocalypse doesn’t sound very fun, en... | PC