50°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 681d 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  +   681d 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 681d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(4) | Report | Reply
godofboobees  +   681d ago
I now have cancer
-Mezzo-  +   681d 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  +   681d 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°

The problem with survival games

1h ago - Have you ever seen Survivorman ? It's a documentary series about a guy called Les Stroud who spen... | PC
40°

Get a First Taste of the Hotline Miami 2 Soundtrack

1h ago - Other than a teaser or two there’s been nothing released yet from the Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack.... | PC
40°

Want to Learn How to Design Sidequests? Play Majora’s Mask

1h ago - ZD: "In video games, we can often draw a distinction between two major classes of “things to do”:... | Retro
30°

Linking Masks and Majora - Possession in Majora’s Mask and Noh Theatre

1h ago - ZI: Based on its title alone, it can be assumed that at least one mask in Majora’s Mask will play... | Retro
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
40°

Should Masks be Brought Back in a Future Zelda Title?

2h ago - ZI: Whenever someone says the words "Zelda" and "mask" in the same sentence, it's needless to say... | Wii U