A response to those who think game developers somehow "owe" them something.
Because "I PAY FOR THE FREAKIN GAMES!!!!!" The day a developer wants to give a game to me for free is the day I won't feel entitled. Otherwise the developer is the stripper. I got the $1,$5,$10 and they're going to shake their @$$ the way I tell them to shake it.
I agree. When I pay $60, I expect my game to work and when it doesn't, I get pissed. I'm looking at you IW and CoD 4 online!
Edit for Rhezin: Shake it baby, Shake it !
what horny melon said
yes thet owe us something, thats for damn sure. we pay $60 bucks for a game, it better be T-Tits Camero.
Exactly. If I'm supposed to be spending $60 on these things they better make damn sure that it's worth it. We're the consumers. We're the ones who make sure these guys are still in business. You're damn right we have a sense of entitlement. Having said that, at times some people can take it too far, and nitpick over the smallest things. It's impossible to please all of the people all of the time. But when a game is released with noticeable glitches, unresponsive controls, and shoddy gameplay; yeah, that's when I start getting pissed off.
This article is so right and it has a lot to do with people and the fear of change. Gamers want progress but it better be the same...
gamers want progress, marketers want it the same, lowers risk. They just work under the delusion that the market is shaped only by the consumer. Gamers want change that's why skate is the new tony hawk, and why titan quest is not the new diablo.
"Developers don't owe us anything. They make the games and they get to decide what those games should be like. " Wow what a crpy business model. Hey I will make whatever I want and people better buy it because I wanted to make it who cares what they think. That being said I am usually not one to judge a game by little flaws only the bigger one that annoy me when I am playing the game. Its called feedback which is what developers should want so they can make better games in the future. I consider people having a "sense of entitlement" (the bad meaning of that word) is when people want something for nothing. They want welfare, they want someone to bail them out of a bad financial situation, they want to steal from the people that work harder to give to themselves. And if they cant get the government to do it for them they do it themselves, because somehow they feel entitled to other peoples stuff. When a consumer wants a product they are buying to be better, that is not a "sense of entitlement" to me, that is just the free market forces at work. You make a crpy product, I tell you. You make another crapy product I stop buying. You actually listen to the feedback and make a better product and I will buy it. What I want to know, is what is up with the producers/developers who are crying about people complaining about their prodcut. Just make a better freaking product. What ever happen to pleasing the customer? No its these developers that have the "sense of entitlement". They feel "entitled" to have their game praised even if its crp and no fun because they where "hip" and "innovative" or because their game is part of a "franchise" or they personally think their game is fun. The developers do owe the gamers a good game for the $60 the gamer pays. The developers also owe their stockholders so that the game (and future ones they make) are bought by the gamer. Quit whining and satisfy your customer and you can make a mint and then you can make whatever "hip","innovati ve" game that small groups of people adore all you want. Just dont expect many to pay for it.
"I consider people having a "sense of entitlement" (the bad meaning of that word) is when people want something for nothing. They want welfare, they want someone to bail them out of a bad financial situation, they want to steal from the people that work harder to give to themselves. And if they cant get the government to do it for them they do it themselves, because somehow they feel entitled to other peoples stuff." What about the rich? They feel they are entitled to more than they are actually worth.
We give them money. They are obligated to make it worth spending our money on. I think nowadays, it's DEVELOPERS that have a sense of entitlement, not the consumers. We are the consumers....we expect our products we purchase to work, and to work WELL. Only a few developers can claim they make games worth our money. The rest can go to hell.
Every madden would stay 30FPS on PS3 ans 60fps on 360 every year into 2010. If we sit here and say thank you every time EA bends us over, we would be in much worse shape then we are in now. Its the champions on THIS site N4G that attack the money hungry corporations up against the wall with bad media every time they try to rob us with there junk. KEEP it up. And your welcome for the quality control.
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