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Submitted by WilliamUsher 55d ago | opinion piece

Fake Apologies From Big Publishers And Why Gamers Tolerate Them

One Angry Gamer "Jim Sterling assailed provocatively against gaming’s big corporations and their pseudo-apologies and whimsy-focused smiles behind lavish PR responses and insincere, merry-time appeasement after every single incident that occurs where it looks like gamers are getting screwed. I’m glad he did it because it makes my job that much easier to expand on those points, or rather, explain why gamers seem to tolerate it." (Capcom, EA, Industry, Ubisoft)

NextLevel   55d ago | Trolling | show
JBSleek  +   55d ago
I tolerate them if that's the word choice because I don't put much stock into what they have done in the past. If you make games I enjoy then I will buy them. That's where the transaction lies.

Also I feel people take this stuff way too personal at times when to me it's never that serious.

The TL;DR of the article I guess sums it up but to me I don't feel I have a shitty relationship with big publishers simply because I have a choice to buy or not buy their products.
admiralvic  +   55d ago
Serious question, are publishers some sort of special thing that follow different rules than others? I only ask because it seems like most people just want to hear the words "I'm sorry," even if you don't mean them.

Not only does this concept appear in real life, but how many times have you seen a significant other or parent nudge someone to apologize for what they did in popular media? It just seems like such a common concept that I don't see why people would tolerate it from publishers, but not tolerate it in another situation. Especially since the willingness to accept an apology is generally based off wanting to forgive, actions that add validity to the statement or a need that outweighs your anger and the like.
cfc83  +   55d ago
I expect downgrades, and for games to be pushed back. What i don't like is incomplete products, and devs or pubs spending huge amounts on advertising, yet still have big game flaws i.e watchdogs driving. Acknowledging errors is more important than a 10 for a buck /pound/euro apology.
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Yep, they put marketing before QA , and actual content of the game. But thats big greedy companies , something that rarely works with actual video games.Still sad they sell like they do , and they will continue.
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SynestheticRoar  +   55d ago
Some people like to getting shit on. Not me. I Vote with my money.

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