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Submitted by PockyKing 474d ago | opinion piece

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Why Online Petitions Are A Joke

OnlySP: Once an ancient Chinese method that allowed emperors to hear the plights of his/her people, now a method to convince Rockstar Games to bring Red Dead Redemption to PC, the petition has gone through some mighty changes as the methods of communication have evolved. It seems that once a petition for something game related gets drawn up, it is meant to signify that gamers mean serious business and are adamant about achieving their goals. But just because you yell loud enough, doesn’t mean gaming companies are going to crumble to your whims and needs. (Culture, Grand Theft Auto V)

DonDon  +   475d ago
Gamers BUY games. Publishers make games for PROFIT. So no, petitions don't have to be useless. They may choose to ignore them, but publishers can't pretend they weren't warned by customers first. Th8ngs like that lead to people getting fired (like much of those who headed the xbox one when it first released) if they ignore fans thus lowering profits. Situations like that are why people like Phil Spencer are given the position--so publishers can do a 180 degree turn and place someone who will start listening to what PAYING customers want.

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