Seriously? This is the thing that has made players across the globe boil? What’s wrong with Nintendo doing the same unethical practices as other companies? This is something gamers are supposed to be congratulating like in that Xbox event.
Everyone is moneyhungry
None of these Tripul Eyy developers is anyone's friend. They only want our fucking money. At the very least the article shows that people who go above and beyond to "Criticize" this issue are more hypocrites than anything
Nowadays everyone is using Adblockers and they all want everything for free. Where are we the whole game industry should work for players for free?
Wrong. We want appropriate value for our money as consumers or did you forget that you used to be able to buy a complete game? Or that a company decided on day that you could only trade games the way the deemed profitable and tried to remove ownership all together? These practices aren't about benefiting consumers and therefore the need to be criticized. If they had their way we would be paying a separate subscription fee for every game.
Vote with your wallet people, vote with your wallet. That being said there are far less consumers who actually do that and thats the reason why we have situations like this one. Because companies know that people will still buy it so they'll keep doing it. And at the same time a part of me can't blame the consumers because if it is a game that they truly love then its their money and they can spend it anyway they choose. Then in return it ends up screwing others who wants these type of situations to stop. Hell this argument on what the right thing is will never end lol.
I remember a time when we didn't need ad blockers and websites got along just fine.
Back when websites weren't 90% ads, with misleading button prompts, popups, redirects, etc.
I'm glad I had my content blocker active for this volatile article.
Nintendo does have the right. And the gamer has to decide and vote with their wallet.
Not just their wallet but inform other gamers not to buy into the bullshit. Give bad reviews to the game, etc.
And consumers have the right to be outraged
And we have the right to be just as upset and angry about it as we do when Microsoft or Sony does it. Nintendo doesn't get a pass.
I'm sorry, but where's the "Upset" when Xbox Live Gold and PS+ are even used as "Weapons" against PC gamers?
I don't think the article says Nintendo does.
I wasn't referring to the article.
They have the right to not get any of my money too. Not that it'll make a difference to them, plenty of suckers in the world.
Yea they do, DLC has become a norm to gaming. Nintendo is late to it but other companies have been doing it for years such as EA and Ubisoft. I applaud Nintendo for not doing this a long time but you cannot fault Nintendo for doing this now. Games are much more expensive to develop now and sold copies aren't enough. Are amiibos expensive forms of DLC, yes. But last time I checked Activision has been doing the same thing for years with Skylanders, the difference here being that these figures can be used for multiple games. Either way, Nintendo is simply acting just like other companies.
"but you cannot fault Nintendo for doing this now" Folk are not mad about DLC, they are mad at HOW Nintendo is doing it. I don't think most really "hate" DLC, I actually think most hate how its done, ie modes that should be IN THE MAIN GAME DAY 1, being put in DLC. THIS is a mode that has no business behind a paywall. Not all publisher do DLC like this, you say EA? Who? The publisher that did this? http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Or is now doing this? http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... or this https://www.forbes.com/site... smh. Wrong time to cite those publishers bud. Nintendo is not learning from those mistakes they made, they are jumping neck deep into the same crap people have HATED about DLC. This is a very strange time in gaming, where EA and Ubisoft is now giving free DLC and Nintendo is charging for hard modes. I would have NEVER thought it would be like this. Yet.....here Nintendo is, charging for hard modes. From what I've seen, they are not giving folks CDPR type DLC bud. "Games are much more expensive to develop now and sold copies aren't enough. " Ok, but no excuse to charge for such a thing like a damn mode. Also, stop trying to strawman argue into making it sound as if the notion of DLC is what folks are mad at. We get it. DLC makes sense for many publishers. but for modes? Modes that games are coming with day 1? smh. No excuse. They need money from DLC, doesn't mean the DLC needs to be as crappy and limited as what we've seen from them. They can learn from EA, Ubisoft and CDPR bud. EA of 2017 isn't doing this crap, Nintendo of 2017 is....
It's not Nintendo, everyone does it. I think one of the more infuriating things was when I played Halo 4 (the last Halo game I've played and probably ever will). There was a side-story included on the disc separate from the main campaign but it wouldn't let you access it without a precious Xbox Live Gold subscription. They wanted you to pay them an additional $10+ just for the privilege of seeing some bonus content which probably wasn't that good in the first place but was already on the physical disc. Absolute bulls***. But people keep enabling this to happen by paying out.
"I think one of the more infuriating things was when I played Halo 4" ??? Wait but "everyone does it" ? Why did you cite Halo 4? A game that came out in 2012? Ok...let me help you here buddy, http://www.ign.com/articles... So...."everyone does it" or "everyone DID it"? http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... https://www.polygon.com/201... http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... https://www.forbes.com/site... So are you completely sure about this?
Yes. I am.
They do have a right, just as I have a right to wait till something's free/discounted or disown a product all together. It's all about balance really.
Although I agree that Sony and Shawn Layton don't give a shit about you, nether doesn't MS. That's Doesn't mean we shouldn't criticize.
How did we, as gamers and a society, go from "Horse armour is bullshit" to "on-disc content i need to unlock with a real life purchase figure is okay"?
I don't know. And Frankly, I don't care either. I am not purhcasing the game because I still have common sense, but most of the gaming community doesn't.
We gamers became weak and pathetic we are more concerned about the corporation's financial status than consumer rights aka First Sale Doctrine
it is nintendo. It is known that they got a very hostile and careless attitude towards their customers. so i am surprised that it is just the dlc that they are putting behind this paywall. what baffles me is that people seem to like to get treated like that.
If it was a costume that be fine you know it's nothing major but a whole game mode that's just sad.But two can play that game I'll just buy all their stuff 2nd hand so they won't see a single dime from me :)
Its still kicking fans in the nuts. Some people cant find the amiibo they want yet its the only way to play modes that used to be in the games from the get go.. I could understand if you can download the stuff (even though thats shitty too) but at least EVERYONE can have access to it.
And consumers have the right not to buy their crap.
Nintendo has the right to be arrogant? Ok then
Well, yea. It's not like the company is breaking any laws by doing so. It's a questionable business move to be sure, but unless Nintendo (or any video game company for that matter) breaks laws by hiding content behind paywalls, it has a right to do so regardless of how we feel.
PC gamers fought against Bethesda paid mods and won. PC gamers forced Activision to remove microtransanctions from Diablo 3. Console gamers only moment of resistance was during the xbox one launch after that they have caved every bullshit business practice, they even defended star wars battlefront.
Paying $20 and unlocking something is different to not being able to find an amiibo you need ... everyone can do the first one, the second relies on stock.
And I have the right to vote with my wallet by not buying anything. Outside legit, good content I'm not buying dlc or expansions just because the Internet hypes something, or because "everyone else has it." Doesn't matter if it's Nintendo, Sony, or Xbox; I don't condone extra sales just because someone came up with some sob story about "rising costs" in the industry. DLC/Expansions should be to add to the experience, and as an option, not cut and re-released just to make someone's pockets fatter.
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