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Activision Can't Keep Screwing People Over and Stay Number One

Craig Hasselback writes: "Activision just continues finding new ways to go from the popular publisher that stayed the course and rose to number one, to being the big jerk that is too big for their own britches as my grandpa would say. Since becoming the number publisher, Activision has done everything possible to piss off gamers."

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logichurtsfanboys2298d ago

Well sadly, until the average gamer realizes that they are getting screwed over, Activision is going to be number 1 for a while(as much as I hate to say it).........

BeaArthur2298d ago

Well since the population of sites like this only make up less than 1% of the fan base they will probably be on top for awhile. We can see what Activision is doing but those 2.5 million that just bought the new MW2 map pack have no idea.

Chris3992298d ago

A consumer's only power is with his/ her wallet. Until people start speaking with that, there will be no change. And as Bea pointed out, we're in the minority here, us informed enthusiasts.

The average consumer is entirely unaware of the conflict going on at ActiBlizz and the fragmenting of Infinity Ward. Nor do they care. I guarantee that come fall of this year (about time for another MW release, no?) they'll be standing at their local Walmart waiting to pick up a copy of MW.

maxcer2298d ago

@1.2

"Like pigs to the trough, people gobble up each new COD release."

FTFY

2Spock2298d ago

Well there are rumor's of activision holding your family hostage if you don't buy their games. Ohhh crap speaking of which i need to go buy "How to train your dragon" on all platforms....hope it's not to late.

Alvadr2297d ago

They can only be number one for so long without giving us new and original franchises. They can only milk things for so long.

Music games are on the down
Tony hawk ride was a massive flop
WoW wont last forever
COD is all they have. Seen as how MW3 wont be made by infinity then it wont be as successfull.

raztad2297d ago

@above

General consumer is not aware of developers, publishers or those details. Dont expect COD to go down because IW demise, and it makes sense, why people should be concerned with game industry inner politics? fans take things to heart but random Joe doesnt care.

coolcole932297d ago

Perhaps we should make some positive PSN chain spam.

Make one about how Activision are ripping you off and to send it to everyone on your friends list.

Megaton2297d ago

With massive ad campaigns reeling more and more consuming zombies/pop culture retards into the gaming world, you're gonna have more "gamers" who are completely clueless to what's actually going on in the industry. We at N4G are an extreme minority, and even here a lot of people still went out and bought MW2 knowing the things Activision does.

It's hopeless.

erathaol2297d ago

Even if sales begin to falter, as they are already doing because they are driving their major franchises into the ground, Activision will continue to be at the top because of one major reason: Blizzard. Everyone seems to casually just block it out of their minds that the two companies are one and Kotick is President and CEO of the whole thing.

Got to hate how life just likes to bite you in the butt sometimes.

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Yi-Long2298d ago (Edited 2298d ago )

... it seems they can.

You need to get the message across with your wallet!

If you LOVE gaming, and if you HATE the way Activision is doing business: DON'T BUY ACTIVISION GAMES (or buy them used) and certainly DON'T BUY THEIR DLC!

It's THAT simple!

Alvadr2297d ago

^^ I bought MW2 used for that exact reason

vgn242298d ago

Amen. Honestly all the major pubs are starting to become jacked up. Take-Two with the DLC on BioShock 2's disc. EA with selling "DLC" that unlocks content in sports games instead of playing to earn it.

They're all borderline A-holes

Yi-Long2298d ago

... and that's just why I avoid buying more and more games for full-price. When developers are already announcing they'll be DLC-scamming/milking their customers with a certain title, I JUST WON'T BUY THAT TITLE!

Bioshock 2 looked interesting, but I didn't pick it up. Assassin's Creed 2 looked interesting, but I didn't pick it up. Forza 3 looks great, but I didn't pick it up. Why!? DLC.

For all these games, I'll just wait untill someday soon they're 20 bucks, and hopefully have all the DLC included on the disc, and IF I'm still interested by then, I'll pick it up. That's how I did it with Fable 2, with Fallout 3, and pretty much with every game that we know will DLC-milk us.

Now, if they would release a great game AND also make the promise that all future DLC for that game would be FREE, I would probably support such developers and buy their product FULL-PRICE.

So THAT's the only way they would get my 50-60 bucks. Certainly NOT with DLC milking, cause that just makes me spend my money elsewhere and/or wait for the inevitable price-drop after 6-12 months orso.

It would be nice if gamedevelopers would treat their customers the way they themselfs would like to be treated when THEY are customers.

Millah2298d ago

This gens DLC is seriously one of the worst things thats happened in the industry. I can't even explain how much I hate how badly publishers are milking it and taking advantage of it. Expansion packs are nothing new, but the way publishers are doing it now is just sickening.

But unfortunately the uninformed masses that all play Activisions franchises don't know and don't care about what Activision does and will just continue to buy new COD games and endless DLC.

VG_Releaser2298d ago

They will never learn. They all do it.

BeaRye2298d ago

Cynical much? They don't all do it.

4221852298d ago

Overcharging is the problem. Dragon Age Origins is one of my favorite games but the dlc is overpriced. dlc should cost a few dollars or it should be free.

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