Apparently so. You might think that in today's world, where everything for sale has a review, that a crap product would not sell so well on a massive scale. Well, gamers, congratulations. We seem to have no idea what the hell we're doing.
Fanboys are the stupidest consumers alive
I take it you refer to the Call of Duty community? The ones that complain about certain perks and add-ons, yet they continue to play the game anyway? =p
i like how the author showed that it sold just shy of 15k from COD and asks if the Cartel deserves that "distinction". Why dont you question why COD gets huge numbers they release the same junk over and over and people still buy it but the cartel sold close to it and thats a joke but COD sales arent. ok
It is not just gamers it is all consumers. You have your stupid ones, smart one, and confused one.
Apple fans are the stupidest consumers alive.
Zelda fanboys are the worst... usually fanboys dont bother...its really harmless, and most of it is self contained... but Zelda fanatics are whole other story dude.
No.... I believe that would be Steve Jobs Apple fanatics...
You mean the hipsters and the sheep who think Stevie is Lord? True. They are convinced, DETERMINED to support Apple because they believe it's the best. A friend of mine recently dropped $2799.99 on a 17" Macbook pro as she was going back to school. I thought that it was for some heavy work like graphic design/animation purposes, turns out it was just for simple stuff such as taking notes and web design. She was convinced that her new laptop wouldn't get viruses, crash and that it was the best because it was made by Apple. I was stunned at such foolish determination she had. Took her to best buy, showed her a PC laptop with similar configs, with a blu ray player, AAND a free Xbox 360 comes with it, all for $1000. She still said NO, and that she made the most reasonable purchase because it is the best!! I don't care how happy she thinks she is. Truth of the matter is she'll sit in her classroom working on that overpriced laptop and everyone around her will know that she had been ripped off badly.
someone going to steal it from her at her school and it'll show up on craigslist.
It's just a matter of time before she realizes the truth.
that is sooooo ture. bubble for you.
Yes the title goes to all apple of apples user base. the cult that they have become smh. Brainwash and buy buy buy and convert others thats why apples becoming so big now. if they get into videogames it will be like angry birds lol i hope that future never comes.
I have purchased an iPhone 3GS. I will purchase the next iPhone available, simply because it offers me the precise service that I seek. Others purchase Macbooks, iPads and other Apple products because its a product that they seek, simply put: you purchase what you need. I would never purchase a Macbook, as they do not provide me with the service I need in my everyday. Apple consumers aren't brainwashed or have become a cult - they purchase a product that takes care of their needs. To be honest, gamers aren't the brightest. People praise The Witcher II, even though it had some of the worst controls in any RPG released after the year of 2000. Reviewers year after year spew out reviews of games that in no way deserve their score, simply because they either look pretty or are innovative. Another reason would be incentitives given by game publishers as we have heard of before, but mostly because they have either good graphics or some innovative game mechanic. There seem to lack criticism amongst game reviewers and that hurts the average consumer, by being lied to over and over again by people who consumers think are "experts" on the field, they ain't.
Really? Apple stuff is waaaaaaaaay overpriced. People that buy apple stuff here can't research at all (no offense if people in have a mac/apple related product)
yes we are... we keep buying anemic "limited editions" and buying games with stupid dlc that, sometimes, are finished even before the game ships. we cope with DRMs that never stop pirates and we continue to support shady devs (looking at you capcom) that keeps shitting on it own fanbase... we are the worst consumers, ever...
I do none of that, Its not everyone that blindly buys what devs dish out, Its the stupid consumers who buy whatever the mass media tells them to buy that drags down the quality and stunts the growth of the industry because devs don't feel as if they need to progress since consumers unload their cash for what should be DLC sold as a stand alone full price games and minor updates, Sorry for the rant. lol
which is 90% of the gaming consumers... having 10% of the consumers not buying every piece of crap in the market don't redeem the other 90%... as whole, gamers are very dumb consumers...
On that I'll have to agree...
Apple, defiantly apple. Even COD fanboys are'nt THAT stupid. See guys I paid you a compliment =)
i bought a $1200 MBP last year, first and last apple product im getting ...
That's a hefty price to pay :/ but at least they wont be getting any more cash out of you.
I would think someone would have mentioned tobacco consumers. Anyway, I think the author is being close-minded and unfair. He's basically calling people stupid because they bought a game reviewers told them not to, i.e., making their own decisions.
I agree, it's like saying that reviews are the be all and end all of games and gaming in general, are other individuals not allowed to have their own opinions?
This reminds me of seeing all the websites asking why no one was buying Enslaved after it received good review scores. While reviews are good for people who have questions about a game they aren't, and shouldn't be, the deciding factor in whether a game is bought or not. I didn't buy Call of Juarez, but anyone who did has the right to do so, and the right to have fun playing it if they enjoy it, despite what reviewers thought of it.
I'd say people who pay televangelists for their spot in heaven are probably the stupidest consumers alive.
If people enjoyed Call of Juarez, then so what? While it might not be the most technologically impressive game out there, it's hardly fair to call people stupid just because they bought it. They obviously liked it, so what's the problem?
How can you say they liked it? For all you know they bought it, hated it, then promptly took it back. Everyone can use the "people can buy what they want." all you want to, but when it's such an obvious bad choice I can say what I want. Stupid is stupid. You trying to be an apologist for stupid makes me wonder why we exist as a species.
Nope because when we buy videogames we get entertainment out if it depending on the game and it isnt that costly unless you buy every game thats released
actually the title is kinda true since idiots keep buying call of Duty each year yet it's the same shit just running and gunning
Stupid has nothing to do with it. Gamers just want games...even if they are considered trash. Not all of us sit around playing CoD every day. We need new games and new is tempting. At the same time, this does send a message that it's ok to cut corners and produce a sub-par game because as long as there's guns involved, people will buy it....Duke...Homefront..
My first thought would be people that buy into reality television can't be that bright, but I really am not here to sit in judgement of anyone else. If someone wants to spend money on something that is their right, I know i have made some stupid purchases in my life, but hey it was my money to blow, and my ego to try and rebuild afterwards.
You're exactly right. When I bought DNF, all I ever saw on this site was horrible reviews for it. That didn't ever make me second guess my purchase though, as I was having alot of fun playing the game. Some people over analyze everything and form opinions that they feel can be forced on others. We all need to remember that old saying - "To each his own."
What is stupid is that they complain the most but do nothing about it. Their always complaining that this person is ripping them off or this game has too many glitches or this company is evil or this is too expensive and yet every time something new comes out from the company they run out and buy it just as fast as the last product that they complained about non stop. Microsoft has made a habit of releasing useless pointless, half @$$ed, broken products but every time they make something new everyone jumps on the bandwagon again and complain when it breaks down or is not as great as they thought. DO NOT buy it. Refuse to buy the products until they change their ways or stop trying to siphon money off of you. But no. You say 'I complained' while still trying to play the broken game and/or system or buy the expensive product. Apple and mobile phone people still can't seem to see that they are just using the 'upgraded technology to keep up with competitors' excuse to make you buy a new product every 2 years while padding their pockets.And while you go broke trying to keep up they get richer.So no GAMERS are not the stupidest people alive, tech junkies and people obsessed with the latest fads are.
360 gamers are. Now honestly... Click Agree if you got RROD. If you had more than one RROD you should have to click Agree and give me bubbles Better yet. Click Agree if you pay for a Gold membership and enjoy playing games online. Or last but not least. Click Agree if think 360 has any game that is the best looking game on consoles.
You are consistant DrFU, I will give you that.
I clicked "Trolling" to de-bubble you. Amidoinitrite?
This isn't YouTube, stop asking for agrees.
I chose to comment: I have a x360, pay for live (the way i pay is worth it, don't judge if you don't know, which i assume that you wouldn't know), play games. I also have a ps3, play games. And a pc, which also can play games. I'll just say, that people like you that prefer one gaming system (and ONLY have one gaming system) and trash talk about other gaming systems are the stupidest consumers on this planet. So... no bubbles or agrees for u.
I agree with you 1,000%, I wrote a comment like this up there as well. Fanboy doche bags are the worst by FAR.
Anyone that gave the Cartel a bad review should get out of the business of reviewing games. That's the bottom line. I'm gonna say this for the last time. It's not a bad game. The graphics are not TOP NOTCH, but that SHOULD NOT BE the ONLY gauge for what makes a game fun or playable. THIS IS a cooperative game, It is designed and built to be played with up to 2 other players simultaneously. It is lengthy and it has some fun game mechanics in place. It also has some multiplayer components, but that's part and parcel. Standard fare for all FPS. Glitches and bugs? Don't want to hear about them unless they erase my console or PC. ALL games have them. If you're a graphics whore, stay away. Is the game worth $65? NO Wait for it to go down in price, which it already has and play it with some buddies. Or rent it in Redbox (which my buddy did and had a blast) But to see some videos and make judgments, or read some "professional reviewers" opinions is ludicrous. Make up your own damn mind.
summer gaming drought and casuals
As others have stated, its a new shinny game coming out during a time where there is nothing except arcade titles on a whole. Sadly, those arcade titles are 10 times better than the Cartel. July is the month / time of the year for gamers where we play old games or we take a flyer on a game hoping it will be good. The Cartel just happened to come out at the right time to scratch that itch. Trust me, it wont be in the top sales for August.
wait what?: They sold 42k units in their first week. Did you know that is only 8k less than Halo: Reach and just 15k shy of Call of Duty 4? That is completely off is all I'm going to say, cause all I know is reach sold at least 200,000 in its first 24 hours.
Honestly yes, maybe next to electronic consumers in general we are the only ones that will, at full-price mind you, pay for the same product with minor improvements. If that's not bad enough we boast and rave about the game like it's something so new. We're pretty much being robbed blind and it's so consistent that it's become normal.
Yes, gamers are that stupid. They are the only consumers who think it's ok to not be allowed to resell their products. Also they accept to spend money for crappy dlc and useless micro-transactions. Also they continually get hyped about a new game every week, pay 60$ for it and play it for 2 hours.
no.. apple consumers are the stupidest. they can pay upwards $500 for an apple logo slapped on.
GAMERS are not the stupidest consumers alive. But people who pass themselves off as gamers, and ignorant parents who buy whatever their children ask for, these are among the most uninformed.
The ones that pay for little customization piece of bytes sure they are. Oh look a new t-shirt for my avatar only 2.99
Yes gamers who get caught in the hype. Then pay for shit and get screwed every time. The publishers try new ways to squeeze every nickel and dime out of us like a wacked out whore on crack. They make new rules that only benefit themselves and screw their customer. I think the only other industry that tries to screw their customer this bad are drug dealers, loan sharks, and our government!
I have said that ps3 consumers are seriously mis-informed about ps3 exclusives for awhile now! This article goes hand in hand with a blog I'm trying to write. I have 40+ on my ps3 "friends" list, and the VAST majority of them only own multi-plat games! some have absolutley no ps3 exclusives at all! I have maybe 4 or 5 friends that have some, and myself and 1 other that have a majority of exclusives! If that is an example of what is going on, then sony really needs to advertise more. I buy alot of multi-plats as well, I mean who as a gamer could do without gems like deadspace 1/2, fallout games,also games for my pre-teen like burnout paradise, the lego games, and with my 60g, I still get ps2 games! btw back to KILLZONE3!
pc elitist are the worst, they upgrade their rig so much only to troll the internet about mac users and console people? LOL
Its the gamers that just buy games that come out every year with nothing new (Cod) that are stupid.
No. The clueless parents of young gamers might be, though.
chicks who fill their wardrobe up with shoes and handbags are worse. at least our game do something
. It's great to see gamers ignoring the gaming media and especially meta-critic and their political associations of which this whiner is obvious one. From what I've seen, the game looks like a lot of fun with no Russian or Arab terrorist in sight...O_o I'll rent and if it's as fun as it looks, I'll buy BUT I'm not sure we are allowed to rent games anymore...well, if EA gets their way. :/
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