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Do You Buy Games For Their Developer... or Publisher? | FiniteUniverse

Charlie writes:

"I personally have got myself into a few twitter wars about buying games. Recently, friends have told me that they wouldn’t be buying “Mass Effect 3″ purely because they dislike EA, and that buying their games is essentially saying “Good job EA. You’re doing a great job. Take my money”. Now I don’t like EA either; they’re just as bad as Activision when they publish games. They stick an online pass onto whatever they touch, they only tend to keep servers open for a small period of time (a couple of years), and they tell their developers to do all sorts of crazy things, especially to Bioware (which I believe might include the Day 1 DLC scandal, where with a code fix on the PC version of Mass Effect 3, you can unlock its DLC). Now just because a game has a publisher you don’t like, should that REALLY stop you from buying the gem a game could actually be?"

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NYC_Gamer2320d ago (Edited 2320d ago )

I buy the games for myself/entertainment.Would be my choice not to support a publisher or studio that i find to be way too greedy with their business tactics.

Jobesy2320d ago (Edited 2320d ago )

I generally agree with you, but there are some instances when I will buy a game because a certain dev made it, even if I don't know too much about the game. These devs are: Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream and Guerrilla Games. When a dev consistently pumps out quality games, they do gain my trust.

gamingdroid2320d ago

It certainly garners more trust, but there are studios that consistently pump out quality titles and all of a sudden produces [email protected] consistently and then dies off.

I tend to trust reviews, friends recommendation, demos or just a very very low price tag!

gamingdroid2320d ago

I buy games for myself and I let the developer/publisher look out for their best interest as they undoubtedly do.

I also reject games that come from publishers that are anti-consumer.

EA is one of them, but Mass Effect got me hooked way before it was part of EA, so I broke down and bought the game. Otherwise, I avoid EA games like the plague. They are by far the most anti-consumer publisher....

SneeringImperialist2320d ago

I certainly don't buy games because there is an EA logo on them, I'll tell you that much.

DW742320d ago

I buy a game based on the merits of the game, and nothing else. Another person's/entity's ego or reputation means f*ck all to me.

spicelicka2320d ago

That's the most stupidest question ever, why would i buy a game for anyone other than for myself.
I mean halo is made by bungie and now 343, and published by microsoft, but that has nothing to do with it. All halo games are always amazing. I didn't by halo wars, but cuz it wasn't made by a different dev, im just not into RTS games. But i did consider it, and that only cuz of the franchise.

So it all comes down to the franshise, the type of game you wanna play, and your already know you're gonna buy a certain game before it comes out by looking at it.

Kran2320d ago

If you read the article, you'll understand the reasons as to "why" the question was asked.

spicelicka2320d ago (Edited 2320d ago )

yea i guess it does make sense, but i think it only applies to people who buy a lot of games. In my case, i already know what games i'm gonna buy as soon as they're announced, and i only change my mind if theres a really significant departure from what i was expecting.

Aaroncls72320d ago

I think most people would support developers, since well, they are the ones that make the game.

Publishers usually fund or co-fund the project, they are in charge of advertising and negotiating release details such as everything that has to do with $$$; and more.

Developers and publishers are sometimes in discord during production. Publishers or "suits" may want specific things like more mainstreamed themes with the general aim of selling more units.

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