Nowadays, if something isn't exactly to players' likings, they yell, scream, and pout until they get their way. We are heading down a dark path toward our gaming future.
There is a difference between entitlement and valid reasons to stand against certain decisions made by publishers/studios
Agreed, many bad decisions can be made at times.
Exactly. If people don't stand up nothing will ever happen. This is all happenning cuz console only fanboys are whining that pc players do not want a service that will ruin their dark souls experience. All gfwl games are garbage!
If game developers and publishers weren't presenting themselves as entitled, making what requirements they see fit like constant online connections or what constitutes a "full" game and what's DLC, there wouldn't be as many complaints as there are. I mean, somehow gamers who bought the console version of the game don't have a right to complain about a new PC version getting additional levels, of having to buy this whole new version, as apposed to being allowed to buy those levels as DLC? While I'm certain you'd still hear complaints if the new levels were free on PC but paid for console, but there'd far less of them.
"I mean, somehow gamers who bought the console version of the game don't have a right to complain about a new PC version getting additional levels" Do people complain when they buy a car and next year's model comes in more colors? If people don't like something, all they have to do is not support it. If GFWL is such a big deal that it will ruin the game for someone, then they shouldn't buy the game. They also shouldn't take to the internet to whine about it. There's a word that describes an attitude of thinking that you deserve something better than what you're given, even if you probably don't...hmm...
And the owners of last year's car get the option of repainting it. Dealerships do say, "you can't use that color on that model!" And obviously this is being done to sell copies on GFWL, because they'd likely sell more by not restricting it that way. Just like they'd make money by offering the extra levels as DLC on consoles. Fromsoft just doesn't want to take the risk while MS is offering them cash incentive to promote their own service.
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