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Jimquisition: Boycotts fail where whining tantrums win

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Continuing on from the argument that one can love games as art but hate them as a business, Jimquisition this week focuses on how gamers can best express their distaste for the latter while still supporting the former.

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user54670072779d ago

Thing is though, even though "whining" works it still frowned upon by so many gamers....it' not really "whining" really it's just voicing your opinion on something but the thing is people who like where a game is heading or those who think it wont make a difference to voice their opinion scared because they don't want to be called a "whiner" call people who o voice their opinions worse then sh*t.

If no one complained in this industry Cole would of looked totally differn't in inFAMOUS 2 with that horrile design, ME3 would of still kept the crappy ending even though the new one was still kind of crappy anyway and the nun thing in Hitman which looked totaly out of place wouldn't be getting a backstory (YEAH MORE CONTENT).

I wish people would just join in though and not be scared of peoples opinons.

I mean it dosen't work all the time, this really only effets big publishers like EA/Activision who won't realises the money going missing but if we take the terrible looking DmC reboot for example not buying the game WILL makea difference, even buying it a few weeks after launch or renting if you want to try it will hurt them and Capcom still. Since after Heavenly Sword not making a lot of money and Enslaved...this is NT last chance in a way so not buying it will matter here. Although voicing out opinion on the new Dante hasn't really changed a thing since they are so arrgoant anyway and since is mostly about the game in general not like they can give it and change everything since they are so far into deelopment.

I hope DmC and RE6 get the low scores they deserve though, I want more favorite franchises back...voicing your opinion on them dosen't seem to do anything. Capcom are a stubborn bunch I'll give them that.

BrutallyBlunt2778d ago

"I hope DmC and RE6 get the low scores they deserve though, I want more favorite franchises back...voicing your opinion on them dosen't seem to do anything."

That's because that isn't a valid opinion. You're suggesting those games get low scores prior to even playing them. Infamous 2 was actually a good game and if you're so vain to write the game off because Cole looks different then perhaps you should re-evaluate your priorities.

There's a voice of reason and then there's a voice of stupidity.

user54670072778d ago

Who says I'm writting inFAMOUS 2 off, I never said thsat, if you actually read my post I was using the whole thing surrounding his look as an example....his look was changed anyway so why would I bet upset about it

Please read comments before you reply to them

BrutallyBlunt2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

"Who says I'm writting inFAMOUS 2 off, I never said thsat,"

Yes you did. You alluded to that if people didn't say anything about Cole, that he would have looked totally different. Which implies that you would have taken the same reaction you are now with Resident Evil 6 and DMC. The look of the character should be low on your list of worries while how the game plays should be at the top of your list.

"if you actually read my post I was using the whole thing surrounding his look as an example....his look was changed anyway so why would I bet upset about it"

The real question is why are you writing off Resident Evil 6 and DMC without hands on experience? Ever heard of the saying 'you can't judge a book by its cover'?

Like i said, there is a voice of reason and a voice of stupidity. To suggest those games get low scores based entirely on previews is not an informed opinion, nor does it serve any purpose other than your own narrow-minded point of view. If you don't like the direction they are going that's one thing but to suggest they get low scores means you don't want anyone to look forward to it and have already written off both games before actually trying them. If they get high scores or low scores what difference does it make if you don't want them? Your opinion should be your own, not one that tries to speak on behalf of everyone elses.

smashcrashbash2779d ago (Edited 2779d ago )

Well like I said empty vessels make the most noise and no matter how much you yell boycott no one is really going to listen to you especially if it a game they really want. They only boycott when it is a game they are not sure of or if it belongs to a lesser developer.

@ MikeCosgrove . Very fine line between whining and complaining. Most gamers don't even know the difference.The way Dante looks makes no difference in the game at all. The way RE6 PLAYS changes the game completely. That is two different things. How Cole and how Dante looked or sound does not change gameplay, content, length or stability in the least. Less survival horror,more gunplay and regenerating health changes RE6's gameplay completely.If someone wrote a comic and gave the character longer hair, new shoes and shirt and a deeper voice but the story, content and scene remained the same you would stop reading it because of that?

-Omega2779d ago (Edited 2779d ago )

"The way Dante looks makes no difference in the game at all"

<sigh> You seem to be the type of people who think it's still about the looks. This alone makes your whole comment loose all it's meaning since you don't know what your talking about when it comes to the argument thats been going on about the new dmc.

"Very fine line between whining and complaining"

If you actually watched Jims video you can see that he talks about them being the same when voicing an opinion.

DragonKnight2779d ago

"The way Dante looks makes no difference in the game at all."

If you don't like the look of the character you're using throughout the game, it impacts your enjoyment of the game.

OT: The problem here are the apologisers. People who will devalue the opinions of others saying they are "whining" about nothing and thus making it impossible for people to feel comfortable voicing their opinions. Then there are those people who really are whining for nothing or just to be part of the choir. Those people make legitimate complaints impossible to take seriously.

DmC for example. People have been complaining that the gameplay is too slow, the framerate is too low, the game doesn't have a Devil May Cry feel to it, the characters are all wrong, etc. But the apologisers have relegated all complaints to "you're still complaining about Dante's hair?" That's what is seen thanks to those enablers of bad choices. That's what Capcom sees and thus that is why all legitimate complaints are dismissed.

Kyosuke_Sanada2779d ago (Edited 2779d ago )

I agree with you there. The thing is most of the apologists I've seen are people who never gave a damn about the series until recently. A game garners hate and the internet, being the cesspool that it is, brings people who just exist to piss off others from the safety of their own homes. I'm not ignorant to believe that trolls flock one to just one side however, the hatredmongers fuels both sides for the simple fact that they get off on the rage.

Godmars2902779d ago (Edited 2779d ago )

Did he just rip-off Razorfist's review style?

And by that I mean did he show images in metaphor to what he was saying, and did so poorly for the first part of this video.

J_Cob2779d ago

Razorfist is a rip-off of Yahtzee.

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