Activision co-founder Alan Miller believes that the resentment some gamers feel toward the evil publisher is a bit "strong" and has suggested people tone it down a bit.
I don't hate them anymore. I'm just to the point where I ignore their presence. I don't buy their games anymore and I just don't feel like I need to bother with them.
Hehe, nice job ignoring their presence. (Joking, but mixed with a bit of snobbery)
... although obviously it helps that I'm not interested in the CoD and Hero franchises because of all the DLC-milking. So many great games that are available that ARE worth the money, so I can perfectly live without feeding the cancer that is Activision. Oh, and all the Activision hatred IS very much JUSTIFIED!
good luck guy no one is going to listen after the way your company has been doing business of late.
I didn't really do it on purpose, but it just worked out that way. I don't play music/rhythm games, I bought Battlefield Bad Company instead of COD4 and 5, and I bought Infamous instead of Prototype. I almost traded someone for Marvel Ultimate Aliance 2 on Craigslist, but the deal fell through.
I don't really care for all the politics, I just buy what I think I'll like and what I think is worth the money. Doesnt matter who's name is on the box.
I wish I was as objective as you. But I refuse to support a company like them. EA turned it around and now I buy their games. I would have bought Singularity if Activisions name wasn't on the box.
Then you support multiplayer passes, NPC's in vanilla versions of a game that tell you to buy DLC to hear more, etc? And by not buying quality games from a developer you are only adding to the reasons why a developer should be shut down. Do you think Bizarre Creations would have shut down had Blur or Blood Stone performed well? Companies aren't out to be your friend, unless you're a stock holder that is. Things are different for publicly traded companies and it's something the games industry doesn't realize quite fully yet, they can't just be for the gamer 100% of the time.
I don't buy games I don't want. I don't just go out and buy a game because EA made it. But I'm willing to buy games from EA because I feel like they focus on quality in a way that they have not before. It's sad to see Bizarre Creations close but I never wanted any of their games. I'm not just going to go out and buy a game that I don't want. And of course they can't always be for the consumer but that goes for any company we're all used to it. But as a consumer I appreciate when they companies reach out to their fans and promise them they are going to do better. And at least try to balance their responsibility to their stock holders with a culture of creativity. I'm not going to hold a grudge against EA for how the worked in the past and if Activision wants to stop milking their franchises and treat their developers right I'll support them. I didn't buy RDR when I hear how badly Rockstar was treating their employees, but if I hear the opposite I'd be more willing to give them my money. That doesn't mean they companies have to be perfect, but as a consumer I choose to draw a line.
Maybe Activision should consider toning down their abuse of the gamers and the milking they do? Then maybe games won't hate so much about them.
4 Words: **** You Alan Miller!!
Freddy Krueger feels the same way. You slaughter a couple dozen children and all of a sudden the neighbours wont invite you to their kids birthday parties anymore. Whats up with that?
And like Activision, he still proceeds to kill more kids in their dreams.
It's well deserved you bastard!
A little bit strong? More like JUSTIFIED.
Treat your customers like scum, and what! You want them bend over and take it?
"Activision is the corporate equivalent of a child with access to unlimited amounts of ice cream -- it eats until it's sick, and other people have to deal with the mess." That part made me LMFAO, so true.
I hate them for what they did to bizarre creations more than anything else!!!
I can't hate them , their games were hardly ever on my radar . Seriously , there hasnt been much from activision that sparked my interest between q3 and cod4 and even else between cod4 and well now . At most it would be blizzard stuff , with only starcraft 2 released as a genuine activision title . I believe there arent coincidences . it not surprising that a company i dont enjoy can't produce a game a truly care about .
Yeah, if it weren't for Blizzard I'd have nothing to do with Activision. As previously mentioned, I prefer Battlefield to Call of Duty, Infamous to Prototype, and while I actually like music rhythm games, I'm not too bummed by the loss of Guitar Hero. Guitar Hero 1 and 2 were awesome, and they were made by musicians who happened to be in the gaming business, not game developers who hired musicians to help them. GH3 just didn't feel right to me, so when the people responsible for Guitar Hero in the first place moved on and created Rock Band, I followed them instead. Harmonix has the right idea when it comes to the format: release a full game, and supplement your release with weekly content. Sure, RB2 was released a little too soon, being less than a year from RB1's release, but the release of RB3 was perfectly timed. Not to mention full of improvements to the overall design of the game. And now I'm just rambling. A clear sign I should go to bed.
i don't hate them i hate the sheeple who still buy and support their games.
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