I mean, they often are stupid. They just take advantage of people who are even more stupid.
In the grimdark future of the video game industry all publisher are Activision.
I was already boycotting them on the basis of them not releasing any games I want to play, but now I’m encouraging other people to do so as well.
The workers have made their play, and the executives aren’t listening. A customer boycott is literally the only way this company changes. And if they don’t change, they go under, and space is made in the market for better companies. That means lost jobs in the short term, but a better industry in the long term.
What makes you think there are “real selves” to return to? Do you think all those video game NPCs go home to their “real” bodies when you turn off your Playstation?
If you’re going to call someone wrong (and be kind of a dick about it) you damned well better have some receipts.
Yeah, no, Ghostbusters is absolutely a comedy first. You don’t hire a bunch of SNL and Second City alums to make an adventure movie. You hire them to do what they do best: comedy.
This is like when OJ said he was going to find the real killer.
No, I already did that anyway.
GTA:6 will be an always online GaaS game monetized by a subscription and/or microtransactions, bet.
Yeah, I’m sure that’s exactly what happened. But I want to hear someone say it, or barring that, hear them try to jump through hoops to avoid saying it.
Yeah, but you get those sales at the cost of all consumer goodwill surrounding the foundational titles of your flagship IP. How much revenue makes that trade worthwhile? It’s the height of shortsighted ignorance. Even the greediest of corporations can usually be expected to act in their own self-interest.
I mean, “trust” can mean a lot of things. I’m not going to trust them to perform brain surgery or watch my dog, but in general I think there are plenty of AAA developers you can trust to release basically functional products, if only because it’s in their best interest to do so. At least until they betray that trust. Read more