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My purchasing decisions would be effected my a political action, event or group...

Yes. 12 21.43%
 
No. 24 42.86%
 
To some extent. 14 25.00%
 
Not so far but maybe. 5 8.93%
 
Comments/Indifferent/Middle America... 1 1.79%
 
Total:56

Within reason of course. (Or not if you have stories to tell). For example I recently spent four or so hours with Guild wars 2 and almost bought the expansion for 54 euro before realizing there was a free base game, I also spent a few hours watching the expansion in Lets plays and ultimately decided the game isn't for me while I have Monster hunter, Warframe and FF14 installed on ps4 and my laptop. The reason here should be obvious to anyone who keeps up with gaming news. I will also be boycotting any title or studio that Jessica Price is attached to in future whether they make the God of games or not.

 Another is farcry 5, which I still have bought but do intend on buying as it looks fun and on top of that I get to support the principle that it is olay to have middle american characters in a game and for that game to satire the current political landscape. As soon as I'm done with Shadow warrior 2 this ones a buy which I doubt I would have thought much about had people not vilified it.

 There are a few others along with TV shows and movies I have supported and boycotted based on this, within reason of wether I would like the IP to being with. Of course I'm not going to buy Guild wars 2 if I don't like the game but the want to support the devs for protecting the community is a strong monivator nor am I going to boycott Mass effect andromeda because of Manveer Heir comments if the rest of the team came out and disagreed, they managed to override counteract his racism or he was fired. 

 The list could go on bit I'm just giving examples here as I'm more interested in whether or not your purchasing decisions are effected by examples like this and do you use your wallet to vote on the direction of future game development and the politics within? Could you in good conscience support Jessica Prices future games based on her bahaviour and how it would effect other developers based on their gender?

 

 

Sorry for ze grammer, my phone keyboard is glitchy. Will clean it up later.

Last edited by John2290 - on 16 July 2018

 

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Nope. If the game's something I'd like I'll buy it and if it isn't I won't. Couldn't care less about the devs opinions on anything.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Nope. If the game's something I'd like I'll buy it and if it isn't I won't. Couldn't care less about the devs opinions on anything.

This also extends to actions and intent and repercussions for the future of game development or the effects it may have on other developers if I didn't male that clear. Not just opinions. 



 

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John2290 said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Nope. If the game's something I'd like I'll buy it and if it isn't I won't. Couldn't care less about the devs opinions on anything.

This also extends to actions and intent and repercussions for the future of game development or the effects it may have on other developers if I didn't male that clear. Not just opinions. 

Doesn't change my answer. As long as the game's good, I don't care about the devs.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

I expect that the entertainment i like and the creatives behind it will have a bias i don't always agree with so i am able to ignore it.
Star Wars is probably the only franchise where i have become so pissed off by the creative's attitude that I've completely abandoned it



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Certainly, especially as I've gotten older. Luckily, I haven't needed to because most devs have some business sense and stayed out of it. I've lost interest in the games by a few devs because they're injecting progressivism into their games. The left has no qualms about injecting their political ideology into entertainment and culture so I would be a fool to ignore anything political in gaming. I don't want gaming to be ruined. If I buy a game even though I highly dislike the dev's politics or some controversy has bothered me, the dev (and other devs) will assume the issue wasn't that bad. In order to disincentivize making a game too political, I have to say something..... if they don't at least listen, I'll speak loudly with my wallet.

A game dev can be a lefty or whatever. Just don't preach to me through your game or say some crazy shit on social media.



Probably, depending on the issue. I boycotted Kecmo when they refused to bring DoAEX3 to the West, so I guess the answer is yes...



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    Ka-pi96 said:
    Nope. If the game's something I'd like I'll buy it and if it isn't I won't. Couldn't care less about the devs opinions on anything.

    This is basically my thoughts on the matter as well. 



    https://www.fraghero.com/game-developer-tweets-voted-trump-please-dont-play-games-just-go-fuck-off/

     

    yeah fuck those morons.



     

    I'd only boycott if the developers are truly nasty, like supporting ISIS or nazis.

    Last edited by forest-spirit - on 16 July 2018