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Should I halt my Boycott?

Yes. 9 23.08%
 
No. 24 61.54%
 
Other/comments/Indifferent/Middle America... 6 15.38%
 
Total:39

I don't really see any reason to boycott any publishers, it's not like they care about one lost sale. It would take a massive boycott effort to do any of them any serious damage, you're mainly just hurting yourself by missing out on any games that they publish that are good. Besides, you can find plenty of fault with any given publisher, it's not like the ones you listed are all that worse than the rest of the bunch (I'd even argue that Ubisoft is among the best publishers). In the end they are all greedy corporations who overcharge gamers and then keep the money for themselves instead of giving a decent amount to the developers who actually make the games.



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Yes. I've never fully boycotted any company but you can still chose a partial boycott. For example i will never pay full price $60 for Activision game again. Instead I'll wait to get them on sale. Doesn't take long for them to hit $40 or half price. I'd suggest doing that. Get the games you want from them dirt cheap in a black Friday sale.



shikamaru317 said:

I don't really see any reason to boycott any publishers, it's not like they care about one lost sale. It would take a massive boycott effort to do any of them any serious damage, you're mainly just hurting yourself by missing out on any games that they publish that are good. Besides, you can find plenty of fault with any given publisher, it's not like the ones you listed are all that worse than the rest of the bunch (I'd even argue that Ubisoft is among the best publishers). In the end they are all greedy corporations who overcharge gamers and then keep the money for themselves instead of giving a decent amount to the developers who actually make the games.

This is pretty much what I was going to say lol... 

But yeah, boycotting a publisher is pretty insignificant unless there's a massive movement and enough people doing it that it actually hurts their sales... all you're doing by boycotting them is missing out on a whole bunch of games that you might actually enjoy if you played them, but because they have a label with a specific publisher's name, you're denying yourself the chance to even give them a try.



Kerotan said:
Yes. I've never fully boycotted any company but you can still chose a partial boycott. For example i will never pay full price $60 for Activision game again. Instead I'll wait to get them on sale. Doesn't take long for them to hit $40 or half price. I'd suggest doing that. Get the games you want from them dirt cheap in a black Friday sale.

I didn't realise this was a thing, in that case I'm partially boycotting every publisher and developer out there since I very rarely buy games full price, there are very few exceptions where I'll pay full price for a game, lol... my backlog keeps me occupied for so long that I can even wait for a game to drop from £40-50 to £10-15, it's why I'm only just playing games from 2016-2017 now lol, with the odd exceptions of course (Those being God of War and Spider-Man, the only 2018 games I've played so far)



I'd keep the Activision boycott going, since they have a bad habit of introducing terrible monetization into games after launch when all the reviewers are done with the un-tainted versions of games. The others are really up to you. I'm not a fan of boycotting corporations in general, since I'd have to live in the woods if I boycotted every time a company did something shady. With Activision it's at a point where even doing my research won't help, so I don't trust their products anymore.



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When it comes to Ubisoft, I suggest yes. They have really upped their game in the past few years imo. Their post launch support is second to none, as well. For example, Steep bombed when it came out two years ago, yet they STILL give the game more updates and DLC.

Also I would NEVER recommend NFS Payback. It came out right before the battlefront debacle (so it's riddled with micro-transactions and lootboxes). For an arcade racer, go wipeout omega, forza horizon, trackmania turbo, driveclub, wreckfest (coming next year). Anything BUT Payback.

As for boycotts, My brother and I have boycotted Activision for six years now (last game we bought was COD BO2).Played one or two of the recent cods by borrowing a friends copy for a while. Though that Crash/Spyro bundle, and even BO4 blackout has is sorta urging me to stop the boycott. We'll see.

We have boycotted EA for a five year period from 2013 to 2018. Last game we bought before the boycott was NHL 14 and Need for Speed Rivals. Up right until Burnout Paradise Remastered, which I gave an exception for because it's one of my favourite games of all time. Bought it all full price at launch too, since I wanted to show support towards the burnout franchise and criterion. And maybe I'll get a dirt cheap xbox one version of NFS: Rivals to replace my 360 version. Other than that, we're still boycotting EA.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

John2290 said:

Seems like there is a drought of flat games on the way for me over the next while. All I can see coming is Mutant: Road to eden outside of VR which is looking bright enough. Just cause and Darksiders 3 are looking decent enough but they are much of the same, perhaps too soon from their predecessors or genre peers. Of course Red dead online will be on the way and hopefully that will grab me and supplement my VR play into the coming year. 

So help me out here, with such a possibility of vast swats of gameless game time would it be a so bad on my consumerism ... morals if I caved now? I hav'nt bought anything from Actiblizz, Ubisoft o EA since I bought Diablo 3 in late 2016. With so many games of theirs built up and now with Spryo reignited and Sekerio on the way, should I hold strong or give myself a loathsome pass and hand my money over to these devils, even if only part of the price goes through to them. 

I'll leave a poll that's pretty black qnd white but please do comment, should I hunker down and try and live through my boring ass life without games? Should I find something else? Should I cave and loose a small part of my soul and buy Spyro, the Diablo 3 DLC, Ass Creed Odessy/Origins, UFC3, Far cry 5, The division, Cod Blackout, Shadow of war, Need for speed paypack, South park Fractured but whole, Castlevania Symphony of the night? Preorder Sekerio and the like?

Or perhaps I'm over thinking what I'm missing out on and they are all shite at any rate?

Why are you still bothering with this charade?

If you really need something to play just choose something that looks fun and play it I say



Depends on your game tastes. I for one have built up a massive backlog of games from other publishers, so I have no issue when there's a drought of new games from publishers I buy from. That said, as someone who does a similar boycott with the same publishers, I make it a rule that if I really, really want a game from them, I get it used. That way they get no money. That's good enough for me.



No reason to stop any boycott. Just go support the massive amount of great indies out there. I haven't bought a Capcom or EA game in more than a decade, and I'm still going strong not buying anything from them.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

I'd hold strong because it absolutely works. Sometimes it even makes you realize how little you needed the game to begin with (me with Star Wars Battlefront 2 and now BFV). If you have to splurge, Castlevania should be cheap. Also, what do you game on (PC, Ps4, Switch, Xbox)? Because there's plenty of great games that none of those publishers have to do with out/coming out.