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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

You can look at games that you haven't bought before and keep the boycott... if you really decide to halt it, but used cheap copies so you still don't give they money.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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Congrats on finding good answers for your dilema, not all stories finish as fast and good =]



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I usually just boycott certain games if I feel the publisher is being shitty about it. No reason to boycott everything they do.



I don't care to boycott an entire publisher. It depends why you are boycotting them but I think if you see a game you like, buy it and send the message that this is the type of game you want from them, money is all they will listen to anyway so I may as well pay them when they give me what I want.



You can have nearly the same effect without hurting yourself by simply buying used games at least several months after launch. The pub gets no money directly, and since you've waited a while after launch to purchase it, you're not doing much to prop up the price of the game, or pushing someone else into the new market rather than used.



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not sure why you would boycott them in the first place... you certainly aren’t hurting them any... only person getting hurt by you boycotting them is you... so yes, I would recommend you stop hurting yourself for no real reason...



There's really no need for a blanket boycott. Nor is it something that's going to be very productive. The best thing you can do is to simply judge the games these companies release on an individual basis, and decide whether they're worth your money.



Out of those that you boycott, I just say boycott specific games that have things you don’t agree with. Activision has done really well with Crash and Spyro remakes and I think those titles don’t deserve a boycott.

Ubisoft is a company that I believe is trying really hard to reinvent some of their franchises, with Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey. They listened to fan feedback a ton when making Watch_Dogs 2 And Starlink is another new great game, along with the beloved Mario + Rabbids.

EA has yet to really show they are willing to change some questionable practices.



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John2290 said:
twintail said:

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

Because I do not want to give my money to support the horrible business practices of these companies which hurt my favourite hobby and the direction the idustry is taking nor do i want to ever be tempted by microtransactions again, they get to you when you are at your weakest and not thinking clearly at night, I wouldn't invite a 24 hour casino into my home so I won't invite these games. It may be a small drip in the pond but it's my money and I for one won't allow it to help destroy the industry, if these publishers are let we'd all only have mobile like, fee to play free to play models with no gameplay where we just click to earn experience and pay to earn it faster... well, that may have sounded craxy a decade ago but it's fast becoming a reality. 

Anyway, a kind user solved my problem. I'll just buy used from ebay and they won't see a penny. 

Dont take what I said the wrong way. I am merely commenting on the fact that if you want to boycott something then you should stick to it instead of trying to find justification not to do it. Then what is the point of the boycott in the first place?

And while 2nd had definitely prevents the companies getting your money you are nonetheless still saying its ok to have their games, and therefore their practices by association.