I only brought EGS as an example of your hypocrisy towards the "options" argument. They are bringing options to the table, whether those "accusations" of being anti-customer are true or not, and yet you deny it being good to the PC space because of simply don't like them, even with the Store being a success story(with its discounts, free games and whatnot). Nothing more, but I'll drop :)
And yeah, it's an insult, whether the terminology is correct or not.People may decide to not buy the games due to the difficulty, but I'm not stopping them from going in.Its like a night club with an etiquette code.If you want in, you have to come dressed a certain way.Its private property, so the owner can do whatever he wants.Same for games: The devs can do whatever they want with their games, including difficulty, and you are the one who decides if you want to get in or not.Im not stopping you from doing anything, nor any company would do that, it just dosen't make any consumer sense.It does however, make sense making purely hard games, because there is a big market out there for it, as proved ad nauseum in the thread already.
And yet again, you are wrong.If the majority decided what everyone would do(in the videogame industry), we wouldn't have had so many hard games by this point.Yet here we are, growing by the day.So I ask you one more time:Where is your proof that you are the majority, and that the majority even cares that there are a few hard games that they are not good enough to play?Show me the facts, while i stay here seeing the sales numbers for most hard games just keep rising.That actually makes me curious about how much Sekiro has sold so far.Last time was 4 millions.Wonder if it's at 6 millions already?
Oh and I din't even need to bring that up, but your argument is easily countered.First because of facts backing it up.Does your billions all play videogames, let alone even care about the fact that there are 10 games released every year, out of 300, that they can't play? But most importantly: Since you cant back up these "There are billions of us!", I can say the same for any argument: - Racing games only sell up to 8 millions.That's a waste of money, since Billions of people aren't playing that.There should be an option to turn it into a action adventure game! - You know where I'm going with this.
Just because something is standard, it means that every game should come with it!Color me surprised!It makes me wonder now why sometimes devs take a chance with something new, if it isn't standard... Maybe because the game might be... more fun that way?!?!?
Nah, the devs must be wrong.I'm sure of it.
And its funny, society wants options on everything?That's also new for me.Guess I must have been hallucinating when I saw places/stores that only catered to a certain niche of the society.I mean, I MUST have been hallucinating when i saw a story that only sold natural food, or a restaurant that specialized on italian food and nothing more, or even bars that catered more to homosexuals to, I don't know, make them feel more comfortable in a place they know they will feel safe.Yeah, I was seeing things, because as you have shown me right now, those things don't exist.All supermarkets sell everything, because options right?And all restaurants also prepare anything, because options right?People dont... *gasp*... go to different places because of different needs, do they?...
Nah, I must be wrong.I'm sure of it.
About the quote: Dude, do I really need to explain it?It's a metaphor for usually things go south(I mean it backfires, if you didn't know) when people do something with good intentions but without caring about the reality of things.It means harming society and/or the place where you live without intention, thinking that what you had done was right but in actually was wrong.It has nothing to do with religion.Can't believe I had to explain it.
Except it's not HYPOCRISY!. You're just finding an excuse to call someone a nonce out of your own personal view on what you think is stupid, which itself is showing the REAL hypocrisy here. Me not liking to use a stupid, objectively shit fucking store is somehow stupid, because I chose not to want to use it?. Are you being cereal right now, you're giving me no option but to use EGS or I'm the "stupid one"?. Really?, we're really going the ultimatum route with this one?.
EGS aren't bringing options, they are literally taking options away, by making sure the game isn't being sold on OTHER storefronts. I don't think you actually truly understand what it is like to allow for choices here, hence why I'll continue seeing you as a gatekeeper (now an advocate for gatekeeping games being sold anywhere else).
The dictionary doesn't actually define nor describe it as one, so at the end of the day, the sun shines, grass grows, birds fly, and Gatekepper is exactly what it is, and it is not documented as an insult. You just choose to see it that way, because of what it describes you doing, which is a negative thing. You not stopping them from buying games is an impossibility already, it's you trying to stop people from wanting options within said games, because you don't want options in them, as you think it will destroy the game, so you want to protect it above all else. I've been watching this thread, on how you've been trying to shoot down every other argument or point in wanting options for difficulty modes, I'm not stupid to this. Also no, Souls is not a Nightclub, and that makes for a poor example.
Also, the market isn't nearly as big as you're making it out to be.
And yet again I am not, because you're trying to base a few million, while trying to assume it's insanely massive, when compared to other venues and franchises, it really isn't. The proof is all around you mate, in terms of games that allow for varying options of difficulty, storytelling that isn't left completely ambiguous, t hat isn't crushingly difficult, those games greatly outweigh those that are the latter. It's funny how you're asking me to tally up billions of people, when really that's on you for claiming you're not a minority. It's your job to prove you aren't, and sales numbers aren't telling the entire story either.
Except it isn't, but that's how you keep acting towards every other poster that makes an argument or a comment you extremely disagree with. Yes actually, these "billions" are an amalgamation of all the platforms put together THAT PLAY GAMES. What, you think PC gamers are a small minority, as well as mobile gamers now?. You know damn well there are so many more mobile gamers out there than console already. You say the same for any argument, because you're literally only basing your entire argument solely on "game sales", but even then those games sales are so damn tiny compared to other games out there to begin with, but you'll ignore them for unexplained reasons, and ask me to tally up individual users, but that isn't a sales data grab now is it?.
Well yes actually, when something is the standard, people tend to uphold and follow to that standard, that's why it's called the "default standard", because that's exactly what it is. It's the norm for games to include the options to change the difficulty settings, and it has been for decades. Going with only one setting is counted as something "new" these days?, wow, what's next, only one weapon throughout an entire game?, what fresh hot takes!.
Fun is subjective at the end of the day, just going to nip that entirely in the bud.