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Jim Sterling has another interesting take:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4eO207tKFs

Basically: If you buy a game, you aren't complicit to the bad shit the publishers do, but don't hate on people that point out the bad shit the publishers does. He points to some alternative things you can do if you want.



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Well, this really applies to everything. It is literally impossible to live nowadays without supporting shitty behavior from companies because they're pretty much all shitty. It is impossible to buy or use any kind of electronics without supporting slave labor.



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If you didn't buy games from shitty companies you wouldn't buy games full stop. EVERY SINGLE ONE is shitty!



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

Ka-pi96 said:
If you didn't buy games from shitty companies you wouldn't buy games full stop. EVERY SINGLE ONE is shitty!

Well, maybe some indies with five people aren't that shitty.



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Ka-pi96 said:
If you didn't buy games from shitty companies you wouldn't buy games full stop. EVERY SINGLE ONE is shitty!

Someone is trying to convince himself that buying yearly sports games from Electronic Arts isn't too bad.



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Mnementh said:
Ka-pi96 said:
If you didn't buy games from shitty companies you wouldn't buy games full stop. EVERY SINGLE ONE is shitty!

Well, maybe some indies with five people aren't that shitty.

Most indie developers aren't even vegan, so how can you trust anyone of them



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vivster said:
Mnementh said:

Well, maybe some indies with five people aren't that shitty.

Most indie developers aren't even vegan, so how can you trust anyone of them

Some make pixel art, that is better than veganism.



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Player2 said:
Ka-pi96 said:
If you didn't buy games from shitty companies you wouldn't buy games full stop. EVERY SINGLE ONE is shitty!

Someone is trying to convince himself that buying yearly sports games from Electronic Arts isn't too bad.

Not really. Just willing to acknowledge the truth that every video game company puts themselves first and only cares about their customers when it benefits them.

Seriously, every single one is shitty. Whether it's terrible employment practices (most of the industry), using predatory practices to encourage children to gamble and make more money (EA/2K etc.) or even Nintendo's recent limited availability of a highly sought after game (because encouraging/enabling scalpers to inflate the price of your product is definitely a shitty thing to do), every one of them does shitty stuff.



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

Mnementh said:
vivster said:

Most indie developers aren't even vegan, so how can you trust anyone of them

Some make pixel art, that is better than veganism.

I can't trust people who are afraid of high resolutions.



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I dont know what is the fixation this site has with Jim Sterling tbh, I think the guy is a bit intense and obsessed over certain topics and he is not a particularly good reviewer. Regarding this topic in particular, for me personally: I dont care.
If Blizzard wants to pander to China while they are being scrutinized by the rest of the world and i wanna buy a Blizzard game, I'd still buy it. 
If Konami was treating the entire MGS team as shit but they were gonna release a new Suikoden o Castlevania game, I'd still buy it. 
If Capcom wants to put already included characters behind a paywall, well I wont buy that cause thats too much. 

Ka-pi96 said:
Player2 said:

Someone is trying to convince himself that buying yearly sports games from Electronic Arts isn't too bad.

Not really. Just willing to acknowledge the truth that every video game company puts themselves first and only cares about their customers when it benefits them.

Speaking in general terms like you are, thats every company of every industry ever in the world in every single branch of commerce. That doesnt make them "shitty", that is literally whats needs to be done for a company - any company - to exist.