Activision wants developers to stop selling...

#1 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -
#2 Posted by Vitefish (440 posts) -

Just another reason for me to believe Activision are gigantic dickheads.

#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12461 posts) -
@Strongba1 said:
" Just another reason for me to believe Activision are gigantic dickheads. "
this 
#4 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I have never heard of this site. 
He was pretty rough on Rock Revolution there. :-(

#5 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

Sorry every one, I know i said developers, I ment to say retailers.
Damn giantbomb and its no editation of post headers.

#6 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists.

#7 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -
@AndrewB said:
" Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists. "
and sony should stop selling the ps3 since the wii exists.
#8 Posted by AndrewB (7686 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @AndrewB said:
" Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists. "
and sony should stop selling the ps3 since the wii exists. "
And they all should stop selling because the NGage exists.
#9 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
@AndrewB said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" @AndrewB said:
" Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists. "
and sony should stop selling the ps3 since the wii exists. "
And they all should stop selling because the NGage exists. "
You win. 
Topic over.
#10 Posted by GunstarRed (5398 posts) -

I mean if he's refering to games like rock revolution he kinda has a point.  The less chance of some clueless customer picking that shit up the better...   
Ive read it through twice now, I don't think he means Rock Band at all...
 
I dont feel at all right defending  Activision employees...    
#11 Edited by Jeust (10816 posts) -
@Pibo47 said:

" @AndrewB said:

" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" @AndrewB said:
" Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists. "
and sony should stop selling the ps3 since the wii exists. "
And they all should stop selling because the NGage exists. "
You win. Topic over. "
And nokia should stop selling because of the iphone. 
 
The best platform for games according to Apple. 
 
 
The bigger they are the bigger they fall... 
#12 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4897 posts) -

Activision has lost all respect they had left with me within the past week or so. 
 
They still have Blizzard... but that's it. Not long till they ruin them either...

#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

This is just ridiculous. Go to hell Activision.

#14 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

Activision needs to stop making themselves look bad.

#15 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Waaaaahhhh we don't want any compitition so we sell more units waaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

#16 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

I wish Blizzard and Infinity Ward weren't under this dickhead of a company. Such douchebags.

#17 Posted by Bucketdeth (8041 posts) -

Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards.

#18 Posted by thecleric (793 posts) -

He's absolutely right, quit supporting the poor rival products, retailers.
 
Just sell Rock Bands from now on!

#19 Posted by copycatzen (816 posts) -

allrigth, you lost my 60 buck for call of duty
#20 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3709 posts) -
@Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you.
#21 Posted by thecleric (793 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you. "
Oh no, might have to buy something other than overmilked franchises!
#22 Posted by killdave (1073 posts) -
@Strongba1 said:
" Just another reason for me to believe Activision are gigantic dickheads. "
...and GIgantic they are. Owning Blizzard makes them the biggest publisher on the market hands down. Not to mention they have some truely awesome games
#23 Posted by Andorski (5351 posts) -

How about Activision worry about making sure more of their songs can be imported to GH5.

#24 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3709 posts) -
@thecleric said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you. "
Oh no, might have to buy something other than overmilked franchises! "
Overmilked? Maybe Call of Duty, but not any Blizzard franchise. How many games have they made in the last 10 years? Like 5? If anything those franchises are undermilked.
#25 Posted by HCARyan (56 posts) -

Activision has a lot of dickheads and assholes on the management level, but, but there are developers under their umbrella that still make great games.  If those developers start making shitty games, then I won't buy them anymore, I really don't care about the publisher.  I also think they're going for a "bad boy" image right now, which isn't so dangerous when you're sitting on gold like MW2 and Blizzard.

#26 Posted by Chewii101 (822 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @thecleric said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you. "
Oh no, might have to buy something other than overmilked franchises! "
Overmilked? Maybe Call of Duty, but not any Blizzard franchise. How many games have they made in the last 10 years? Like 5? If anything those franchises are undermilked. "
lol undermilked. just sounds funny. hehe. 
#27 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @thecleric said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you. "
Oh no, might have to buy something other than overmilked franchises! "
Overmilked? Maybe Call of Duty, but not any Blizzard franchise. How many games have they made in the last 10 years? Like 5? If anything those franchises are undermilked. "
You could argue WoW lost it's touch two or so expansions ago.
#28 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
" Activision needs to stop making themselves look bad. "
That's never going to happen. I'm pretty sure they're averaging two prickish stunts a week now.
#29 Posted by exfate (435 posts) -
Activision wants to shut the hell up is what I think.
 
@JeffGoldblum said:

" @thecleric said:

" @JeffGoldblum said:

" @Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you. "
Oh no, might have to buy something other than overmilked franchises! "
Overmilked? Maybe Call of Duty, but not any Blizzard franchise. How many games have they made in the last 10 years? Like 5? If anything those franchises are undermilked. "
How many games (not including expansions) have Blizzard released since they joined Activision? Zero. Now look at what they're planning with Starcraft 2, splitting it into 3 games. Obviously the evil minds of Activision are at work.
#30 Edited by Red (5994 posts) -

 
Hey man, I know Rock Band is a great game, and I'mma let you finish, but Guitar Hero is the best music franchise of all time!

#31 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3709 posts) -
@exfate said:
" How many games (not including expansions) have Blizzard released since they joined Activision? Zero. Now look at what they're planning with Starcraft 2, splitting it into 3 games. Obviously the evil minds of Activision are at work. "
Evil? No.
Business Men? Yes.
Companies dont have morals and they never will.
#32 Posted by xyzygy (10064 posts) -

It's a sin because we all know that Rock Band is the better game. Every Guitar Hero game since 3(some might even say 2) has been getting worse and worse. I think they know that Rock Band has the better quality game, too.

#33 Posted by MarcusOfLycia (93 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum: 
 
Companies exist to make a profit. Nothing forces us to buy things from them- they sell us what we want. If people don't like a company, they can just not buy from them. Its really quite simple.
 
I definitely like the company practices of other companies more than those of Activision in many ways. However, that doesn't make them morally or ethically wrong. Unless the break the law, or blatantly violate ethics, I see no reason to avoid them as a company. However, if they make terrible products, they sell something that just doesn't appeal to me, or they over-price things, I'll avoid them too. And if that happens to be the case with enough people, eventually they'll be forced to change their practices. Its not a perfect system, but its certainly a good one.
#34 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3709 posts) -
@MarcusOfLycia: I know what you mean I just think that alot of people assign moral standards to these developers and publishers. When in reality they are just trying to turn a profit like you said.
#35 Posted by MarcusOfLycia (93 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum: Yeah, that's certainly true.
 
 I think sometimes our perspective as consumers stops us from seeing the whole picture. A lot of people make games because they love to, but they wouldn't get very far (or do it for very long) if they didn't have money. So there's definitely a business aspect that I think gamers should acquaint themselves with before going after companies for allegedly "immoral" behavior. Some companies are definitely guilty of doing stuff they shouldn't be doing, but earning a profit and milking a product aren't those types of things.
#36 Posted by Bucketdeth (8041 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" @Bucketdeth said:
" Fuck Activision I will not support these money hungry bastards. "
Looks like no more Blizzard or Infinity Ward games for you. "
Except Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 ; )
#37 Posted by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

Jesus fucking Christ.

#38 Edited by Gunner612 (4338 posts) -

They weren't trying to tell retailers to only sell their product.. They were simply advising retailers to only sell the most profitable product, because when people buy a game like rock band or guitar hero, they only go with one or the other and in most cases its guitar hero apparently. 
 
The editor did a good job putting words in his mouth though.
 
People get way too excited over stuff like this...

#39 Posted by Tebbit (4480 posts) -
@Cornman89 said:
" Jesus fucking Christ. "
Indeed.
#40 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

I don't give a fuck what anyone at Activision PR says, if I wanna Play MW2 or GH5 I'm gonna play them, a lot of people worked hard to make those games what they are, not just this guy. I seem to be saying this a lot on here recently but you guys have to stop personalising game companies, they are not here to look after you like a babysitter, they exist to take your money, that's what they do. Saying "Fuck Activision!" or "Fuck EA!" or "Fuck Ubisoft!" every day is like saying "Fuck Ford!" or "Fuck Coca-cola!".

#41 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

It's funny how Activision has become the "bad guy" of the moment, just like Valve when they announced L4D2 and EA before them. It's amusing to see how hate changes from company to company, it's a fun little game to guess which one will be next.

#42 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@Strongba1 said:
"Activision are gigantic dickheads. "
fixed
#43 Posted by LiquidPrince (16112 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" @AndrewB said:
" Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists. "
and sony should stop selling the ps3 since the wii exists. "
And Nintendo should stop selling the Wii because the Atari 2600 exists.
#44 Posted by masternater27 (918 posts) -

'Cause you know, competition is totally bad for the market.  It's not like a smaller company is going to have incentive to innovate over a larger company to compensate for the lack of $'s they can come up with to produce and market their product.  Nope.  It's not like Guitar Hero was once a tiny game that nobody had any expectations for and following this gentleman's statements shouldn't have been placed on the shelves of retailers because it wasn't one of the top selling brands.  Nuh-uh, nothing wrong with what he's saying at all.

#45 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -
@Pibo47 said:
" @AndrewB said:
" @WilliamRLBaker said:
" @AndrewB said:
" Microsoft should stop selling the Xbox 360, because the PS3 also exists. "
and sony should stop selling the ps3 since the wii exists. "
And they all should stop selling because the NGage exists. "
You win. Topic over. "
I sat in on a Ngage conference thing at last years GO3. It was life changing.
#46 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (696 posts) -

I dunno man. I just don't like how the guy in Activision is just waving his company's monstrous dick in everyone's face. Just doesn't make a company look good in my eyes. I will most certainly not be buying MW2. Although...I'll obviously buy the Blizzard games. I mean...it's Blizzard.

#47 Posted by MarcusOfLycia (93 posts) -
@Black_Rose said:
" It's funny how Activision has become the "bad guy" of the moment, just like Valve when they announced L4D2 and EA before them. It's amusing to see how hate changes from company to company, it's a fun little game to guess which one will be next. "
Yeah, I've played that game before. Its frustrating at times though... because half of the hatred is directed at big companies just because they're big and successful (but not all big and successful companies - Google, for instance, seems immune much of the time), and the other half is randomly assigned to smaller companies for reasons that completely defy logic. Like Steam making Left 4 Dead 2 in a time frame that the consumer apparently can't comprehend. So, its really quite hard to figure out what the next best thing to hate will be.

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