This is exactly the kind of thing it would have been nice to see in the redesign of the site. Think outside the box, GB, focus on your strength, the staff! It should be a piece of cake to filter anything on the site based on who is in it or created it.
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You should care. It's about having a little fucking integrity and not taking advantage of shit just because you can. I like to get stuff I want cheap just like anyone else, but that doesn't mean I do it with reckless disregard for honesty. This isn't a question of "degrees" of wrong-ness or anything like that. This is obviously dishonest. Minor? Sure, it's minor, in relative terms. It's minor to steal 10 bucks from someone relative to stealing a grand from them too, that doesn't make it ok.
I wonder if at some point the legal teams at places like Amazon will bake in stipulations to credits like this. "By using this promotional credit, you agree to blah blah blah." I think my biggest gripe isn't the low morality Greater Internet Fuckwads, but how they may make things shittier for everyone else in the future due to their actions.
Offended by smart marketing? Or maybe you just like to complain. :) I don't know if feeling "pressured" and thinking "that's a pretty good deal!" are the same thing exactly. If I didn't already own Xcom, I would have gone the Steam route for sure, but instead I went Amazon so I could get a sweet deal on the 2K Mega Pack. I guess I'm not entirely sure why it's a bad thing, aren't free games good for everyone?
I'm just surprised it took this long for the defenders to surface. ;)
"The corporations and/or other people are dishonest too, so that makes it ok."
"They still come out ahead in the end, so that makes it ok."
"People do a lot worse, so that makes it ok."
If there's one thing people are good at, it's rationalizing bad behavior.
Well, it's not like you HAVE to pay a reasonable amount for that kind of stuff. In some cases it just isn't possible. But always try to remember it later, when you DO have the money to pass around, to pass it around to some of those folks!
@somedelicook: I can see how you might have thought it was going that way. Nah, I'm not that type. I'm ecstatic I got the 2k Mega Pack for under $4 just by pre-ordering a game I wanted anyway. (And I was pleasantly surprised that nearly ALL of those games activated on Steam!)
You're on the money about the Humble Bundles as well. You can totally pay nothing in some cases, and people do it. I value the work of people who make all these games I love to play, and try to help when I can.
That is true, but it just seems like it happens all the time if you can do it soup to nuts on the net. They were able to achieve the whole heist in about an hour, if that, and didn't have to deal with anyone directly. But I tend to think dishonesty comes back to bite you in the ass some day. At least I hope.
Part of it is also that I worry how it will affect me. I'm happy that I was able to pre-order it, and use that credit to get some games I wanted right now. Will Amazon be less likely to have promos like that in the future? Probably, as from what I gather they've already changed it and only give the whole $30 credit AFTER BI comes out.