" But if I boycott it all their hard work will be in vein. "Agreed
Please boycott this game
" im not going to boycott it because i want to play it but they should knock this shit out "@SJSchmidt93 said:
" I agree that that's wrong but I'm still gonna buy the game because it looks awesome. "my reply would be similar if that game had a PC version =/
" @ADTR_ZERO: So you're happy people being forced to work 16 hours a day and 6 days a week with no extra pay to make a damned game? "Are they being chained up and held there against their will? no? If they really don't like it they could just leave you know... And Boycotting games is lame :\
" @ADTR_ZERO: So you're happy people being forced to work 16 hours a day and 6 days a week with no extra pay to make a damned game? "people have choices.
you cant do something to someone without them letting you do it to them.
16 hours isnt that long and 6 days a week isnt outrageous.
if they have issues with it then they should find employment elsewhere
" @ADTR_ZERO: So you're happy people being forced to work 16 hours a day and 6 days a week with no extra pay to make a damned game? "They're hardly being forced. They can leave the job any time they like. I highly doubt that they're being held captive in the Rockstar San Diego offices basment...
I'm not happy - but frankly, I don't care. That's their issue, and it's not going to affect whether I buy a game I want to play. Things like underhanded exclusivity deals, making me feel like a pirate and a general money-grubbing mentality made me stop giving a fuck about the majority of game developers. And that's coming from someone who is studying game design.
The last thing I want to do is let these people's work not get bought. That would mean their unnecessary sacrifice wound up being for nothing.
I think the good thing that came from this is that it went public. Now there may be pressure on the company to act more responsibly. Boycotting this particular product isn't the answer, though holding the company to accounts for what they're doing sure is.
Sure that's a terrible thing but there are many products that are made under far worse conditions why don't you boycott them? Also internet boycotts might be one one of the most useless things in the world. Left 4 Dead 2 sold well despite the boycott and so did MW 2.
For those who doubted the info about Rockstar San Diego's future:http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/11/sources-rockstar-san-diego-not-working-on-more-midnight-club-ga/
If its true that the employees have been forced to work illegal hours then its not up to us gamers to help them by a few of us refusing to buy the game. Its up to those that have been wronged to take their (probs legitimate) complaints to whoever the workplace authority is in the US (i am not familiar with US law so im not going to pretend i know who they would take it to).
What utter bullshit, especially if by 'other countries' you mean established first world economies. Most western nations have a basic 38hr working week, Ireland included. You can't just pull one type of work and compare it to another entirely. Unprofessional Foremen led physical labour =/ Degree Qualified White Collar work. I swear man, you love pulling shit out your ass and calling it peanut butter.
" @buzz_killington: You do realize that in other countries people work from 10-17 hour shifts right? They work out in the horrific elements, most of the time no lunch, coworkers that will beat them if they fuck up, the material they are working with contains chemicals, or their workstations are similar to that of 1800's style factories in Ireland and therefore can easily kill you and since they don't have the protective gear a lot of them get sick or kill them, and all that and they get paid roughly around.... $15-$30 a day? Oh and they work all week. Seriously working 15-16 hour shifts is what I had to do for one of my summer jobs as landscaping and construction, my father has those shifts all the time, and our troops work shifts twice and sometime triple that long. At least these people get breaks in between these times, and they get to sit at a desk and work on a computer and get paid around $15-$20 and hour and if not higher, so if you get depressed about it then too fucking bad. These goddamn labor unions have fucked up everything, if you can't handle working for 16 hours then you are pathetic. Don't expect sympathy from me, or from most of the world because frankly if that's upsetting news for you guys then fuck that. "
It looks like boycotting might not be so difficult. Employees say the game has huge problems.
As I mentioned before, the game's a fucking mess. I am a truthful person and would never say anything if I wasn't %100 sure of it.
" http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/12/sources-red-dead-redemption-development-in-trouble/ It looks like boycotting might not be so difficult. Employees say the game has huge problems. "This is nuts, just because the game has sounded promising and looked incredible from that video released. I'm not sure how it is but one guy said "it's coming along now", so we will see. I really hope it turns out well.
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