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Poll Results: Is Pach-Attack possibly right?

 
  • 96% (96)
    Possibly, Activision is the devil
  • 4% (4)
    Wrong, Activision cares about the ppl who buy their game and won't be first to start 70 dollar trend
100 Total Votes  
post #31 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlkDrgn28 View Post
the only reason I had COD MW2 the day it came out is the wife surprised me with it...
Might be time for a divorce ;P
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post #32 of 42
I wouldn't say Activision would be the one to start a new trend by raising the price to $70 bucks. BUT, I would say Activison would likely be the one to re-start the $70 dollar trend. Wasn't long ago, SNES/Sega (of course, console) games ranged from $49.99, $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99 and only when they sat on the shelf long enough did they drop to $30-$40 price range on specific titles.

$49.99 and $59.99 was the most common for new releases, $69.99 being the occasional and $79.99 being the most extreme (Final Fantasy 3) ...and this was when the dollar had more value.
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post #33 of 42
The mere oppportunity to click a button to agree with the notion that Activision is the devil ensures the result of this poll ahead of time.
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post #34 of 42
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I regret paying $59 for Starcraft 2 what a PoS game, it's basically a re - make of SC1 but with crappy outdated graphics taken from WC3 engine. The gameplay was also very repetative.
post #35 of 42
The title says it, although OP probably doesn't realise it. Activision is a company. A company's entire purpose is making money. By definition, a company is greedy. Sure, activision tops the bunch, but you know why? Because idiots buy their stuff. New COD at a ridiculous price? Topping the sales lists.

They will take advantage of you if you let them. And you're letting them.
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post #36 of 42
Activision is doing the same thing to the MW series as EA did to the BF2 series. EA re-skinned BF2 into BF 2142 and locked EVERYTHING! Then turned around and said there were 100 new unlocks (That’s because EVERYTHING was locked). All be it not as bad as the MW series.

Yes they are a company and need to make money. This is a great way to do it. Re-skin / rebrand /resell for premium prices. People buy it because they want to. The company is not to blame, no one is to blame. The company gets there money and the people get there game. If you regret buying a game then you should have done a little more research on it.

I received the game for Christmas otherwise I would have NOT played it. The whole running around stupid fast and knifing people in the toe while they shoot you in the face with a LMG kind of turned me away. That and evidently shotguns can only fire 20 feet and then dissipate into thin air never to be seen again.

All in all the dual welding I feel is retarded and the game should be renamed to Gansta OPS.

/rant


Edit: I feel this has gotten a little off topic here. . .
Edited by Max78 - 2/2/11 at 1:34pm
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post #37 of 42
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Originally Posted by Max78 View Post
no one is to blame
Yep, just following orders. A pretty pathetic excuse, if you ask me. The company makes ****ty games, the company sells ****ty games, the company contributes to the decline of good games. So yeah, screw the company. They are to blame.

edit: aw, come one, ****ty is not that bad a word.
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post #38 of 42
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
you know its bad when EA is almost a angel compared to Activision.
EA are by no means an angel compared to Activision. They were one of the first publishers to jump on the DRM bandwagon and they continue to charge outrageous prices for day 1 DLC that should be free!

I also hate them for turning Mass Effect into some sort of profit-spun rehash, but I enjoy the content they release so I shouldn't complain.
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post #39 of 42
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Originally Posted by nielsbohr View Post
Yep, just following orders. A pretty pathetic excuse, if you ask me. The company makes ****ty games, the company sells ****ty games, the company contributes to the decline of good games. So yeah, screw the company. They are to blame.

edit: aw, come one, ****ty is not that bad a word.
Actually, companies always make crappy games. Hell, look in your local gaming store's budget bin. There's probably 95% crappy video games in there. The problem is, people BUY the crappy video games for way to much money if certain companies sell them.

Companies aren't the problem here, buyers are.
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post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by Kristian View Post
Companies aren't the problem here, buyers are.
Oh! Finally hit the nail on the head.

I am truly amazed at how many people don't realize that our economy is CONSUMER driven.
Edited by SI51 - 2/2/11 at 3:15pm
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