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Op Ed

games.on.net - Supporting the PC: Itís okay to get upset about poor console ports, but do the right thing anyway.
This is why, if you support PC gaming, and especially if youíre one of the people who actually signed the petition, you should do the right thing and buy the game. If the game sells well, itíll encourage other publishers to think about doing the same. It might convince more publishers to take their games to our favourite platform, and, hopefully, theyíll take the time to properly optimise them.

If it sells badly, itís just yet another nail in the coffin of publisher confidence in the platform. And thatís the last thing we need.

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38. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 18:34 Closed Betas
 
Bhruic wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 18:27:
Donít think that publishers will see poor sales figures and think ďWell, thatís what happens when we donít optimise our games for PC! Maybe weíll optimise next time.Ē Youíre kidding yourself. Poor sales figures on PC are poor sales figures on PC, end of story.

I don't understand this mentality. Basically he's saying that companies are unable to figure out the reason for a game having poor sales. This doesn't make sense, as this particular company followed the internet enough to recognize the demand was there in the first place. So this idea they have a blindfold on when it comes to the internet seems excessively silly.

Well, you don't understand the companies.. they are NOT gamers, they are not PC enthusiasts, they are SUITS who have dollars that buy shit presented to them... They make deals then these devs go to work and get beat the shit out of on time restrictions, (and lately have no skills, like devs had in the past, They think coming in 9 to 5 with a 2 hour lunch and snack breaks, and gym time, and donut bar.. Is hard work..) Then its release time, funding is cut.. bye bye.. ship it.. us suits will fool the market, we spent 3 whole days out of this fiscal year how to lie to kids... End of story.

 
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