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Op Ed - 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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43. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 23:38 Jerykk
Icewind wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 19:07:
God, when are people going to get it into their thick skull that buying something you know isn't helping the hobby actually makes things worse since the publisher figures they can get away with it.

If you let them believe we're ok with this, they will continue pushing out shoddy ports. It's like an abused wife that doesn't call the cops on her husband. If you don't put your foot down you'll never see a positive result. The culprit will continue using you because they know you'll allow them to get away with it.

Sadly, it is often a lose-lose situation for PC gamers. If we buy the crappy ports, the publishers get the message that it's okay to make crappy ports. If we don't buy the crappy ports, the publishers get the message that there's no PC market for their games. Publishers with lots of experience on the platform are less likely to believe the latter, since they have examples of PC games that sold well. However, given Namco's inexperience with the platform, I wouldn't be surprised if they misconstrued Dark Soul's failure as a lack of interest from PC gamers rather than a lack of quality on Namco's behalf.
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