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5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 19, 2012, 22:46 killer_roach
 
Veterator wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 22:18:
If you got a company who treats you like dirt, responds to this by saying something like "Well you just understand what is going on here." and continues to treat you like dirt........whose going to put up with that when they can go elsewhere for their games?

The counterfactual, as the Forbes article points out, is that several other publishers have done similar (or worse) to draw ire of gamers, yet EA is uniquely singled out. You don't see the long knives drawn out for Activision Blizzard, Capcom, Namco Bandai, Ubisoft, Microsoft, or Sony anywhere near as often as they are for EA, and each of them has (arguably) done worse things in terms of customer relations.

Your comment about indies is taken, and has a hidden extra wrinkle to it - you danced around it, but another reason why people don't have the same level of frustration toward indies (even when the games turn out worse than anticipated)... indie games are typically cheap as balls. Worst-case scenario, you get burned by a bad indie game (either in quality or in support), you're out $20. More likely, you're out $5 or less. Your level of what you're willing to tolerate from a $5 game is considerably different from what you'd tolerate from a $60 game, and that's to be expected.
 
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  1. Jul 19, 21:24 Re: etc., etc. Fantaz
  3. Jul 19, 21:41  Re: etc., etc. killer_roach
  2. Jul 19, 21:40 Re: etc., etc. Cutter
  4. Jul 19, 22:18 Re: etc., etc. Veterator
>> 5. Jul 19, 22:46  Re: etc., etc. killer_roach
  6. Jul 19, 23:18   Re: etc., etc. Axis
  7. Jul 19, 23:20    Re: etc., etc. Quboid
  8. Jul 19, 23:42     Re: etc., etc. Prez
  9. Jul 20, 00:35      Re: etc., etc. Matshock
  10. Jul 20, 00:41      are you not entertained? space captain
  11. Jul 20, 01:47       Re: are you not entertained? Prez
  12. Jul 20, 04:03        Re: are you not entertained? InBlack
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  15. Jul 20, 06:25         Re: are you not entertained? Prez
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  16. Jul 20, 09:05 Re: etc., etc. space captain
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  29. Jul 20, 12:10 nevermore and forevermore space captain


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