Op Ed

Clifford Unchained - Nickels, dimes, and quarters. By Cliff Bleszinski.
If you don’t like EA, don’t buy their games. If you don’t like their microtransactions, don’t spend money on them. It’s that simple. EA has many smart people working for them (Hi, Frank, JR, and Patrick!) and they wouldn’t attempt these things if they didn’t work. Turns out, they do. I assure you there are teams of analysts studying the numbers behind consumer behavior over there that are studying how you, the gamer, spends his hard earned cash.

If you’re currently raging about this on GAF, or on the IGN forums, or on Gamespot, guess what? You’re the vocal minority. Your average guy that buys just Madden and GTA every year doesn’t know, nor does he care. He has no problem throwing a few bucks more at a game because, hey, why not?

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Mar 2, 2013, 13:16
 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Mar 2, 2013, 12:06:
Quboid wrote on Mar 2, 2013, 11:56:
That's not what he's saying, but maybe if you swear a bit more it will come true.

Yes, Quboid. If 100 people read the article, and 95 of them say "Who is he to tell people to shut up?" and 5 of them say "That's not what he's saying," then obviously YOU must be correct.

And it's not as if it's cliffyb, and he has a history of telling PC gamers to shut up because they aren't getting demos, or Epic's latest games. No. He's never done that.

Good use of the "Put my fingers in my ears and yell LA LA LA really loudly" technique. Keep right on trucking there.

Creston

Well, that's not what it says. If 95 people out of 100 read something that isn't there then 95% are wrong.

As I said before, he's like EA in that whatever he does is automatically wrong and evil. It's not hard for a thread on EA to gain a similar 95% (by which I mean nowhere near 95%) of negative comments, even if they're not doing anything wrong either.

I'm particularly not familiar with cliffyb's history - all the dislike I've heard has been second hand news, not worth the HTML it's written on. I'm talking about this article, not other stuff he may have done. What has his history got to do with it other than to cloud your judgement?

You'll be delighted to hear that you have my permission to disagree with me and you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that you, in fact, don't need my permission anyway. However, do everyone (including those who agree with you) the courtesy of responding as if you have actually read the thread, rather than to tread the same ground as 30 posts ago.
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