Following my rant on DLC, I thought I’d continue this trend of fury and write about another gaming phenomenon that really gets my dander up. I’ve never used that phrase before but it seemed better than, ‘gets all up in my shit’ which I’m pretty sure isn’t even relevant, but whatever.
|I feel you man, I feel you.|
I do realise that certain exclusives can sway people one way or another if they’re deciding which console to buy, thereby giving Microsoft or Sony that midyear boost in consoles sales but after that initial potential spike, the losses must be greater when such a huge percentage of those consoles owners are unable to buy games they would otherwise normally buy. The console owners are caught in the crossfire of big company competition and I don’t think it’s fair. I freaking want to play Unchartered!
|"Fuck you Microsoft/Naught Dog/Sony/Whoever|
can be held responsible for the fact Minnie can't have me."
Also, it’s not just console exclusivity that I think is completely crap, for want of a more eloquent statement, but also agreements between developers and companies such as Microsoft and Activision, who bought the rights to release any Call of Duty DLC a month earlier on Xbox 360 than on the PS3. This isn’t fair, not when the game is released on both consoles anyway because it serves no purpose other than to infuriate an important section of the fan base. I very much doubt if being able to get the DLC early leads you to consider one console better than the other, so it really serves no major economic purpose, it just seems a selfish and unfair lesson in how to alienate your consumers. I don’t know how much Microsoft paid Activision for the privelage but I think it was an incredibly dick move by both parties.
It seems that I’m just one big gaming hippie. I just wanna be free!