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Are there any companies you refuse to buy games from?

#161WinternovaPosted 4/21/2013 5:02:48 PM
CaseyJonez posted...
I like how you think removing or keeping "their", doesn't make you look stupid.


I like how your reading comprehension appears to be beneath that of a 3 year old that was raised by wild boars.
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#162CaseyJonezPosted 4/21/2013 5:09:41 PM(edited)
Winternova posted...
CaseyJonez posted...
SunDevil77 posted...
anyone who thinks that money is the deciding factor of a companies success is fooling themselves.

Oh FOR FU -are you for real? Nevermind.

Sundevil thinks he speaks for the majority. You can't argue with that kind of narcissism.


You might want to accurately quote him...

SunDevil77 posted...
anyone who thinks that their money is the deciding factor of a companies success is fooling themselves.


The vast majority of people buying games don't care who the developer and publisher are. Those masses easily cancel out your personal boycott and render you ineffectual, CaseyJonez.


That's the thing Nova, every prospective buyer counts. Maybe not in the grand scheme if the company stays afloat -but EA's stock did drop, didn't it? I don't imagine their stock holders were very happy about that. I also imagine that unhappy stock holders places pressure on the company to try to appeal to their market.

FYI I don't have a boycott on any part of the gaming industry. I do however, refuse to buy Nestle products.
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#163SunDevil77Posted 4/21/2013 5:04:52 PM
95_Eclipse posted...
SunDevil77 posted...
Awh cute, my squad of anti-fanboys is here.


Oh so you're a fanboy, didn't realize you had zero credibility, my bad.


Hate me all you want boy-o's. I am just telling you that you, alone, will not make a company sink.
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#164WinternovaPosted 4/21/2013 5:09:19 PM
CaseyJonez posted...
That's the thing Nova, every prospective buyer counts. Maybe not in the grand scheme if the company stays afloat -but EA's stock did drop, didn't it?


They don't count. No company looks at "prospective" sales vs. what they actually sold. Not buying a game based on the publisher only makes YOU feel better about yourself, it really has no impact on the publisher as a whole and doesn't send any sort of message to them. If you think one person's purchase or lack thereof makes a difference, you ARE fooling yourself.
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#165CaseyJonezPosted 4/21/2013 5:14:21 PM(edited)
Winternova posted...
CaseyJonez posted...
That's the thing Nova, every prospective buyer counts. Maybe not in the grand scheme if the company stays afloat -but EA's stock did drop, didn't it?


They don't count. No company looks at "prospective" sales vs. what they actually sold. Not buying a game based on the publisher only makes YOU feel better about yourself, it really has no impact on the publisher as a whole and doesn't send any sort of message to them. If you think one person's purchase or lack thereof makes a difference, you ARE fooling yourself.


Sorry, I have a nasty habit of editing my posts. Perhaps I should have said market share, instead of prospective sales. If they're expecting a certain amount of sales and get less, (a part of that being caused by the disgruntled consumer) does that not count for something?
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#166WinternovaPosted 4/21/2013 5:16:17 PM
But how are they to know that it's because of a niche market of users who are boycotting the game, or because of a poor quality game, or because of a failure in their forecast? It's the height of hubris to think that a publisher would see the difference and think it was because of an individual's boycott of the company's products. There are a number of factors involved and the small number of people who engage in such behaviour don't have that large of an impact on the overall sales.
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#167CaseyJonezPosted 4/21/2013 5:30:29 PM(edited)
Winternova posted...
But how are they to know that it's because of a niche market of users who are boycotting the game, or because of a poor quality game, or because of a failure in their forecast? It's the height of hubris to think that a publisher would see the difference and think it was because of an individual's boycott of the company's products. There are a number of factors involved and the small number of people who engage in such behaviour don't have that large of an impact on the overall sales.


I'm not trying to sink a company, I don't think that's the goal of a personal boycott. I haven't read through every post on this forum but I haven't seen one yet that calls for a mass boycott (there could be a post like that, I just haven't read it). For me, my boycott of Nestle, is about being the straw that breaks the camels' back -or at least makes it a little more sore.

I don't think we're going to agree so I'll just end on the point I've been trying to make. Every lost sale makes a difference, no matter how small.

I really got to do a better job of not getting riled up by jagerf77's posts.
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#168faris_ruhiPosted 4/21/2013 5:41:43 PM
Nope.

I buy games that I think look good regardless of which company made them.
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#169WinternovaPosted 4/21/2013 5:53:11 PM
CaseyJonez posted...
For me, my boycott of Nestle, is about being the straw that breaks the camels' back -or at least makes it a little more sore.


And I ask...how has that worked out?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nestle-makes-11-55-billion-profit-2012-062612714--finance.html

"Nestle SA, the world's biggest food and drinks maker, predicted another challenging year ahead but overcame tough global economic conditions to post a full-year net profit Thursday of 10.6 billion Swiss francs ($11.55 billion) for 2012...(Nestle) reported broad-based growth across all product ranges and regions with sales reaching 92.2 billion francs ($100.5 billion), up from 83.6 billion francs ($91.11 billion) in 2011. The results compare with a full-year 2011 profit of 9.5 billion Swiss francs ($10.35 billion)."

Something tells me that you're far from a straw that will break the camel's back...or even make it more sore. You're more like a gnat that gets squished by the camel's tail.
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#170DakhanavarXPosted 4/21/2013 8:22:40 PM
If I like I a game, I buy it. Simple as that. Between the company and I, I'm pretty sure my not getting a game I'd like to play has more of an impact on me than them not getting my $60 that they'll just get from someone else.
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