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Poll: Which is the worst anti-consumer practice of them all?

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3 years ago#1
Pick one: - Results (342 votes)
DLCs
9.94% (34 votes)
34
Online-passes
11.4% (39 votes)
39
Digital-only distribution
4.39% (15 votes)
15
DRM
49.42% (169 votes)
169
Pre-order exclusives
2.92% (10 votes)
10
Retailer exclusives
5.56% (19 votes)
19
Microtransactions
16.37% (56 votes)
56
This poll is now closed.
What's the worst of the worst evil put out by game companies? You decide! And remember....don't support whatever you vote for. Walk the talk.

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3 years ago#2
Other: Capcom DLCs
Love good shooters and horror.
3 years ago#3
Micro transactions, but mostly the BS ones that keep being added to the already horrid cell phone games.

Most of the other ones you listed aren't even anti-consumer. They're just things people cry and complain about without wanting to understand what they actually are.
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3 years ago#4
JohnHitman47 posted...
Other: Capcom DLCs


This, only DLCs like color or costumes and selling a collection game for "free" with only 1 game and 10+ $4 DLCs for each of the other games.
3 years ago#5
Releasing reboots no one wants.
Hating and blaming your fanbase.
3 years ago#6
JohnHitman47 posted...
Other: Capcom DLCs


LOL XD

BurgerTime79 posted...
Micro transactions, but mostly the BS ones that keep being added to the already horrid cell phone games.

Most of the other ones you listed aren't even anti-consumer. They're just things people cry and complain about without wanting to understand what they actually are.


We know exactly what they are. They are anti-consumer if the consumers says they are. We suffer because of it and we hate it. The corporations know this but they don't care. This is what anti-consumer means.
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3 years ago#7
DRM by far, making it so legit customers don't actually own their games and have to jump through hoops to play what they paid for. Online passes and day 1 DLC is up there. And digital download only games are kinda the same as DRM since you don't actually own them.
3 years ago#8
ScreamingMidget posted...
Releasing reboots no one wants.
Hating and blaming your fanbase.


LOL. At least they got punished for doing those. Sales flopped and terrible PR. Consumers have yet to punish publishers for doing the garbage I listed above.
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3 years ago#9
agrissa posted...
We know exactly what they are. They are anti-consumer if the consumers says they are. We suffer because of it and we hate it. The corporations know this but they don't care. This is what anti-consumer means.


Just because you label something, doesn't mean that label is the truth. Most of this "suffering" is following the flock of complaining about it. You say the corporations don't care, yet that's your own words, and not theirs. What you call "anti consumer" is mostly "It's not what I want, so I'm going to complain!".

My second choice was DRM. That and the micro transactions are the only things with flipping out over. The rest you (and most people) clearly have no understanding of.
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3 years ago#10
BurgerTime79 posted...
agrissa posted...
We know exactly what they are. They are anti-consumer if the consumers says they are. We suffer because of it and we hate it. The corporations know this but they don't care. This is what anti-consumer means.


Just because you label something, doesn't mean that label is the truth. Most of this "suffering" is following the flock of complaining about it. You say the corporations don't care, yet that's your own words, and not theirs. What you call "anti consumer" is mostly "It's not what I want, so I'm going to complain!".

My second choice was DRM. That and the micro transactions are the only things with flipping out over. The rest you (and most people) clearly have no understanding of.


Yea...except people keep buying micro transactions so it's not anti-consumer.
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