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Which publisher has the most consumer unfriendly business model? - Results (306 votes)
6.21% (19 votes)
0.33% (1 votes)
22.88% (70 votes)
54.25% (166 votes)
5.23% (16 votes)
1.63% (5 votes)
0.33% (1 votes)
0.65% (2 votes)
5.88% (18 votes)
Other (please specify)
2.61% (8 votes)
This poll is now closed.
Notes: 1. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony were excluded on purpose because this poll is about game publishing/distribution. Their business practices with regard to platforms gets in the way of identifying publisher practices.
2. This is about their business model with respect to games. The quality of games is not necessarily a problem, unless you think their business model involves purposely releasing shovelware. For example, even though a lot of people believe Ninja Theory never released a good game, they would not count (even if they were a publisher), because it seems they are just bad at making games.
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Electronic Arts of course. i mean serious, google their banning methods now, do it now,there is someone who got banned from all EA games and lost everything because, and I kid you not: SOMEONE else, on the ea forums, posted a swear word and that dudes username next to it. So the autoban system banned that guy, and EA have done nothing to help this guy!and this is aside from the day one dlc practices. Theres a reaon EA won 2011 most hated business in north america.
Square Enix is starting to become like EA too now, but atleast a lot of their DLC is missable.
Capcom and Namco? Sheesh louise, dont get me started on them! They have, hands down, the WORST translation teams in existence! They never translate the games people actually want, when they do translate it takes them forever and its always of games nobody here even wants! Whats worse is that the games are then heavily censored and cringe-inducingly localised for western releases >.<
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Capcom. They've been caught on several occasions for having disc locked content that they charge their fans to unlock. They also cancelled their Mega Man Legends game stating that people weren't interested enough in the beta, which they wanted people to pay for.
These are just a couple of the bad business practices that Capcom has been guilty of this generation.
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