Have You Ever Boycotted Something?

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#1 Edited by freedomfreak (38685 posts) -

Something that has to do with videogames, obviously.

Have you? If so, why? What was it?

It is a pretty common thing to do. Make a stand! Let them know!

I haven't, I think. Probably not.

#2 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3345 posts) -

No.

#3 Edited by hippiesanta (9757 posts) -

I boycott all FPS genre ... because I get motion sickness after try some of the demo .... like BF, cod and killzone

But I recently purchase Bioshock (my first fps) and kind like it..... just beat the game today.

#4 Posted by soulitane (13400 posts) -

Nope, seems a bit pointless.

#5 Posted by MirkoS77 (6997 posts) -

I currently don't support MS because they insist on selling the One with that Kinect bullshit. But I'm also hearing they're struggling in other areas as well (OS sucks).

#6 Posted by k--m--k (994 posts) -

I boycott all FPS genre ... because I get motion sickness after try some of the demo .... like BF, cod and killzone

But I recently purchase Bioshock (my first fps) and kind like it..... just beat the game today.

My brother gets motion sickness from FPS games too :O

I thought he was just an idiot :O

#7 Posted by Bigboi500 (29081 posts) -

I like french fried 'taters.

#8 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26087 posts) -

I'm having a real hard time wanting to buy an EA game for this new gen.

On the non-game front: F*** the History Channel (after 2012/end of the world nonsense, I can't watch them anymore).

#9 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28333 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

I currently don't support MS because they insist on selling the One with that Kinect bullshit. But I'm also hearing they're struggling in other areas as well (OS sucks).

*laughs*

#10 Posted by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

YUP, EVERY SINGLE capcom game with DLC on disc. Missed some cool looking games but o well

#11 Posted by sukraj (21797 posts) -

Nope

#12 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6228 posts) -

Yeh, all Activision games. I simply cannot accept the Work practice they have shown, so I have not bought a game from activision from CoD4 and farwards.

It is not a hate towards the games which are fine, or the devs that Work hard. But there is too much Activision stands for, and do that I can not accept in an way (related to working conditions and customer service).

#13 Posted by donalbane (16171 posts) -

I'm no longer buying physical media from retailers. I used to go to Gamestop for my games, then I switched to Amazon for a while. The last physical game I ordered from them was Beyond: Two Souls. Now that I have the option of eliminating the middle man, I'm taking it. I believe in giving the most amount of money possible to the developers.

#14 Edited by ni6htmare01 (888 posts) -

never but getting close with Capcom with all those stupid rip off upgrade versions their games like SF4

#15 Edited by StormyJoe (4739 posts) -

@freedomfreak:

If you are boycotting something in the video game world... seriously, you need to get out more.

#16 Posted by StormyJoe (4739 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

I currently don't support MS because they insist on selling the One with that Kinect bullshit. But I'm also hearing they're struggling in other areas as well (OS sucks).

If you believe that, then I say "keep boycotting them forever". I don't want to play with dumb people on Xbox Live.

#17 Edited by blackace (19996 posts) -

@freedomfreak: Hhmm.. not really. Maybe the Myst games PSP Go & Virtual Boy, but that's about it. Other normal things I've boycotted is US Air, UPS & Subaru.

I also boycotted Tormentos' garbage threads and reply comments. Does that count? lol!!

#18 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

I don't shop at gamestop.

And I refuse to only buy games used from Capcom, square enix, Bethesda, EA, and Nintendo. Ill still play their games but I buy them used so they don't get any of my money.

#19 Edited by Zassimick (6230 posts) -

One of my most anticipated games is Final Fantasy XV; it's been there at the top of my list since it was first announced.

And that's the problem: because of Square-Enix's horrible practices as a company and specifically with this game I'm boycotting purchasing Final Fantasy XV new. I'll purchase it for $55 used at Gamestop the next day if I have to, but I will not be giving Square-Enix my money.

#20 Posted by Heil68 (43186 posts) -

Not really, but I'm thinking about doing it to Gearbox after they fucked us over with Aliens CM.

#21 Posted by McStrongfast (4262 posts) -

I'm boycotting pre-orders and day one purchases on account of publishers' tendency of being dishonest jerkheads, and the games press largely playing along, partially due to the pressure caused by the impatience of their audience.

#22 Edited by AdobeArtist (22787 posts) -

I very nearly boycotted Splinter Cell Black List. I was losing faith in how the series was departing from it's intelligent stealth roots, seeing so many previews of cover shooting action sequences. Plus I was wasn't able to accept that new voice.

But I saw the reviews all pointing to the game style options (Ghost, Panther, Commando) that leaves it up to the player how they want to approach the mission objectives. And when I did play it I started to really feel as I was playing the old games, since I always took the Ghost route to sneak and non lethally take down the enemy deployments that stood between me and the objective. After paying Conviction I can't tell you how good it felt to shoot out lights and hide bodies again, lol.

The optional side missions added more variety to the gameplay, especially the ones by Grimm, which really were akin to the classic games with the zero detection tolerance for completion. Add to that the customizable gear and the overall experience was a grand revival to what Splinter cell should be. Even if you can go in all guns blazing, that's up to the player and the old schoolers can still enjoy the "true" SC experience.

It was a boycott that almost made me miss a great game.

#23 Edited by nintendoboy16 (26087 posts) -

@Gargus said:

I don't shop at gamestop.

And I refuse to only buy games used from Capcom, square enix, Bethesda, EA, and Nintendo. Ill still play their games but I buy them used so they don't get any of my money.

So you... refuse to buy even used games from companies you hate with a passion and yet, you'll only buy them used? What? :s

#24 Posted by BeardMaster (1580 posts) -

not an outright boycott, but back during the online pass days if a game had an online pass i would make sure to pick it up out of the bargain bin rather than paying full price.

#25 Posted by bbkkristian (14891 posts) -
#26 Edited by bforrester420 (1200 posts) -

I've not purchased an EA game since they bought exclusive NFL license rights. I found the "NFL 2K" series to be superior to Madden and was pissed that I would never again be able to play that series. NFL 2K5 was $20, forced EA to sell Madden for $30, and pushed them to improve their gameplay. Now Madden is nothing but stale rehashes.

It's the same with College Hoops. EA's basketball games are horrible and EA killed the "College Hoops 2K" series in the same manner as NFL.

#27 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8278 posts) -

I boycotted Gearbox ever since Pitchfordgate related to Aliens Colonial Marines.

#28 Posted by wolverine4262 (18909 posts) -

I guess you could say I boycotted Sim City.

#29 Posted by blackace (19996 posts) -

@Heil68 said:

Not really, but I'm thinking about doing it to Gearbox after they fucked us over with Aliens CM.

That game was already screwed before it was thrown into Gearbox's lap. Then the publisher didn't give them enough time to correct all the issues the game had. So it just got released as is. Not like Gearbox create the game from the ground up like they did with Borderlands 1 & 2. Aliens CM was already about 75% complete when they got it.

#30 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38204 posts) -

Nope, because it never works or changes anything

#31 Posted by freedomfreak (38685 posts) -

Lot of boycotting.

I'm not too surprised though. It seems people have their reasons. You just hear(on SW) the word being thrown around a bit. Mostly just threads that link to articles of people boycotting, or telling to boycott.

I was just wondering how many SW'ers did it themselves.

I might boycott something. Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Bring back muh reboot Lara >:(

#32 Edited by Animal-Mother (26316 posts) -

I boycotted a gas station once.

It was during sandy when shit was wild.

#33 Edited by naz99 (1144 posts) -

Ubisoft for 3 years thanks to the drm nonsense...I ended up buying all the games I passed on recently for a couple of quid each

#34 Posted by PonchoTaco (1936 posts) -

@Gargus said:

I don't shop at gamestop.

And I refuse to only buy games used from Capcom, square enix, Bethesda, EA, and Nintendo. Ill still play their games but I buy them used so they don't get any of my money.

Your statement doesn't make any sense.

#35 Posted by Seabas989 (10026 posts) -

Nope.

#36 Posted by Gue1 (9374 posts) -

fuck DmC and Ninja Theory.

#37 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38204 posts) -

@Gargus said:

And I refuse to only buy games used from .... Ill still play their games but I buy them used so they don't get any of my money.

This makes no sense whatsoever

#38 Edited by Boddicker (2394 posts) -

There are several companies I'll never buy a game from because there games are shit.

Does that count?

#39 Posted by freedomfreak (38685 posts) -

There are certain companies' I'll never buy a game from because there games are shit.

Does that count?

Oh, you don't like their games? But nothing wrong with the company itself? Certain practices and such.

#40 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6560 posts) -

@Gargus said:

I don't shop at gamestop.

And I refuse to only buy games used from Capcom, square enix, Bethesda, EA, and Nintendo. Ill still play their games but I buy them used so they don't get any of my money.

Bethesda and Nintendo should never be put in the same sentence as EA and Crapcom.

#41 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2271 posts) -

pointless and silly

#42 Posted by Animal-Mother (26316 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

fuck DmC and Ninja Theory.

You're missing out on a pretty good game. It's well reviewed and a lot of people ended up liking it (whether you've played it or not)

Going into hate a game because of the developer is kinda silly. Sure you don't have to like their games but saying "fuck them" is kinda strong.

#43 Posted by clr84651 (5340 posts) -

@MirkoS77 said:

I currently don't support MS because they insist on selling the One with that Kinect bullshit. But I'm also hearing they're struggling in other areas as well (OS sucks).

This ^

Quit supporting MS after I bought the 360 & it got failed HDD. I bought another one for $100 & that one failed too. Then it got RRoD & I sold the replacement on Ebay.

#44 Edited by Joedgabe (5092 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

fuck DmC and Ninja Theory.

You're missing out on a pretty good game. It's well reviewed and a lot of people ended up liking it (whether you've played it or not)

Going into hate a game because of the developer is kinda silly. Sure you don't have to like their games but saying "fuck them" is kinda strong.

Don't bother. Devil May Cry fans have gone as far as to say DmC is worse than Devil May Cry 2. You can't take their comments or suggestions serious at all. You can't even pretend they make a point when they say shit like that.

#45 Posted by musicalmac (22813 posts) -

I tend to avoid Samsung and Google, so however those would relate to gaming, that's your answer. No Samsung displays and no android-powered hardware.

#46 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -
@k--m--k said:

@hippiesanta said:

I boycott all FPS genre ... because I get motion sickness after try some of the demo .... like BF, cod and killzone

But I recently purchase Bioshock (my first fps) and kind like it..... just beat the game today.

My brother gets motion sickness from FPS games too :O

I thought he was just an idiot :O

Then he should adjust the FOV.

#47 Edited by Shielder7 (5048 posts) -

EA.

Why? I think it's obvious.

#48 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (6023 posts) -

@freedomfreak:

If you are boycotting something in the video game world... seriously, you need to get out more.

Why? I generally try to avoid gamestop and other company practices I don't agree with,

#49 Posted by Sword-Demon (6928 posts) -

I haven't bought an Activision game in around 5 years

#50 Posted by beerm_basic (2481 posts) -

O god no thats just sad :/ if like the game buy it regardless of who made it