I'm as much of a hypocritical and bitter gamer as the next guy, but one thing I seriously fucking hate is the new entitlement culture, where people simply place the blame on the games industry for their own mistakes, and apparently believe that stomping their feet hard enough gets them everywhere.
I don't usually do "blog" shit, but with the very predictable wave of anti-hype coming over Portal 2, as it does with every other popular game, with the rantings and ravings of pathological indignants, who can't handle anything being succesful in this world, I just had to write this, infused by holy fire.
I think it's ridiculous that people whine so much about the way games are marketed these days. Every single time they're the first to take the bait, only to get all upset about games that they themselves are buying, and DLC that they're happily investing in.
What about actually taking your opinion... And standing by it? Don't buy CoD games, if you do not like CoD, don't buy DLC, if you do not like DLC. This way, you're actually being a responsible human being and making a difference, instead of actively working to ensure the survival of that which you claim to hate.
It doesn't really matter whether it pisses you off or not, that's a nice reaction for anyone trying to build a brand. This is why a lot of commercials in Europe use bad lipsyncing in supposedly translated ads, or annoying jingles - Or someone hands Lady Gaga a record deal - Because people will remember them, and dicuss them passionately.
It's a childish and stupid complaint. Like the drunk who's unhappy because he drinks, and drinks because he's unhappy. Giving your money away to something you don't approve of, isn't to be stolen from. It's really just being an idiot.
Try going to a car salesman and telling him how unfair it is that you just bought a new car, and you're dissatisfied with the fact that he's offering extras for people who do want them. That's a what you might call a fucking stupid tantrum.
And I'm not even getting started on people buying games BEFORE they're released, and then blame developers for their own stupidity, or how people could simply choose not to get all aroused as soon as someone starts marketing a game.
What about switching your brain on, or having your mom and dad (or possibly therapist) help you out, so you don't make such fucking stupid decisions?
I can understand people getting angry at broken promises from bragging execs and developers, but when you completely disavow any sort of responsibility concerning your own choices, then you're just being a big fucking baby.