- Jul 29, 2020
- United States
I was unaware that used games were added to the total games sold, are you sure because that's makes no sense at all.Duskflamer said:Here's the thing though, used game sales don't put any money in the developer's pocket, but they're still kept track of. A used game purchase is one more number on the mountain of "how many people have bought this game," and a true Boycott would not even want to give the developers that.Crono1973 said:You could buy used for console games and that would effectively be a boycott for the publisher. Don't buy DLC though.Duskflamer said:My thoughts exactly, perhaps in the past I've been put off by the intro portion that got paraphrased in this episode.DJDarque said:My god. I haven't watched Jim since the first two episodes and dismissed his show as shit. Something about this one caught my eye and I actually decided to watch it. I'm surprised. This episode actually seems sincere, and I actually agree with him. I may have to give you another chance Jim.
I have to admit that I'm somewhat in the Apathy camp here, but I think that's because of the nature of the entertainment industry versus, say, the retail industry. It's very easy to boycott, say, Walmart when you can go to a different store to do all the shopping you would have done there, but each video game is unique, and even if other games are in the same genre you can't call them the same. If I want to boycott a video game (or a video game company), it means that I definitively cannot obtain the game they're making, I can't just shop for it somewhere else.
So someone would have to make a damn good argument if I were to boycott the release of a game I wanted.