^ this.. I was thinking the exact same things... sure it would be nice in a perfect world to be able to trust everyone and be happy about giving your money away, however that isn't the case, at least least few times I've checked.. so yeah "buyer beware" should apply to almost everything, because its just being a safe and responsible consumer, as most people don't have a money printer to give them an infinite money supply they should use it wisely... (I only wish..) that said, yes steam should have more quality control and more information on the games' page, heck maybe even reviews/videos of the game right on the sales page, that metacritic score that only half the games have anyway means absolutely nothing.QuicklyAcross said:I can definitely sympathize on a few levels with the people who do say things like buyer beware and: If you made an uninformed decision you "deserve" whatever consequences and shit you get for showing such a lack of responsibility with your own resources.
In not just video games but with all things you SHOULD beware, that goes for all commodoties.
Its healthy for a consumer in the long rong to actively seek out information that they can base certain choices on, because companies all over the world will stretch the truth on what their product does or doesnt do and yes while that is utterly disgusting practices that we've somehow just become apathetic towards with a "thats just how it is", its still something i believe can be changed and that you for now still have to adapt somewhat by being a responsible consumer in anything you do.
On the other hand just like this video points out: You shouldnt need to always at all times have to tread through a minefield or dig through a pile of dung just to find a hidden gem or the genuinely trustworthy and good companies and products that are upfront and transparent with their practices and who has the interest of the costumer as their primary priority, providing all the necessary information upfront to the consumer and being honest with their products or services.
Steam is in dire need of quality control and so are a lot of other things, you shouldnt need to become a brittish cynic in order to see that undeniable fact.
On a last note i believe the responsibility falls partially on both parties, not equally though, but enough so that one side definitely can do something about this kind of disgusting lack of quality control going on, every bubble will burst eventually but we can speed that process up severely as consumers, even though we shouldnt need to because this is a problem created by the industry in the first place but being held up by uninformed costumers so the sad truth is: Vote with your wallet.
I agree with everything you say Jim... but there's an element that you're overlooking IMO.Jimothy Sterling said:Buyer Beware
Caveat Emptor is the "get out of an argument free" card for people who want to defend shoddy business practices. It's friggin' bollocks, though.
Search Youtube for "Jim Sterling" and let your jaw drop in amazement at the bounty of sweet sweet Sterling there is to peruse.Lt. Rocky said:Oooh, what was that vehicular combat game the video showed? It looked intriguing to me ..
I'll be extra saucy and search "Hard Truck Apocalypse Jim Sterling". Thanks for the info!Oskuro said:Search Youtube for "Jim Sterling" and let your jaw drop in amazement at the bounty of sweet sweet Sterling there is to peruse.Lt. Rocky said:Oooh, what was that vehicular combat game the video showed? It looked intriguing to me ..
Or search for "Hard Truck Apocalypse" if listening to Jim's voice proves too taxing.
I don't remember that...that might have been movie bob...and if jim did I think he backtracked on thatjosh4president said:
You might be getting Jim and MovieBob a bit mixed up; both of them did come out against the players as a knee jerk reaction, but Jim actually took the time to look at our complaints and then backtracked on a bunch of the stuff he said.josh4president said: