I don't know if you kids still have Movie day--- when you're not studying for the next ball-crushing test, but I remember a movie night during my middle school days when we had to watch 'Ole Yeller'.
Upon reading about Maxis being shut down, I had to process it & and utilize background knowledge in order to keep myself from losing all forms of shit.
Not too long ago, during the "DMC Not my Dante" controversy, Capcom and Ninja Theory were talking good shit about the Real fans of the series . Then, the "Twitards that got a hold of their brother's console & called themselves gamers" chimed in and called us old and stated that WE DON'T MATTER.
Then DMC tanked. Hate me all you like, Not!Dante fans, but I was so happy that game tanked.
I guess Dante's silly appearance beat Ninja Theory President's doppelganger:
It looks like WE DO MATTER. We actually buy games, pricks!
Back to EA and Maxis....
I remember my childhood friend being MASSIVELY pissed with SimCity 5. I felt so bad for him, he loved that series since forever, and he got this goatfuck... that forces a single player game to become online, wonky as hell, and treats you like a criminal.
I thought: "There's NO WAY EA would risk fucking Sims over like THAT!"
Then Sims 4 came out. So now, we are here: kotaku.com/ea-shuts-down-simci…
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This what happens when companies piss off consumers.
This is what happens when you stop being sheeple and start becoming consumers.
This is what happens when you know that your money pays people's bills.
This is how you tell companies that you ain't fucking around.
This is how you make them do better.
I think it's for the best. However, it goes to show the Power of the Consumer dick-slapping greedy companies in the face.
There's nothing wrong with supporting your favorite company, but when a favored company gets too lazy and scummy, you need to mushroom stamp their faces and show them who's boss. You need to make them fuckers lose their jobs. You need to make them realize that they are SERVING YOU & not the other way around. Proof? Companies will often ask consumers who stop using their service or buying their product will often make communication in order to see what they can do to make improvements, ask Square-Enix about FFXIV (1.0 and ARR). We made it casual-friendly. We demanded it.)
The problem is when companies DON'T ask their consumers what's wrong **cough-EA/Maxis-cough**. Brown-nosing doesn't improve anything.
I know, I know-- Maxis people have families. Trust me-- they're making more than us, And according to article, most folks got moved around. Plus, they give the ones they let go plenty of time (WAY before things go public) to go into another company. If their next employers aren't fans of the previous Sims games, they'll be fine.
We don't get paid to screw up at our places of employment-- why should game companies? Cashiers don't ring up things fast enough, or sell enough credit cards-- they lose hours & eventually their jobs. Cook can't cook-- they lose their job. Hairdresser keeps fucking up a bitch's hair-- they either get shot or lose their job. It's just life. You fail-- you lose.
All gamers need to realize this, if your favorite company does some scumbag shit like EA/Maxis did to Sims City and Sims 4---- get your money back and stop giving them your money! Make them get frustrated. Make them feel cornered. Make them listen to you. Stop acting like a cock-hungry slut-- giving your cooch away for free. Make the game companies WORK FOR THE GOODS!
Be more than a gamer ---->be a consumer. (My name is Frigidchick & I approve this rant)