Sorry Persona, this forum is otherwise Engaged.
 
HomeHome  TwitterTwitter  Latest imagesLatest images  YouTubeYouTube  SearchSearch  GintendoGintendo  GRcadeGRcade  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

 

 The Games Industry Bull Thread

Go down 
+5
The_Jaster
Buskalilly
masofdas
JayMoyles
Balladeer
9 posters
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3
AuthorMessage
Treesmurf
Snack Review
Treesmurf


Posts : 3945
Points : 3947
Join date : 2013-01-17
Age : 33
Location : Manneh

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptySat 21 May 2022 - 15:22

I'm pretty sure I've bought two copies of Zip Lash, making me responsible for 50% of its sales.
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/treesmurf11/featured
masofdas
The Next Aonuma
masofdas


Posts : 23152
Points : 23519
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 33
Location : VITA Island

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptySat 21 May 2022 - 19:26

I've also got one in the cupboard somewhere.
Back to top Go down
Balladeer
DIVINE LONELINESS
Balladeer


Posts : 25536
Points : 24362
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 33
Location : Admintown

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyWed 17 Aug 2022 - 21:08



Okay, fuck this.

I have always been quite clear that UbiSoft and ActiBlizz's games are out of bounds to me until they show some serious signs of cleaning up their grubby sordid acts. Neither has shown any, of course. Now Nintendo is doing the same thing. Nintendo of America, specifically - but if they don't clean up their act, doesn't it mean that Nintendo of Japan doesn't care enough to make them to? No, if I'm to hold Nintendo to the same standard I hold the others to, I shouldn't be buying any Nintendo machine and/or game until there's those serious signs we haven't seen from Ubi and Acti.

I don't know if I can do that. Nintendo is my gaming life. I've owned every Nintendo machine since the 64 at launch, bubbling with excitement. For sure I'll yell to the heavens about this, and how nobody should forget; but I don't know if I can be as strict with Nintendo games as I should be for something as reprehensible as letting this go unchecked.

Maybe it won't I guess. Doug doesn't seem to have been in charge for the worst of it (looking at you Reggie), but to understate significantly, I don't feel like internal corporate investigations have the greatest of track records when it's a culture that needs to change. In the meanwhile, I've done the only thing I could think of and contacted Nintendo with this. I'd suggest you all do that (it took me three minutes), and if you have any better suggestions of means of contact to use, please let me know.

Still though, it may be a poor choice of words but: fuck this. Really and truly.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
Buskalilly
Dark Sun
Buskalilly


Posts : 14369
Points : 14536
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 32
Location : Nagano

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyWed 17 Aug 2022 - 22:48

I see your point, but there are big differences between this and the likes of Ubi and Activision. I'd have to have a more serious conversation with myself if it were a top-to-bottom cultural thing at Nintendo. At the scale it currently is, and with more positive stories about the workplace culture in the main Kyoto office these days, I don't feel I need to boycott or anything.

But I'm also well aware that I'm compromised on this one.
Back to top Go down
https://www.gintendo.co.uk/a-luke-at-japan
masofdas
The Next Aonuma
masofdas


Posts : 23152
Points : 23519
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 33
Location : VITA Island

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyWed 17 Aug 2022 - 22:53

Guess it's how Nintendo handles it, now more than anything.
Back to top Go down
Balladeer
DIVINE LONELINESS
Balladeer


Posts : 25536
Points : 24362
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 33
Location : Admintown

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyFri 19 Aug 2022 - 22:17

It's exactly that. Buska's right, so far we've only had a bit revealed in an office that isn't the main one... but what if the main one does nothing? That's tacit acceptance. That's what worries me. I think that awful Nintendo of Russia bloke still works there, for example.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
Buskalilly
Dark Sun
Buskalilly


Posts : 14369
Points : 14536
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 32
Location : Nagano

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyThu 25 Aug 2022 - 11:03

Yeah, it is, but also society at large has given tacit acceptance to . . .
The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 6RSMOnm2PjZp20RP0eJ-NHuhpscJXei9Y5hBcQSdRMOBN022hM5kx8XFk0mVCy-ek903
Y'know?
Picking my battles just gets harder and harder when there is no good path other than living alone in the mountains growing my own crops.
Back to top Go down
https://www.gintendo.co.uk/a-luke-at-japan
Balladeer
DIVINE LONELINESS
Balladeer


Posts : 25536
Points : 24362
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 33
Location : Admintown

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyThu 25 Aug 2022 - 13:42

I know, I know. For me the line should be easy: it's drawn just before sexual assault. This being Nintendo is going to smudge up that line something horrible.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
Buskalilly
Dark Sun
Buskalilly


Posts : 14369
Points : 14536
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 32
Location : Nagano

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyFri 26 Aug 2022 - 9:30

I'd feel differently if we heard Koizumi and Shigsy were up to it, or that it was absolutely rampant at every level of the company and they strung us along with no actions for more than a year. At this stage, though, it feels isolated and I have a small sliver of stupid optimism that action will be taken.

Alas, it feels like every company and institution in America is just hell . . . watching an empire collapse in real time is miserable.
Back to top Go down
https://www.gintendo.co.uk/a-luke-at-japan
Balladeer
DIVINE LONELINESS
Balladeer


Posts : 25536
Points : 24362
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 33
Location : Admintown

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyFri 13 Jan 2023 - 22:26

Because Yves Guillemot hasn't shat the bed enough already.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
The Cappuccino Kid
Lumen Sage
The Cappuccino Kid


Posts : 6346
Points : 6501
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 104
Location : East of Mombasa

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptySat 14 Jan 2023 - 8:04

Surely Mario & Rabbid's commercial underperformance is a consequence of Ubisoft reliably reducing the price of all their games to a fraction of their RRP just months after they release, aye?
Back to top Go down
Balladeer
DIVINE LONELINESS
Balladeer


Posts : 25536
Points : 24362
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 33
Location : Admintown

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyMon 16 Jan 2023 - 18:22

No, it's the workers who are wrong.[/skinner]

(That strategy probably didn't help, no.)
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
JayMoyles
Galactic Nova
JayMoyles


Posts : 15642
Points : 14813
Join date : 2013-01-21
Age : 29
Location : The Shibuya River

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyThu 19 Jan 2023 - 13:34

The Cappuccino Kid wrote:
Surely Mario & Rabbid's commercial underperformance is a consequence of Ubisoft reliably reducing the price of all their games to a fraction of their RRP just months after they release, aye?

I think the novelty of the game had worn off after the first one too, and I genuinely do wonder if the overall Ubisoft stink had a knock on sales numbers. I know we're a very, very small sample size but did anyone here actually pick up the sequel?
Back to top Go down
http://www.jamesjmoyles.blogspot.com
Balladeer
DIVINE LONELINESS
Balladeer


Posts : 25536
Points : 24362
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 33
Location : Admintown

The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 EmptyFri 20 Jan 2023 - 19:54

I think we're more up on the whole 'UbiSoft are shiters' deal than most, so I reckon we're a misrepresentative sample as well as a small one. Jim probably picked it up.

It should probably go without saying that meaning no disrespect to the devs, artists, programmers etc., I'm absolutely delighted that this flopped. It's just Yves making a shit of himself, followed by an atrocious non-apology that Nintendo Life misleadingly reported as an apology, complete with an atrociously misleading subtitle, that means we can't all enjoy the good news.
Back to top Go down
https://balladsandwords.wordpress.com/
Sponsored content





The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Games Industry Bull Thread   The Games Industry Bull Thread - Page 3 Empty

Back to top Go down
 
The Games Industry Bull Thread
Back to top 
Page 3 of 3Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3
 Similar topics
-
» The Much Less Controversial Wii U is dead thread - let's be sad and have a little vote to work out which of the consoles games are better than the other games that happened to be released on the same console. Votes, Votes! VOTES! VOTEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
» Your Five Most Influential Games (A TOH-Inspired Thread)
» One Year of the Switch Voting Thread (Fifth-Year Games Lists on Page 10)
» Telltale Games and their games Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands and more
» Will these December games get your Penyx Rising? Nah Ubisoft is run by jerks and their games can do one

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
GNamer Forum :: Gaming Miscellaneous :: GNamer Gaming News-
Jump to: