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You Vote with your wallet Stamp by C-Puff You Vote with your wallet Stamp by C-Puff
I dunno if there's a stamp for this saying but I doubt it.

Anyway, if you're unfamiliar with this saying here's the summary.
Movies, video games, comics, books, whatever are all part of a business, at least in terms of the big name stuff (I'm not talking about indie created things here). And as such, very often money-making schemes are implemented to try and see what consumers are will to buy and pay for.

In a more basic way of putting it. If a video game comes out that has the bare minimum of said type of video game should have, or is a very poor game just in general, or it's lacking a large amount of features that were advertised or perhaps has a bunch of unnecessary features; it doesn't matter HOW much people complain or protest or leave messages to the developers on their websites or youtube or facebook. The fact of the matter is that if the game makes MONEY and people BUY it, then that is all the publishers care about (I am talking specifically about the businesses in charge here, not the creatives behind the actual making of the game). Companies are smart. They are willing to take some bad press or negative feedback as long as, at the end of the day, a profit is made.

So, the responsibility lies with the us as the CONSUMER to let companies know what we are and are not willing to accept in our media. And the only way we truly are able to send out message is to refuse to pay money for something we are unhappy with. You can complain about the new crappy reboot movie until you're blue in the face. If you go out and pay money to see it in any fashion, you are contributing to more of the same being made in the future.

Using money as the consumer's 'voice' DOES work. More than likely the only reason the Xbox One was adjusted and features tweaked after it was first announced was because Microsoft noted the lack of pre-orders and realised things needed to change. The same goes for Nintendo and the lack of sales for the Nintendo Wii U. The lack of 3rd party support on the wii obviously didn't matter to them because they went ahead and made the wii u. But now that sales are WAY down on the wii u they are actually announcing that they feel they have failed to deliver a product up to people's expectation.

Basically the lesson is, if you're unhappy with a movie or game or comic DO NOT BUY IT. It's as simple as that. You are NOT helping your favourite franchises by buying mediocre releases. Even if you are a complete Die Hard fan, you should not let your love and devotion contribute to the deterioration of your favourite brands/stories/characters/games/movies/comics/whatever it is.

....that wasn't a SMALL summary at all 8D;;
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FFX2player Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
And that's why I support illegal downloading for trying something out for free. Because I also support buying things you love and deleting what you don't, rather than keeping illegal stuff for free.
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54viruses Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
True enough. Even large organizations must bow to the power of the wallet vote.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
yeah, this is why despite having wanted killer instinct after more than ten years I have not yet bought it, both because the xbox did such shoddy irresponsible business practices with this version and because this killer instinct is being charged at full price and doesn't even have the number of character the first game did.  so I haven't purchased either or and honestly would tell other consumers not to do so either.
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Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Yeah, I said something like that.  That's why I dont buy soda anymore, because its so watered down, water tastes better.  And I did not buy the Wii, or the Xbox.  So I know how it all works.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
completely agreed on the xbox. despite wanting killer instinct what xbox tried at E3 was disgusting and showing a lack of concern for their clients, the consumers.  that and the killer instinct game is much like marvel vs capcom 3- missing a butt load of characters and development it should have.
that said, I haven't really heard anything bad about the wii and have been considering purchasing it later on.  is there something with the wii u that makes it so you shouldn't purchase it? mainly was gonna' get it for the new smash, mario parties and racing games since we basically play the nintendo ones locally with 3 or more players.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
The problems with the Wii u aren't really that there's something big wrong with it, but rather that there's a lot of little problems that kinda pile up. The biggest problem is the controller which is now this ipad looking thing as you probably know. The problems with it is first, it's TERRIBLE battery life of about 2 hours before it needs to be charged, it's awkward shape which isn't comfortable to hold for most people because it's too big as a controller as well as it's rectangular shape which causes its corners to dig into people's hands after a while. Then there's the problem that there is almost NO third party support games coming for it. Because of the screen controller, not only to game companies outside Nintendo find it a difficult system to design for, but Nintendo has been very unfriendly in approaching other companies to develop games for their system and have, at times, come across as rather rude and dismissive. Basically, they want game companies to play it THEIR way. And most companies have therefore turned to the other consoles which are friendlier to the types of games they want to develop. This means the wii U has a very small library that will most likely remain small due to the system's limitations, even if Nintendo improves their relationship with other companies.

Basically, apart from the Nintendo franchise games, there probably won't be anything else really worth playing on the system.
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
yeah, i've noticed that since back in the gamecube, that their library seems to get smaller and smaller relying almost soley on games of mario and their like with things like resident evil moving away from the company.  i hadn't been aware of the controller since actually on wii we end up using the game cube ones. backwards compatability (ftw).  but yeah, considering this would be a system after that then that makes the idea of the controller more annoying, though, if it's like the original nintendo controls that shouldn't be too much an issue. those are the ones i started with anyways. but yeah, does not sound like nintendo is looking to be long lasting despite what they may claim.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is what the controller looks like: www.wired.com/images_blogs/gam…
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
what's with the bloody screen? i thought it was a controller? not a game system of its own. geez, that really does make me reconsider buying that system. too bad really.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Even better. It's a touch screen. So if you hold it wrong you could end up pushing buttons on it by accident.
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