Why does everyone hate Square Enix and Activision these days

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  • cloud360 13 Jan 2012 22:20:36 44 posts
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    Acitvision because of COD cash ins?

    But Square Enix?? Oh is it because they bought the domain FF13-2.com to FF13-9.com and are planning on making those games most likely?

    Edited by cloud360 at 22:23:45 13-01-2012
  • Deleted user 13 January 2012 22:21:47
    You're very interested in Final Fantasy aren't you?
  • Deleted user 13 January 2012 22:22:01
    Yes. It's specifically because of them buying those domains. That no-one actually knew or cared is irrelevant, it's because of that.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 13 Jan 2012 22:23:25 39,761 posts
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    People hate Squenix? First I've heard of it.

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  • Duffking 13 Jan 2012 22:24:35 7,557 posts
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    It's just a troll sock created to whine about squeenix and FF juding from his post history...
  • cloud360 13 Jan 2012 22:25:18 44 posts
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    how am i a sock? which is my other account?

    firs time i joined this site
  • spamdangled 13 Jan 2012 22:26:16 27,444 posts
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    cloud360 wrote:
    how am i a sock? which is my other account?

    firs time i joined this site
    And every single one of your posts is about Final Fantasy.

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  • cloud360 13 Jan 2012 22:28:21 44 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    cloud360 wrote:
    how am i a sock? which is my other account?

    firs time i joined this site
    And every single one of your posts is about Final Fantasy.
    a sock is another account i,e sock puppet. at least thats how it is on wikipedia.

    i dont have any other accounts, and is it a crime here to make articles about FF?

    althought this article aint about FF

    Edited by cloud360 at 22:29:19 13-01-2012
  • Sharzam 13 Jan 2012 22:28:49 3,362 posts
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    Yeah putting Activision and Square Enix in the same boat is a bit un fair i feel.

    Well asking about Activison really? you're seriously asking why their hated...

    I will give you a clue - Money > Customers.

    edit: Just to clarify i know all companys are after money first and foremost but activison take it to whole other levels. For example closing down studios and moving teams over to CoD. Bollocks to actual creativity and making 'games' rather factory minions in a production line.

    Edited by Sharzam at 22:36:57 13-01-2012

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  • Deleted user 13 January 2012 22:29:53
    No. Could you make them a little more interesting and substantial and you'll get some success.

    Don't worry about DM, he's a bit of a forum bully.
  • Popzeus 13 Jan 2012 22:30:05 8,427 posts
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    Who hates Squenix? Granted FF has turned to shit and they haven't made a decent game themselves for years, but some of the stuff they publish is still stood. Just Cause 2, Deus Ex, etc.

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  • Popzeus 13 Jan 2012 22:30:28 8,427 posts
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    And by stood I mean good.

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  • Derblington 13 Jan 2012 22:30:58 22,286 posts
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    Isn't that the majority of the industry? Or rather 100% of the publishing side of the industry.

    I don't think Activision are actually bad to their customers, are they? They've actually got one of the best customer support channels I've ever had the inconvenience to need to use.

    Edited by Derblington at 22:31:53 13-01-2012
  • HiddenAway 13 Jan 2012 22:31:01 14,996 posts
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    This reminds me of when I started here. I posted about FFXII being pirated and got roundly pulverized - for stating the obvious :)

    No, it's not a crime but too many threads opened about similar topics is frowned upon.

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  • SolidSCB 13 Jan 2012 22:31:06 7,373 posts
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    Obviously the highly esteemed cloud360 has discovered a massive conspiracy against Square Enix and the Final Fantasy series. In fact, he's provided enough evidence to warrant my boycotting of the entire games industry with the exception of FF games indefinitely.
  • cloud360 13 Jan 2012 22:31:54 44 posts
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    @Popzeus lol, why couldn't you just edit where you said stood and type good?
  • Deleted user 13 January 2012 22:32:18
    There are far worse companies out there than Square. Jeffalisk is one of the worst.
  • Popzeus 13 Jan 2012 22:37:03 8,427 posts
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    @cloud360 Because there isn't an edit button in mobile view because the new site is shit.

    @Aargh. FRAUD ACTIONS

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  • spamdangled 13 Jan 2012 22:41:34 27,444 posts
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    The dislike of Activision is due to their incessant whoring of COD, their rip-off DLC prices, the statements and actions of Kotick over the years, and their irritating habit of closing down developers who release good, original titles which don't sell a shit-tonne out the gate despite really poor marketing support (Blur springs to mind). And then there's the ripoff prices that they charge for new releases and meagre DLC.

    With Square (or Squeenix as they are now), it's a combination of over-reliance on established franchises which have stagnated and in many cases taken backwards steps (such as FF), and that their "original" RPGs simply haven't been particularly good. And then there's the travesty that was FF14, which has soured a lot of people's remaining goodwill towards them. Their tech may have moved with the times, but their game design hasn't, so many of their games feel very unoriginal and dated before they are even released.

    IMO.

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  • Mr-Brett 13 Jan 2012 22:51:08 12,894 posts
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    People don't hate Square Enix, they 'nothing' them.

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  • Aretak 13 Jan 2012 22:54:04 10,376 posts
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    Square-Enix are just shit. I don't think anybody really hates them as a company. They just don't make very good games any more and most of the talented people behind their biggest franchises no longer work there.
  • cloud360 13 Jan 2012 22:58:22 44 posts
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    @darkmorgado thats a better answer, and i agree.

    But for SE theres other reasons to hate

    People have been screaming for FFvs13, FF7 remake and KH3, but they give us FF13-2, thats another reason people dont like that

    Edited by cloud360 at 22:59:40 13-01-2012
  • Deleted user 13 January 2012 23:29:06
    heh.. yep, the domains.. they can burn in hell
  • Cappy 14 Jan 2012 00:46:53 12,117 posts
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    It's hardly a sparse, poorly populated hate list when it comes to publishers:

    Ubisoft - Obvious reasons, DRM most recently, they made my shitlist in 2003/04 it took everybody else a few years to catch up and stop disagreeing. When I got a glitch that made a game impossible to complete, or my character fell through the floor into the phantom zone it was always a Ubisoft game.

    Capcom - Reviled from all quarters disgruntled early adopters of games like MVC 3, Resident Evil fans, Devil May Cry fans, Megaman fans, there's no end of factions with an axe to grind. Known affectionately by the embarrassingly unimaginative monicker Crapcom. They absolutely deserve it.

    Namco Bandai - More often referred to as Scamco, high priests of anguish when it comes to inflicting boneheaded release decisions on fans of the IP they jealously keep prisoner. You can choke on more Dead to Rights and Tekken instead etc. etc.

    It would actually be easier to list the publishers that aren't disliked by significant portions of their audience. Square Enix actually get off pretty lightly in comparison to the disappointing product they serve up and how far downward they've slid.

    Edited by Cappy at 00:48:02 14-01-2012
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