Sibley Put: They reached their goal, everyone gets a raise.

July 23, 2011

[As always, Josh Sibley’s opinions do not reflect those of the JKP! group at large or, indeed, most reasonable people. Gird your loins.]

I laughed my ass off when I saw this. For those of you who aren’t in the know, let me explain: Activision Blizzard are the same people who ran Guitar Hero into the ground, had their entire Call of Duty staff leave because they refused to pay them what they were due after making the most profitable video game of all time, and is run by the Devil, currently known on this plane of existence as Bobby Kotick, a man famous for saying “I’d like to take the fun out of making video games”. To name a few.

You might know Sony from their starring role in the recent The Worst Hacking Incident In Human History That Literally Affected Millions And Made Headline News. After which, by the way, when asked to step down because of just how bad his company fucked up, the CEO basically went “Oh, please.”

Nintendo has spent the better part of 20 years shitting on anyone who wants anything more complex than a coloring book.

Microsoft made a fortune selling a console that WILL break down and shit itself at some point, and makes you pay monthly for a service where you’ll mostly hear 12 year olds scream racial epithets at you.

Square Enix, once the lead purveyors of an entire genre and some of the best games in history, just released a major game that was a long hallway peppered by cutscenes and an attack animation once in a while.

Except for Activision, Capcom is beating every single one of them by double fucking hate digits, and they did so purely through canceling/refusing to make titles their fans want. That is astounding. Their PR person crawled out of his grave, found a gun, and shot himself in the mouth again.

 [via GameFaqs]

 

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5 comments on “Sibley Put: They reached their goal, everyone gets a raise.

  1. SaraH Jul 23, 2011

    I’m surprised EA is so low compared to the rest of the top three, but I can’t think of any PR nightmares that they’ve been in in the last little while, so maybe they are taking a break from cock-slapping their customers.

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  2. Justin Jul 23, 2011

    I hope you all realize that yesterday around 1pm eastern time at the Street Fighter X Tekken panel at comic-con; Capcom officially announced that another Darkstalkers game was in development. Immediately after the announcement,Capcom’s stock started soaring, and most of the negative press that Capcom had recently acquired went away almost instantly. Many fighting game fans started to put their faith back into Capcom, and all was pretty much forgiven by a large chunk of the Capcom faithful.

    At 3:15pm eastern time, Capcom representative Wes Phillips officially denied that a new Darkstalkers game was being made. Capcom’s stock started to drop again, and gamers went back to not trusting the company. Capcom is THE dumbest company in the world, and they deserve every ounce of negative press that they’re receiving right now.

    http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/714739/new-darkstalkers-game-announced-during-the-street-fighter-x-tekken-comic-con-2011-panel/

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  3. Morris Jul 23, 2011

    Capcom cancelled Megaman Legends 3, and then one week later announced and cancelled Darkstalkers 4 in the same day. It makes perfect sense that their company would be in the shitter.

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  4. Why is Square-Enix so low? I thought they were in a serious popularity decline with their fan base.

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  5. Andrew Jul 23, 2011

    I’m guessing Square enix is so low because they are just staying out of everything…. and keeping dragon quest the same.

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