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What Developer names make you NOT buy/play a game?

CthulhuPuffsCthulhuPuffs Henderson, NVPosts: 363Member Common

Often when we see a Developer is making a new game, we also see gamers get all excited for the return of this MMO Messiah.

However, there are also Developers whos names ring hollow. Where just the mention of a certain Devs name can send chills down a gamers back.

 

Here is a list some of some of the Devs whos names will make me instantly NOT buy a game - Garriot, McQuaid, Bowman, Emmert, Smart, Flamborous, Roper, Jacobs

 

I was wondering what Dev names other gamers have on their "Heck No" list

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

    None.

    I buy/play games, not dev names.

    Any dev can make a good game, or a bad game. Whether i play or not depends on the game, not the developer.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    EA

    Don't buy any of their products anymore

    Ubisoft were on a ban once too, and activision have come close.
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Posts: 5,468Member Uncommon
    EA and Cryptic. No more pro-orders for them. I will only buy one of their games after its launched and all reposts say its awesome. I no longer trust them.


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  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    EA and I'm leery of NCSoft.

  • CetraCetra SingaporePosts: 354Member Uncommon

    Funcom

    Bioware

    Aventurine

  • CthulhuPuffsCthulhuPuffs Henderson, NVPosts: 363Member Common

    Ok, you are all listing Game Companies (though I agree. EA is on my list)

     

    I was actually wondering about specific Developers.

    That when you hear that  _____  is heading up the project as Lead Dev, it automatically makes you turn away or lose interest in the game.

     

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  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,326Member Uncommon

    None.

    But I might think twice about buying a certain game when the developer that is attached to it has put out some serious shit in the recent past.

    People aren't robots though, many do in fact learn from mistakes. The world isn't just black and white.

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Oh in that case Jeff hickman
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by CthulhuPuffs

    I was actually wondering about specific Developers.

    Bill Roper / Brad McQuaid

     

    they both had a good history in game making  (Blizzard North / EQ)

    but i have no faith in them due to their later failures (Hellgate London/Vanguard)

     

    I know someone is going to give Mark Jacobs flack for DAOC TOA

    but Matt Firor (TESO lead dev) was part of that mess too

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2003/09/12/dark-age-of-camelot-trials-of-atlantis-interview?page=1

     

  • WinterhoundWinterhound Danbury, CTPosts: 66Member

    Company: EA, Maxis (SimCity was a horrible taste in my mouth)

    Specific person: Jay Wilson, Lead Designer of Diablo 3 (that guy insults the gaming community and doesn't have the #1 skill for game developers: listening)

  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member
    Any one that makes themepark AAA MMOs that think we want to watch movies instead of play a game.
  • VigilianceVigiliance Sacramento, CAPosts: 213Member

    I haven't really looked at individual developers but company wise..

    EA and Activision.

     

    EA has ruined many good games for me, the biggest offence was Warhammer online.

    Activision for its butchering of the Call of duty series.

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    SOE is the only developer on my blacklist.  There are others that I approach cautiously, but only SOE gets an outright ban on my harddrive :)  I have no clue how they're still in business.  Every game they've ever touched was ruined by them or was broke and never fixed from the very begining.
  • PAL-18PAL-18 AnachronoxPosts: 802Member

    Mr John Romero

    edit_and funcom

     

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  • AlverantAlverant Wheaton, ILPosts: 530Member Uncommon

    EA and NCSoft. They canceled the only other MMORPGs I've played. Yes, I can carry a grudge against a company for years. This also means I can try games from smaller companies and give them a little boost.

    It's the circle of business life. You start small, you get big, you get slow, you fall to the new small company. The only way to stay big is to become too big to fail.

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CthulhuPuffs

    Often when we see a Developer is making a new game, we also see gamers get all excited for the return of this MMO Messiah.

    However, there are also Developers whos names ring hollow. Where just the mention of a certain Devs name can send chills down a gamers back.

     

    Here is a list some of some of the Devs whos names will make me instantly NOT buy a game - Garriot, McQuaid, Bowman, Emmert, Smart, Flamborous, Roper, Jacobs

     

    I was wondering what Dev names other gamers have on their "Heck No" list

      I base my decision on what I I've heard about a game. Through features and footage about the game. The developer does have some lean on which way I feel about previous products produced but it's not how I make my final decision.

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member

    Pretty much won't buy, period

    • NCSoft
    • Anything from a Korean company, really.
    • EA
    • Bioware

     

    Will buy, assuming the genre is interesting

    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • CD Projekt
    • Bethesda Softworks

     

     

    You make me like charity

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon

    EA

    Bioware

    Cryptic

    Turbine

    NCSOFT

    it does not matter about developer name, they are not calling the shots it matters about the suits in the company giving the devs the marching orders

  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member

    Daniel Erickson

    Rich Vogel

    Gordon Walton

    Gaute Godager

     

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  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member
    Originally posted by erictlewis

    EA

    Bioware

    Cryptic

    Turbine

    NCSOFT

    it does not matter about developer name, they are not calling the shots it matters about the suits in the company giving the devs the marching orders

    I disagree to a point. Each of the developers by name that I have listed have espoused certain views on certain systems/features in MMO design that I completely disagree with them on. As such I would not play anything they put their hands on in the future as I know it wouldn't be fun for me.

     

    That's not to say that I don't have a view dev companies as a whole that I look the other way if they announce a new MMO title. I just believe that one can drill down into certain titles and find key person(s) that because things had to be their way one found the title less enjoyable.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon

    I'm not going burn any bridges or ban any developer/publisher from my library.  I'm an opportunist.

    With that said some developers have disappointed me in some fundamental ways and I'll think twice before jumping head first into new games they make.  This would be Turbine, Trion, and to a lesser extent NCSoft.  With NCSoft, it's not that they're games are bad, but that they're stubborn and seem to have a tangible disdain for their Western customers.  Their wholly owned, but fairly independent subsidiaries (like ArenaNet), I treat as separate entities.

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by Mtibbs1989
    Originally posted by CthulhuPuffs

    Often when we see a Developer is making a new game, we also see gamers get all excited for the return of this MMO Messiah.

    However, there are also Developers whos names ring hollow. Where just the mention of a certain Devs name can send chills down a gamers back.

     

    Here is a list some of some of the Devs whos names will make me instantly NOT buy a game - Garriot, McQuaid, Bowman, Emmert, Smart, Flamborous, Roper, Jacobs

     

    I was wondering what Dev names other gamers have on their "Heck No" list

      I base my decision on what I I've heard about a game. Through features and footage about the game. The developer does have some lean on which way I feel about previous products produced but it's not how I make my final decision.

    At the risk of disturbing him, I agree with Mtibbs1989 here

  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,478Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nariusseldon

    None.

    I buy/play games, not dev names.

    Any dev can make a good game, or a bad game. Whether i play or not depends on the game, not the developer.

     Fully agree....

    Sorry OP but I just don't understand how gamers can make these type of topics.

  • DahkohtDahkoht Pelham, ALPosts: 290Member
    McQuaid and Smart.

    Two ego driven failures.
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