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

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  • olepiolepi Austin, TXPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon

    Kind of turning the question around, but there were a couple of companies I would buy a game from, sight unseen. BioWare for example.

    Not any more. I don't care how successful the company has been in the past, I'm never going to pre-order a game, or buy one, without it first being released with good reviews. I haven't kept track of individual developers, but the same goes for them. I don't care how good or bad their previous games were. I won't buy anything until it is officially released, and has good reviews.

    Garriot could be an exception. Reading an interview with him in the Austin Chronicle, where he stated that Tabula Rasa was revolutionary, etc, etc, made me think he is just a liar, or a marketing exec. Not to be trusted.

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  • f1sebf1seb Copiague, NYPosts: 192Member Uncommon
    EA and Gearbox.
  • RossbossRossboss Runes of Magic, TXPosts: 240Member
    I don't really judge based on Developers. I base my decisions on IP and the Demo they put out. I like to think there are more developers than just the lead developers or their companies. It would be kind of wrong to judge the outcome of a game based on the Lead Developer for the project. It would be like blaming the "Leeroy Jenkins" incident on the guy who started up the group or the guild leader because they let the guy come in the first place. Sometimes you can see it from a mile away but most of the time, it's an honest mistake or a misread action.

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  • darkedone02darkedone02 Louisville, KYPosts: 552Member

    Mostly EA, everytime i see that label in any product in the store, i've put it back in the shelf.

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  • Dexter2010Dexter2010 Beverly Hills, CAPosts: 244Member Common
    Originally posted by Rossboss
    I don't really judge based on Developers. I base my decisions on IP and the Demo they put out. I like to think there are more developers than just the lead developers or their companies. It would be kind of wrong to judge the outcome of a game based on the Lead Developer for the project. It would be like blaming the "Leeroy Jenkins" incident on the guy who started up the group or the guild leader because they let the guy come in the first place. Sometimes you can see it from a mile away but most of the time, it's an honest mistake or a misread action.

    Lead devs dictate major game function and design. Greg Street (WoW) for instance, is pompous and has a tendancy to tell players what fun is. Despite what players say, he only cares about his vision of the game.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by olepi

    Kind of turning the question around, but there were a couple of companies I would buy a game from, sight unseen. BioWare for example.

    That is never a good policy. Things change.

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by Dexter2010
     

    Lead devs dictate major game function and design. Greg Street (WoW) for instance, is pompous and has a tendancy to tell players what fun is. Despite what players say, he only cares about his vision of the game.

    And i care only about my fun. Either he matches what i like, or he can find players elsewhere.

     

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    I don't have any specific people that I would avoid other than Garriot (but that is just personal bias) but I honestly doubt I would ever purchase another Blizzard product.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • KazuhiroKazuhiro Hampshire, AZPosts: 506Member Uncommon

    Company "Stay the hell away from it" list.

    1. Bigpoint - (They don't make games, they make interactive, graphical cash shops.)

    2. EA - (If you need a reason for this one, please take up skydiving without a parachute.)

    3. Bioware - (Yes bioware, they are a shell company for EA now.)

    Developer "This guy should be removed from the genepool" list.

    1. Richard Garriot - (The mentally insane developer of legened. He made one good game, then apparently went batsh*t crazy. Like Garry Buicy crazy.)

    2. Mark Jacobs - (Made the biggest catastrophy of a AAA budget mmo, overhyped it to hell and back, then delievered an atrocity of a game that even a lobotomy couldn't remove it my memory.)

     

    There are likely a few more on both lists, but off the top of my head, these are the ones that are so bad, that I can't forget them.

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  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,171Member Uncommon
    hands down SOE.

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  • BrenelaelBrenelael Warren, MEPosts: 3,996Member

    I don't usually fault individual developers as they are usually just part of a team being lead by a studio that is being overseen by a publisher. This is why I can not name individual developers as they've all had hits and misses. As for development studios and publishers I can name a couple I would not consider buying from. EA and Cryptic Studios mainly are on my personal black list. I also have many I'm leary of but they haven't made it impossible for me to take any game with their name on the box seriously like EA and Cryptic Studios.

     

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  • BenediktBenedikt PraguePosts: 1,406Member Uncommon
    none
  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    anything gpotato related for me...

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  • VorchVorch Somewhere, FLPosts: 800Member
    EA, Activision, and anything associated with them.

    "As you read these words, a release is seven days or less away or has just happened within the last seven days— those are now the only two states you’ll find the world of Tyria."...Guild Wars 2

  • BuccaneerBuccaneer Under The BedPosts: 507Member Uncommon
    I tend to judge games on  their own merit.  I'll wait for reviews, feedback etc.  I try not to pre-order games anymore and wait after the game is released before deciding to buy.  The only exception is EA. I will buy their games, but I tend to wait for them to hit the bargain bucket, for example just brought Kingdoms of Amalur for £5 image
  • BahamutKaiserBahamutKaiser Hyattsville, MDPosts: 306Member
    Unfortunately I don't remember specific developers as much, and the few key developers are often only partiality responsible anyway I'm actually more concerned about publishers and companies as their the ones that screw things up regularly.

    Activision/Blizzard are on my reviews first list now after their poor quality on D3 and scammy behavior with SC2, and their CEOs blatant greed confessions. While good developers like Arena.net are actually on my list of not interested because their game was almost good enough, but misses the mark... and that is sometimes worse for me as I desperately want my favorite games to break the next threshold.

    But a good game can come from anyone and as long as I know its good beforehand, I'll play it almost regardless of source... Almost.

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  • nbtscannbtscan Phoenix, AZPosts: 774Member Uncommon

    Jay Wilson.  I will never buy another Blizzard game.

     

    EA is also on the ban list.

  • eldariseldaris LondonPosts: 349Member

    Any game made or published by EA - too bad they published The secret world,I would have liked to try it
    Trion games for now - still annoyed by how they changed a two faction game (RIFT) into a game where faction does not count , just because they were unable to balance the numbers of players

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,402Member Uncommon
    Cryptic, BioWare, and EA. None have made a game I really enjoyed.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,272Member Uncommon

    NCsoft

    BioWare

    Trion

     

  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common

    company on my ban list is EA

    dev or leading person on my ban list is Jay Wilson.

     

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  • Salio69Salio69 under a rock, FLPosts: 428Member
    aeria games, the same people behind these big knocker ads. their schemes are beyond belief.
  • Dexter2010Dexter2010 Beverly Hills, CAPosts: 244Member Common
    Originally posted by nariusseldon
    Originally posted by Dexter2010
     

    Lead devs dictate major game function and design. Greg Street (WoW) for instance, is pompous and has a tendancy to tell players what fun is. Despite what players say, he only cares about his vision of the game.

    And i care only about my fun. Either he matches what i like, or he can find players elsewhere.

     

    My sentiments exactly.

  • LeirosLeiros Nashville, TNPosts: 238Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gravarg
    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.

    QFT! I agree 100% with this statement.

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  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLPosts: 635Member
    Pretty much any known F2P developer. EA makes me cringe. SOE used to make me cringe as well, but they are at least attempting to be a better company and listening to the community a bit. Unlike EA who just brush off things like worst company in America. 

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