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Three Reasons Why Left 4 Dead 2's Boycott is Stupid
Posted on Sunday, August 9 2009 @ 22:57:08 Eastern

Hello Everyone,

Diesel here.  One thing I wanted to type about is the sudden urge or want to Boycott the upcoming title Left 4 Dead 2.  This is just a stupid concept to boycott a game and I don't see the problem with Valve coming out with another game on such short notice.  The reason I find this stupid is because of the straight fact that how is a sequel a bad thing for such an original and fun IP?  Just shocks me really.

It's so stupid, "Oh: lets boycott this hard-worked on game because we didn't get some DLC waah~"  Games come out with sequels all the time and sometimes DLC just doesn't get made, but if $60 is too much for 5 new campaigns, new weapons, storyline, etc.  Then what would be the proper price for you?  Game Companies have to make money somehow, and everyone who is boycotting L4D2 is doing so for one or all of three things:
  1. They don't want to fork over the price of the game.
  2. They feel cheated about the DLC they haven't gotten yet.
  3. They feel like being cheap-asses with the excuse of "we're in a recession".
Ladies.  Lemme go through these one by one and give my thoughts on how y'all are wasting your time and making sure you guys and gals will always have a "I'm Stupid" stamp on your forehead for this.

  • "They don't want to fork over the price of the game."
And who does?  Some people would like to go and wait for the game to be $20 and then pick it up because it's more convenient.  Plus one thing I have noticed is that if this happened to any other game, I don't believe it would cause such a s***storm as it has for L4D2.  Why?  Because this is the first time I believe in Valve's lifetime that they've come out with a game within half a decade of each other.  What, since it comes out next year it's tainted to the eyes now?  Really?  If Gears of War 2 didn't come out with DLC and pumped out GoW3 next year: who would really be pissed about it?  I'm sure all of you bought L4D for the $60 price tag, I know I did, and loved it, I know I did.  So why be in such a maniac state for more good gameplay to be coming our way?  I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather it come out now than in 2014.

  • "They feel cheated about the DLC they haven't gotten yet."
So yes, L4D "fans" were only given the Survival Pack which came with a new mode and the availability of Versus on all maps.  With the way Microsoft is, you'd figure this would be 800MSP right?  No, we all got it for FREE.  This is unheard of for 360 owners!  And y'all are still complaining?  If you got L4D for the 360, you can't complain because of the DLC you've gotten: you've paid nothing for it!  Every DLC has a price tag on it and L4D was the one of few games to be given the opportunity for free DLC, and y'all are being very ungrateful about it.  We all should have $10 less in our pockets for the Survival Pack if you think about it.  Plus, even with Left 4 Dead 2 announced: More DLC is on the Way.  You'll get your DLC, and the game can still come out: it's not rocket science.

  • "They feel like being cheap-asses with the excuse of 'we're in a recession'."
Then don't buy the game.  It's as simple as that.  These games take time and a lot of money to make, companies have salaries, technology, licensing, and much much more to worry about: and it all costs money.  It's not like Valve has it out for you ladies and gentlemen: it's a marketing decision.  They have a bunch of new content and figured, "Why not make this a full fledged game instead of slowly creeping it out via DLC?"  And I fully agree with them.  All of Left 4 Dead 2 has not been fully announced yet, and we're already judging the game like it just came out and we've all had a good amount of time to play it.  It doesn't come out for another 3 months!  Boycott it if you want, but it's not going to stop Valve from shipping out Left 4 Dead 2 and it becoming another smash hit on the market.

What really ticks me off is this:
http://liti4.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/060809_1734_left4dead2b1.jpg

This s*** is stupid.  Very, very stupid.  It makes Valve's community look stupid and makes gamers look stupid.  Valve works its ass off to make us a brand new game and over 50,000 people boycott it complaining about unrecieved DLC, but forgetting the fact that a fresh new game is staring them in the face.  We want to pay for chunks of a game over time, but not for an entire game now.  That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.  You want DLC to flow like Rock Band and it doesn't work that way.  Take this game: play it, enjoy it, put some Serious time into it, and if it doesn't suit you, sell the game and continue on with your life.  But don't call yourself a Gamer if you're going to Boycott new material: BUT YOU WANT NEW MATERIAL.


Stay Classy,
Diesel
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