It's not a consumers job to worry about that, it's a consumers job to worry about whether or not they are spending their own money wisely. Video game bloggers can worry about their dev friends as they don't give a crap about us consumers.
For my part, I'd feel a lot better about any of these games on a case by case basis if the studio management make a strong public statement condemning THQ's actions. They probably can't get themselves out of preexisting publishing contracts, but they can use their voice.
Whoa Deep Silver is apart of them? If that's true then Atlus games technically also fall into their category, since Deepsilver is the publisher in europe.
I personaly don't boycott, but thought I'd tell for those who do.
Well, I backed Bloodstained and the money when to the development of the game. I'm also getting Wreckfest as I already paid for it eons ago. I don't want this to look like I support the publisher and assclowns who made this whole mess but the devs and people who are caught in the middle of this shitfest and have lives and families.
Looking at the PSN store Deep Silver is also on the store pages for Persona 5, Valkyria Chronicles Revolution, Yakuza Kiwami & the Utawarerumono games.
If you're in the Europe and interested in a game that Sega/Atlus was involved with but want to boycott Deep Silver then it's probably best taken on a case by case basis and you should look at the store before you purchase to see if Deep Silver is mentioned.
Do we know if that covers both digital and physical? I can only find the initial announcement for the deal covering physical copies of the PC release, while digital was still w/ Versus Evil, but nothing that mentions they are handling the entire console version which may be the same situation.
Again we're not punishing the devs any worse than the publisher who employs these devs are. They chose to associate with terrorism apologists and the developers employed have no choice but to accept that association because
If they speak against it? They'll be disciplined by THQN, not us. We're not the ones dictating their living stability right now, the publishers are in
It's not hard to just not post in this thread if you're just saying dumbass shit to come off as a 'reasonable neutral'
I will cut some slack for games already set to release (for instance Generation Zero, i doubt there is much room to wiggle out of that contract for Avalanche) but any future games that are announced will be a hard pass. Shenmue 3 is already locked in from Kickstarter
505 games is now handling Bloodstained, so I don't think Deep Silver is involved. I would say just look ahead really. You backed these games ages ago, and probably before Deep Silver got involved with Shenmue.
It wasn't one guy and it wasn't just one guy in some PR department
More people still pushing this idea that it was some dumbass intern who made the idea of going to 8ch, you know you could at LEAST put some fucking effort in searching the names of people involved in this