Monday, September 28, 2009

Don't like it, Don't buy it

I am SICK to DEATH of hearing people whine about products they feel ripped off by.
They cannot comprehend they do not live in Nazi Germany and are not being forced by the market SS to buy whatever this is.
Now if you know me, you know something always provokes me into this kind of rage.
Well earlier today Capcom announced Super Street Fighter IV (YESSSSSSSSSSS).
Now this is essentially and upgraded version of Street Fighter IV, coming with new characters and so on.
However SOME PEOPLE (well alot of people) feel "ripped off" and "cheated" by capcom because they already bought SFIV and they don't want to have to buy another game.

Hell, is it just me? I haven't seen the market SS in years.

Anyway, this brings up the first point.
People fail to damn listen.
In the announcement Capcom said "the game will not be full priced" and "we are offering a bonus to people who bought the original SFIV".
Does this not bring up some walls to these peoples arguments?
You aren't being ripped off, they are not selling it to you at full price AND you will recieve a bonus for being such good little consumers.


No, not to these people.
You can still keep your original game, and you are NOT being forced to buy this update.
They say this is what happened with SFII (well it did).
But thats not the point of my argument, yes it did happen with SFII but you want to know why?


And SSFIV will have valid additions as well, they aren't stealing your damned money they are giving you more content in return.
These are the kind of people who just like to get in everyone else way, and faces.
Hell i bet a majority of them perfectly understand the situation but just want to have a go at some people who are actually excited about this.
Those damn disagreeable people.
This brings me back to the whole L4D2 boycott, these people have to get in everyone elses way and convince them about why you are being cheated, even those these people actually don't care and just want to use this product.
You don't have to buy it!
For whatever reason this makes me think of an elderly man on the radio the other day speaking on behalf of the people who lost their money to ING, saying how ANZ has made them an offer.
However he saw reason for concern because "they don't have experience it managing peoples money".
Actually Dave, ANZ authors best selling books on how to deal with bad relationships and make kebabs for the prime minister.
Why do i think of this?
Because no one said he had to take this damned offer, he is fretting over something he is NOT being forced into.

I'm starting to wish the market SS did show up, actually force them to buy something.
That'd shut them up.
(And i apologise for two posts in a day regarding Street Fighter)


Opinionated Mummy said...

Thank you for the voice of reason. Good blog. No pressure, but I'm looking forward to reading more like it!

Shane Pleasance said...

Well said! We have just got Halo ODST and are very happy to have paid $88 from the Warehouse. We weren't forced to buy it (in fact my son & I went 1/2 each). The online game is great, and my son says the campaign was probably 3/5.
In lots of ways it is the same as people complaining about MacDonalds making them fat.
I am fat, but it sure isn't any else's fault but mine!
Keep up the good work - you must make your family very proud.