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kspiess Aug 10, 09
Instead of boycotting, people should just ... not buy the game. If they make less money that they expect with the price at the rate, then they will lower the price for future games. If they make much more at this sales price for the game, then the price will be the new standard for the series, and it is reasonably likely other game companies will slowly follow suit with the AAA titles.
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RabidChinaGirl Aug 10, 09
quote kspiess
Instead of boycotting, people should just ... not buy the game.
boycott -- to abstain from buying or using: to boycott foreign products.
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kspiess Aug 10, 09
Well they are boycotting through a petition. Maybe I wasn't clear. I meant instead of getting all upset and organizing a big petition and a big movement to boycott the game, I think that merely people should just not buy the game.
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RabidChinaGirl Aug 10, 09
The petition is a gesture, at most, and quite useless on its own. More than anything, it's a message to all gamers that encourages them to boycott this game. I mean, how else would you effectively announce something like this? A blog? Petitions are a means of garnering attention.
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VeGiTAX2 Aug 10, 09
Public awareness beats petitions. When people unite over blogs, social networking and other means they actually rally quite a response these days. Apple took a lesson from that with their app store bungling as entire groups are now ready to pounce the company for bad decisions.

Many readers will see a petition and simply move along, the power of the word isn't there. Activists against Activision, that really would be amusing for a title.

Also I'd encourage just cutting the company off now instead of waiting until November to get anything done. Choke the sales figures through the rest of summer and early Fall and they can find out how well the pricing strategy is working for them.

Petitions work well enough in a limited respect, to empower the message people need to utilize the world around them.
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OmegaFury Aug 10, 09
Who the hell would buy a game for 90 dollars? And to issue such a price during a recession? Wow. Bitches be crazy.
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FrostedStorm Aug 10, 09
This is as pointless as the L4D2 boycott. People will sign this petition and at the end of the day will still buy the game. They shouldn't kid themselves.

It's not like it will be a significant loss for activision unless everyone joins.
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jdj1976 Aug 10, 09
althoug i am able to pay that amount i find it high priced and will not buy it

and frosted storm has a point people bich and yell but they still pay the companys what they want

all this supossed boycott will do is give activision free publicity why becouse 90% of people saying to boycott will still buy the game
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iamjoe56 Aug 10, 09
The Collectors edition is Justified in it's pricing. It comes with NIGHTVISION goggles. REAL ones. That part is fine. But Stating that you'd raise prices even farther, is just wrong. I'll still buy the game. But seriously, making a statement that says "I dont' care about the people I want Money! MOAR!!!! MONEEEEY!" is bound to piss people off.
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VeGiTAX2 Aug 10, 09
quote iamjoe56
The Collectors edition is Justified in it's pricing. It comes with NIGHTVISION goggles
The problem is this is a UK petition noting the basic edition of the game starts at $90USD. not the LE, not the LCE or whatever. :/ its like you going right now to buy it expecting to pay $59 and them going oh that's $90.42
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Honor Aug 10, 09
Oh god if the prices go up in the U.S there going to cost more here we alreadly have to pay $99 for most activison gamers and as the guy said where in a reccesion
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Yorkieboy Aug 10, 09
I wouldn't buy it even if it didn't have a different name. It took them 2 friggen times to get a game right hence the "2" after the name.
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MaTtRoSiTy Aug 10, 09
We pay over $100 for activison games where I am - and I have to say f*ck that! No wonder this clown wants to raise prices when you see his salary!! What a lazy way to increase you bottom line as a CEO - dont buy their games seekers instead resist, let other fools buy em then get them second hand for half the price. I pretty much always do this, (apart from impending new wolfenstein, I have waited long enough and price is irrelevant!) I resist the hype and (mostly) never regret second hand bargains!
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iamjoe56 Aug 11, 09
quote Yorkieboy
I wouldn't buy it even if it didn't have a different name. It took them 2 friggen times to get a game right hence the "2" after the name.

WHAT? Have you even played the first one?
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