EA. Ubisoft. Activison. WB Games. Square-Enix. Capcom. Konami. If you know any of these Companies by anything even a half-step beyond their names, then you probably know that they’ve each done some less-than-savory things over the years (either that, or you’re so filled with rage that you’re puking blood into the nearest receptacle you can find). Whether it’s shady business practices, hamstrung games, or business decisions that a sleeping toddler would advise against, those companies and more have all done something to earn the ire of the gamers they cater to. But what are we supposed to do about it?
I’ll contend that Capcom’s Street Fighter V is a very good game, but it hasn’t gotten off to a good start in the eyes of many -- and for a lot of legitimate reasons. Things are looking up, but players have had to suffer -- and they’ve got no choice, when you get down to it. What can you do when a company’s effectively holding that glowing new installment or beloved franchise hostage, especially when said company’s done some nasty stuff in the past? Further, what can you do when you have to count on the big companies or pretty much be denied of video games, period?
Well, good thing we’re not living in such a bleak dystopia. Indie Games are here, and they’re saving the medium…well, probably. Ostensibly. Hopefully? Eh, let’s just talk about indie games for a bit.
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