Monday, March 08, 2010

WoS - Activision

Next candidate marks the first publisher for the Wall of Shame. Activision. How they have fallen... and where the hell to begin explaining why all should avoid giving Activision any of your money.  Guess a bullet list would be easier....

  • They just killed the last hope for a good Infinity Ward game
  • They like to rehash the same shit every year
    • Guitar Hero
    • Tony Hawk
  • Responsible for chopping up our upcoming favorite series:
    • Star Craft 2
    • Diablo 3
    • Call of Duty
  • Turned former StarCon maker Toys for Bob into a Disney developer
  • Sent a cease and desist order to a fan-site working on another Kings Quest game, even though no KQ is planned.
  • Title list has been relatively dismal since the Atari days (well, guess it was a different Activision back then too)
  • They rushed Vampire:Bloodlines into a buggy mess.
  • Guilty of turning movie licenses into crappy video games (Howard the Duck, Judge Dredd, and many more)
WoS features either a game developer or publisher that has screwed the PC market, generally with a complete lie or shady practice. In today's tight economy I believe its important to understand where your money is going, and who you should and should not support regardless of your gaming console preferences.

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