Ever wonder why developers no longer make free content, and usually quit their jobs or close their doors?
Well, you can all blame that on the fan base's. These "fans" belong to game series's and developement groups that get yelled at by their "fans" because of such "crimes" as:

-Asking for money for content after already handing over TONS of free content.
-Cutting support for a game after it's deemed WAY too costly, and dangering the company.
-Making what's considered "downloadable content" into an actual expansion.
-Canceling things that they were CONSIDERING doing.
-Trying something new with a franchise.
-Taking over a franchise after the original developement group closed down.

The most recent and common victims of such fan abuse are EALA and Valve, although this behavior is VERY common.

Developers work their asses off on games and updates to games, I know companies like Blizzard do update games (such as Starcraft) after billions of years of it being out, but everyone knows Blizzard's the only company that can still manage to shovel in cash from games that were made in the late 90's and early 2000's, for most companies, they have no such luck.
Recently, Valve released news of a game it was working on, entitled, Left For Dead 2, usually, Valve takes millions of years to release a new game, in which the time period between that and the release of the game Valve keeps releasing updates with new content and such, even though the money they receive from this new content barely meets the money it takes to develope it (not to mention, the 1,000,000 graphical updates to Half Life 2 that don't generate any profit at all.) But for once, Valve decided to do what most companies do and NOT develope an entirely different game, but instead, build on an existing one and create a sequal.
Valve fanboys were angry at this, and DEMANDED that the content be released for FREE. A SEQUELS WORTH OF CONTENT RELEASED FOR FREE. Think about that, does that sound logical AT ALL? This embarassed Valve, and I can only imagine how developers right there are thinking, either loose your hard work for free, or loose your fan base.

Honestly, show some damn decency.
Another example of this is EALA, in October, EALA released a new game, Red Alert 3, this caused a stir in the fan base. You see, Red Alert 2 was developed by Westwood, a company that was liquidated by EA and replaced by EALA. So immediatly, the forums were FLOODED with angry letters, petitions, and all that crap that EALA had done a shitty job and all that. But the thing is, RA3 could be considered by MANY to be quite the masterpeice of RTS games, managing to acheive almost perfect balance, a more skill oriented but still strategy driven gameplay, and able to provide some of the easiest and most usable mod and map making tools around.
But litterly, ALL OF THIS WAS DISMISSED just because EALA was EALA, and the fact that they tried somethings that were new that ended up balancing the game even further and ultimatly making it a more enjoyable experience, oh also, they weren't Westwood.
18 MONTHS worth of hard work, millions upon millions of dollars spent, ALL DISMISSED because the company was who they were.

Sad, isn't it?
But it's true, and this can all be attributed to FAN IDIOCY. This is the epitome of failure, this is the worst of the worst, this is just an embarrassment to game communities everywhere.


And that's why this group exists.

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TheLastJedi Jul 31 2011 says:

Congrats Everybody! We beat the L4D2 boycott group by 6 people!

Also i have been thinking, Maybe we should expand to other games that also have been subjected to "fan idiocy" like Duke Nukem Forever or the Call Of Duty Battlefield franchise.

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PeacefulPatriot Aug 27 2011 replied:

Don't forget about Console/PC Elitism.

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PeacefulPatriot Jul 17 2011 says:

The funny thing about this "full price DLC..."

Valve redid EVERYTHING. New code, new voice actors, twice the amount of maps, updated engine, every weapon was redone. There was multiple times the amount of content in Left 4 Dead 2 than in the prequel. Yeah, Left 4 Dead 2 should've totally been free.

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Templarfreak Jul 10 2011 says:

1.I can agree with you on that, but still a multi-million dollar company doesn't need to...
3.Wait...I thought a DLC was an Expansion?... Since it adds new content, usually more to the storyline, and can be uninstalled like most expansions.
4.Again I kinda agree, but by doing so they may lose fans.
5.This sometimes angers fans, (Most fans are mindless anyways, so who cares. xD) But I think AOE3 did a good job of trying something new.
6.This really all depends on what company takes it over, on what the fans would think.

All in all I kind of agree with this group, but I still hate EA. xD I'm not really a fan of them anyways though.

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gamefreak42 Jul 13 2011 replied:

about DLC, CoF, and AoM

i realy did not find them that scary and about L4D's valve problems

i find valve to have done the wrong thing making L4D2

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gamefreak42 Jul 3 2011 says:

game dev's are hard headed i'll admit

and the person that said..they don't deserve to be boycotted?

ha..was this country not built around the right to protest and asemble?

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PsychoticLoner Jul 4 2011 replied:

Ummm ... no one's taken that right away from you. You didn't pay attention during school, did you?

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gamefreak42 Jul 4 2011 replied:

unlike others....i can be 2 things

because this is a group that talks about fanbases like this...i am in my phish/anti wanabe ways...and on the other hand

i can be in my normal unrelenting ways

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PsychoticLoner Jul 4 2011 replied:

I'll take that as a yes.

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Deathz_Jester Sep 21 2011 replied:

I find his (gamefreak) lack of grammar skills disturbing...

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gamefreak42 Jun 23 2011 says:

mario and his *** base is another example

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