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Treyarch Says ‘Angry Gamers’ Are Stunting Innovation

Treyarch has hit out at ‘angry’ gamers, claiming they could stunt creativity in games development.
The firm’s community manager Josh Olin claims such an attitude will hamper ‘innovation’.
Olin said: “Personally, as a community manager who lives in the media or social media world every day, I think the social culture of video games is moving in a more negative direction as technology and social media continues to grow.
“Rather than growing with it, the trend seems to be devolving. More and more gamers seem to forget what this industry is all about.
“It’s a creative industry – the most creative form of entertainment in existence. Too many developers who try new things are getting burned by “pundits” and angry entitled fans who look to be contrarian, sometimes simply for the sake of being contrarian.
“The only thing this attitude aims to achieve is stunt that creativity and innovation even further, which is something that no rational gamer looking to be entertained would want to do.”
Gaming lobby group Gamers’ Voice has referred Activision to the Office of Fair Trading following complaints from ‘angry’ gamers over buggy versions of Black Ops on PC and PS3.


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