Originally Posted by Volucris
You can just find a butcher that has a local source and does on-farm kills that are far more ethical. Like the same man my family buys hay from we can also buy sides of beef from cattle he's pampered on his farm. No caged bull ****.
People have problems with various things and the next step is finding a way to alleviate that. I had some fun with BF3 beta but decided it still wasn't worth it. Same with Diablo 3.
People said that when BF2 came out.
My uncle raises cattle, so for my home cooking I generally have a steady supply of beef that I know is raised in healthy and humane environment, but when I go out to eat I still order food that can potentially have shady origins. When I go out to eat I will also order veal and fuagra, despite the way the animals are treated because those things are delicious.
When a game comes out from a genuinely good company, I'll go out of my way to promote the game and if they happen to have a pay what you want model, I'll generally pay a little more than the average to show my appreciation. That being said, I tend to look at the developers rather than the publishers. Most publishers are just thinking about the bottom dollar, but there are developers working under them who either can work within the publisher's restraints to make a genuinely good game, or who have developed the game completely independently and simply have the game published by them because they need some one to do it. So boycotting the game simply because it has an EA logo on the box, which is initially what it sounded like you were doing, is doing nothing but hurting a good developer who may find it hard to get their next game published because the last one didn't sell well enough. I buy good games. My idea of a good game might differ from your idea, but that's neither here nor there.