Good podcast this week, but one thing really rubs me the wrong way. I hate to hear people always talking about 'voting with your wallet' because it's a damned lie.
When gamers buy or don't buy games they aren't 'voting' for anything, you can point to COD and Madden and say 'they make them cause gamers buy them' but I could point to Portal, Walking Dead, and Heavy Rain and ask 'where are all the interesting narrative single player experiences that gamers 'voted' for?'
The answer I suspect is that publishers don't make what we 'vote' for, they make what is easier, cheaper, and what they can bleed more money from (there's no real equivalent of map packs, weapon packs, or xp boosts in the Walking Dead, for instance).
Mainly though I hate it because it implies that all we can do as gamers is choose what we want more of from what's already out there. Developers should be looking to give us things we don't even know we want, not reading market data and cranking out more of what's selling.