Gearbox's Mikey Neumann has spoken out against petitioning artists to change their art, just because an audience doesn't like the way it is. Although, it's a little tongue-in-cheek, as the Aliens: Colonial Marines lead also suggests that artists should probably try to avoid doing " the thing that makes people write petitions on the internet" in the first place
“Don’t do the thing that makes people write petitions on the internet," said Neumann to OPM. "You have no right to petition people in art ….God damn it…You don’t, I don’t give a shit. That’s on me, that’s not Gearbox, that’s totally me. You have no right to petition artists to change their art. You can not like it, you can not buy it, you can not enjoy it, that’s fine, bitch all you want - you can not petition them.”
Rather timely, considering that BioWare have just announced free DLC that will expand upon the much-maligned conclusion to Mass Effect 3. Frankly, we're inclined to agree with Mr. Neumann, although it's somewhat more complex in the games industry than in other mediums where creatives' balls aren't in the hands of corporate suits nor a baying fanbase.