They are laughing all the way to the bank.
The gaming experience has evolved into something that's not so tastefull. As a life long gamer i remember the days when playing a game to have fun was what gaming was all about. Creating your own unique experiences within the game to get the maximum enjoyment out of it. Having polished games that were complete not half finished on purpose.
Yes, this was the era before two things, that in my opinion are killing the gaming experience for me. Achievements and DLC. While achievements may be fun to get at times they also create this dilema within ourselves. OCD gamers must complete everything, there is this infatuation with completing every game we play. While this is a very small percentage of gamers reguardless some of us fall into this category.
As the social media as evolved into a constant necessity for the vast majority of this generation it has created this advantage for greedy gaming companies to cash in at our expense. By observing forums online they know what we want but manipulate us in a way that will take advantage of us. We are seeing more and more content that should already be on the disk but we end up having to pay for things that are left out on purpose so we can be nickle and dimed to death! For example,the new Gears of War Judgement released with 4 maps on purpose so that we can be charged later. This is going to be the way it is from now on which is going to seriously have me reconsider what i buy from now on. EA has already announced that micro transactions will be in every release from now on. This will cause is if it has not already caused other developers to do the same.
Gone are the days that we pay 50 or even 60 for a game and be able to complete it. No, expect to pay 100 dollars or even more! Yes i know this is a business but these companies greed knows no bounds and we are the victims. We are getting sucked dry while they are laughing all the way to the bank.
Posted by Dollar Junior
on 02 April 13 at 15:29
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