Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 14:18 UTC
Games "Why has the SimCity story gone away? It's a good question. And the answer for it reveals much about how both the games industry, and the games journalism industry, work." Telling - not just for the game journalism, but all of it. As a sidenote, you can always rely on Rock Paper Shotgun to bring the best gaming news. Under-appreciated gem of online news reporting.
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First, just because the game belongs to a medium you don't enjoy doesn't mean other people don't. I'm sure there are plenty of things you do which others would consider to be a waste of time; there's no reason to be an ass-hat about it.

Secondly, it's important because there are a lot of people buying the game that don't understand the full implications of doing so (feeding EA and encouraging further poor behavior from them and other like-minded companies).

Third, it doesn't matter if a person 'has' to buy something to get cheated in that exchange. Are you suggesting that it's literally impossible to be ripped off in any exchange that doesn't involve food, water or shelter?

Fourth, complaining about a shitty company isn't socialism. It's the only way a free market will work, in addition to avoiding said shitty company's products in the future (see point #2).

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