Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 18:08 UTC

I don't like writing negative articles that don't include a solution to the problem, but in this case, there is no solution. The state of in-app purchases has now reached a level where we have completely lost it. Not only has the gaming industry shot itself in the foot, hacked off their other foot, and lost both its arms ... but it's still engaging in a strategy that will only damage it further.

Why are these gaming studios so intent of killing themselves?

Because massive application stores created a race to the bottom - as well as a huge pile of crap to wade through. Ten to twenty years from now, we won't look back favourably upon the App Store or Google Play.

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Gamers are no longer the market
by Carrot007 on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 19:05 UTC
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As I titled, "Gamers are no longer the market".

The market is profit. The market of people willing to put up with this sort of shit is greater than those wanting to pay for a good game. Therefore the popular market caters to these people.

These people are not gamers in the true sense, just people moving into a market that did not cater to them before.

Does not make me happy but there are still good games out there if you look for them. Just don't expect these neogamers to be there or even care what you actually want.

These "games" more fulfill the same needs that gambling does. Gaming has not become big these days, they are just calling something else gaming.

Please do not think I am being negative here, just realistic. I like games still these days when I can find them!

Edited 2014-02-02 19:17 UTC

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