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

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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Comment by nagerst
by nagerst on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 19:02 UTC
nagerst
Member since:
2013-11-07

If they confine this to mobile gaming, i have no problem with it. It is if or when they transfer this to real games i would start to get mad.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by moondevil on Mon 3rd Feb 2014 00:37 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

They already did. It is called downloadable content on console games.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by Nelson on Mon 3rd Feb 2014 01:40 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Killer Instinct on the Xbox One is free to play with IAPs for more characters.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by aligatro on Mon 3rd Feb 2014 15:52 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
aligatro Member since:
2010-01-28

If they confine this to mobile gaming, i have no problem with it. It is if or when they transfer this to real games i would start to get mad.


Some Steam games already have this.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by twitterfire on Tue 4th Feb 2014 07:36 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

They can transfer it to other kind of software, too. I mean you want this shiny new web browser, don't you? Here, take it, it's free! You'd like to have an address bar? You have to pay. You'd like to have a home button near the address bar? You have to pay.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by lucas_maximus on Wed 5th Feb 2014 14:39 in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Season passes as well.

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