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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Xfce has done a much better job of being as simple as possible, but no more.

Gnome 3 is a solution looking for an answer, and Gnome has been bad about removing features that are actually useful rather then figuring out an elegant way to expose those features to the end user.

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I'm not saying the GNOME developers are right, I'm just saying that is what they believe. ;-)

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"I'm not saying the GNOME developers are right, I'm just saying that is what they believe. ;-)"

Possibly. It seems Gnome was being designed for the audience they wanted rather than the audience they had, which is why they've received so much flack. Given a non-power user demographic Gnome3 may have gone down a lot better. Personally I agree with Flatland_Spider that Xfce does a better job at being simple without ditching features that are useful for us.

Edited 2014-02-03 18:41 UTC

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