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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I stop reading any comment that begins "others are stupid but I'm smart". The standard rejoinder to this inane comment "If you are so smart why aren't you rich"?

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danger_nakamura Member since:

Plenty of smart people are not rich. Plenty of remarkably stupid people are rich. I think you'll find that this more often comes down to luck or a willingness to step on others rather than intelligence.

Also, by your logic... is no intelligent person ever able to point out the shortcomings of others? It it really your contention that there are no stupid or foolish people out there?

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Soulbender Member since:

If you're so rich how come you're not smart?

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