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so all these games these days are charging for access to their beta's or alpha's yet you come onto any review site and you cant find crap on the subject to help you with your descision.
Well i think that if that company can take my money, then they can take a review. Its bad enough the company itself is charging money now to alpha testers that traditionally had been free, but we are unable to give our thoughts on the matter potentially allowing bad companies to get away with things they wouldnt otherwise.
Just seems like another in a long list of scams to get our money that would have seemed almost unthinkable a few years ago yet nobody seems to complain.
A section dedicated to a games dlc's might be nice as well. Theres been many cases where ive been hovering over a product and just cant make up my mind and i wish we had some thing else to reference in that regard.
what does the word 'game' mean to you?
Noun:A form of play or sport, esp. a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck.Adjective:
- Eager and willing to do something new or challenging: "they weregame foranything".
- (of a person's leg) Permanently injured; lame.
im going to start going back and playing board games with people, and offer them to buy an extra queen or rook for $10-20. You think you could play cards if you had extra pay cards on the side you charged your opponent to buy before hand? and just how long would you enjoy even winnning if you did pay for these items in these conditions. Just what happened to competition? what happened to skill?
why do we even play games or sports to begin with?
the industry is down this year another 25% after last years major decline. and while there are factors like ageing console systems and other things can take part of the blame for the decline, i cant help but see the connection to actual content involved for the player base and lack of challenge. I also cant help but reference the same things happening in the video games crashes of the 80's again. All this has happened before.
Now all games are overly focused on things like loot which now you can buy/sell in things like diablo, but what do you do with this loot? kill bosses to get more loot. Your build options end up becoming very limited, and everyone is always after the same types of stuff. Theres no originality in your style, and replay value is limited due to being so similiar.
what do we want out of games, and is the industry really even attempting to meet our needs, or drive us further into these economic machine of a model for games?
support smaller game companies that actually have to do new ideas with their games, instead of these big companies that want to become a permanent line in your checkbook every month by basically updating a few graphics and handing you a stripped down version of one of their previous glories.
i remember an age where i used to compete against the nastiest players i could knowing full well i was going to lose (and badly in some cases) just cause i knew i could better myself by doing so and learn some new tricks. What kind of perspective is common today? munchkin your way to the top as fast as you can and by any means (usually cash, or abuse) so that you get to look cool.
I remember when you could actually be cool instead of just looking the parts. altho its starting to fade from my memory like with everyone else it seems...
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