That's offensive to strawmen, I felt like our culture had moved passed only speaking of them in a negative light.
They are now relegated to Halloween decorations and being set on fire at festivals, both of which are highly offensive. They don't like standing around on porches wearing a fake smile in offensive clothes just to sell candy.
2) secondly you're no obligation to buy DLC or commit to micro-transactions.
3) Whether a game has a sequel every year or every five years is an irrelevance to the cost of the unit itself. As highlighted earlier sequels are not a new thing. Ultima had several in quick succession.
2) Ah, but games are designed in such a way that makes it unlikely that you won't. They use basic tactics like peer pressure to sell you map packs. DLC and microtransactions are almost like maintenance costs on a car at this point, if you want to continue playing the game you pretty much have to buy them. The quality and quantity of content in "base games" has gone down significantly sicne this became a trend.
3) Nope, you are wrong.
4) Go do your own research if you wan't to know things. I am too cool and important to do such things.
I don't know where you people buy games but with digital distribution and retailers trying to hang onto the market you can buy any non Blizzard game on sale somewhere within a month past release.
That and games are actually cheaper. It's a fact. Why are we having an argument about it again? As for DLC, I personally hate it but it never was or will be obligatory or "maintenance". Currently my most played games are Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3, StarCraft 2 and Crusader Kings 2. None of which I have bought any DLC for (Two of them don't even have any) and I'm playing them in multiplayer perfectly fine every day.
YES 20 year old games were more accounting for inflation (or in some cases just more period).... the prices went DOWN since then and have come back up.
Last edited by Kadayi; 15-06-2012 at 11:45 AM.
I don't really think prices have gone up. Every now and again, Steam or whatnot will charge 34.99 for a game (Skyrim) but I still picked that up for 24.99 from most places, same with all games.
I've decided to be more optimistic, though. RPS is doing the Rezzed conference with a dedicated indie section and some triple-A exclusives. These guys are fighting the good fight as they always have. The internet is better with RPS than without it.
*I* will strive to be a beacon of positivity and I hope to be contagious.
There use to be "cool guys clubs" in the moddb forum. These clubs may exist on other forums, the rule of the club is to not be too negative about everything, be critical but not a hater. I kind of like that spirit, and the idea that having a good community is something you have to work for. I have said before that hate is adictive, .. is very easy to fall on that sliding slope.
Last edited by Rii; 15-06-2012 at 05:28 PM.