Friday Flame Wars: CliffyB Mans The Barricades
Yesterday, CliffyB took to his personal blog with an ammunition belt full of conventional wisdom. Over the course of a lengthy, meandering post, the former Epic honcho defended the game industry’s most controversial practices, particularly its clampdown on used games and its growing love of microtransactions.
His argument basically boils down to: “game companies have to make money and pay salaries, so they should do whatever works.” It didn’t convince us — see Phil Hornshaw’s response on this very site — but did it convince you at all? In this week’s Friday Flame Wars, we ask: can microtransactions and other newfangled revenue streams really be defended?