Jimquisition Reminds Us Publishers Aren’t Your Friends (Again)
This is a discussion we’ve all had before, but as always, it bears repeating: Publishers are not your friends. Neither are game developers. They make things so that you will give them money.
Apparently this point needs reiterating, like, all the time among the gaming public, however, and Jim Sterling is pretty damn good at beating the bushes with the right message. In the latest Jimquisition, Jim turns a withering stare to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, which he reminds that Electronic Arts sold for $30 while also including roadblocks to the gameplay mechanics to encourage people to pay for micro-transactions, and then adding those micro-transactions.
Apparently players are thanking EA for allowing them to pay more money into a game they purchased, and which was designed to be frustrating in order to encourage them to give up more money.
Watch the video and let us know what you think of this attitude of gratitude in the comments.