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its been a while but i thought today is the right time for making a new blog. The power of the purse hhm strange blogname so what's it all about. The recent discussions here on gs as well as in the whole gamer scene about dlc season passes failing game series and lack of innovation brought me to this point. Why cause we the gamers are the cause of this situation and of the upcoming way gaming will be. Thats the power of the purse cause through the point that the gaming industry is more money gaining then the movie industry in the meantime things and companies have changed.
So the main point will be innovations and how we gamer handle them. In the last year there always was that bick yell throughout the community that there is a lack of innovation. Old game models and series get milked and milked often on a cost of quality. So the Community yells hey we got a lack of innovation in the game development scene. Well dear gamers were the cause of it. Why do you think do we see the most innovations from small game companys or indi gamers cause they are still willing to not avoid risks at all costs cause they are in my eyes more connected to the game community then the global big companys. Why is thats so mentioning the movie industrie above was the first slightly change the gamers recognized.
Since you can make so much money through selling a great game it has become more and more a pure economical thing then creating a piece of art or something that should affect people in a new way. Only the profit comes in view when deciding about making a new game. You see this in the spreading like mushrooms dlc for games. Well but were the paying gamer comunity are the cause of that as long as we will throw our money into dlc season passes or games which came out every year with only slightly changes and a bit of polish we shouldnt cry for lack of innovation.
This is the cause why there still new CoDs ever few month and someone like double fine needs to make a crowdfunding to develop an adventure. Yes cause all companies tell them hey you wont get our money for that make us an CoD with Dlc that will make 400% more profit. (Sorry about the alltime CoD reference but its the prototype of those games).
So the only creative innovation or games including so much love and art come from the small companies and we got it in our hand. We shouldn critisize every effort to create something new picking the weakspots and ruining a game. Look at the beloved fps mentioned in the last escape from mount stupid where is the innovation? What is new beside 1-2 small new functions and a new textureset and maps not much in the last 10 years. Still its the cash cow of the industry all want to make pfs or action games cause they sell best.
Since this is going on now for years the big game companies lost all effords in making an game which is new and might not be loved from all people cause its new different and unexpectable.
So dear gamers think of your power of the purse when getting your next games when you want a change and a new game century of innovations and new things for us. Support those who are innovative and have an critic view on those best selling games what do they offer you new? Is it really worth getting it cause all people get it?Rethink and force the companies to take more risks by making not economicly planed games a huge success.
throw your coins in the right direction
hoped you liked my thoughts, your welcome to comment and im waiting from your view of that situation
i recognized so many failed posts about the F2P Genre. Ppl just dont watch the game itself they just see a F2P and judge the games to be awful and pircey on longterms to remain playing the game.
In general you need to split the term F2P. Cause the F2P genre has a great variety due to facebook related f2p games and the huge moorpg genre.
First of all what is Free to play. Free to play are games called there you can download the game for free and you need no costs to play the game.
The Name was Build through the first Free To Play Games either Browsergames which hadnt a client or massive online roleplaying games. Due its a growing rentable market the genres which have f2p evolved. You see many f2p fps or strategy games in latest time.
Why do ppl judge f2p generally. Mostly those comments come from ppl who played p2p games. Ok i can understand that they need to judge games wich offer the same content for free as the game they play with a monthly subscription.
1) Rumor 1 : f2p games are not worth playing (bad technique, no updates)
This isnt true at all i tried many f2p games to find the one fitting for my play and i play my game now for 2,5 years. The Engine might not be the state of the art but honestly you aint playing a moorpg for the grafical details more for the value the game offers you so the state of the art engine isnt needed at all. Second Points no Updates. Strange thing i seen regulary updates often more frequented in f2p games then on its p2p game clones like wow and such. More frequently and with a countable new amount of game stuff.
2) Rumor 2 : f2p is a lie, you need to p2p to be able to compete with other players or you can play the game. Well there is a slightly point in that rumor but only a slightly. You need to variate some f2p games here and the shemes which are behind them.
2.1) The Free Free to play games: Free Games with an Item Mall. Either Browser of roleplay games created this genre you can buy stuff in an item mall to advance faster in the games or to get a visual benefit get the newest cloth for your char and so on BUT not limited in the game mechanics. I play such a game i reached lvl 149 of 150 and i never used the item mall i can buy all stuff i want or need ingame with ingame gold just need to invest some more time on grinding then the ppl which buy stuff in the item mall.
2.2) Limited f2p. Mostly p2p games which didnt succeded in the past caused by too less subscriptions. Mostly you can see a limited f2p game here you can play the game but get limitations such as limited inventory space limited classes or such. Those games can be a hidden p2p cause normally at some point you can either play for fun and dont advance or are forced to pay to keep at least some stuff in your inventory but still those games are on 90% failed p2p games and the most f2p games dont follow that sheme.
In my opinion the former p2p games need to follow sheme 2.2 or they would lost in there eyes the last subscribers they got. But on longterm this wont be the right choice. Another way would be to benefit subcribers but not to limited none subscribers. If there way had worked the game hadnt went f2p.
Im a old gamer and for me im simply not willing to pay a monthly subscription on a game as good as it may be i can get plenty of other gameing fun with more variety if i spent that money in other ways (old games or new ones, if you compare playing 1 year wow for example or getting 12 games hhm there isnt really a need to choice for me ^^)
Now the genre f2p will see many changes cause the main developers realized p2p has no future cause the f2p genre is too good so they would either put massive work in there product to outstand them (which wouldnt be rentable) or accept that there is no real difference.
Well ok you also see same products from different firms in supermarkets for different prices. There is always a market for anything so subscribers wont die on longterm but it wont be the cashcow market they used to have in the past 5 years.
Now even crytek and other teams already said or will say under the hand that f2p is the future. So how will our f2p future will be. In my opinion it will be the 2.1 way cause all other forms of f2p will die during the war about the customers who want to spend money.
^^ somehow i lost the point at this point so i would resume fast. Dont judge a title cause its f2p, look at it, try it then judge. And f2p isnt f2p but i hope that will change in the future. =D
=) ok since fuse is down again and i dropped the hope the psn side from gamespot will ever be half actual or interesting i thought its time to make a small preview of games this week. I will first only talk about the new games not all dlc cause i first wanna get the response of my new blog idea so please all comment and stuff
Alien Breed Trilogy
Availability:Not available in BL, HN, QT
There is not much to say about the alien breed games a nice remake of the old classic from amigas 2 player coop mode possible pretty much trophies for a psn game (platinums!) and its a blast from the past if you aint got one of the games this might be your chance to pick all 3 at a fair bundle price
Ratings of Games on GS: Part 1 (7.3 ) Part 2 (6.5) Part 3 (6.6) i only played it a bit but at the sum i would give the triology a 7.0 to 7.5 nice alien shooter with much coop fun
Portation of the Iphone Game for consoles. You play a God trying to kill those bad babel ppl who want to build that tower.
Never played it or the phone version but GS give it a 6.0. First Impression: Nice Onetimefun but no core game
Bang Bang Racing
A splitscreen fun arcade couch racing from a hungary develop team also ported from an android game. Most impressive feature is the 4 player splitscreen option. No online modes but for the price a nice couchfun with mates
Suggestion score is 6.0 ported from other side reviews
Rune Factory Oceans
J-RPG prequel (Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny)rated due GS at 6.5. Can't Say much too this but looks like an average jrpg but for the price its likely to get a cheaper disc version somewhere
Availability:Not available in AU, NZ
(includes PS3 and PS Vita versions)
StarDrone bundle features both PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system versions.
Star Drone is a rythum shooter also a GS review available which had a 6.0 Score.
Two Worlds II VELVET Game of the Year Edition
Availability:Not available in DK, FI, NZ, NO, SE
RPG from Topware in the velvet goty edition included dlc's nice game for the price if you aint got it take a look
GS rated the game at 7.5 review available
Thats the new Games this week tell me if you liked the short overview of the new content and if you would like to see weekly updates like that short description rating and some small screens to make a small preview of the new stuff im waiting on your comments
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