Chances are if you in your 20’s you know of a time where games used to ship complete. When you heard a game went gold you knew you had the beginning, middle and end of a story all intact.
If there were any extra characters you usually had to beat the game on various difficulties to unlock them.
I’m not even sure if DLC was a word back then, come to think of it I think it was a curse word. A places of forbidden territory. If a game required extra content, extra game discs were including at no extra cost.
All this has changed. In a world of what you see if not what you get you have to be careful in which product you choose to invest your time in.
Today games come out unfinished, half storied, with the other half as DLC. Then the cow went a mooing, cows started showing up in games like COD, Battlefield to name a few. No literal cows but you get my point. It’s like the famer’s said, “Lets milk these cows and the cows said moooooooo”. Squeezing out every possible reason for a transaction.
For example, A wolf skin covering a dog….. Really? How about chapters to a game that should have already been included in the first place but using the excuse that it wouldn’t fit in the game?
I think this will be a trend that will be happening more and more in the future as gaming continues. If you are not a fan of this practice be sure to stay away from games that have it. I mean you can ignore the option all together by not buying any extra content outside of the original purchase of the game itself.
I don’t think that this will end gaming but I feel it will however, make it a common practice to see such options made available.
I guess this can be a positive as well. What are your thoughts? Do you support micro-transactions? Do you think they will be the end of gaming? Will we see it more often?
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