Good show guys.
Limbo is probably going to become one of those untouchable games (if it isn't already) that hardcore gamers get their panties in a bunch if you don't completely love it, "get" the art side of it, consider it worth full price, or whatever else will irritate them to no end. When it comes to Limbo, Shipwreck's apparently already felt their wrath.
As for the pricing, the blame rests solely in the hands of gamers. The same morons who paid 10 bucks for a Halo map pack are now the same morons paying 15 bucks for the Modern Warfare 2 map packs.They raise the prices on the XBLA games and DLC because they know gamers will still bend over and give away their money without hesitation.
Personally, I can't be blowing money on every new weekly downloadable game that comes out just to experience them at the same time as everyone else or simply to support the "arts", the developer, etc, etc. That's great if you have money to waste, but for me I'm pretty selective when it comes to downloadable games. Especially when we're talking about $15 downloads. At least with retail games I can eventually sell or trade them. I can't do jack squat with XBLA or PSN games.
I wouldn't doubt if $20 soon becomes the standard for downloadable games in the next few years. People will still buy the games though.
Shipwreck, the 2008 Prince of Persia is the one that killed the series. That game sucked some huge sandy balls. It was so boring.
Cheapy, I agree with you on Kinect. There's really nothing to play on it. There's no meat to Kinect, but Microsoft is right. Hardcore gamers will still buy it because it's new, and it gives them something to bitch about on message boards even though they knew before hand there were no games for the thing.
I'm with you on the Mortal Kombat deal too. Although with fatalities, it's not such a big deal because the fight's already over. That's my personal issue with fighting games. I don't really want to learn all the moves and dedicate hundreds of hours on one game just to get really good at it and perfect my craft. There's nothing wrong with that if you do, but personally it's not my sort of thing. I'll play the new MK because I'm a big fan, but I won't be hardcore about it.
Edited by Blackout, 26 July 2010 - 11:49 PM.