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Industry Publishers Need To Clean Up Their Act

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Gamers lash out at developers and publishers pretty hard for ‘features’ like on-disc DRM and pre-launch DLC announcements, but only because it’s the more recent wave in a tide of economics. Placing a pre-order for beta or early game access, exclusive content or gear that gives some players an inherent advantage over others in a multiplayer environment, and lifetime subscriptions are just a few of the other ways developers have tried parting us with cash in order to have us ‘better’ enjoy our favorite games, and more often than not there are plenty of complaints regarding whatever new policy the bigwigs come up with. Some of it is just hot air blowing, which is to be expected as the majority of gamers have their own vision of what the perfect future of gaming should be. There’s no use throwing a fit anytime some new anti-piracy script restricts playing a game offline, or some new computer program that’s required as a useless launch platform. These things are just a quick (but expensive) toe dips to see what works and what doesn’t. But what about when a company asks you to pay full price for the demo portion of a game that may take up to 72 hours to unlock completely?

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