Saved from mundanity by some pretty cool remixes.
With the imminent launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a fresh outrage has spawned over its inclusion of microtransactions. I love outrages about microtransactions, so much so that I coined the phrase “Fee To Pay” years ago.
Here we are again – the practice of “Fee To Pay” is more common, but no less distasteful. Let’s revisit the stupid world of “feemium” games, where you gotta pay… if you wanna pay.
Let’s tell the tale of a hopeful indie developer by the name of Bob Middleton. This person, trading under the name of bobmiddleton80, has three games currently trying to get attention on Steam Greenlight, Black Star Company, MurderU, and The Clickerton Gang. A cursory glance at each wannabe Steam release shows nothing spectacular – a generic shooter, a humdrum survival horror, and yet another “clicker” game.
Peel away the surface, however, and you might just find something more interesting than the products Mr. Middleton attempts to peddle.
Max Scoville of IGN and The Comedy Button joins your regular crew for a wild ride that includes pigs stuffed with POGs, pumpkin sex toys, and Mysterio blowjibbers.
There’s plenty of content to make our furry and futa fans happy too. Because that’s how we roll.
This is… an amazing episode.
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Darkest Dungeon is a game I’ve been rooting for ever since I first set eyes on it. As a Dungeons & Dragons player with a ruthless dungeon master, the idea of a game that promised lasting effects and mental stresses on characters forced to face eldritch monstrosities appealed to me greatly.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and a promising launch on Early Access, things were looking great for this beautifully crafted, intensely challenging roleplaying game. You wouldn’t think it right now, looking at a store page absolutely filling up with negative reviews.
Just what the hell happened?
On a very shiny and chrome Jimquisition, your old pal Jim Sterling looks at the games most commonly referred to as Walking Simulators. It’s a term meant insultingly, and it can be rather unfairly applied.
Sometimes, however, the application IS pertinent.
Here’s how to avoid making sure you earn the dubious distinction.