The best music game in years, despite some questionable business ideas under the hood.
Overkill has embodied its name when it comes to downloadable content for Payday 2, but its latest shenanigan is possibly the worst.
After adding a microtransaction system to the game in an event that promised FREE updates, Payday 2 has become not just a source of community rage, but an exercise in corporate hypocrisy.
This is a game I personally championed. I take its recent heel turn personally as well.
People want me to say that Payday 2 added microtransactions to its game, even though they said that would never happen. This is bollocks, obviously.
I was going to make this part of the next Bullshit Roundup, but the emails and comments and messages haven’t stopped, so here you go.
Payday 2 has microtransactions.
A lot of bullshit happens in the game industry and I get inundated with references to this bullshit whenever it does. People want to see a new Jimquisition video every time the latest “AAA” game has microtransactions or some garbage downloadable content.
The main problem is, my video series often already has episodes that apply entirely to whatever new scandal has occurred, meaning all I’d end up doing would be rewording a prior video with some names changes.
However, it IS important to call this trash out whenever it happens. Since I no longer post on a news blog, I thought it’d be fun to do a semi-regular feature that collects the latest nonsense from major publishers and presents them with scorn. I may be beating the proverbial dead horse every time I do one, but I say the horse is alive as long as companies continue acting like cocks.
Please enjoy our latest editorial adventure, The Bullshit Roundup!
Okay, who DIDN’T expect another Konami episode with the crap it’s pulled this past week?
Today, we discuss the company’s sleazy PES shenanigans, the ridiculous DLC coming to Metal Gear Solid V, and explain why Konami sodding off out of “AAA” development forever wouldn’t be a bad thing.
My your blood quench the throat of the thirsting POG GOD.
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.
(Apologies if the video thumbnail shows as a black screen until played. YouTube decided to break thumbnails today!)
Capcom, Konami, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Activison… there’s no shortage of “AAA” publishers to rail on for their naughty behavior. One company often gets overlooked, however, and it’s one of the naughtiest – Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment.
Following the announcement of Batman: Arkham Knight’s $40 season pass, we take a look at some of WB’s cheekiest stunts – by no means an exhaustive list, but a great look at its feeding of pre-order culture, DLC saturation, and general lack of customer care.
I watched the Star Wars Battlefront trailer like everybody else, and my not-so-excited reaction to it made me realize just how jaded and skeptical I’ve truly become. I mean, I’ve always known that, but this made me face up to it.
It’s not a nice way to be, and I’d love to hop on the hype train time and again. Will I accept any responsibility for being such a Doubting Thomas though? HELL NO!