The Jimquisition: The Witcher 3 x Splatoon – Real Games-As-A-Service

If you’ve followed this industry’s buzzword-infused gibberish for a while, you’ll like have heard of the term, “Games-as-a-service.” It’s about turning games from one-time purchases into ongoing experiences, usually with an injection of microtransactions or DLC.

It’s also totally dishonest, justifying all manner of shoddy business practices, broken launches, and con jobs.

Recently, two games came out that represent the ideal of the “service” a lot more than any product to have actively claimed the term. Let’s examine what they do, and why they humiliate the industry! Oh my Gods!

The Jimquisition: The Splatoon Straw That Broke Amiibo’s Back

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Amiibo can go take a running jump at this point. After the abysmal mess that was Wave 4’s launch, and the continued benefit to scumbags that these things provide, I’m done.

Splatoon was the final straw – a great game in its own right, with amiibo functionality that genuinely justifies the “glorified DLC” accusations I’ve defended amiibo from in the past. It’s kind of worse though – because it’s DLC for only a lucky few.

And I want my power armor, damn it!

 

Splatoon Review – You’re A Squid Now

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