The ReaperCast – 41 – Are Current Gamers Getting Screwed?

September 16, 2016
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The ReaperCast – 41 – Are Current Gamers Getting Screwed?

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Main Topic – Has this Gen screwed the average gamer?

  • Broken games
  • Firmware setbacks
    • Not as good as last gen’s OS (Xbox One esp)
  • Network setbacks
  • Forcing players into pub matches rather than allowing clans
  • New console offerings mid gen
    • Confusion in marketplace
    • Are they upgrades or money grabs?
  • Pay to Win implemented
    • Endless grind vs being able to pay to get to a level
    • Game mechanics feel dull and compel you to pay to reach that next par
    • Need to pay to keep up with kids that don’t have as much going on in real world
      • Especially onerous when paying full price for the base game

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Notable Replies

  • My favorite part is the last second when all is silent except for “And”

  • Gatsu says:

    gamer’s getting fucked this gen? Oh yes.

    On the topic of squeezing cash out of players. Street Fighter V. They have the “option” to unlock new characters by playing matches to earn fight money. You get 100 per win. You get 0 with a loss. Unlocking a character is 10,000. Only way to earn coin is by playing online ranked. So you HAVE to play against randoms and get destroyed.

    OR

    You can pay for the season pass…or pay $4.99 per character.


    New game crash? Nah. There are a lot of developers out there that care about their business and will work to keep customers happy. Companies like CD Projekt Red that genuinely give a shit will keep a collapse from happening. If there were only Activision and EA, then I’d worry.

    I could be wrong though. I do agree to a degree that the “updated console” releases will cause a ton of confusion and you’ll see people feel burned about not being able to get the best experience out of their system and give up. Especially if they start pulling this shit every year. It’ll be a hardware crash more than a software crash.

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