Monday, October 20, 2014

Last-Gen Games Upgrade to Next-Gen RANT!!

Hey Guys, I'm not in a great mood right now, so it's an appropriate time to start my ranting on a topic that I'm pretty sure you guys are mad about as well. With the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, video game developers have new releases of games for both last-gen and next-gen games. We have already seen remastered versions of games in the past get re-released such as The Last of Us and the upcoming Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition.

Think this is a good deal? Wait until you hear (or read) the catch...
The advertisement is not lying. You can actually upgrade your last-gen version of Advanced Warfare to next-gen for free. However, it only applies if you get the game digitally. I don't know about you guys, but I hate getting digital games. I'm one of those people that literally need physical copies of the game because it's been that way for around 30 years since videos games have been around. Furthermore, it takes up way too much space on a hard drive to get a digital version of a game. Sure it may sound like a steal, but I'd rather trade in my physical copy of my game for the next-gen version and get it for maybe $10.

I'm not judging you guys if you buy games digitally, but think about the downsides of downloading a game especially when it comes to storage issues. Advanced Warfare is not the only game to do something like this; Destiny did the same thing before it released. I believe that it's still going on, but I'm not 100% sure.

Here is also my main problem as well. If video game companies see the rise in popularity with this kind of deal, they are all going to want to do the same thing. That means that people who want physical copies of their game are going to have to shell out the money to pay full-price to buy the same game for a different version of it. I don't want to have to do that. Video games are already expensive enough, so cut us some slack since there are people who have not made the switch to next-gen consoles yet.

I made my point, so that's it for me today.
Till Next Time!!
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