Originally Posted by koulaid
No it's not. You said software, not specifically "games." WarZ being in a crap state is purely your opinion and not fact.
Then explain why Valve removed it from steam? I've encountered games with more features in their prototype stage.
What War Z has put forth isn't more than a month's work from any decent developer (if you consider how much of the game was already done by reusing War Inc, a good developer could have War Z remade in a week...), and I know plenty of people in the industry that were sickened by the entire process. The fear is that this scam could cause "mainstream" gamers to shy away from indie devs out of fear of another scam.
Yes I know you CAN make money with those software, BUT that has nothing to do with what was stated beforehand. I use the video editing software for pure enjoyment so yea.
The point is not that the game was $15. The point was the game cost anything at all and then had microtransactions on top of it. The game is nothing but a money grab. It's the new version of Vaporware.
ARMA 2 is old, it should be cheap. Dayz alpha/beta is free, not the standalone. I know for a fact that people bought arma2 just to play dayz. Theroratically making it not free for the people who had to buy arma2.
No, the standalone isn't free, but they're not ending the mod version of it either. Saying that Day Z is not free because you had to buy Arma 2 is like saying the public park isn't free if you used gas to get there. Arma 2 wasn't some exceptionally obscure game. It wasn't AAA, but it definitely wasn't a game that never got any attention from gaming sites. Plenty of people had Arma 2 long before Day Z launched, that's why there was an expansion launched a couple months before
Day Z did.