Jonas looks at the past, present and future of Microtransactions and In App Purchases in gaming. How does it affect gamers? Does it work in the studios favour or the gamers?
South Park‘s 2007 episode “Guitar Queer-O” not only took on a great parody of the Harmonix game series, but created the fictional “Herion Hero”, a game in which you chase a dragon – but the catch is… well, that’s exactly it – you don’t ever catch the dragon. Bethesda’s Skyrim, made several years after the South Park episode, puts me in mind of this game. You do catch the dragon this time around (or its soul, at least), but this is one hell of an addiction. True, I never really liked RPGs that much, if at all; they always left a banal taste in my mouth. Skyrim – however – well that just shoots straight through your veins. Choose no life, choose Skyrim, choose a fucking big television.