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Ash1138 reviews Dead Island

When I first became aware of Dead Island it looked like just-another-typical-first-person-shooter that spun the wheel of "what setting and protagonist combination hasn't been used yet" and came up with zombies on a tropical island. I couldn't have been more wrong.

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I wish Payday was coming out on XBLA. I don't want to play it on PS3 or PC.

And am I the only one who wants Dungeon Defenders for Xbox? Seems like everyone I know who's getting it is getting it on Steam. Ah well. From: Co-Op Release Alert for the Week of 10.17.2011
This is a bad idea, and I'm not surprised in the slightest to see Sony implementing it. Fortunately this may be a good thing for gamers. While Sony was sitting proudly on it's theory that reaching max level in their king-of-the-hill MMO Everquest should take as long as possible in order to maximize monthly revenue profits, Blizzard was out there making a game based around the idea that if it was really high quality and fun to play, people would play it for a long time anyway. We all know how that story ended.

The point is, there are always going to be companies that try to nickle and dime there way to profits, but ultimately gaming is an entertainment industry. Marketing and creative cost structuring only takes you so far. If your game is crazy fun to play, people will happily buy addons/DLC for it. They may even pay a monthly fee. But, if you are going to start adding hidden costs to your games, you better make sure they more than make up for it, because a mediocre game is made to look that much worse under that kind of light.

These kinds of tactics may work in the short term, but in the end, only serve to help there competition succeed over them. From: Uncharted 3 Latest in List of Games Requiring Online Pass
Would be nice to see something on the actual game play. From: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Launch Trailer
Definitely looks like something I'll be getting. From: Fusion: Genesis Blends Twin Stick Shooting with a Co-Op MMO