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Co-Optimus Community Voice for May 2012 - Exploited
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Co-Optimus Community Voice for May 2012 - Exploited

With all the DLC, Free to Play, Online Passes, Season Passes, and Action Figures, do you feel exploited?

The gaming industry has seen a lot of change in the past few years. First it was paid DLC. When we ate that up, they gave us novelty items like gamer pics, Avatar items, and horse armor. We bought it. Then we had to start paying for online play if we didn't buy the game new. That was a bit painful, but many of us are still paying it. Just last year action figures/models seemed to take off, especially with the success of Skylanders. Now, free to play games are gaining popularity, and the top players are spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on in-game items. Don't even get me started on season passes and Spectre Packs. When will it stop? Will it stop?

For this month's Co-Optimus Community Voice, we want to hear what you think. Do you feel exploited as a video game consumer? Is it wrong that companies like Microsoft and Sony keep releasing small virtual goodies in exchange for your hard earned cash? Maybe you don't feel exploited, but you laugh at all the poor saps who are wasting their money on worthless items.

Andrew spent REAL MONEY on this.

Whatever your thoughts are on this subject, we want to hear them. Fire up your blog by clicking your user menu in the upper right and click New Blog Post. Tell us about what you've bought or avoided, and let us know where you stand. Are we being exploited? Don't forget to begin your title with "CCV" so I know you want your blog featured on the front page of Co-Optimus. Make sure you use proper spelling and grammar, and cool images are always a plus. Happy blogging!