Examples Of Corruption In The Video Game Industry

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People who aren 't gamers don’t understand a current problem within the gaming industry. Unfortunately for gamers, the video game industry is dominated by greedy companies and lazy game producers that are constantly putting out games that are low in quality and high in price. These games often do not contain what was promised to consumers, whether that refers to the quality of the graphics, the gameplay, the story, or the stuff that happens when you conquer the game. Since customers are often charged a whopping sixty dollars for one of these games, it’s really upsetting when gamers do not get the quality product that was promised to them. While these video game companies should try to make money, they should also be fair to the customers who …show more content…
One of the best examples of the corruption in the video game industry is the game producer and publisher known as Ubisoft. One of the most popular video game producers in the world, Ubisoft is the creator of games like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. These games are really popular, but they are also classic examples of a company willing to rip off the public by selling them an overpriced and overhyped product. The original Assassin’s Creed game came out in 2007. It is a historical fiction game that allows you to be an assassin during the crusades hundreds of years ago. At the time, it was a cool idea for a game and it was a big seller. When Ubisoft saw how much money they made off Assassin’s Creed, they decided to make it into a series. Now in 2015 they have made eight different sequels to Assassin’s Creed. Each …show more content…
Another company that seeks to just drain money from everyone is Microsoft. One reason Microsoft is famous within the video game industry is because they were the first company to make it so gamers could connect their console (Xbox) online. When this was first announced, Microsoft made you pay ten dollar a month to use the online feature. At the time people were so excited about the idea of an online console that they never really questioned the ten dollars a month price. As this product grew more popular, Microsoft released the Xbox 360, and they doubled the price to twenty dollars a month. Microsoft decided to increase how much it was to play online to 20 dollars a month. They continued to have this monthly payment while other companies like PlayStation and PC allowed customers to play online for free. Microsoft also had many online features that required more payment on top of the monthly fee. Microsoft’s downloadable content (DLC) was really overpriced, especially compared to companies like PlayStation, which provided most of its DLC for free. PC is another company that was better to its customers than Microsoft. For example, on the game Left 4 Dead, PC released multiple new maps that were free for anyone to use. When the Publisher of Left 4 Dead wanted to get these same maps on Xbox, Microsoft charged money for

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