Jon R. is back with an all new show where he rants and raves on various topics in and out of the tech world. On this week's episode, Jon rants about free-to-play games. App stores have introduced us to so many great games and apps. Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Doodle Jump might not exist if it wasn't for mobile app stores. Unfortunately for us, many new games and apps have switched over to the free-to-play model.
Users download the game for free and pay to acquire upgrades or additional bonuses. PopCap Games recently announced that the highly anticipated Plants vs Zombies 2 game will be free-to-play and exclusive to the iOS platform at launch. Recent rumors are even suggesting that the free-to-play model is coming to console games.
According to the rumors, users will download game demos for free and pay to unlock additional maps and characters. This model is not only hurting the game experience, but also damaging the entire video game industry. How do you feel about free-to-play games? All this and more in this episode of Rants!
Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments below! Also be sure to check out the show every Wednesday on the TechnoBuffalo Revision 3 channel at 5 PM PST.