The Jimquisition in Games Posted February 6 Part of me was willing to defend games being priced at $90 even if they still contained micro transactions. But it just got up to the point for me where The Luxury I could afford became The Luxury I couldn't afford. And I emphasis The Luxury because me on PS Home even when compared to me on ESO was still considered a whale when compared to my online friends. I just became this billboard to all of my online friends who couldn't afford to spend money like me. And when I couldn't afford to be the whale I wanted to be I went cold turkey. My thread, Defining your Games Hype Radar (over the years), is basically about this. For all I know my online friends make the following in 1 day. Federal Minimum Wage an hour $7.25 Hours X 8 Not counting taxes $58.00 On some level I'm trying to convince my online friends to buy a game brand new at over 1 day's worth of work. I know if I can't do that it might harm the games that I like. And publishers might take that as a sign that a game that I like is no longer worth making. That's what I'm really angry about. The scarier thing beyond that might be the idea that this argument could apply to the death of the American arcade industry. If only there were consumers to keep that alive I'd have a real social life. _ Anyway here is the new EC, Jim Sterling, was talking about in this week's Jimquisition. .... .... I unfortunately still agree with Jim Sterling.