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14. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 5, 2012, 16:33 Flatline
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 5, 2012, 14:24:
What happens then? Costs spiral and games start costing $10 instead of $0.99. Then $20. Smaller indie players can't compete, the publishers take over and we're right back where we are now.

Mobile has revolutionised gaming and for the better in many ways but I'm getting real tired of hearing lazy press outlets talking about how all we'll be doing is playing games on tablets in 5 years and how $0.99 is the future and we're somehow going to be playing AAA blockbusters for that soon. It's just ridiculous to think that way. The industry needs major change but all that's happening right now is everyone's moving from one broken model to another model that they're trying their damndest to break again.

Actually the small publishers are already there charging 5-10 bucks for apps when it comes to digitized board games.

Summoner Wars (sort of) launched yesterday and to unlock all the factions it's 8 bucks. Haggis, another extremely popular board game, costs 5. Carcassone costs like 12 and while they aren't top 25/angry birds levels of insane sales, they sell steadily, for long periods of time.
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