10 Video Game Things They KEEP GETTING WRONG

Want everything in Halo Infinite? That'll be $1000 please!

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343 Industries

We hate to be Debbie-downers, but isn't the game's industry just exhausting sometimes?

For an industry built on fun, there seems to be more and more of it every single year that just isn't very fun at all.

We don't know about you lot, but we like nothing better than coming home, kicking off our shoes, jumping on our console or PC, and just losing ourselves in the world of gaming.

Unfortunately, it's really hard to lose yourself completely when you're being constantly reminded that the industry is on its arse.

Whether it's big publishers cramming fantastic games full of !*$% to sap more money out of you, games launching just straight up broken and not worth your hard-earned pennies or loads of other problems, being a gamer and actually enjoying what's coming out is just getting harder and harder.

We'd love for the games industry to start cleaning up their act. Here's 10 ways for you lot to get started!

10. Overpriced Storefronts

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343 Industries

Did you know that if you bought all of the microtransactions available in Halo Infinite's first season, it would have set you back over £1000?!

If you're as old as we are, you'll remember back in the day when all these lovely skin swaps were free of charge, and could be unlocked in the game ahead of time. Of course Halo Infinite is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter and has to get those pennies somehow, but aren't you all just sick to the back teeth of overpriced skins or having to do a relentless grind to get it?

We know we are.

This problem is happening in more games than Halo Infinite. Most shooters now have some kind of internal storefront with a constantly-shifting store full of the latest ridiculous goodies for people to hoover up with real money.

It's not just shooters either; remember when Middle Earth: Shadow of War launched and it was full of microtransactions that made the game a repetitive grind and tried to force you into buying things?


Dan Curtis is approximately one-half videogame knowledge, and the other half inexplicable Geordie accent. He's also one quarter of the Factory Sealed Retro Gaming podcast.