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Glu games

12-03-2012, 03:36 PM
#31
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Originally Posted by dariusjr98 View Post
I'm very serious. They rip people off and try to milk them of their hard-earned cash. It's not fair to people. If the strike is effective enough, they can do something to solve this problem, like making a premium version for each of their freemium games.

They without a doubt have talent in developing games. But until they make a good premium one, I won't download a single thing from them.
Agreed
12-03-2012, 04:04 PM
#32
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,082
Just like Gameloft and many other companies. (Unfortunately) F2P is currently the most successful marketing model on the AppStore. You can make a boycott but that won't help as long as there is the horde of sheep which follow from one mainstream freemium title to another.

12-03-2012, 04:11 PM
#33
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Originally Posted by Primoz View Post
Just like Gameloft and many other companies. (Unfortunately) F2P is currently the most successful marketing model on the AppStore. You can make a boycott but that won't help as long as there is the horde of sheep which follow from one mainstream freemium title to another.
I rather get gameloft freemeium then glu. At least with gameloft you either grind or wind up gettingg iap but never a paywall
12-03-2012, 05:52 PM
#34
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,308
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
I rather get gameloft freemeium then glu. At least with gameloft you either grind or wind up gettingg iap but never a paywall
Gameloft also, to my knowledge, has never removed an app from the store. I think the original Asphalt might be available for DL. I've long boycotted Glu not only for their pricing methods, but the way they have bought some small studios responsible for great games (they bought the small team that made the Spyro the Dragon series, for example), pulled their apps off of the store, and often shuttered the studios completely.
12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
#35
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6,714
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Originally Posted by greyskull View Post
gameloft also, to my knowledge, has never removed an app from the store. I think the original asphalt might be available for dl. I've long boycotted glu not only for their pricing methods, but the way they have bought some small studios responsible for great games (they bought the small team that made the spyro the dragon series, for example), pulled their apps off of the store, and often shuttered the studios completely.
SPYRO WAS ON THE APPSTORE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Damnation and hellfire to glu!!!!!!!!
12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
#36
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 624
The problem with this is that those who would go along with it are those who don't download their games to begin with.
12-03-2012, 06:11 PM
#37
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
SPYRO WAS ON THE APPSTORE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Damnation and hellfire to glu!!!!!!!!
The creators of spyro had apps and they got pulled.
12-03-2012, 06:28 PM
#38
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
The creators of spyro had apps and they got pulled.
They made Glyder 1 and 2, which were two of the most ambitious and polished games of their time. Sadly, not only were they removed from the app store, but they do not work with current OS. To be fair to Glu, the games never sold as well as they should have, so it's not surprising that the studio got shuttered.

Frankly, these kinds of boycotts never work. I think it's okay to choose who you want to do business with, but if your goal is to change their behavior it just won't work. As has already been mentioned, the freemium system is far more profitable -- don't be surprises if it comes to consoles in the near future, considering how much the traditional retail model has declined in the last couple years.

I foolishly spent $6.99 on Contract Killer Zombies 2, thinking that they were trying their hand at premium pricing again. I like the game fine, but having it drop to free within minutes left a nasty taste in my mouth. I can tell you that I won't be paying for a Glur game again.
12-03-2012, 06:43 PM
#39
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,565
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
They made Glyder 1 and 2, which were two of the most ambitious and polished games of their time.
Brilliant games. Both still runl on my iPhone4 / iOS5. (I did delete their take on How To Train Your Dragon after I finished it though.)

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
12-04-2012, 01:57 AM
#40
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,680
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Originally Posted by dariusjr98 View Post
I'm very serious. They rip people off and try to milk them of their hard-earned cash. It's not fair to people. If the strike is effective enough, they can do something to solve this problem, like making a premium version for each of their freemium games.

They without a doubt have talent in developing games. But until they make a good premium one, I won't download a single thing from them.
Problem is if they made a premium priced game then 'some' people will wait first for it to be 99c or be free

If we all bought premium games on the day of release they 'may' keep releasing more. But wayyy too many people wait for price drops. I don't blame companies for going freemium. Blame the users

You hear stats all the time, a game sells 300 copies at 1.99, goes free for 48 hours and has 10000 downloads. Sadly I don't blame companies for going freemium. It's our fault