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Free Games By Gameloft (upcoming - NOT Free+)

12-12-2011, 09:44 PM
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Free Games By Gameloft (upcoming - NOT Free+)

Hello all GL fans and fans-not. Recently it was tweeted by GL they are to be switching 4 of their already released titles to FREE (with adds) permanently in the coming weeks or so. I want to discuss this some since the thread was closed for "not being a deal" so I'm posting this thread in the lounge section to continue the discussion.

Personally, this seems great to me, even though I own 90% of their AppStore titles if I get one free I'll be satisfied. On the other hand, a few people seem to be very dissatisfied saying things such as "this is not a deal" and even going as far to say "I'm not downloading another GL game" due to the practice of adding simple adds in loading screens and menus respectably; note the adds aren't a permanent fixture and CAN be closed or hidden. There was also speculation that GL might be trying to implement such adds into premium, paid titles but this is neither fact nor impossible for now.

More speculation - I figure these games aren't selling as much as they used to so they decide they will be better off providing advertisers with the cost and letting us (cheap) gamers reap the rewards. Also note we do not know yet what games are making the transition.

I want to hear your thoughts on this since the posters here on TA seem split between this being great and this being another scam by these greedy bastards.
12-12-2011, 10:04 PM
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I wonder which games they will be - and I will probably download them if I don't already own them. I think it is a smart idea by GL and if it is done right (just ads in the menus and no freemium bullcrap) - it could very well be a good source for attracting new consumers to their other games.

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12-12-2011, 11:41 PM
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Hmmm... This could prove to be very interesting... I wanna see how this pans out...

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12-12-2011, 11:50 PM
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I think this could prove quite interesting, partly depending on the games. I hope gameloft doesn't screw over it's former buyers, but honestly ads on the loading screens and menus doesn't sound all that bad (mainly for people getting it free, not people that bought it). Though likely it would be an update before it went free, so it's not likely gonna force old buyers. Since I don't own many of GL's "classics" this sounds quite interesting to me. Hoping for some fun games. I'm personally a big fan of Gameloft when they make a good game (fun and generally premium) but dislike them when they make a bad game (annoying or sometimes freemium).

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12-12-2011, 11:53 PM
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Straight to the point dont listen to these whiny gameloft haters who get pisssed off everytime they here gamelofts name. I think half of those people are actually developers who hate the money gameloft is making.
Gameloft is actually raising the bar for games doing the best they can to satisfy console and middle ground gamers. They should be applauded and those indies who make real games should be applauded also.
12-12-2011, 11:59 PM
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Straight to the point dont listen to these whiny gameloft haters who get pisssed off everytime they here gamelofts name. I think half of those people are actually developers who hate the money gameloft is making.
Gameloft is actually raising the bar for games doing the best they can to satisfy console and middle ground gamers. They should be applauded and those indies who make real games should be applauded also.
I agree, to a point. Many of gameloft games (Spiderman, MC series, NOVA series, and others) raise the bar and create some of the best games available. However, lately Gameloft has been making worse games than they had before (a couple exceptions) and dropping the bar more than gaining. That's why I'm not a gameloft fan boy. I'm not a hater either. I love a bunch of there games. But gameloft's treks into freemium for example have been a pain. Personally though, gameloft is one of my favorite companies simply because most of the games I like of theirs are some of my favorites on iOS of all games...

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12-13-2011, 12:11 AM
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I think it's a rip off for the people who bought the games and basicly a bait and switch it's simply a case trying to cash in twice in my opinion.

Doesn't matter to me though I've been finished with gameloft since lets golf 3 but I suspect everytime they do this they will lose customers anyway.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
12-13-2011, 12:52 AM
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I think it's a rip off for the people who bought the games and basicly a bait and switch it's simply a case trying to cash in twice in my opinion.

Doesn't matter to me though I've been finished with gameloft since lets golf 3 but I suspect everytime they do this they will lose customers anyway.
This whole post makes me laugh. I'll be sure to keep a mental stamp on ur forehead reading "Gameloft Hater" whenever I read ur posts. but heh, opposing views are always welcome.

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From a post on Gameloft's FB page: "What kind of games will be offered? We've selected a variety of classic hits taken from our catalogue of action, sports, casual and family titles, plus anything in between."

Some likely candidates: UNO (that's all I got )

Some wishful thinking: Rayman, Eternal Legacy, Starfront, Sports Pack (not likely)

Turns out I own less of GL's games than I thought. I'm personally excited to see what comes from this. I understand that people might be bothered if they paid for these games and now they are forced into add-infested menus and loading screens (ohh, God. WHYY?!?). Hopefully they can lay to rest some of these worries but either way it doesn't seem that bad.
12-13-2011, 01:06 AM
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This whole post makes me laugh. I'll be sure to keep a mental stamp on ur forehead reading "Gameloft Hater" whenever I read ur posts. but heh, opposing views are always welcome.

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From a post on Gameloft's FB page: "What kind of games will be offered? We've selected a variety of classic hits taken from our catalogue of action, sports, casual and family titles, plus anything in between."

Some likely candidates: UNO (that's all I got )

Some wishful thinking: Rayman, Eternal Legacy, Starfront, Sports Pack (not likely)

Turns out I own less of GL's games than I thought. I'm personally excited to see what comes from this. I understand that people might be bothered if they paid for these games and now they are forced into add-infested menus and loading screens (ohh, God. WHYY?!?). Hopefully they can lay to rest some of these worries but either way it doesn't seem that bad.
Don't hate them but I also won't be buying their games again, before they started these kind of scams I'd bought 31 of their titles and that's not even counting a few I've deleted.

Just to make my point



I'll happily buy full games at high prices but I won't ever install freemium or ad ridden junk and most of gameloft games are pretty poor anyway.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out

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12-13-2011, 01:52 AM
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Don't hate them but I also won't be buying their games again, before they started these kind of scams I'd bought 31 of their titles and that's not even counting a few I've deleted.

Just to make my point



I'll happily buy full games at high prices but I won't ever install freemium or ad ridden junk and most of gameloft games are pretty poor anyway.


Haha, jk.