I re-read this entire thread again.
Why would you defend this practice guys? I have even seen some of you bashing halo for this same thing? What makes Naughty Dog the acceptation to the pan-handling practice?
@trugs26 I see your pain about WW HD. I did add The Halo Collection though. Even Minecraft is offering a 5 dollar upgrade program. I added it also.
Minecraft is still the same double-dip practice. I don't feel it even deserves a break, even if it is a 5 dollar upgrade. It's still a money grab?
These are my feelings on the these companies trying to get into our pockets twice.
Now imagine if Microsoft and Sony went 100% online digital download only, like steam this gen? I know this is a hypothetical situation.
Would this practice work in a Steam like environment? You know what. They are trying to lay the foundation right now for this underhanded tactic, and stupid people are biting. I am just trying to show how this is a BAD thing that should never be accepted from gamers.
I am just trying to take a stand?
Okay this thread is childish.
Let's get real, TC is right. They sell us the SAME games over and over again, only with a little resolution update and in rare cases just small graphics update. (Halo MC collection is one of those that are worth it the money.)
Remember how many "HD" releases the PS3 had? Or may I say bad ports from the PS2? Way to much.
Do you agree if they can take the time to make these dirty ports. They could take the time to implement backwards compatibility?
If it wasn't a money grab why wouldn't they just take the efforts to use these resources to make new games.
This dirty business practice was a structured plan way before these companies decided these console wouldn't be backwards compatible.
It's not like they released these consoles and said hell lets double dip. This is a strategic money grab that has been at these companies board tables, way before these consoles became a reality. IMO
Should we adopt this practice as gamers that already paid once for the same game?
This is dirty, no matter how you spin it in my eyes. It is a calculated strategy....In place to extort gamers.
We should not support this...as much as we should not support an online only CLOSED Prices digital only infrastructure that Microsoft was trying to create.
It only hurts us IMO. I will voice my opinion on it. If you're a gamer and bought a the SAME game ALREADY. Why allow this shit to go down?
Why would gamers lets these scums sit back and lie about backwards compatibility. Then release these games.
It makes zero sense any gamer would be happy about this underhanded practice to me. To actually argue in favor of it?
When these teams could be used to create NEW content.
This is pre-meditated only to extort us. To hell with that shit!
Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and these panhandling developers make me sick.
This is a strategic move to milk gamers. These rehashes have been in development for quiet some time. The same time to add little features to say they're somehow NEW games. Worth a premium price.
Instead of taking the time to allow us to access the DAMN games we already paid for 7th gen. These trash money grubbing twats just keep their filthy hands out. Pretending this is not a form of backwards compatibility that should be accessible through an update.
If they can rewrite an entire game for the X1, WiiU, and PS4.....How the fuck is this not the same thing as backwards compatibility with a price tag on it?
Tomb Raider DE
Wind Waker HD
The Walking Dead
This may be an exception due to the content involved. Still is a money grab. Can't spin it!
1. Make fun of Nintendo's backwards compatibility.
2. Make gamers pay for games twice.
3. ... (Wait for it.)
The list is becoming disgusting.............
All dirty fucking tactics to rob gamers. Gamers that paid for these games 7th gen. Should not have to pay twice?
There is in no way a gamer that has bought these games ONCE can support this tactic.
A} You're either a Stealth Developer standing up for this deceptive tactic?
B} You're a Shill working for the developers or companies.
C} You don't like your money?
D} You don't play on the PC where true Digital Freedom is the rule, not the exception.
These 8th gen consoles are 100% digital. There is no excuse.
The time taken for these re-masters should have been used to make the games backwards compatible through a patch. Not a rewrite money grubbing attempt to get in our wallets.
They want to sit and pretend our Blu-ray players in our X1 and PS4s can't do a CD check from a Blu-ray or DVD disk from the 7th gen in our PS3 and 360's? With a patch update installed to 8th gen compatibility?
How the hell is this any different than making a game backwards compatible? These scum-bags took the time to add all these so called improvements. Yet can't implement backwards compatibility? T3h...We can't emulate the game. We sure as hell can re-master and rob...
This is my stance.
What do you guys think?
@GameSpot I do not understand why Gaming Journalists are not calling these Scum-Bags out for this....Money grubbing tactic?
Do your Jobs GameSpot. Stand up for us!
Have our backs....I would destroy them for this tactic. It may cost advertising dollars. It would also create so many positive hits to your site if you called these guys out!
EDIT: for clarification on my stance on this problem "Opinion Piece"
I again just want to 100% say.
I am not trying to take any VALUE these re-masters have to consumers. There is great value to be had for all. The benefits are there.
What I am trying to do, is show how this devalues the games we already paid for. Sometimes less than 3 years ago.
The fact that these companies tell half-truths, about backwards compatibility. "We're looking for a solution to the problem." Then release the EXACT same game with updated assets. With their hands out. Giving nothing back to their loyal customers in return. The LIE.
There is NOTHING wrong with this practice for people that never had a chance to play the game! It's win for those people.
The question is, is it win for the people who already bought the game. Sometimes less than a year ago? Companies saying to the people that do OWN the games in question. Then slapping us in the face with identical games that have more assets?
Does this practice.....demonstrate their desires to make games backwards compatible for their consumers. To me it demonstrates the opposite.
Let me give you a recent example of this in the PC play ground. Why this shit should not fly when it comes to consoles.
Tomb Raider DE will never be released on the PC... Why do you think this is? What would PC gamers do about this. If crystal dynamics were to try and double-dip for 50-60 dollars for the same game?
The asset patch from the console DE version has been with held from PC gamers too. Why do you think this is?
Does this give hollow value to the console double-dip? To with hold content from PC gamers? Both versions are x86 and run AMD drivers?
Why not release the patch?
I know my view is not popular for those of you that did not get the opportunity to play the games in question yet?
As for me dropping $50-$60 less than 3 years ago. I feel like I'm being led to a slaughter house with a candy apple dangling in my face.
I know I don't have to buy it.....I already did.