Stop Picking on Free-to-Play Games

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I’ve been playing games for 30 years and been engaged in online game communities for 20. I’ve seen all kinds of trends come and go. The one trend that never goes out of fashion with gamers is complaining.

That’s perfectly fine. Gamers are, first and foremost, consumers. Consumers want more for less. That demand drives economic progress. I can’t condemn it, even if I do get tired of it.




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