We've already named our biggest surprise of 2013 — what are our biggest disappointments?
Microtransactions in full priced games Wow. Great choice. I have nothing more to say. Good call everyone.
2nd Place: Sim City 3rd Place: Aliens: Colonial Marines
Digital Pricing In Australia And, specifically, the pricing of full-priced games on both the PS4 and Xbox One. The fact that, in this day and age, we're still paying up to $100 for games delivered digitally is just ridiculous. Especially considering the great strides we've seen at retail. The fact that we're expected to pay more for a game with no packaging, no delivery costs, and no retailer mark-up — and bear the brunt of that cost with our limited Australian internet caps? That's a bitter pill to swallow.
There are no excuses now. And any excuse publishers are likely to have are not consumer driven. That's unfortunate. Hopefully we will all vote with our wallet and we'll see a similar change to the ones we've seen at retail.