Current Jam #13

PrototypeRaptor – Golden Idols

Song stats:
Genre: Electronic, Videogamey
Vibes: Domination, Heavy Lifting, Banger
Roll initiative to working out: +10

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Why are Strategy Games so Expensive?

I was inspired to write this article after seeing a Reddit comment on /r/Hearthstone saying how the new expansion of 50 packs costs more than the entire new FPS game called Overwatch. This is increasingly stupid because 50 packs won’t even get you 20% of the expansion most likely.

Compared to other genres such as action adventure, FPS, platforming, heck even monthly subscribing MMOs, strategy games in my opinion seem to take the peak of being the most expensive type of game to play. While there are cheap or free to play models, the sheer quantity of money you can possibly spend on strategy games can be through the roof.

On March 22nd, Hearthstone increased the cost of card packs in EU and Asia, much to the outrage of the global community.

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