Episodic content.

Micropayments.

I’ve opined about these things before.

Here’s some more proof that the gaming industry hates gamers:

“In an interview with Game Informer, Mizuguchi said that you will be able to buy the basic form of Lumines Live through the Xbox Live Arcade, but if you want to play multiplayer you’re going to have to cough up a bit more money.” (more)

What? Are you kidding me? The whole point of paying Xbox Live’s annual fee is that you’re able to play with other people online. This cocky developer wants to force gamers to double-dip to play Lumines online. Unbelievable.

“If you purchase the versus mode – every mode will have a price – but they won’t be high priced. First you have to purchase the base package of Lumines Live, and then you add versus mode to it. At least that’s the way we have it planned right now, we’re still trying to determine if we’ll package versus in the base package.” (more)

I WAS excited about Lumines. Now, not so much.

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