Mon­u­men­tal praise

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

I’ve just read the ‘Mon­u­men­tal ar­ro­gance’ piece in is­sue 282 – well said, Gary Mar­shall. Peo­ple to­day ex­pect too much from the world around them, mainly be­cause they have not been brought up to ap­pre­ci­ate the finer things in life.

The worst part of it is that they are rant­ing on about a com­puter game. For heaven’s sake, grow up. In­tel­li­gent peo­ple take com­puter games for what they are: non­sen­si­cal tem­po­rary di­ver­sions to re­lieve pe­ri­ods of bore­dom. They are not in­tended to oc­cupy time needed to ex­pe­ri­ence what life has to of­fer. David French Christian Hall says: The is­sue of IAP has in­deed spawned a strange cul­ture where many folk ex­pect some­thing for noth­ing. Mon­u­ment Val­ley is both a game and a work of art. Most play­ers ap­pre­ci­ate this and are more than happy that new lev­els came out for a small fee. Part of the prob­lem with the ex­tra IAP back­lash is be­cause apps are con­stantly ‘up­dated’ and pushed out to de­vices, ex­pan­sions in con­tent are viewed by some in the same way, and of course they shouldn’t be. We should never for­get that all iOS apps and games are stupidly cheap when com­pared to prac­ti­cally ev­ery other soft­ware plat­form!

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