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!