DOOM ETERNAL…paid skins?

6 May

For the Uncensored!

In a video game, nothing is free anymore. Nothing you ever pay for comes in the box with the CD or the digital copy you download. When game companies found out they could charge for more, it was an ever spending arcade that you didn’t have to leave your house for. It’s why people have been turned off of games entirely. If I’m going to have to grind endlessly and clear out camps or sneak through only to find out that I could spend more money to get a better gun, (which happened in Tom Clancy’s superb Wildlands open world action adventure game) it’s when the brain starts to ask very simple questions.

            The problem: Bethesda and Id studios are now selling the skins that players would have to grind constantly for. The skins, which you can put on the Doomslayer, It’s damn near three hundred dollars. They were selling the collectors edition bundle for that much, and people instantly sell them on ebay. So, again, it’s the question my inquiring mind has to ask.

example of skins (earned through campaign)

            “Why the fuck would they do this, brain?” 

            It’s simple as I mentioned before. It’s about money. It doesn’t matter if you are a great gamer or not, or even have the time to do it, paid DLC expansions are a way to keep people invested in games. I see this as nothing more than mocking the player for wanting to know the ending of a game that that the player will not be able to experience themselves. Again, it stands to reason why youtubers would support this. Midnight, a Doom Eternal youtuber, has close ties with the company and has interviewed Hugo Martin on his channel endlessly. 

            So, again, don’t believe your favorite youtuber when they support the company and keep making you pay for character skins that don’t matter either. And this isn’t about midnight at all. I guess when you get free things from the company you are going to support the company policy. I guess, to play devil’s advocate, they want to sell the skins. It’s greed,  but I understand it. You gotta make a profit. But if we can attack Naughty Dogg for there horrible business practices, you need to attack Bethesda as well. 

            I know I’m not going to be invited to Quakecon, because I’m not part of the inside crew. Fine, maybe that’s why it makes me laugh when people like midnight would support people paying nearly 300 dollars worth of skins that players would have to earn through playing, and wasting there time. I get it, Bethesda and Id want to make money. It’s not that hard. Money is good, but essentially, Id went back on their word after Doom Eternal would not be a pay to play system

            It’s the same when players play difficult modes, and you can press against a wall and slip through the game, and avoid having to play the game itself. Might as well just sell difficulty achievements so you don’t have to play it, too. 

            Again, it’s hard to pick on Naughty Dogg without picking on the rest of the gaming industry. At least with Naughty Dogg there product isn’t visually flawed or you can just push the character against the wall and then slip through the level, or pay your way to complete the game. 

            Otherwise, this is a bad move Bethesda and Id. But make your money, but don’t expect me or my readers to pay.

-Louis Bruno is the author of more than 15 books, including, The Michael Project, The Michael Project: Book 2: The Lost Children of Eve, Thy Kingdom Come, The Disintegrating Bloodline, Apocalypse Soldier, Hierarchy of Dwindling Sheep. His books can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Lulu. He can be found on Gab, https://gab.com/thereallouistbruno, Minds https://www.minds.com/lbruno8063/, and Parler https://parler.com/profile/therealLouistbruno/posts. Instagram @lbrruno8063 and @louisbrunoofficialbook. He has written for the Intellectual Conservative and Ephemere. Also, he writes on https://louisbruno.substack.com, where you can support him directly, and where he will post one article a day (the bulk of his work will appear on substack officially). Also he can be found on Our Freedom Book https://www.ourfreedombook.com/thereallouistbruno17 His latest, Come Home, Young One, a dark fantasy novel is out now at Lulu.com. Link is here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/louis-bruno/come-home-young-one/hardcover/product-pw8q7z.html?page=1&pageSize=4.  His next series, City of Sand, will be available at the end of May 2021.

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