This is gonna replace CD’s soon; guess I’ll have to buy the White Album again.
One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies, Men in Black.
Why? Because I’ve switched phones before, and I know that some games/apps are just good enough to rope you into buying them, again. I know, Angry Birds is free (cough, ad-supported) on Android, but frankly, I would pay for it to avoid the ads, which get in the way of the game play.
So, it’s come to this. Just as I sighed and ponied up to buy my favorite albums on cassette and then on DVD and sometimes again in digital format (don’t ask), I’m destined to do the same for the games and apps I love, for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Google TV, Chrome web store, Mac web store . . . .
At some point, just to promote goodwill among its throngs of rabid players, I’d love to see a game studio create a reusable license so I can pay up front for lifetime device upgrades. Yeah, I know it’s only a dollar here and there, but the annoyance of having to reup each time outweighs the actual cost, creating a bad experience.
Like that’s happening anytime soon.
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