CORRECTION: Time Schafer and Double Fine have earned over $1M from Kickstarter.
Ben Davis – Writer, producer, editor, stage manager
Alex Larrabee – Writer, assistant producer, editor, director
Bella Marx – Talent, general hotty
After publishing an admittedly poorly-titled editorial about David Jaffe and listening to the anger of many Twisted Metal fans, I would like to apologize for comments made about David Jaffe, Sony, and Twisted Metal.
GameTaffy.com is strongly opposed to Online Passes in any shape or form, as they are a way to fight piracy by attacking those who are not pirates. At the writing of the article, my intention was to draw attention to another situation where gamers are punished for trying to save money.
EDITORIAL NOTE (1.30.12) – Since writing this, we have apologized to David Jaffe, both on this site and through Twitter. However, this article will remain live to serve as an example of what not to do. Name calling is not the way to get a message heard or to encourage intelligent and mature conversation. This article was meant to be an editorial opinion about the Online Pass and instead resorted to name-calling to push a point. GameTaffy will continue to report on the Online Pass debate and looks forward to your continued support as a reader.
NOTE: This was meant to appear in the WSU Signpost, but as there was no space in the paper, it was left out. Therefore, GameTaffy publishes the article for your reading pleasure!
For the past year and a half of its existence, the Online Pass has been a topic of debate amongst gamers, retailers, and game creators. Unfortunately, the majority of consumers are completely unaware of it.
As has been said on the GameTaffy.com Show on KWCR 88.1 Weber FM repeatedly for the past year, the biggest problem with the Online Pass is the lack of consumer knowledge.
Posted by Clint Kingsley
GameTaffy.com has a stiff perspective when it comes to sales gimmicks that take advantage of gamers. We’ve even sent complaints to the FTC about cheap tactics that companies have used to squeeze a buck out of consumers. So it was extremely refreshing to hear news from the creator of PS3’s upcoming Twisted Metal game.
Being a primarily multiplayer-focused game, the online pass could potentially harm Twisted Metal, and the game’s creator, David Jaffe stated that he would like to minimize the barriers to getting gamers online as much as possible. He even mentioned that he wouldn’t Read the rest of this entry →