The progressive and continuous march of the globalized world has seen great achievements in technology. The economies and markets have gradually opened their doors to world competition, companies hire the best possible employees from abroad which brought new solutions but also new problems in our way of life. Technology of course can be used to various ends, one of them is in the gaming industry. These days we have games that give us really the ultimate experience in terms of graphics and realism, so real that almost frightens the eye.
The competition obliges the companies to find new solutions to appeal to more people as possible, security is increasing and counter-piracy measures are being taken, all of this and many other things contributed to the gaming industry we have these days.
One of the things that I notice is the trend to focus releases on consoles and leave the PC versions for later or to not release at all, the reason behind this is also the problem of piracy. The truth is that the consoles these days have great games but they come at a high cost, the average game cost is around 60euros€ (if you buy 4 games you reach the price of your console which means a considerable investment for the “hardcore gamer”), which is not affordable to a big percentage of people, the quality and originality is well paid.
On the other hand, we also find an interesting amount of free games, most of them come with multilayer platforms, are adapted to run on older machines and are highly competitive such as: DOTA, War Thunder, World of Tanks, TrackMania Nations, League of Legends, Team Fortress, etc, etc, etc…
Some of these “free-to-play” games are head-to-head to normal games, but some others are at a completely different level creating a group of “lesser” games that are no match for the big tittles. People seem to neglect the true value of free-to-play games given the absence of a price tag.
Even being free, Ground Control struggles to be found, like many other games it could be featured at the Steam platform as a free-to-play game, attracting for sure more people, or available on other dynamic platforms…
After so many years Ground Control is a game that could have a very important word to say as a free game and or alternative to mainstream games, it could be on the top downloads/users.
In other news, we have new videos on youtube to report in case you haven’t seen them:
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