Xerin over at Ten Ton Hammer has posted a short opinion piece regarding the current gaming trend of buying into alpha (and beta) tests. I rather appreciate such editorials from the gaming journalist crowd (even if I don’t always agree with their conclusions), especially when they obviously relate to what DBB is all about: game testing.
We certainly have seen a bit of a paradigm shift in the last few years away from pure game tests to the current trend of crowd-funding and early access testing. Is this good or bad? It might be too early to tell. On the one hand, it allows people to guarantee themselves a testing spot if they are willing to shell out the money, but on the other hand it does allow developers to have a ready made excuse for being slow on releasing content. Anyway, check out the article and tell us what your opinion is.
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