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Cordova, TN; January 30, in the year of our Lord 2017--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is referencing a bad trend that has been happening in recent years. What is this backwards trend that needs to be reversed? It is video games going from the paid umbrella to the free umbrella. Sonic Dash, Jetpack Joyride, and Ninja Fishing are all apps that were once sold for a set price and then the companies behind them decided to make them free apps. That meant excessive advertisements, and excessive in-app purchases. This is very insulting to families that purchased these apps. Good money was spent on those apps expecting to play them from start to finish without advertisements, and without excessive in-app purchases.

Where is the punishment for these companies that decide to change the property families already purchased? Where are the Congressional investigations into the video game companies that take our money, and then change the product to take even more? Where are the investigative journalists asking these video game companies about their greedy policies? Why are these companies constantly changing their products after they have been officially released? I am content with the games as they are released. I do not like it when Sega changed Sonic Dash. I have run across too many bugs as companies try to fix things. I also do not like being forced to constantly change things I liked the original way. Given the choice I will not update any video game. I prefer playing them as they were originally made.

I would love to see consumer rights returned on this issue. Anyone who paid the original price for Sonic Dash, Jetpack Joyride, and Ninja Fishing should be allowed to continue to play their games without the ads, and without the in-app purchases. It would be fantastic if these companies paid the families that have profited from in a double jeopardy manner. I do not have much hope that will happen though. Too many video game media sites are bought off and corrupt. Congress does not seem to care about consumer rights. This leaves us the legal system. I am not fond of the legal system since too many judges will legislate from the bench. I do not expect justice from them. Do you have an ideas on how to correct this problem?


God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

   

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