The Poll Police are cracking down on an interesting bit of crime this week -- by crime we mean news and by interesting we mean surprising. Sony unleashed the PlayStation Eye this past week, bundled with the Eye of Judgment collectible card game. Much to our surprise, these cards face the music of mass duplication and loss of card-sales. Our poll this week has four parts so all witnesses can testify -- do you have EoJ? Would you copy cards to build a "better" deck? If you don't have the game, how would you play it? Don't worry, you're in no danger from answering this poll, so be honest.
To us, the only downside to this copying conundrum is the idea that profits will decline for Sony and Wizards of the Coast, which will decrease support for expansions and other card games on the PS3 in the future. To CCG players, this is devastating. See, copying the cards means nothing if you've played the game. There are so many limitations on the more "powerful" cards that stacking a deck is pointless. All you could do is build a decent one, which most players who purchased the PS Eye bundle package already have. That's just our two cents. Check out the results of last week's poll to see how many people actually hate games!
1. Sony and MS milk the Australasian countries. The game here sells for $170 NZD ($130 USD), and the theme decks are $30 NZD ($23 USD). The booster packs sell for a whopping $10 NZD ($7.50 USD vs $4 in the US).
It's simply not (financially) possible to have even an average set of cards without copying. I've bought five packs of cards already but I'll be copying those so I can play the game with friends. I won't be downloading images of cards I don't already own.
If the cards here could be purchased for the same price as in the US I would definitely NOT be copying the cards as they'd be at a price point where it's not worth bothering - and I'd prefer originals vs crappy printed cardboard.
Posted at 4:41PM on Oct 28th 2007 by BigD