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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has been in for a week of controversy, and it turned out pretty much as I expected with polarised review scores and a mix of fan reaction. Some people rated the game low on principle while others chose to only focus on merits above all else. On Monday I wrote extensively about this issue and how I’d personally approach it in my review.

This got me thinking though. There are plenty of MGS fans out there with varying reactions to Ground Zeroes. Some desperately want to play more of the franchise they love, others are two-minded and there are probably those out there that are turning their heads and refusing to accept paying for something like it.

So, given that, would you not buy a game that you really want based on principle?

If there is a bad practice behind a game you’re dying to play, would you stand your ground and vote with your wallet? Would you buy it anyway? Would you wait for it to get cheaper? At the end of the day, every person is different and there are some practices you dislike but can live with, while others take a step too far and you just can’t support it.

As everyone has their own version, I’d love to hear from you regarding this issue. Feel free to give me examples of games you refused to buy based on principle or a practice you just couldn’t support.

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Oddworld series creator Lorne Lanning has said that development on a brand new Oddworld title can begin if Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty shifts 500,000 copies.

New ‘n’ Tasty is a remake of 1997′s PSOne classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, a rock-hard 2D adventure with a great setting, and a heavy emphasis on fascinating puzzles. The game spawned a direct sequel, Abe’s Exoddus, and its universe was also the home of Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Lanning said that a new title, the once-cancelled Brutal Ballad of Fangus Klot, could be put into development if he secures $ 5 million. “I don’t think [Fangus Klot is] anything less than a $ 5 million title,” he said.

What about Kickster, then? “To Kickstart it I think would be a little deceptive and a risk. But if we sell half a million copies [of New 'n' Tasty], that’s not going to be a problem.”

“People keep asking me, ‘Why don’t you Kickstart Oddworld? You could get at least $ 1 or $ 2 million.’ And I’m like ‘What would I do with a couple million on Kickstarter on a new Oddworld title?’ Not much. I could redo Exoddus for a couple million. I could do that. But a new title, which means new characters doing new things and controls that are great – that’s where the real time and expenses come from.”

“If you already have the game and you’re just doing a conversion, it’s easier,” he noted. “From scratch, I don’t think we could do an Oddworld title for a couple million dollars.”

Following New ‘n’ Tasty, Lanning plans to create a new version of Abe’s Exoddus if 250,000 are sold.

Abe’s Oddysee revolves around Abe, a Mudokon slave attempting to escape the RuptureFarms meat factory after discovering that his species is next in line to be butchered and turned into its latest food product.

Lanning has previously spoken about the need for New ‘n’ Tasty to sell well enough to fund a new Oddworld. “If we have the success of New ‘n’ Tasty,” he said last year in an interview with Joystiq discussing his future projects, “let’s say if we can do a million units of New ‘n’ Tasty–I don’t know if that’s completely unrealistic or not because we don’t have advertising money, we don’t have a big publisher pushing it.”

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is expected to be released for PC, Wii U, and PS4 sometime in 2014.

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Wikipad has announced that the new price for the Wikipad 7-inch Android-powered gaming tablet is $ 200, down from $ 250.

The Wikipad tablet launched in June of last year. It features an attachable dual-analog controller and a 7-inch IPS touchscreen. The device comes with 16GB of memory with a micro SD slot to support an additional 32GB of storage. The Wikipad table boasts an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and is “optimized for cloud gaming.”

Wikipad also announced a new feature for the device, Wikipad Controller Assistant, which allows users to map touch games to the controller.

The Wikipad supports games downloadable through PlayStation Mobile, Nvidia’s Tegra Zone, and Google Play. It comes with a few free games pre-installed like Dead Trigger 2 and Shadowgun: Dead Zone.

Best Buy is the first retailer to offer the Wikipad at the its new, reduced price, with other United States retailers to follow soon.

Are you more likely to get one now?

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.
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