In the Film Industry, ever since the invention of the camera, one thing has been learned over the many, many years. While some movies are Great, others are Terrible. Why are some movies Terrible? It usually involves a cheap way to get money.
The Video Game Industry, which is now larger than the Film Industry is no different to the rule. Ever since the first video game was introduced to the world. There has been a fair share of Great and Terrible Video Games. Why? Same reason for Terrible Movies, to make a cheap buck. But this one has a name, "Shovelware".
Now, with that said. We have a video game Market, where major players like EA have a 50% chance of crapping out a Shovelware Game. These Shovelware games are usually filled with Advertisements telling you, this is the game sent from the heavens. People believe it, and give up 60$'s on a Pre-Order to buy the game. Bring it home, and find out that the game is total crap. It happens to everyone from Hardcore Long-Time Gamers, to Casual Gamers.
So, tell us of your past 60$ Shovelware Purchases, and what precautions do you take now to avoid buying Shovelware.