Poll Results: Games that Use Toy Tie-Ins to Unlock Game Play

Last week we asked our readers, "How do you feel about games that require you to buy toys to access game content (Skylanders, Disney Infinity)?" Nearly half of those who voted said that this practice of tying toys to video games to unlock access to characters, levels, and other game content is a complete rip-off for consumers. Around 299 votes were cast, and of those 45 percent (139 votes) indicated that game-toy tie-ins are complete and utter rip-offs to consumers.

Around 25 percent (76 votes) indicated that they "didn't care" one way or the other; 14 percent (43 votes) said that some legal action should be taken against companies that make these kinds of games; nine percent (27 votes) said they didn't like the practice but admitted that they would buy into such a game if it was "fun"; and six percent (19 votes) said that they love games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity.

Thanks to everyone who voted in last week's poll! A more in-depth discussion of the results can be heard in the latest episode of Super Podcast Action Committee.

We'll have a new poll later in the week.

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