Glu Mobile has a game on the iPhone called Gun Bros. It's an arcade shooter, I've played it, it's pretty fun. It's also, sadly, one of a litany of games that are free to download then gimped so you have to pay/play for weeks for the upgrades necessary to advance.

Which is fine if you like that kind of business model! And if you do like it, maybe you'll be stupid enough to buy The Kraken, a powerful in-game weapon.

For $500.

That's $500 in real dollars.

What's best/worst is that the gun used to cost $200. Before Glu kicked it up a notch.

The world is full of idiots. We should use games like this to help us find them, and somehow punish them. Starting with the kid in the video above.

Glu Adds $500 Unlockable Gun to 'Gun Bros' [Touch Arcade]


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