New Madden content once again shows EA for the money hungry company that they are.....
Anyone who buys this cr@p is a complete moron. I just can't believe EA is trying to sucker peopel into this sh1t!
I completly agree... they are selling tutorials... tutorials that should have been in the game in the first place for crying out loud
I just downloaded three Saint's Row strategy guides off of Live for FREE. No way in hell should anyone PAY for FAQ/walkthroughs. Goddamn microtransactions.Gamers are going to get screwed in this generation. And it's only going to get worse. And not just 360; look at the GT:HD Micro-rapements on PS3...
But to EA, I say burn in hell...oh yeah, and your Need for Speed: Carbon Demo f***ing S U C K S.
Their Need for speed franchise has went in the garbage after NFS:Hot pursuit 2. They are just about making a fast buck, comming out with a new need for speed every year.
EA is another thing that shotty has to pimp slap. If only all of lifes problems can be solved this way.
"Hi, I'm EA"
**Powdered Pimp Slap WHACK!**
Microtransactions are here and will be part of our gaming lives from now on.
Since this is a relatively new method of revenue generation, developers/publishers are testing the waters to see how far they can go. If gamers readily accept micro transaction charges for content like tutorials (that have usually been included with the game in the past) then you can bet, this will be a new trend. I'm sure some won't mind paying for such content. But if you're as incensed as I am with this latest indignity from EA, let them know. Let your friends know. Email them. And most importantly...DON'T BUY IT! EA and other publisher considering such tactics will get the message.
Don't get me wrong...I don't mind paying for updated downloadable content such as new maps, characters, improvements, etc. But when publishers intentionally leave out content so they can later charge extra for the "privilage" of downloading what should have already been in the game in the first place...I get pissed.
People pay for strategy guides. People pay a membership to IGN or Gamestop to get the latest cheat codes. People buy a Gameshark or Action Replay to get past that tough boss.
^What's wrong there?
And in other medias:
People pay for piano lessons. (you gotta start somewhere)
People pay for safety courses. (better to learn from experience than try it yourself)
Etc, etc. Just because it's EA doesn't mean it's at all evil. Or even out of the ordinary.
When it comes to Madden, people don't really have a choice. EA's exclusive contract with the NFL crushed all the competition they got from the 2k series (which was usually better, even if it sold less).
"What's wrong here?" I'll tell you what's wrong here.
Madden has always included the tutorial in the game...as in most of their other sports games. Since I need to spell it out to you...EA intentionally left out the usual tutorial so they could later charge you extra for it via micro transactions.
If you don't find anything wrong with that...then EA has definitely found at least one sucker willing to spend on their "extra" content.
Do you believe whats coming out of your mouth?? You can get some actual game content for less then those tutorials (oblivion)
bunch of bull$hit i am getting really pissed off at EA and their half @$$ed games and now charging people money for what already should have been in the game, its absolutly rediculous
They use to include classic or bonus Stadiums, uniforms and such in the last gen. Now we have to pay more for less. What a bunch of crap. I'd love to have this stuff but I'm sure as hell not paying for what I should have got for the original $59.99. What next, paying for roster updates?
probably, it wouldnt surprise me after this article and a similar one on ign
EA deserve the flop that this download is destined to be.
Yeah over the years I've really come to dislike EA's practices. I hear the employee environment has improved but their games haven't.
I'm sick of seeing rehashes of the same garbage every year. Franchises like Medal of Honor get diluted through constant releases.
Quality over quantity.
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