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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 1116d ago | news

Dead Space 3 includes micro-transactions for buying better weapons

EG:Dead Space 3 is the first game in the series to include micro-transactions. The payment system popped up last year in fellow EA-published title Mass Effect 3, too, allowing you to quickly buy reinforcement packs for the game's multiplayer portion. Ubisoft-published Assassin's Creed 3 included a similar system for that game's multiplayer. (Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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hiredhelp  +   1116d ago
Az1mov  +   1116d ago
EA tried that a while ago on Bad Company <if anyone can remember> then petitions and outrage broke out; by the time everybody forgets and here we go again. They keep believing that you can merge the free to play model with the full price retail games. confusing to say the least.
ThatGuy2  +   1116d ago
Well...i though only cellphone users went through this crap
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1116d ago
basically 'pay 2 cheat'

Visceral Games came up with a great game, but the franchise didnt turn out as I hoped
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MestreRothN4G  +   1116d ago
No pay 2 cheat at all. If it was, there would be no problem at all. Multiple games offer cheats as DLC but it is not the case for microtransactions as it is becoming the trend today.

The games, sadly, are designed to force you into microtransactions. If you don't, you'll be on a terribly long grid.

Think about Diablo: You'll never find a weapon above average in the game itself. Go to the AH and you'll get, for really cheap, twice or thrice the amount of damage per second.

Mobile games, as said above, are making fortunes on this. Do a good game, let players evolve until certain point, strongly slow players' evolution unless they pay.

It was a matter of time before the model migrated to AAA titles.
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RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1116d ago
Bring on the disagrees, but you don't have to buy anything. And if you feel you need to grind if you dont why dont you think of it as prolonging the experience?

Or you know, wait until you have actually played the game before you judge it, but yeah that would be stupid
Rupee  +   1115d ago
They did it with mass effect 3 as well...
decrypt  +   1116d ago

Used to be a time when gamers used to just create weapons as mods.

People need to check out what the community has done on games like Skyrim. As a PC gamer no need to buy any of the DLC since there is so much free user made content.
Az1mov  +   1116d ago
Yep as in Just Cause 2, creating a whole MP experience out of a single player game. that can support on top of that about a 1000 players no sweat :D
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1116d ago
Was going to buy this game.
Now EA can get lost to be honest.
This kind of DLC needs to stop.
GraveLord  +   1115d ago
This is EA, it won't stop. They created online passes after all...
Krew_92  +   1116d ago
Hey EA, you do know that is only done in FREE to play games right? Even on free to play games I find it annoying.

Horrible, just horrible.

Prepare for the online of Dead Space 3 to be pay-to-win.
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ScubbaSteve  +   1116d ago
If you want a super awesome gun that's going to 1 shot kill enemies then you should probably just play the game on easy, you'll save yourself 5$.
Tdmd  +   1116d ago
Actually, if you want a super awesome gun that's going to 1 shot kill enemies then you should probably just play something else. This would take all the flavour out of the game. Those games are supposed to be hard, tense and scary experiences.
Cajun Chicken  +   1116d ago
This is only the next move from buying 'gun and armour packs' like in DS1 or DS2. We have nothing but our accepting demographic to blame.
Zha1tan  +   1116d ago
why people continue to support this company is beyond me
Summons75  +   1116d ago
That's what I think about activision everyday.

But anyway, this is only optional so I really don't see the big deal anyway. Just like in dead space 1&2 I'm sure once you get the line cutter everything with be a one hit kill especially since you can add other weapon parts to it. Now it 99% of the weapons in the game were on the dlc list then yeah I could see the problem but this is nothing more then what f2p games do except without the annoyance of seeing them in game, out of sight out of mind. I know when I'm playing dead space in a couple weeks I won't think twice about dlc at all
dazzrazz  +   1116d ago
I don't know why people try to cut EA's balls only Ubi did it with AC3 recently :)
phantomexe  +   1116d ago
I know why i support them because 90% of the games i enjoy playing come from EA and there delopers. I'm not going stop playing games like battlefield 3 or ME just because of something so trivial as this. I've been gaming since the atari and i don't care what a video game site says about one company. i'll make my own decision on what i like. Sales of EA games the past 5 years proves this site is not the majority....disagrees or not.
extermin8or  +   1116d ago
Will not be buying this then
deadfrag  +   1116d ago
This is the game silver bullet for me!No money from me,i guess i will pirate it!
cleverusername  +   1116d ago
Whatever helps you justify it!!
torchic  +   1116d ago
well said.
Hufandpuf  +   1116d ago
And I thought no one would be playing online multiplayer...
snake_eater   1116d ago | Bad language | show
Genuine-User  +   1116d ago
I won't purchase a single player oriented game with tacked on co-op and micro-transactions.
They have ruined dead space.
FunAndGun  +   1116d ago
I agree with you. It seems at this point it is a co-op game with tacked on single player.
cleverusername   1116d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
CatXFlash  +   1116d ago
The end is here and next gen will be a load of bullshit.
Run_bare  +   1116d ago
This is the same as Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, i end up spending additional $10 until I realise that's it's only a game.

They won't fool me again.
Rebo00  +   1116d ago
Doesn't really bother me. If it was things that actually stopped the game then fair enough but they're not saying you have to buy these parts or you won't be able to do this part of the game.
It's just a quicker way for noobs to upgrade the weapons and get further than they normally would (even on Easy) :p
k3x  +   1116d ago
Baby steps. Give them a few years and you'll be paying for half your equipment, unless you want to stick to the less interesting, shoddy weaponry of course. That is your choice entirely.

Then you'll see a game that is designed around forcing you into spending cash on items. Unless you don't want to beat it. As expected, the game will be met with justified nerdrage. Nerdrage will gradually subside, until such system becomes the norm, as is the case with DLC.
FunAndGun  +   1116d ago
Its like watching a car accident about to happen and slamming on your horn to warn those around you, but everyone has their headphones on nodding to the beat.
Rebo00  +   1115d ago
DLC isn't the norm for me, never bought any, doubt I ever will.
Would have to be a big section of single player gameplay for me to spend money on it.
vlonjati77  +   1115d ago
k3x-I agree with you.Its customers fault period.I dont know where you live,I live in Canada since2006 and all these years Ive seen lots of people that dont think for the long run,they get tricked all the time.maybe its same everywhere now but from where i come from(not reach country)I grew up learning to appreciate money and leaned to spend money that I saved instead of saving money after i spent.Im happy with ps+ plus I work and buy the top exclusives(PS3)that im interested in.
OFF TOPIC-My 12 year old nephew was playing with his 13y old friend COD,and told me that his friend is enraged almost everytime he beats him in cOD online,he is so HArdcORe he said.Than I was like -really?do you even know what hardcore means?facepalm.always he comes to my house,he doesnt have fast internet yet.he is polite kid.i TELL HIM - if i ever hear you scream yell or swear online,specially when my kids are around ,im gonna break your ps3.his mom fault doesnt pay attention at him,just buys him any game he wants so he can shut up.have a nice day.
p.s.s I only agree when I do agree with some1,if i were to disagree I wouldnt push the disagree butten i would just ignore it.
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darklingz  +   1116d ago
Do u people not read they say u don't gave to use real money. Its for the lazy gamer that won't do the work to get the resources to craft.
Christopher  +   1116d ago
You do realize that they purposefully make it harder to get resources to highly encourage people to buy them with microtransactions, right?

Heck, there may not even be enough resources to fully upgrade all your weapons in the game. They control both ends. They tell you what you can or can't do.
Rupee  +   1115d ago
Exactly. This is why mass effect 3 didn't unlock weapons and aliens as you leveled up. Instead you had to buy those kits with credits and HOPE you were lucky enough to get that sweet new gun.
listenkids  +   1116d ago
EA, the only company so far up its arse. Forces online pass on EVERY title, transactions on every title, shit service, shit servers.

They need a massive knock but it won't happen thanks to the maggots still buying into their shit.

FIFA 14 guys, it's just a shiny FIFA 11 with more broken mechanics! Can't wait, hope I can buy Messi for £100.
shivvy24  +   1116d ago
man i remember the ps2 days when we payed for a full game with no dlc or any other expansion and we got everything by unlocking it ingame , nowdays we are actually paying for dlc that are a part of the games story now or some sort of boost like this game
J86blum  +   1116d ago
Stop bitching. I swear half the people didn't read it. They are giving you the option to buy it. they are not price cutting you. EVERYTHING is in the game for you to find. and i'd put money on it people complaining about the ability to use real money in game for parts are the same people going to actually use it. Dante's Inferno did this with Soul Packs and nobody made a peep.

Gamers in general are entitled, elitist children.
Don't like it, don't play it, Don't like EA then don't buy their product end of story.
tigertron  +   1116d ago
The only DLC I'll buy for DS3 is campaign DLC like Severed. Other than that EA can get lost.
coolmast3r   1116d ago | Bad language | show
KontryBoy706  +   1116d ago
Whoa are they serious?! We have to take a stand NOW. Or else this will sneak up on us and be standard like DLC did/is now! This is some BS!
LAWSON72  +   1116d ago
Yeah more milking.
fossilfern  +   1116d ago
EA have got to be THE worst company about! Who here actually liked EA? They ruin companies and force this online pass crap and now they wont publish any game unless it has some sort of MP component? I dont like seeing people lose their jobs but EA either need to go bust or have a complete restructure where the people in charge aren't total D**KHEADS!
ApexHell  +   1116d ago
if next gen is all microtransactions and dlc im out ill just go play f2p games on pc. lets buy a game for $60 get a online code slapped in our face when we open the box plus ads for upcoming dlc that was part of the game to begin with and ads for microtransactions to pay to win.

next gen im not buying a single microtransaction or dlc and I will be selective which titles get my $60.

if this persists Im done because now your just whoring games out for money.
kostchtchie_  +   1116d ago
LOLOLOL epic, keep at EA you know these losers will keep buying it
Rupee  +   1115d ago
You guys do what you want but I've absolutely had it with ea. Everytime I hear something like this I try to give them the benefit of a doubt, but I'm sick of hearing how they are trying to squeeze every penny out of my favorite franchises. I swear to the FSM I'm not buying another ea game until they earn my trust.
vlonjati77  +   1115d ago
People if a company tries to screw us over(in generally ive never been screwed from any company)dont buy their product.Always think twice before doing something.I shouldnt even be wasting my time commenting but cant help it I love videogames and feel like giving wise suggestions to people that may need .I was playing jetpacj joyride the otherday(nice free little game) and I think i chose to but some different weapons and it took me to ps store?f off i said,i deleted the game hahahah they wont get me with these little transactions.maybe i could be tricked when i was younger,but at that time there was not online plust i wasnt playing that much vgames i was busy working and in relation,now Im wise with my money.hahaha microtransaction for better weapon.
Off topic-I remember Resident Evil 1 I would get the bazzoka if I finished the game under 3 h.what an achivement that was.Good old memories.
chiefdog11  +   1115d ago
No one seems to remember they did this last year too with SSX. You could use real money to buy in-game credits to get new boards, outfits, and other gear.
biRdy  +   1115d ago
Not sure if anyone remembers but Dead Space 1 dlc was pretty much better suits and weapons then you could get in the game so I don't see how this is turning people off if no one cared the first time around.
xander70769  +   1115d ago
99% of these whiners didn't even read the article. There's no content in the game that you can't obtain without real money. Everything is obtainable in-game. People assuming that means it will be some sort of dreadful grind as opposed to the first two games are doing just that; assuming. So what anyways, grinding for the best gear is how it's done in most games.

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