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.

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Az1mov1945d 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.

ThatGuy21945d ago

Well...i though only cellphone users went through this crap

Red_Orange_Juice1945d ago (Edited 1945d ago )

basically 'pay 2 cheat'

Visceral Games came up with a great game, but the franchise didnt turn out as I hoped

MestreRothN4G1945d ago (Edited 1945d 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.


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

Rupee1945d ago

They did it with mass effect 3 as well...

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decrypt1945d 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.

Az1mov1945d 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

HarryMasonHerpderp1945d ago

Was going to buy this game.
Now EA can get lost to be honest.
This kind of DLC needs to stop.

GraveLord1945d ago

This is EA, it won't stop. They created online passes after all...

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Krew_921945d ago (Edited 1945d 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.

ScubbaSteve1945d 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$.

Tdmd1945d 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 Chicken1945d 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.

Zha1tan1945d ago

why people continue to support this company is beyond me

Summons751945d 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

dazzrazz1945d ago

I don't know why people try to cut EA's balls only Ubi did it with AC3 recently :)

phantomexe1945d 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.

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