Submitted by DBergmark 889d ago | news

Dead Space 3's micro-transactions explained; meant for inexperienced players

Original-Gamer.com: "Players that want to speed up the process will have the option to buy certain resources by using in-game currency or PlayStation dollars/Microsoft points, while the more powerful weapon parts can only be earned through play. Purchasing items is not required at any point in the game." (EA, PC, PS3, Visceral games, Xbox 360)

Reborn  +   889d ago
Isn't having a difficulty selection, good enough? Poor justification for money grabbing.
dazzrazz   889d ago | Bad language | show
Rainstorm81  +   889d ago
Every EA game has these fast track microtransaction items (from FIFA to NFS)..., Why are u guys surprised?
Daavpuke  +   889d ago
Even if that IS the explanation, it's a punishment for players that "suck" and thus need to PAY for their inexperience? That is downright cynical. Dead Space 3 isn't played in the arcade halls; you paid the admission price already.
2pacalypsenow  +   889d ago
2k game has this too in nba 2k13 you can buy coins with real money and get a my player ovr 99 in like 2 minutes
Blacklash93  +   889d ago
I wish they'd just come out and say "We want more money!"

I could at least respect the honesty and sincerity.
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N311V  +   889d ago
Exactly. Take a look at the top grossing games on iOS and Andriod, they're all F2P with microtransactions. This is an attempt by EA to increase profits. There is nothing inherently wrong with that but trying to bullshit us is just disrespectful!
AdmiralSnake  +   889d ago
I HATE....how IOS games support this crap...and now it's making its way towards consoles :/....
DBergmark  +   889d ago
Yet probably the majority of the iOS titles that you mean are free-to-play. It's just like people who use AdBlock that complain about seeing an advertisement once a week.
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VsAssassin  +   889d ago
If they really wanted to help new players into the game, why not set a difficulty where enemy item drops is more frequent? Why would they add something like this?

This is scary to say the least. Look at Diablo 3's Real Money Auction House. It lessened the item drops by monsters significantly, and when they do drop valuables,, they're not for your class, just so players would sell them instead.
phantomexe  +   889d ago
They arent out to make games for free. Its a business and like all companys they want to make more money. More money,more employees = more games for us. You guys are over reacting.........again
DBergmark  +   889d ago
It's the Internet, man. Are you really shocked? :)
DazeLokrotan  +   889d ago
so um, your daddy's like the um...CEO of EA isn't he? and you are trying to protect his position?
phantomexe  +   889d ago
How did you know....i guess theres know point in hiding it now. I so wanted daddy to force sony to make legend of the dragoon 2. I'm going go cry about it now... : )
Zhipp  +   889d ago
Isn't this game already $60? It's hard to justify charging even more when it's already so expensive.
Zhipp  +   889d ago
Double post.......
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Zhipp  +   889d ago
Oh my F$%#ing God! TRIPLE POST!? It's over! All over!!
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phantomexe  +   889d ago
I voted you for a bubble if it helps. That happen to me trying to post from the ps3 one time
Kevlar009  +   889d ago
Back in my day we had Cheat Codes
Norrison  +   889d ago
Dead Space 1 had cheat codes.
PirateThom  +   889d ago
Sounds like piss poor game design to me if an inexperienced player has to buy upgrades just to get through the game.

Developers have so many different options when it comes to helping inexperienced players that doesn't require microtransactions or hand holding.

Difficulty levels, adaptive difficulty, a health pack or extra ammo for anyone doing really badly for their next attempt.

It doesn't have to be monetised.
ironfist92  +   889d ago
Does anyone remember back when Dead Space had none of this micro-trnsaction, MP/Co-op, catering to the casual mobile gamer crowd, bullshit?

DS1 will always be the best in the series.
PirateThom  +   889d ago
Yes, but EA don't like to make a game series consistantly good. They need to find some way to mess it up, either through crap like this or by totally ignoring the point on the franchise (like this.)

I hope Mirror's Edge never gets a sequel and stands as a flawed gem on its own.
Sp1d3ynut  +   889d ago
"Inexperienced players"....also known as SUCKERS.
ALLWRONG  +   889d ago
:) +1
Kevlar009  +   889d ago
Why couldn't they have an easy difficulty like in DS1? Where you could run Plasma Cutter and not even care about strategic dismemberment because it was faster and easier to just blast away
zaz12  +   889d ago
the game will release soon and no reviews yet!!!!!!
Rubberlegs  +   889d ago
Its still under embargo, reviewers have copies of it now. Most EA games usually don't get the embargo lifted until its release day.
Eazy-Eman  +   889d ago
"Meant for inexperienced players"..

who only play games on their phone. You've got to be kidding me, have they ever heard of cheat codes? This generation caused the death of cheats,and I don't like it. I remember going through the old tips and tricks magazine looking up cheat codes for my ps2 games, wow so much nostalgia. Words cannot express how excited I was when I would find one of my games on the list. Hopefully next-gen we'll have the rise of cheats again, but greedy corporations like EA are crushing my dream.
pandehz  +   889d ago
Its game breaking if its in an mmo or anything competetive but DS3 Im ok with.

Reason being, if one day I make a game I will defo put microtransactions and let the so many noobs out there pay my rent.
N311V  +   889d ago
F2P games with microtransactions typically "encourage" you to spend money by making the grind unbearably long. I'm going to be pissed if they've employed this tactic in a game I've already payed a high upfront cost for. Even if they haven't in this game it has me worried about the future.
USEYOURFIST  +   889d ago
This!!!!, its my biggest worry for the future of gaming at the mo, as im sure devs could find really subtle ways of implementing a system like this where you basically have to use micro transaction.
DBergmark  +   889d ago
Fist & Scottis: Did you guys even read the article?
USEYOURFIST  +   889d ago
yea i read it, did you read our comments?, there not adding microtransaction to do us a favour but to make profit! you have only got to look at the way DLC had gone this gen to see why it is a valid fear that companies will try to exploit the consumer too an unfair extent through micro transactions.
Bigkdog81  +   889d ago
@You people complaining about this. Why do you care?! If someone wants to spend their own money to buy items in the game, how does it affect you? And I think it's an extremely smart move by EA. They know a lot of people will spend real money on these items. But hey, maybe EA doesn't want to join THQ as a growing list of game companies going under. Every little bit helps. But bottom line is it absolutely will have no effect on the game for you. Sheesh.
007Bond  +   889d ago
How in the living shit does this bother anybody? Just ignore buying the shortcuts and leave it to the people who have the money and want shortcuts to do that!
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   889d ago
Then more will get restricted as time goes on. An inch will become a mile just like DLC.
A LIVING LEGEND  +   889d ago
the purchase is required to say you made it,the rest is optional.
MasterCornholio  +   889d ago
I understand microtransactions for FTP MMOS but single player games?

Where is gaming going to? Will we have to deal with games in the future that obligate you to buy weapons and items with real money? The minute that happens im done gaming because in my opinion microtransactions shouldnt exist for single player games like Dead Space 3.
zealot_x  +   889d ago
If we tolerate this...
DFresh  +   888d ago
I hate this whole everyone is a winner B.S.
What happened to the days when you sucked and actually trained/practiced to get good at whatever you're doing?
Situations make me upset that gaming has become mainstream.
Because at least when gaming was a niche you got the full experience day 1.
Nowadays they charge what is expected to be a full game but then give little to nothing and charge you for the rest.
Nobody wants to work for anything anymore everyone just want s*** handed to them when they didn't work for it or deserved it.
Gaming is in a dark place now compared to last gen and before that.
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