40°
Submitted by Rashid Sayed 599d ago | opinion piece

Micro-transactions: An Ugly Necessity?

"Micro-transactions have been a part of modern gaming for quite sometime now, giving players small titbits of additional content for relatively low prices, often coming in the form of story-lengthening DLC, exclusive gear for in-game use or additional content such as map packs and game modes to prolong the life of multiplayer experiences.

But this way of doing business is certainly not without controversy: the first major outcry in my memory being aimed at the Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Bethesda choosing to omit the option for horse armour from the final game, instead offering it as a purchasable extra, disgruntling fans with what appeared to be an attempt at squeezing a tiny bit more profit from them." (Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

10 Outcomes for Cabbage in Harvest Moon 3D: the Lost Valley

21m ago - As hinted by the title, Natsume Inc. has released a developer blog about expanding the crop syste... | 3DS
40°

Velocity 2X’s Dual Core DLC Pack Releases Today

22m ago - FuturLab, the developer behind Velocity 2X, has announced that the second DLC pack for its critic... | PS4
30°

Double Fine and the Early Access Fiasco

25m ago - Jake Richards writes: "I'm a supporter of Early Access when it's treated as such. Double Fine, to... | PC
20°

Emergency 5 Gets Cinematic Trailer

26m ago - Deep Silver revealed today the first trailer to the rescue strategy game Emergency 5. | PC
Ad

Top Xbox One Exclusives to Look Forward To

Now - What are you excited for? Here are the ones we're really getting revved up for. | Promoted post
10°

The Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Defense Mini Game In Action

28m ago - "Kadokawa Games is bringing Fate/Hollow Ataraxia to PlayStation Vita in November. This version al... | PS Vita
Related content from friends