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Submitted by thaiboy 1097d ago | videocast

Boycott Dead Space 3?

EA has decided to include Micro Transactions in Dead Space 3 to bypass earning it with skill. 8bitbot is wholly against this. Check our video to see why. (Dead Space 3, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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JoGam  +   1098d ago
No... I am not boycotting. And i won't be buying the micro transaction too. I'll just play the game normal.
showtimefolks  +   1097d ago
seriously people seriously have another hobby besides gaming

don't buy the damn game but that doesn't someone who is interested in it and liked the demo shouldn't buy it.

you don't have to use the micro Transactions

between this and asking obama to ban DMC and than people wonder why gaming as entertainment isn't lookedat seriously whole other forms of entertainment get their due respect

simple solution if you don't like EA don't buy their games, i don't buy capcom games, where are the capcom fanboys when capcom rips their fans charge for all sort of dlc? why is it always only EA
ProjectSiK  +   1097d ago
I agree with most of your post except for the "Why is it always only EA?"

You serious?

inb4 "Super street fighter turbo hd ultimate remix edition"

Capcom haters are just as bad.
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knowyourstuff  +   1097d ago
EA's a cash whore, they do the same thing with their Need for Speed games, practically every NFS game that has come out allows you to buy timesaver packs and unlock all cars and tracks. It's just another source of revenue for people with aren't hardcore gamers and just want to experience whatever they want whenever they want, and don't care to drive all the slow cars for hours on end before they can get any fast ones. I would never buy it but who cares if someone else wants to? Get a life, seriously. The only time this is a bad thing is if it's nearly impossible to get everything in the game unlocked without paying for it, and EA hasn't done there here, so stop crying you babies.
joab777  +   1097d ago
Exactly. Think logically ppl. This isnt bad, it is brilliant. What i hate is forcing me to pay for equipment that someone CANNOT get in game. AAA titles r expensive to make. The industry is saturated and the economy isnt helping. Many of our fav IPs may not make it to next gen. Also, ppl are not buying many games cuz they dont have the time to play everything. This dlc u CAN get in game by playing it. So what are u boycotting? If they make a few million by speeding up the process for those who want to pay, who cares. It isnt multiplayer, it wont affect you and it may earn the company a few extra million, keep money circulating and ppl working.

Now, dragons dogmas dlc was basically pointless cuz it was almost all underpowered but i bought it to support them so they can make another one cuz i loved it. U know what i do for games i dont like? Nothing. Its almost like u r boycotting because u have no restraint and will have to buy the dlc because its there, and thus it will ruin ur experience.

Now, i dunno how accurate GI's review is but they gave it a 9.75 and u want to boycott it. WTF!!! Just dont buy it and dont troll. Maybe boycott on disc dlc or dlc for shit that should be a reward in game. Better yet, dont boycott anything right now or we wont have an industry. Practice some self control and purchase it.
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yeahokchief  +   1097d ago
I don't care about the microtransactions. 1&2 allowed you to buy weapons too.

I've played all the games before this one, but i'm not buying this one because it is no longer survival horror. It's an action game. It's not for the fans of the series whatsoever.

I had already added all EA games to my shitlist since the horrible Battlefield 3 port anyways. No EA, Activision Blizzard, Crapcom or Nintendo games for this guy. Bunch of casual focused crap that hasn't even fixed major glaring flaws or is missing important launch features that they sell off later as DLC.

I feel sorry for anyone who trusts a review made by a magazine run by Gamestop. They're in the business of selling games idiot. Look back at how they gave RAGE a 9.something and look how horrible it was. They have 0 credibility. IN the same month they gave Dark Souls and 8. Look at all the positive reception that game has. Total bullshit.

TLDR Greedy assholes are ruining my hobby and making me hate it. I'll just keep my money and wait for the others to slip up until i'm through with it.
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Seraphim  +   1097d ago
I probably should boycott simply because I probably won't get around to playing it until it's $35 anyway. But nope, copy arriving tomorrow alongside Sly. While I don't agree w/ Micro Bull I do support Visceral and they've done a fine job w/ the Dead Space IP. Until they screw that up they have my respect, support & money.
chukamachine  +   1097d ago
Don't boycott, don't buy dlc. Microcrap. If they want to go this route. The actual retail game should be cheaper to begin with.
thaiboy  +   1098d ago
The upside of boycotting is to send a message to the big game developers that micro transactions are not right or fair.
ArchangelMike  +   1098d ago
Nope... proven not to work.

Why? Because EA probably already have about 1 million pre-orders for the game across all platforms. To put it another way over the course of the next 12 months they will sell over 1 million copies of the game. 3 million copies at least.

Boycotting will have zero impact.

Don't buy the game if you don't want to, but don't delude yourself that such a "boycott" has any impact whatsoever.
MarioAna  +   1098d ago
The Dead Space franchise is in decline, Dead Space 2 didn't even sell 3 million. Current pre-orders are under 250,000 for the US and that's it's biggest market.

DS3 won't even get half the pre orders you state, and funny thing about that is pre-orders can be cancelled. Boycotting does work, if people actually do it, if not then well it's not boycotting is it?

Series in decline, so EA come up with one last way of milking the suckers. Who are the same people who just lie back and take it.
kindi_boy  +   1098d ago
Money you didn't make is money you lost.
I don't understand why people hate to make a statement...
ArchangelMike  +   1098d ago
All I'm saying is that internet boycotys, petitions and protests simply do not work.

Name me one internet boycott or petition that has had any impact. Even the Mass Effect 3 fiasco with it's "extended ending" didn't change the things the fans wanted changed.
adorie  +   1097d ago
OpRainfall wants some private time with you.
REALgamer  +   1097d ago
How do the micro transaction in Dead Space 3 affect you in any way?

All content is available through normal play. You do not miss out on anything through ignoring the micro transactions. Therefore, you can play the game and pretend they don't exist if you wish and still get the full experience.

However, for some people who may not have the same time or skill necessary to unlock these things, this is an optional way for them to be able to see everything the game has to offer.

I am completing a PhD at the moment, and did not have time to unlock every costume in DmC. I was very happy to see the option to pay $4 to unlock them immediately so I would not miss out on seeing them in my limited playtime.

The fact that someone else may make use of this has NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER on your own experience. So why should you care what other people do?

Play the game without them if you wish. I will too. But how on earth is it unfair when it doesn't affect your game at all?
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MarioAna  +   1097d ago
The concern for me is that while you can get them without paying, they are going to make it next to impossible to do to make you eventually give up and pay. Perhaps in a normal situation you would have had to grind for an hour or so, but now EA might push that up to 5 or 6 hours to deter people from even trying.

This is of course not a known quantity, just my fear.
gorebago  +   1097d ago
Pretty much any modern EA game does this. Look at the DLC for the Need for Speed series for example.

Going to pick my copy up tomorrow after work and enjoy it!
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Timesplitter14  +   1097d ago
Is it just me or does this website/youtube show look really, really lame? Looks like they're reading a script in their mom's basement
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fredrikpedersen  +   1097d ago
Buy used?
animegamingnerd  +   1097d ago
yeah that is what i said if you really want dead space 3 but don't want to support EA buy it used
REALgamer  +   1097d ago
Hang on, you're saying if you really want Dead Space 3 you shouldn't support EA? They're the ones providing you with Dead Space 3. If you want it, then it means they've succeeded in creating something you want to play.

If you dislike Twilight, should you sneak into the cinema instead of buying a ticket, or should you, I don't know, NOT see it?

If you want Dead Space 3, buy it. If you don't, then don't buy it. Wanting to play it without giving the devs their money in exchange for the product YOU WANT TO PLAY is just hypocritical.
Revolver_X_  +   1097d ago
Flawed N4G logic, as usual.
inb4 Root brings more irrational dribble.
Kamikaze135  +   1097d ago
I don't see a reason to unless you're forced to buy things that add more content to the game that should have been there for free. IIRC, Dead Space 2 had a bunch of DLC that just made the game easier...nothing you absolutely required. It takes away from the challenge, anyway.
pandehz  +   1097d ago

Not even buying the damn game.

Its not even Dead Space. The aesthetics, the atmsophere, where is space in the promos or lets say where is the terrifying/deeply chilling space?

Dead Space 3 brings nothing new to the table besides, tweaks, loot , a little more customization. Its trying to be an , rpg, a third person shooter, a partially horror game and halfway zombie like feel. DEAD SPACE the original brought something fresh into the game industry, dead space 2 tweaked it and well did an ok job but it wasnt anything new. Dead SPace 3 is just EA's last cash grab. It brings nothing new to the genre or video games or even in dead space besides, setting, loot etc etc tweaks

Microtransaction is an issue here of course but thats not the main issue. The game is not dead space.

Its 'Gears of the lost uncharted left for dead planet.'

Think I made my point and you know it well too. For ppl who pre-ordered, well if you have the extra money then go for it but take it as a different game and you might not be dissapointed.
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morganfell  +   1097d ago
What part of it was Gears? I played the demo several times both in SP and in Co-op and didn't experience anything such as that.

What? There are a few human enemies? Doesn't it make sense that eventually you would encounter them in the story? They are not the main opponent.

Some people that managed to get the game early stated they do not appear in most chapters. The ones I encountered in the demo were too busy acting like a meal for necromorphs to cause me much trouble. And it was interesting to see them die and immeditately take over.

What's next? The demo was part of the one deceptive chapter designed by EA to make you think they had gone away from Dead Space?

No. What is likely is that the minute more than a crazy human showed up in the Dead Space 3, the gaming press (ha ha ha) started bawling their eyes out and everyone jumped on the sheep wagon for a wild ride to Stupidville. Yes the gaming press (ha ha ha) are so damned reliable let's all get on board with whatever they say and follow that 14 year old pied piper journalist right off the cliffs of common sense.

Boycott Dead Space 3 for Six weeks because of a feature that doesn't affect you? Remember kids, REAL Dead Space isn't about Multiplayer, right? That would be blasphemous for the series to evolve. These guys need to change their diapers and find another line of entertainment.
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shotgunshine  +   1097d ago
I understand the game industry is going down a bad path and its complete bs that EA probably forced this... and if it does well, we might be seeing more of this nickel and dime stuff going on(yikes)with that said it's up to you, the consumer, to say i'm not going to fall for this. I'll still be getting the game, because I am a big Dead Space fan, but that doesn't mean I have to buy micro transactions and pay for day 1 DLC.
Gamer-Z  +   1097d ago
I'll just earn those items the old fashion way by using...............wait for it....................Skill
Revolver_X_  +   1097d ago
A revolutionary idea!
We should all try that!
DeltaCanuckian  +   1097d ago
How 'bout no? I'll play the game normally, and I'll enjoy it.
TooTall19  +   1097d ago
These youngbloods don't realize how much more expensive gaming used to be. Many people will find what is included in the retail version to be worth $60.
WitWolfy  +   1097d ago
I'll probably just downlaod the game and its respectable DLC for my JTAG anyways.
WitWolfy  +   1097d ago
Double post
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Psychonaut  +   1097d ago
I haVE it pre-orderd. and the psn isnt letting me download it despite being told in interviews, and by the store that at 12:01 I could download it.
Max-Zorin  +   1097d ago
EA and Capcom would make great friends, seeing how they like to destroy their franchises and try to get people to buy what can easily be unlocked by beating the game.
Steckmech  +   1097d ago
Can't wait to play and earn everything myself. I don't see the big deal you don't have to buy them. I mean let noobs waste their money and help fund Dead Space 4. It looks pretty win win to me. People get so butt hurt about things that don't affect them. While everyone is complaining tomorrow I'll be having fun playing the game.
Ashunderfire86  +   1097d ago
Shoot I thought they had Micro Transaction in Dead Space 1 before? And it had a lot of DLC too. Don't know why people complaining.
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0pie  +   1097d ago
boycoting the game for six weeks is just stupid!
Just dont buy the microtransaction shit and thats all.
hazelamy  +   1097d ago
it has an online pass so i was only ever gonna be buying it preowned, if i buy it at all.
humbleopinion  +   1097d ago
These content shortcuts used to be available in past generation games simply by introducing cheats (I still remember some of the Tony Hawk ones).
The only change now is that people who wish to cheat their way to the unlocked content without effort have to pay, and people who take the ordinary unlock route do not. Sounds fair.
Jdoki  +   1097d ago
Big deal... micro-transactions! Oh noes the world is ending!

If people want to to pay to unlock stuff then good for them. It's a choice - and choice is good.

There's a lot of people who don't want to jump through hoops to unlock stuff, and others just want to have fun with the best weapons etc as quickly as possible.

As long as the micro-transaction stuff can also be unlocked for free within the game then I don't care. It will only be a problem if games become pay to win.
ziggurcat  +   1097d ago
seriously... if you can get everything through natural game progression, who the **** cares if a few lazy people want to waste their money acquiring these things earlier than normal?

EA certainly isn't forcing anyone to buy into the micro transactions, so i really don't see what the problem is...
CynicalKelly  +   1097d ago
Exactly. If it gets out of hand and it becomes available for all games, for items that you need to complete the game that are too hard to get ingame, then it's a problem.

But for people like me who doesn't have the time to go grind for items then this can be good. I have bought so many games in the last 6 months and never got to play them yet. I might consider buying an item or two to speed me through Dead Space 3. I don't have as much time as these kids and manchilds.
tigertron  +   1097d ago
Boycotting the game won't change anything, but one thing is certain...the only bit of DLC I will be buying are campaign chapters like Severed. Screw the whole micro-transaction rubbish.
N311V  +   1097d ago
This will only be a problem for me if the grind to scavenge items is unacceptably long. If playing the game feels normal to me then I'll pay no attention to the microtransactions or DLC for the scavenger bot. If I do feel that I'm being "encouraged" to use microtransactions via a long grind then I'll be PISSED! Only one way to find out though.
MarioAna  +   1097d ago
And this is my main concern, are they altering the game to push you in the MT direction. Other main concern is if this works out for them then what are they going to push on next? Guns, endings etc.
N311V  +   1097d ago
Sooner or later I think a publisher is going to attempt this tactic and boy will the shit hit the fan, especially if it's a beloved AAA title. I just hope EA hasn't tried it with DS3 as I pick up my collector's edition in the morning.
HiddenMission  +   1097d ago
The gamer who boycott's DS3 for micro transaction is not a gamer but a moron.

You don't have to buy any of it since it's all obtainable by just playing the game.

Some gamers just want to speed up the process since they don't have the extra free time but do have the extra cash.

Both types of gamers win and Visceral and EA win as everyone wins. There is nothing wrong with that you silly little rabbits.
thaiboy  +   1096d ago
Then I guess one day the gamer who buys a game where the "real" or "better" ending needs to be bought is a genius.
HiddenMission  +   1096d ago
What are you talking about?

Cutting endings and charging for them is totally different than what is going on here.

Your taking a stab at EA and BioWare for ME3 and even then they didn't sell the ending.

If you don't feel like buying the content then don' one is forcing you and the content has not been pulled out of the's all still in the game.
andron666  +   1096d ago
Then you should have started your boycott of EA much earlier. They have been selling "time saving" unlock DLC for a long time for most of their games. In NFS, Battlefield and so on you could get a head start with all kits or cars unlocked by putting money down.

But in fairness I do agree EA have taken the whole concept too far now with in-game micro-transactions. How does this affect the games balance? Have they made it harder to play so more people will be tempted to part with their cash? Will this make the game a grind for non paying gamers?

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