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Submitted by Foolsjoker 1073d ago | opinion piece

The Future of Gaming Will be Dished Out One Microtransaction at a Time

Coming as a surprise to no one, microtransactions have not died out, and have only become more prominent as time has gone one. With that, the Daily Reaction crew of Seb and Dan discuss the future of the industry and how the gaming landscape will change over time. (Dead Space 3, EA, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

doctorstrange  +   1073d ago
Awesome...
Foolsjoker  +   1073d ago
Isn't it.
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doctorstrange  +   1073d ago
Totally
Reverent  +   1073d ago
I don't know what's going on.
Wedge19  +   1073d ago
"So this game is Uncharted 4. You can run around for free, but if you want to climb ledges that will be 1.99. Oh and shooting your gun is going to cost you. Ammo cannot be found, but you can buy it off of the PS store. Also, the entire game is in Arabic, but the english translation is available for a meager 14.99. Its only running at 480, but you can upgrade to 720 for 19.99 or full 1080 for 29.99 with 3D thrown in for free!"
doctorstrange  +   1073d ago
As long as they don't touch my 3D
kingmushroom  +   1073d ago
thats lame and dosent sound like gaming to me, more like work.

what the hell is next Diet Coke ads in the middle of a boss fight.
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MysticStrummer  +   1072d ago
This article says nothing like that. It's about the type of microtransactions that are in Dead Space 3, which are basically there for lazy people who don't want to put forth the effort to earn that cool weapon/suit/whatever.

Anyway I don't see why people are so shocked at this. For years, a huge group of people has bought their games at full price and then paid a rental fee to be able to play them online. Not only have they done this, they've been very vocal about how awesome it is. It was inevitable that devs and publishers would see that and try to think of ways to make more money.

Stop playing along if you don't like it.
Wedge19  +   1072d ago
I know what the article was portending, I was simply making an over-the-top parody of the future of microtransactions. When you pay $60 for a game, you expect to get the full game, but if they follow the model that has been laid out by cheaper mobile games (or even F2P), we may very well see paying premiums for things that have been included for years.

What the article is regaling (pay to skip) is also just as absurd. Why are you paying to skip content that you paid to play? It's like paying to level up characters in an RPG without needing to actually do any fighting yourself.

It's not that people are shocked about it, it's simply that people are becoming fed up with being expected to pay more after paying a $60 premium for a game. That, along with the fact that their own legitimate, skilled accomplishments can be undermined by others who achieved the same thing in the game by simply "paying for it".
Foolsjoker  +   1073d ago
I feel like we are going back to the arcade days.
doctorstrange  +   1073d ago
Except you have to buy the arcade machines first
kingmushroom  +   1073d ago
ill jail brake that arcade machine in a heartbeat.
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knifefight  +   1073d ago
I'm here from the future!

Marty! Marty, this picture of your game collection! All of the EA games are fading out of it!
TrendyGamers  +   1073d ago
I don't want to see pay for trophies.
jessupj  +   1073d ago
Personally, I hate the idea. I also hate pretty much all DLC. But thanks to idiots, thanks to stupid dickheads that don't know the value of money, they buy these horrible, over priced DLC and micro transactions, and so it enables the publishers to continue pushing them.

Thanks to said idiots, publishers will continue to strip games of content, and instead of getting the pull game when I already pay a lot ($110 in Australia) I now have to pay extra.

Thank you, idiots, for making gaming better.
gunnerforlife  +   1073d ago
just wondering lol how did you get d*ckheads past the N4G senssoring? do they even have a senssoring LOL
jessupj  +   1073d ago
Maybe the rules don't apply in Australia? lol
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1072d ago
I think it's a very good way to describe these people to be honest lol.
alexcosborn  +   1073d ago
Lame. Totally lame.
GABRIEL1030  +   1073d ago
People please don't buy DLC's or make microtransactions, this is our fault like consumers, we don't need purchase the 50% of the game for 59.99 and the rest with DLC`s.
mastershredder  +   1072d ago
Just install a quarter slot on the console. At least I'll have the gratification of hearing the quarter mechanism.

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