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Microtransactions Aren't the 'End of the World' in Games

Simon looks at EA's announcement that their new games will be released with Microtransactions in each of them. Not everyone is so negative against the idea.

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Timesplitter141154d ago

Having your balls torn off by bears isn't the end of the world either

Bimkoblerutso1154d ago

Jesus. Bears running around tearing peoples balls off sort of does sound like something that might happen on judgement day, to tell the truth.

peterthomas61154d ago

Only if you aren't using them, it isn't. For me, it certainly would be.

KentBlake1154d ago (Edited 1154d ago )

Oh, yes they are. They're my most hated video game trend ever.

peterthomas61154d ago

"Have some extra cash? Why not spend it to expedite your progress in your game!"

I get that life is all about moving quickly and technology and speed, but goodness what happened to just enjoying a game the way it was meant to be played?

Flipgeneral1154d ago

In a competitive game where players are pitted against other players, microtransactions completely change the balance

GamerEuphoria1154d ago

To be fair most of the people i've came against, with a team funded by Fifa points, have been awful at the game

Blank1154d ago

Not the end of the world, just the beginning of the end of full game experiences soon these companies will blur the line between an app game and full on video game experiences since to me micro transactions will soon be more involved in game development instead of the good old days where they would try to fit as much content as possible

peterthomas61154d ago

This is what I'm worried about most, especially with all of the murmurs about PS4. I'm worried that $70 will buy us a 5-6 hour game only, with DLC and micro-transactions 'completing' the experience for us. I'm not a fan of the episodic game play either.

Hicken1154d ago

May not be the end of the world, but that doesn't stop it from being a crappy practice, regardless. Losing a foot isn't the end of the world, but it still sucks.

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