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Submitted by Feltharghost 661d ago | opinion piece

Microtransactions Cannot be Justified

Instead of fostering the free-to-play market with their own competitive titles, the big names decided to tear the free-to-play model apart and incorporate the spare parts into their own games. Unfortunately the only parts that they utilized were those that contained microtransactions. (EA, Industry, Naughty Dog, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

madpuppy  +   661d ago
Reviewers are going to have to start basing games partially on the "rip-off level" of micro-transactions. whether they are crucial to completing a game "super rip off" or give an unfair advantage in multi-player "rip off" (skill is superseded by how much money your willing to pay for all the advantages.)

All these new ways Developers and Publishers are trying to bilk their already loyal, paying customers is so disillusioning, they are slowly killing gaming.

maybe what we need is another crash in the gaming industry like what happened in the 80's, have everyone reorganize and get back on track seeing what the customer really is,... the most important part of the industry.
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baraka007  +   661d ago
sure they can, they make money. I wish people were smart but that's another topic ;) lol got a disagree before my comment loaded you trolls are quick :P
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MysticStrummer  +   661d ago
Of course they can be justified. It's funny that they have Dead Space 3 as the picture, since as far as I can tell all that DLC just helps out people who are too lazy to play the game correctly, earning their weapons and suits. That's not something I'd ever buy, but there's nothing wrong with selling shortcuts to people who want them. What sucks is when they sell you the end of the story you thought you already paid for. Microtransactions are fine in theory. It just matters how they are used by the devs. Shortcuts and cosmetic changes are fine, though I'd say Trophies/Achievements should be disabled if you buy a shortcut.

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