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Submitted by TheUltimateGamer 741d ago | opinion piece

“Free to Play” or “Play to Win”… That is the Question

"Free to Play" games... or "Pay to win" games have been entering the gaming market more than ever this past year. Are they good for gaming? Are they the future of gaming? There are pro's and con's to these types of games and the WiHD Rocks! News Team will go in depth to tell you why. (Culture, Industry)

Need4Game  +   741d ago
AAA games made with zero money, that is "Free to Win", I thinks that's Okay.
RGDubz  +   741d ago
Basically it's the publisher selling the game piece by piece, if the game is free to being with then I'm OK with that, but if it's a full priced game full of microtransactions and DLC like EA plans to do next-gen then no, it's horrible for the industry.
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TheUltimateGamer  +   741d ago
DLC and EA will get none of my business if that's the case. Which games are going to be full price plus pay for extras?
RGDubz  +   741d ago
Everything published by EA, it's just a matter of when.. EA is pushing for $70 games, full of microtransactions & DLC for next-gen consoles.

EA already announced $81 games in the UK, just a matter of time for them to announce $70 games in North America.

I think EA is going for the title of "Worst company in America" for the 3rd year in a row.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   741d ago
It is pay to win simple as that... and if you play free to play games and not put money into it... than you are nothing but cannon fodder for those that do pay.

This business model is the worst thing to happen to gaming out side of DRM on physical copys..
Firan  +   741d ago
I never liked F2P games. I don't like how those who open their wallet more has an advantage over those who don't. Funny how many people spend more money in F2P games than in P2P games.
GDDR6_2014  +   741d ago
How do you like to be beat by people that have better gear because they spent more money than you.. That's F2P games for you
TheUltimateGamer  +   741d ago
Yes... that drives me crazy.
Coach_McGuirk  +   741d ago
imagine the satisfaction of beating the paying players.. without spending a dime
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TheUltimateGamer  +   741d ago
If you are rich, you'll be king of the game. Kind of like when WOW players were selling their maxed out character. Rich people buy them and are automatically have it all without spending months and months on building the character from scratch instead.
TheUltimateGamer  +   741d ago
Agree with above comment by manageri: P2P or GTFO!
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OmniSlashPT  +   741d ago
Thats why the only F2P game i play is LoL because its definitely not P2W, the only exclusive paid features are skins, and sure you can buy champions, but you can do that with in game currency as well. Some F2P models are crappy which leaves the game and the players to the P2W situation.

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