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Submitted by DavePSU 200d ago | opinion piece

Thursday Throwdown: For or Against GTA Online Microtransactions

"In our first Thursday Throwdown we discussed the merits of purchasing a next-generation console on launch day or waiting it out a bit to enjoy the current generation a bit longer. This time around, our Thursday Throwdown subject is the recently discussed microtransactions that are about to hit Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto Online mode of play." - Stealthy Box (Culture, Grand Theft Auto Online, PS3, Xbox 360)

SynestheticRoar  +   200d ago
The game is 60 dollars out the box. Now their going to nickle and dime me with microtransactions. Serious F-that.
King-u-mad  +   200d ago
Add ons and dlc are micro transactions... just in case anyone forgot that. you can buy camos in call of duty... camos... noooo one complains about that... but rockstar is possibly making it so you can buy in game money which is not unheard of; plenty of games have done it. Even single player games. No one complains about that. But rockstar thinks about it and people go "oh hell no, its gonna be pay to win now." When by no means does money even affect the game in such a way. People need to use their brains and stop dickriding hypetrains.
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BluEx610  +   200d ago
How are they going to nickle and dime you in micro transactions? It's not like they're forcing you to buy it or required in order to progress in GTA Online.

You forget that GTA V single player is massive and huge. They made over $1 billion, and they didn't even need to make GTA Online, but Rockstars are ambitious developers and they want to make a constant living world.

Would you rather have GTA V + GTA Online with micro transactions or GTA V and no GTA Online???

You're butt hurt about optional micro transactions lol. I would be pissed if they locked away features only to people with "Real Money", but luckily that's not the case, everything is open to players without having to drop extra money.
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aiBreeze  +   200d ago
I have nothing against Microtransactions and will happily be for them if it helps to keep the money flowing in and encourage more content.. HOWEVER, this is providing the microtransactions don't effect my enjoyment nor give anyone any sort of advantage.. unfortunately, until proven otherwise, allowing people to buy ingame money will effect the experience and will give players a slight advantage if they can constantly ensure they have the best gear and cars have the best mods.
Odrahlag  +   200d ago
Am I the only one that doesn't really care for the Micro-transactions? For the amount of cash they offer us to buy, it feels to be very expensive, so only very few people will buy millions worth of cash since £13.49 only buys a miserable 1.25million$...
Aus_Spectre  +   200d ago
I'm okay with Micro transactions as long as the people who do not take that $ path, are still able to get the same stuff without having to grind for a month.
mhunterjr  +   200d ago
I have no problem with the micro transactions what so ever. It's about value. Compared to other games, gta5 it's worth the $60 bucks for its single player alone, so why should i care that they want to make a little extra money for their online portion?

I don't understand this notion that all games are created equal and should have the same business models.

Besides, the vast majority of players are going to avoid the micro transactions altogether. I'm one of them, so they'll have no affect on me at all.
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dennett316  +   200d ago
Against....I'd have hoped Rockstar were better than that TBH. They've been (rightfully) lauded for their approach to DLC and making it such great value it's enough to be standalone, so seeing them resort to this is disappointing to say the least.
That said, it's optional stuff, and if some people have more money than sense....that's up to them. I dislike the practice of full price games having micro-transactions though.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   200d ago
for me it all depends on how the stock market plays on the online part of the game. if its as easy as the offline stock market then i would get a mill and make more from there on the stock.

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