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Submitted by s8anicslayer 297d ago | opinion piece

Microtransactions: the good, the bad and the ugly

"Free-to-play" and "microtransactions" are dirty terms to some. That's understandable. Famous Facebook Skinner boxes like Farmville have clouded attitudes toward today's free-to-play games, and there's an assumption all microtransaction-driven game design is handicapped by the need to create ways to charge players. (Culture, Lord Of The Rings Online, Path of Exile, PC, Star Wars:The Old Republic, Team Fortress 2, World of Tanks)

_QQ_  +   297d ago
Valve does it right with DOTA2
-gabe knows best.
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sincitysir1  +   297d ago
as long as we dont go full stupid and follow mobile trends then i will be ok. i dont want to use up all my gas and pay 10 coins ($1) to refill or have to wait 1 hour.
uppetamm65   297d ago | Spam
stavrami  +   297d ago
If I never see f2p again I would be a happy man
mhunterjr  +   297d ago
I don't the all f2p is created equally, so they should be judged on a case by case basis.
In terms of anticonsumerism, abusive F2p = overpriced DLC = full priced games with little content.

But all premium DLC isn't bad, some full priced games have excellent value, and some f2p games are perfectly fair.
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Xristo  +   297d ago
When I played Guild Wars 2, I felt they did it right. I haven't played for months so I couldn't speak for it now. It was only boosters and cosmetics.

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