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EA Bites Back at Marketplace Microtransactions

EA has defended its stance on the controversial Marketplace microtransactions in which players can buy and unlock in-game items in exchange for bought MS points. Talking to Microsoft's Major Nelson in his regular podcast, Chip Lange, Vice President of Online Commerce at EA, stated that the publisher was only providing consumers with a choice and that players can instantly unlock something - such as a golf course in Tiger Woods, rather than put 40-50 hours into the game - something which Lang claimed only 20% of people would do.

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Capt CHAOS3966d ago

That's what I say. We pay enough for the games, paid-for-content should be something that comes out 6 months later to boost playability of a game we're bored of, not another money spinner when you can get the same content on current-gen games included in the game.

Deafman4203966d ago

Thats what i been saying the whole time...boycott the sh1tty company. But we got gamers that spit on EA cuz of the lousy games they make...then all the same, those same people buying another EA game just cause it's looking good. EA really needs to be taught a lesson.

JPomper3966d ago (Edited 3966d ago )

When drawn upon the issue of charging for what once might have been a cheat code, Lange argued, "There are places where cheat codes are free but those are on websites and those websites are making money by selling advertising." He went on to say, "There'll still be a healthy business around hint guides, magazines, websites… I just look at the Marketplace as yet another extension of ways in which consumers are going to be able to access the content they want."

Well no sh!t, sherlock, but the GAMERS still aren't paying for the codes when they get them online A DURR DURR

This guy is paid to be a snake. F#ck him.

DEIx15x83966d ago

Why would they even try to defend themselves?