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Microtransactions are Getting Out of Hand

Let’s talk about loot boxes and premium microtransactions. Somewhere in the last couple of years, mobile games created a new way to make money.

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XiNatsuDragnel60d ago

Dragon fist all thoses Mts to obivion.

trumpwonstopcrying59d ago (Edited 59d ago )

Dragon fist the people who buy them into oblivion. They're the reason this business model works. The developer and publisher just toss out the bait and the sheeple flock like morons

Septic60d ago

In the early days when we had horse armour in elder scroll....oh wait they were always shit from the start

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Dragonscale59d ago

@septic, at last we can agree on something lol.

FallenAngel198460d ago

See my point? To say microtransactions have gotten really bad in big budget games implies that there was a time where their implementation was a good thing at some time prior.

fiveby960d ago

So true. Publishers are afraid to raise the price of the base game so they came up with more "creative" ways to do so while still holding to the story that games cost $60 retail in the U.S.. Day 1 DLC all the way to loot box gambling for retail price games. It's made the price of a 'complete' game far more than $60.

wraith999960d ago (Edited 60d ago )

well not that i wholeheartedly disagree but i thought that microtransactions in the early days of mmorpg type-games where they were STRICTLY cosmetic was not really an issue. sure it still created that environment of have's and have-not's which pressured many into spending money in order to reach the digital upper-classes so-to-speak, it was still entirely a level playing field in terms of actual impact upon performance.

not saying that i was 100% on board with those type, but they are fucking MILES better than loot crate/boxes and the MTs of today

Ashlen60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

They have been out of hand since they were called DLC. People should have rejected DLC way back in the day (like I've been saying since horse armor). Now it's WAY past too late. These big budget AAA studios are just going to keep getting more and more sleezy. Me I saw this coming a long time ago. I just don't buy the big games anymore, that's one of the reason Japanese games appeal to me so much.

Personally the big game I am getting out of the holday shit fest is Elex which was panned by the reviews but is imho fantastic and has zero MT's. If Elex was the exact same game but had been made by Bethesda or EA ect. it would have gotten way higher reviews.

UCForce60d ago

You are not alone here. I have seen this was coming from the beginning.

UCForce60d ago (Edited 60d ago )

Witcher 3, Horizon Zero Dawn and BloodBorne have no MT. They are all SP games. The only I willing to buy their DLC is the expansion pack which worth more than MT and paid DLC and season pass. I'm going to upset some people but I can't bring up Zelda Breath Of The Wild even the game deserves a praise for gameplay and presentation . It's because the game have season pass which locked some contents behind like hard mode and other stuffs.

ElementX60d ago

I'm not opposed to loot boxes. If I have a few bucks to burn I'll buy some in call of duty. I haven't bought any for other games. It's fun to open them but I can see them becoming addicting to people.

tee_bag24259d ago

Your whole testimony there is one big oxymoron.
If you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.

TheColbertinator60d ago

The gaming media can let me know which games have loot boxes and I can cross them off my list. Thanks.

Liqu1d60d ago

Opencritic are doing that.

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