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Loot Crates Are The Path To The Dark Side - Change Your Ways, EA

NRM: "So EA turned the launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2 - one of the most highly anticipated games of 2017 - into a controversial storm of loot crate hell. We have one thing to thank them for, as they have officially found what is considered “too far” for microtransaction-based unlockables."

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CyberSentinel27d ago

Change your ways, cheapskate gamers. Why do you think EA offers services like EA pass? Because they want to make pennies on their games that cost them millions to make?

Or could it be, they are trying to compete with pre owned sales, by offering a cheaper option that they will at least see some revenue from?

Look at games like Cuphead and Ori and the blind forest. Keep buying used games, and games will go digital first, then MAYBE see a retail release.

If a game is to expensive, wait for a sale.

Eidolon26d ago

What about loot boxes, though? It's not about being expensive, it's about being pay to win.

fiveby926d ago

Last I checked digital sales were doing very well and retailers like Gamestop in the U.S. are having trouble. How about make games without day 1 DLC and microtransactions. Make great games and people will happily buy expansions or sequels. Games as a Service is a bit fat steaming pile of you know what. Nobody wants or needs loot boxes or microtransactions. The only people who want them are publishers because the margins on them are so high. Purchasing microtransactions or the games which contain them contribute to our death by a thousand cuts.

_-EDMIX-_25d ago

"Last I checked digital sales were doing very well and retailers like Gamestop in the U.S. are having trouble"

Ok....Gamestop isn't the only place that sells used games. Gamestop is having trouble because of GAMESTOP! I still buy used from Amazon and even Walmart and even Gamestop if the deal is good.

" Make great games and people will happily buy expansions or sequels"

Battlefront 2's expansions will be free

" Games as a Service is a bit fat steaming pile of you know what. Nobody wants or needs loot boxes or microtransactions"

You don't need to agree with it to exist, seems a bit narcissistic...

Someone clearly wants this junk if so many are pushing for it, look at Ubisoft and Microsoft....I mean, its legit looking like MS has canned games based on not being able to put in their who GAAS junk. I might not like it, but I won't just pretend SOMEONE isn't buying this junk. If we want to get to the root of it, lets understand that admitting it exist, doesn't mean you support it. That seems to be a bad narrative going on with this site. So this whole "nobody wants" crap, please....put it to rest. Someone wants it for it to exist like this. Publishers or any business for that mater isn't going to be spending MILLIONS on something um "nobody wants", clearly someone wants it for these publishers to be so damn hungry to put it out the way they are.

You are going to see this continue so long as someone wants it and will pay for it. I'd say the way BF2 is shaping up, many users are very much showing what the community wants in terms of features and what they don't want. Some don't look like they care about if MT are in a game or not, clearly some do too. Until they start to see a HUGE shift in sales, you'll keep seeing stuff like this.

Its likely why you saw EA, Ubisoft, MS etc give away expansions in Titanfall 2, BF2, Rainbow Six, Halo 5 etc

anticooper25d ago

"If a game is to expensive, wait for a sale." Price is the problem? its the progression system and the lootboxes, its the grind and the time locked arcade mode, its the gambling mechanics that a targeting kids and people with low impuls control, its EA and Dice and the way they didt listen to the fans(im a star wars fan), that is some off the biggest problems. Why defend it youll lose money to, and while you support EA you not helping the future off gaming but you dont care it seems. Peace.

XiNatsuDragnel27d ago

Buy good products, not this underclaased BF2