Are Micro-Transactions And Loot Boxes Just Corporate Greed?

Stuart McLean writes about the possible reasoning behind microtransactions and loot boxes in video games.  It couldn’t just be greed…could it?

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NordicRainy289d ago

Obviously. They do nothing for the consumers besides trying to take more of their money. They make the game experience itself worse, not better,

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Tanseeker288d ago

... Especially if we remember the weapon boxes in Borderlands. You opened chests for legendary weapons and they were giving away the keys online all the time. They didn't sell them for a few bucks like they would nowadays.

InTheZoneAC288d ago

we shall see how B3 goes...

UltraNova288d ago (Edited 288d ago )

Those were the days legendary loot for all...

B3 will have MTs for sure since this game is prime real-estate for them. I mean are we really discussing this in 2017/18?

Mikelarry289d ago (Edited 289d ago )

EA recently said that turning off microtransactions wont affect thier profits so please tell me what that indicates if not GREED

Gamers wont have issues if they weren't trying to shoe horn this in their premium games or even games that would be better off without them, I mean how hard is it to keep microtransactions only for n f2p games

zerocarnage288d ago

That says alot if they have openly said it won't affect there profits, it's sad this generation is with publishers and developers money whoring at every turn..

Aenea288d ago

If it doesn't affect their profits that would mean nobody was buying them wouldn't it?

It's a blatant PR lie that it doesn't affect their profits! Of course it does! Anyone believing it wouldn't is crazy!

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