Gotham City Impostors: Cashing in on DLC

The launch of the long awaited Gotham City Impostors has been preceded by the arrival of several downloadable content (DLC) packs for the videogame, designed to encourage players to spend real money to further their progress through the title’s level system. As of now, players can buy XP Boost packs, Premium Card Packs and more before the official launch of the videogame.

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Blaine4550d ago

That's not a surprise. Even in the demo, once you'd spent all your unlock points, it said you could buy some from the store (I don't know if you could yet, but they definitely let you know that would be an option in the full game). To me, it's not a problem. The game is 15$--a very reasonable price point.

I'm not going to spend money to unlock things, I'll just do it playing the game. But people who aren't as skilled and don't level up as fast, or don't have as much time to play, will be able to unlock the same equipment as me by buying it, I have no problem with that. Just means the devs get more money, which is one of the reasons they could release it at 15$ to begin with. Way I see it, it's a win/ win/ win.

Basjohn4549d ago

You shouldn't have to pay $15 for a game that relies on in-game purchases as its financial model. Not even from an ethics view but rather a business one. F2P/P2W only works when you have as many people passing through content as possible (thus more suckers/casuals/etc), which is why the basic client is almost always free in those cases.

Blaine4549d ago

The game doesn't *rely* on in-game purchases at all. Everything is unlockable through playing, and doesn't take prohibitively long either. There's *no* reason for anyone to buy anything beyond the initial purchase price if they don't want to.

mathsman4549d ago

We'll get to see just how badly this messes things up later today. I can see Blaine's point, but the fact that people can just go in and buy their way to the top ranks straight away is really going to piss off some gamers that start from the bottom today.

Blaine4549d ago

I got to level 30 in 3 hours today. I see no reason to complain about people buying XP multipliers when you can level up that fast legitimately. Seriously, I would just laugh at people wasting their money on unlocks.

antz11044548d ago

Maybe but its no different than someone starting MW3 and getting put into a lobby with higher ranking players.

Hopefully the matchmaking patch announced for March will address that if not before.


Top 6 Kick-Ass Shooters You Probably Missed

AAA games get all the attention. But some games get lost in the shuffle. Especially shooters! Make time for these five.

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Fist4achin1965d ago

I didnt care for brink. I thought it was going to be like overwatch back in the day.

Skuletor1965d ago (Edited 1965d ago )

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5 Lesser known games that should to be backwards compatible on Xbox One

The majority of games that will be released for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One will most likely be bigger titles. The likes of Call of Duty Black Ops, Red Dead Redemption and so on, may be coming soon to an Xbox One. But what about the smaller games, the ones that were sort of overlooked or that have since been forgotten? Here are five (5) lesser known games that should be backwards compatibles on the Xbox One.

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KiwiViper853015d ago

Ye AC Rogue is a no brainer. It reviewed better than unity. Only reason I didn't pick it up is 360 is in the cupboard.

Kalebninja3015d ago (Edited 3015d ago )

I keep getting sent to the homepage and not an article. As for BC games, get me RDR and Lost Odyssey please, never got to finish the latter.

Vokun133015d ago

Gotham City impostors. I would love to see that again, played it way too much!


Top 5 Free to Play Steam Games: Our Recommendations

SteamFirst: Steam is a community which has been welcoming crossover console gamers for some time now. As gamers get tired of console gaming and the shenanigans they may have to deal with, their eyes are drawn to the gaming model offered by Steam. From your die hard Steam enthusiasts to the casual gamers looking to relieve some stress during their lunch break at work, Steam has something… many things for you. Today I am going to be putting my focus on Free to Play titles available on Steam. My top five FTP titles to be more precise.

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minimur123845d ago

I like this, rather than the title proclaiming they know the best games on steam, the author says 'our reccomendations' I don't know why I'm happy about it but I respect it lmao

GundalfDeGrej3844d ago

Tf2 is my favorite game of all time and I highly recommend it to everyone. Planetside 2 is also really awesome if you have a decent pc to play it on. All of these games are better than a lot of 60$ games out there.

caseh3844d ago

Blacklight is surprisingly enjoyable. been spending time with this on PS4.

Although they clearly gear the game towards parting with your monies. Expect to pay up to £5 just to unlock items early, or even just for an extra loadout slot.

Gear bought with Battle Points will only last for a certain number of days which pushes you towards paying real money to permanently unlock.

Its a good time sink but the I can see the overwhelming push towards making you pay killing this game off for many players after a few days.

urwifeminder3844d ago

Tf2 and Starconflict are my faves others seem forgettable for me.

Passenger3844d ago

Good recommendations, but I´d add Path of Exile and Planetside2, these are great games, too =)

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