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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO

EA games to all have microtransaction in the future.

"We are building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way; to get to a higher level," he explained.
I hope that doesn't mean you'll only get x% of a game when you pay >$60 for it like they want and then have to pay even more to get the rest.

"And consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of business."
Who!? I mean sure with free to play games it work, but cause thats the only thing you have to pay for, and even then its optional, they should NOT be part of a full priced game. I know I wont embrace that way of business for games I already paid for.
»www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/27/···re-games


TigerLord
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Leave it to EA to put words in our mouth so they can justify draconian DRM and shitty design ideas.



Archivis
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I hope EA goes out of business.



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This is just boosterism for ever raising prices and using a single IP as long term revenue genarating model, which is an unrealistic expectation of the market and consumers.

EA, not wanting to compete on price, is trying to sell the line that higher prices and DRM are somehow better for the market, games and gamers.

I hope they go out of business too, and I'm thankful that Steam, and GOG exist to "adjust" EA's reality distortion field.
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reply to me1212

Most games these days have microtransactions....

It is the way the industry is going and personally I think it is smart.
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said by Mcrobrewer:

Most games these days have microtransactions....

It is the way the industry is going and personally I think it is smart.

Still on the fence about it


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said by »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micropayment :

A micropayment is a financial transaction involving a very small sum of money and usually one that occurs online. PayPal defines a micropayment as a transaction of less than 12 USD[1] while Visa prefers transactions under 20 Australian dollars,[2] and while micropayments were originally envisioned to involve much smaller sums of money, practical systems to allow transactions of less than 1 USD have seen little success.[3]

One problem that has prevented the emergence of micropayment systems is a need to keep costs for individual transactions low,[4] which is impractical when transacting such small sums[5] even if the transaction fee is just a few cents.

said by Mcrobrewer:

It is the way the industry is going and personally I think it is smart.

Games have now officially become history for me.. Just a thing in the past.
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me1212

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reply to Mcrobrewer

I don't have a problem if its like tf2 micro transactions and its not a pay to win system, but I will be shocked if EA follow that line of microtrans. And not every game needs it, I don't think all games over all(meaning mor than just ea) will have it in the future



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said by Mcrobrewer:

Most games these days have microtransactions....

It is the way the industry is going and personally I think it is smart.

Microtransactions + $60 game? No thanks.

I'll do either or. Not both.
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The ones that do, seem to be low priced or free to play.

I don't have a problem with those games and microtransactions.

Now if I'm plunking down 60 bucks or more for a game, it better will be complete. Meaning no DLC during the first week of release [Mass effect 3 had DLC at release], maybe a few free microtransactions.

Or they need to reduce their price.
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said by Snakeoil:

Or they need to reduce their price.

Looking at BF3 here..


Krisnatharok
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There's been so many sales on that game...



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said by Krisnatharok:

There's been so many sales on that game...

Not really the premium version.. it's pretty much no fun unless you get that version.

It's a $49 add-on

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said by me1212:

"We are building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way; to get to a higher level," he explained.

I think we see a form of this already with games that have "seasons" each of about 5 hours of play time. Usually you buy the whole series at once but with some of them you can by smaller chunks.


Cthen

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Well, when you keep buying their products it only tells them that you are fine with what they are doing.
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DMWCincy

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reply to Subaru

said by Subaru:

said by Krisnatharok:

There's been so many sales on that game...

Not really the premium version.. it's pretty much no fun unless you get that version.

It's a $49 add-on

Guess I got lucky. Only reason I got it was because the game itself was 9.99 and I got the premium for 29.99. Sadly that sale is done now


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said by DMWCincy:

said by Subaru:

said by Krisnatharok:

There's been so many sales on that game...

Not really the premium version.. it's pretty much no fun unless you get that version.

It's a $49 add-on

Guess I got lucky. Only reason I got it was because the game itself was 9.99 and I got the premium for 29.99. Sadly that sale is done now

yeah I wished I got into that deal..
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