Neoseeker : News : EA believes freemium games are the future
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THM Jul 30, 12
What's the proper definition of "freemium"?
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 30, 12
The games free but you have to pay for advanced or premium content. If freemium is the future then the future ain't for me sorry to say.
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 30, 12
Unfortunately EA follows the bad version of this approach, many developers, trend setters and others have noted that F2P is the stronger force right now when done properly, Zak misses the entire Asian marketplace including companies like Nexon who in theory have the capital to buyout EA based on their F2P earnings

The other half of that is F2P is strong but no group of developers has really stood there and said traditional content is going away or irrelevant. Recognizing the need for both mediums in the market but not a pure dominance of one over the other.
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Nagare Jul 30, 12
Peace-Child, how are they the bane of gaming? They have no barrier to trying them out and you only pay for what you will actually use.
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VeGiTAX2 Jul 30, 12
In the actual F2P market you get the full game, full story, etc and you pay for your additions later. Community created weapons, limited edition releases, possibly even user developed maps or missions and etc. There's little doubt EA will flub in execution here given their prior stance of trying to gauge how releasing half a game would do and you pay to unlock the rest and also offer the full version at full cost as well.

They really need to get people out there into the global market to actually understand how these games have worked and thrived and grown for years now before just going "I think I get the gist of it, lets give it a shot"
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 30, 12
Unfortunately most devs use F2P as a glorified demo where its free up to a certain point, or they follow the "pay to win" model. The ones that stick to micro-transactions and actual premium content are the ones that are the most successful, like that Digimon game I've heard of people spending thousands on it alone.
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DedValve Jul 30, 12
"humans" enjoy free stuff? Is this EA's way of admitting that their all just black holes poorly disguised as humans?
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J Jul 30, 12
EA finally atmits they are ALIENS .... humas like free stuff
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