Neoseeker : News : All future EA games will include microtransactions, if EA's Blake Jorgensen is correct
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Foquinha Feb 28, 13
quote chaotic
Hey, you guys remember cheat codes? Those things that you could use to get stuff in the game or get further in it without having to work at it, that you didn't need to put money directly into the publisher's pocket for the "privilege"?

Yeah, neither can I.
I was actually talking to my friend the other day how dlc in today's games would have been free bonus/secret content in older gens. like how beating a game on a certain difficulty would unlock a new costume or weapon or even game mode. a lot of the things that constitute as dlc these days would have been included in the game anyway in years gone by, it's kinda depressing. it made playing through games multiple times fun and worth while because there would be something rewarding at the end, I think now gamers are a bit impatient too in that regards, people aren't willing to sit through multiple playthroughs or higher difficulties and the devs and publishers know this and have capitalised on this greatly.
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Slash Feb 28, 13
quote Demonfurby
quote Slash
Nothing wrong with Online Pass.
Also stop supporting them, don't buy their games if you don't like their practices....
except some of their dev teams make really good games, and the only way they make money (and in turn, continue releasing good games and preventing them from being terminated) is buying their games. Why should the devs be punished for their retarded publisher? It doesn't hurt EA in the slightest when you don't buy their games relative to the damage done to the devs.
But buying used games is ok?
Devs don't get paid if you buy it used.

quote Zombie_Barioth
quote Slash
Nothing wrong with Online Pass.
Also stop supporting them, don't buy their games if you don't like their practices....
First off what do online passes have to do with anything?
The "don't like it, don't buy it" attitude doesn't help much, if everyone here on neo were to stop buying their games it still would only be a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of the market. They also won't see it as people don't like their practices, they'll only see it as that game doesn't sell anymore.

The problem here is if EA proves this is a valid business model we could see other publishers following suit.

This is the reason I'm not very excited for next gen, I'm excited for the new games and new hardware but not for more of the same old bullsh*t.

Some guy posted saying a reason EA is terrible for using online passes.
So? It's a business model that is working for them and getting them more profit. Why wouldn't they continue it?
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Demonfurby Feb 28, 13
quote Slash
quote Demonfurby
quote Slash
Nothing wrong with Online Pass.
Also stop supporting them, don't buy their games if you don't like their practices....
except some of their dev teams make really good games, and the only way they make money (and in turn, continue releasing good games and preventing them from being terminated) is buying their games. Why should the devs be punished for their retarded publisher? It doesn't hurt EA in the slightest when you don't buy their games relative to the damage done to the devs.
But buying used games is ok?
Devs don't get paid if you buy it used.

And when did I ever say buying used games was ok?
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Slash Feb 28, 13
You didn't.
My point is people are complaining about Online Passes,Season Passes,etc. but they also don't want the Consoles to block off used games.
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Wakaman Feb 28, 13
because some games are definitely not worth the $60 price tag.
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Duncan Idaho Feb 28, 13
And this is why i think socialism and gaming go hand in hand, unlike capitalism and gaming.
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Zombie_Barioth Feb 28, 13
quote Slash
Some guy posted saying a reason EA is terrible for using online passes.
So? It's a business model that is working for them and getting them more profit. Why wouldn't they continue it?
Oh yea, Ded Valves post, I didn't pay much attention to it. That being said just because Sony says games are $60 doesn't mean someone won't try to push prices higher.

I personally don't have a problem with things like online passes since they only really affect new games, if your buying an old game chances are everyone moved on to the new one anyway (on consoles at least).

Its not continuing a practice thats the problem, its the possibility of taking things too far. Having it set aside where you don't even need to see it and selling things that don't impact the game too much is fine, but I don't want my immersion broken by dollar signs in places they don't belong or a situation where I'm at a disadvantage compared to someone else because they bought it. Just look at how much DLC is milked despite allegedly being made to encourage people to keep their games longer.
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Slash Feb 28, 13
quote Wakaman
because some games are definitely not worth the $60 price tag.
Then don't buy them, if the games are 'bad' or aren't sold well they'll get a price cut.
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Wakaman Feb 28, 13
quote Slash
quote Wakaman
because some games are definitely not worth the $60 price tag.
Then don't buy them, if the games are 'bad' or aren't sold well they'll get a price cut.
I didn't say I did lol, just sometimes the used game market creates more opportunities for some games/ series to get future customers. I do my research before I buy a game .
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Fortitudo Feb 28, 13
quote KR_1250
quote CTTR champion
I'd love to boycott EA until they are gone.
I'll join ya. AFTER BF4 LOL.

You know who i blame? People who buy these microtransactions. Lv4 noobs running about in BF3...
*Cough* I bought the ultimate shortcut pack and BF3 and its online pass because i had 70 pound trade in value.
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KR_1250 Feb 28, 13
quote Yogurt
- Game starts off at £60 just with a CD sized plastic case, if you want the proper case that's an extra £5.
- You get a few maps, a few guns, a few camos, a few perks etc.
- For each new perk you want it's £3
- For each new camo you want it's £2
- For each new gun you want it's £5
- For each new map you want it's £7
- If you want to be able to access online in the first place it's an extra £10
- If you want to carry on playing each month that's another £3, per month.
- If you want to play zombies/spec ops more than a number of free 'goes'...
"It's all about the money!"
Goddamn man. Reading that made me shiver.

Thats a vision of the future right there. I'll stop gaming.

Wow, it hurt to type that.

Aww no man. CTTR champion Not you too! Your a co-conspirator!



I think it should be level based. Let players achieve say Lv10 or Lv15 before they can buy it. OR even better they should have just one or two specialist weapons which CANNOT be purchased. That would adress the balance for people like me with motion sickness, PTSD and bleeding fingers.

Just a little reward to make us feel better.
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Fortitudo Mar 1, 13
quote KR_1250
Aww no man. CTTR champion Not you too! Your a co-conspirator!


I know man, I know. I also did it for Burnout Paradise.

Nothing else though. I'm not doing it for Dead Space 3 or Mass Effect 3 or any other game.
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hiigaran Mar 1, 13
the way i see it, EA got jealous of valve, and how well they are doing with their microtransactions, so EA decided to copy it. except even the very sound of it in the article implies nothing but greed, and being unable to properly enjoy a game, without paying more.

and you know what the worst part about all of this is going to be? customers are going to be well aware that there is a giant, rusty pole being rammed up their asses by EA, and they are all going to bend over and take it.

pure, greedy commercialism. thats all it is. and people wonder why the quality of games is going downhill, while the ratio of shitty games to good ones are going up? its because of these *bleep*ers, and all the other rusty pole rammers out there that kill developer creativity, for the sake of meeting deadlines, and bottom lines. disgusting, and i too, hope that one day in the near future, EA goes the way of THQ.
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Zombie_Barioth Mar 1, 13
quote hiigaran
the way i see it, EA got jealous of valve, and how well they are doing with their microtransactions, so EA decided to copy it. except even the very sound of it in the article implies nothing but greed, and being unable to properly enjoy a game, without paying more.

and you know what the worst part about all of this is going to be? customers are going to be well aware that there is a giant, rusty pole being rammed up their asses by EA, and they are all going to bend over and take it.

pure, greedy commercialism. thats all it is. and people wonder why the quality of games is going downhill, while the ratio of shitty games to good ones are going up? its because of these *bleep*ers, and all the other rusty pole rammers out there that kill developer creativity, for the sake of meeting deadlines, and bottom lines. disgusting, and i too, hope that one day in the near future, EA goes the way of THQ.
Thats because most companies see someone else making money from something and want a slice of the pie for themselves, without any understanding of how or why it works for them in the first place. Its even worse when its a company like EA thats known for greedy business practices.

Whats really sad is there are people who actually defend these sort of practices or even go so far as to say it doesn't/won't harm anything or is even necessary.
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Reason Mar 2, 13
quote Duncan Idaho
And this is why i think socialism and gaming go hand in hand, unlike capitalism and gaming.
Umm... It was because of capitalism that there is a gaming industry in the first place. If you don't like it, just don't buy EA and use your money to support more ethical developers, it's not hard. No one forces you to buy EA products.

That being said, I do hate EA... which is why I don't buy their games any more.
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