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do you think microtransactions(prelaunch or otherwise) are killing video games?

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2 years ago#1
Or the developers?
For those who don't know.

Ex: A game comes out, say its an action or 3rd person shooter. You see it has Downloadable Content at the main menu. You check it out to see a gun/skin/level/etc that could've/should've been in the game at launch in the first place, but your being charged anywhere from $.99-$9.99+ to... "Unlock" it.

I could see maybe expansion dlc like for single player or multiplayer campaign. I'm talking stuff at launch for no reason. Most recently I saw this in Dead Space 3.
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2 years ago#2
Yep. Next thing you know, they'll be charging you to unlock the next level/mission in a game to continue.
2 years ago#3
Games with microtransactions are killing my desire to play them. I don't much care for that feature.
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2 years ago#4
Alltra posted...
Games with microtransactions are killing my desire to play them. I don't much care for that feature.


Here's a hint. You don't have to buy them. They are just optional extras. I have no problems with micro-transactions. If I think they're interesting I'll buy them.

I also like them for games like CoD when they come out with new maps. Refreshes the game a bit.
2 years ago#5
doodles40 posted...
Alltra posted...
Games with microtransactions are killing my desire to play them. I don't much care for that feature.


Here's a hint. You don't have to buy them. They are just optional extras. I have no problems with micro-transactions. If I think they're interesting I'll buy them.

I also like them for games like CoD when they come out with new maps. Refreshes the game a bit.


Go figure out what micro-transactions actually are.

They aren't going to be optional when they become standard.
2 years ago#6
I hate micro transactions. And to answer your statement...not all games have them as optional....and i can easily see where all games will make you pay to even hit the next lvl in the future.
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2 years ago#7
I think stupid consumers and spoiled, whiny gamers are killing video games.
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2 years ago#8
no. if the content didn't exist you would not play the game and go oh this game is missing what ever the content was.
2 years ago#9
DocDelicious posted...
I think stupid consumers and spoiled, whiny publishers are killing video games.


Correct.
2 years ago#10
SigmaHaciel posted...
DocDelicious posted...
I think stupid consumers and spoiled, whiny publishers are killing video games.


Correct.


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