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it almost seems like the people complaining are the ones who feel like they are being shafted because they want to buy the extras, but cant. Just because a game comes with something you can buy, doesnt mean you have to buy it...

people threw absolute FITS over the microtransactions from Dead Space 3, but did any of them even see how utterly useless they were?

all i can say is, have fun with your craptastic FTP and Indie games... i'm glad i have enough self control to play a game without feeling like i need to buy everything that is offered.

I will. Torchlight 1&2, LoL, HoN, Warframe, PSO 2 (when it comes out mad.gif)and a few others. Awaiting Plannetary Annihilation as well. Might want to look around a bit, indie devs are starting to kick the big names in the nuts as far as quality of product is going. TL2 for $20 is hundreds of times more fun than D3 and you can mod the hell out of it.

These games look good, play great, are fun, and they are CHEAP! For LoL I have only spent about 35$ on skins because I love the champions and since I have been playing from the original beta I figured they earned a few bucks from me for the well rounded game they have.
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Has there been any announcement regarding microtransactions for Sim City 5? If so, I am curious as to exactly what will be available for purchase.
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Has there been any announcement regarding microtransactions for Sim City 5? If so, I am curious as to exactly what will be available for purchase.

It'll probably be like the sims 3 where you can buy sim coins to unlock new building types which will be by far better than the ones availible to you normally.
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Game designed for young children has significant player assist. Next at 10, the sun might rise tomorrow.

I remember gaming as a child with little to no assistance in my games. The fun was mastering it, alone, and in the process perhaps getting immersed in whatever story it had to offer. It made it harder, sure, but it made that sense of achievement all the more sweeter at the end.

In modern gaming, i can't think of a single "adult" title that doesn't have some form of assist in some way. So although your point is true, there's still titles with enough assistance to warrant not playing. As a more mature gamer i find modern titles patronizing in how dumbed down the overall experience actually is. A trend most common on consoles, but has migrated to PC in frequent ports.

Kid/casual gamer appeal is the new goal for most developers nowadays (especially consoles) as it's the lowest common denominator. It's no wonder our gaming experiences are less satisfying then they used to be. Oh well, maybe if i just go buy that sword for 50 cents, or that armor....or that potion.......it'll get better, maybe.

Nope.
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

All of this is designed off console gaming.
I never felt like I was being forced to pay for anything I didn't want.

So this doesn't affect me one bit.
Some can argue the "state of gaming" blah blah, but that ship has sailed years ago. Consoles drive the industry.

The unfortunate truth. There are still a few exceptions coming from smaller developers though. Those "purist" need our support.
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Meh doesn't bother me, I sworn off EA after I purchased Madden 13 after a 3 year hiatus of me buying them. Never again, they don't publish much of anything I want to play anyways (even though sim city looks interesting).
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You ask why the complaints about microtransactions and I answered. It is fine if someone who works 9-5 (I work full time too) wants to play video games. There is nothing wrong with that. What is wrong however, is that those 9-5 people are able to buy their way instantly to the same level as a person who despite working 9-5, took the time and effort to reach. This cheapens the gaming experience of the legitimate gamer who actually had to try. If for personal reasons you can't play and earn stuff, that is your problem. Either make time or find a different game. This is especially true in multiplayer games like D3 where you can buy a set of gear that would otherwise take hundreds of hours to farm for. It makes your experience feel empty in comparison. For SP games like Skyrim, it doesn't matter from a gamer's perspective. For multiplayer games and games that involve sharing your experience with others however, it is a piss poor model that most gamers hate and absolutely has something to do with other people. Even if you can purchase ammo, it is already an advantage that someone does not get if they did not pay. Lastly, the entire "money solves everything" mentality by especially rich little bastards invading the game and convincing publishers to push pay 2 win models is ruining game quality as well.

Microtransactions that doesn't affect, such as hats or skins, I don't have a problem with personally, but that is a small part of microtransactions. Knowing the greedy bastards at EA, they will have some sort of implement a blatant pay 2 win business model however.

Explain this again? I can understand in multiplayer it may be unfair, but in single player, who cares....? LOL at the bolded statement. no way. rolleyes.gif
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The unwavering boycott continues.
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It has begun...

'Real Racing 3' is ruined by in-app purchases
Real Racing 3 is a Beautiful Game Strangled By Freemium Nonsense
Controversial Freemium Game Real Racing 3 Hits the U.S. App Store

Freakin' EA didn't take long to start their crap. mad.gif
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