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According to MCV, as of tomorrow you'll be able to buy optional micro-items in the game that Activision’s Dan Amrich calls "either personal customizations or nice little luxuries”, which won't “affect gameplay” but rather offer “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience”.

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Don't know what to say about this guys. This is only the beginning of what's to come for big time games like Call of Duty and Battlefield.
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I guess it was only a matter of time...
     
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If in game micro transactions are a must, at least they are optional vanity items and not real content.

DAMN YOU EA!
 
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Originally Posted by HaGGeN View Post

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Don't know what to say about this guys. This is only the beginning of what's to come for big time games like Call of Duty and Battlefield.

this isnt the beginning, this is an on going trend and will remain as long as people are willing to open their wallets to support.

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If in game micro transactions are a must, at least they are optional vanity items and not real content.

DAMN YOU EA!

not a must, just a form of making more profit.
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While this was expected, it's terrible, terrible news.

Remember, all the CoD clones will continue to try to be CoD clones: that means almost every FPS game will have micro-transactions. So basically the non-ultra-competitive FPS genre is basically dead. Awesome.
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It's going to be pay to win type micro-transactions. I know this and I haven't read the source yet.


After reading the source...

I wasn't entirely correct, but Ten extra Create-a-Class slots will also be available for 160 MS Points (which is £1.37 according to this) is a complete rip off. Something like that should be included in the game for free.
    
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This is the sole reason why big game companies don't support modding anymore.
If they would release mod tools, nobody would buy their stupid reticules, calling cards and DLC.

This is why all my love and money will go to companies like Bohemia, which is made big by making mod-friendly games like Arma.
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I still don't consider these micro transactions...in long days past they would have been called just really cheap, and really lame expansions. Last week these would have been called just DLCs. As long as it is some sort of content that I can buy if I want, and have it for every instance of the game I play...that is fine. I may even consider purchasing them.


Just as long as there isn't temporary items for sale that last for one match or single player campaign. When I read or hear "micro transaction" for some reason this is what I think it will be,
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This is the sole reason why big game companies don't support modding anymore.
If they would release mod tools, nobody would buy their stupid reticules, calling cards and DLC.

This is why all my love and money will go to companies like Bohemia, which is made big by making mod-friendly games like Arma.

This. And what's funny is that the mod-friendly games are actually selling insanely well. Arma2 has been on steams top-10 for about a year now (or close to), Arma3 Alpha is also doing really well... all because of the massive popularity of DayZ. Same thing with Minecraft. They didn't even HAVE advertisements or really anything when it first game out, and now its one of the most popular games of all time.

The list just goes on and on...
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Why should anybody be surprised? It's bad game in a long line of bad games following in the footsteps of other bad games.
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