ghost whistler
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ghost whistler

And now i will bloviate. This game represents everything that sucks about modern gaming. Ever since Modern Warfare introduced those shitty killstreak systems we now have a two tier experience in these sorts of games, and it fucking stinks. That is, unless you’re wiling to spend all day and all night every day of your life trying to compete with the twitch skills of kids, you will never get to access all the content yo upaid for. Instead you will be the means by which they will. This is fucked up. I like fps games. I like them even more… Read more »

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

The Washington Post contacted Sterling for a mainstream article on this whole debacle, as the a “prominent gaming journalist.” Out of all the people they could have contacted, they chose Sterling. Bravo! Reading the article, I could almost hear Jim restraining his language. Great read, anyway.

Cobra_IronFang
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Cobra_IronFang

Ah yet another IP that’s been fucked by it’s owners. Anyone else remember the South Park episode “The China Probrem” with Indiana Jones. Feels like the same shit all over again.

Which is really funny when you also remember that in another episode Disney having the rights to Star Wars was ment to save it and keep it’s quality high.

Yep that plan worked out great.

Doki
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Doki

#ITSATRAP.
1. This is a temporary measure. I compeltely trust EA to put all the microtransactions right back in the game after the holiday sales cash comes in.

2. I suspect the main point they will learn from this is to not have microtransactions at release, and pre-plan to add them in about 2 weeks after launch. Enough time for reviews and pre-orders to go through because why wouldn’t they at this point. All they have to do is say SORRY, and just keep on doing it.

Jiryn
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Jiryn

According to Twitter Feeds, Battlefront 2 went live in Europe a few hours ago, and all Microtransaction purchases have been disabled.
Can anyone Confirm or Deny?

Aotrs Commander
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Aotrs Commander

[Aristocrat voice]Speeaking of developers with noe cue, today, Stardock proved that it will never succeeed in the games industry! I mean, really! I bought one of their games (Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation[1]) and one of the missions had a big difficulty spike to the point that a complete newbie scrub of my close acquintance (not ME, you understand, I am clearly a Hard Core Gamer!) couldn’t even play it on the lower difficulty levels. (What a little peasant!) So, I went to their forums[2] and made a polite rant about about it last night, and do you know what?… Read more »

Jiryn
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Jiryn

CNBC Spoke about how Wallstreet is weary and advising people against investing EA due to the Microtransaction backlash
The game is under investigation (Along with Activsion-Blizzard game Overwatch) for illegal Gambling in Belgium. (while the ESRB says it’s not gambling because you always win “something”.. )
Large review outlets are lambasting this game, with Game Informer giving is a 6.5..

This might be a massive wake up call people were waiting for in the industry.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

CNBC published an opinion piece about the backlash. Investors are wary, and EA can’t understand why their monetization method is bad now since they’ve been doing it in FIFA for years and were planning on escalating in the future.

Consumers don’t matter any more.

malcom young
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malcom young

And now, Jim Fucking Sterling Son, i can really say “Thank God For You”. The France and Netherland governments just announced the beginning of several procedures against EA, Activision but also all products promoting micrtransactions ! It can take time but regulations are coming. Activision was a sneaky bastard, sufficiently sneaky to be invisible to them but thanks to EA and its “elephant in a porcelain shop”, they are pushed to act. To finish, the PEGI instutition (the ESRB equivalent in Europe) have retreated, they said “we can’t said what is gambling or not, it’s not our duty”. Holy shit… Read more »

Nitrium
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Nitrium

The Metabombing is glorious. Pretty sure it’s a new record, 0.9/10 – yes less than 1/10 – (from over 3000 ratings) on PS4.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Would this have been accursed under the review ratings?

Hugrid
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Hugrid

It literally took me a second to realise what was happening after you got out of the TIE-fighter – you had a thing on your back so I thought “oh, they’ve got a really generous jetpack” and then you stayed in the air for longer and longer and I saw your feet and oh my.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Hah! That’s impressively bad. Why did the Star Wars licence have to go to EA? ID Software, Bethesda and such could do far more justice to the brand. EA is going to fuck that shit into monetised eternity until they’re hit in the pocket. And even the , they’ll just blame and axe the developer while sitting on the IP indefinitely.

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

This video really got me in the mood to go ahead and play some Battlefront II for myself…

…so I reinstalled my GOG copy of the original Battlefront II from 2005. Hey, at least when a Bot kills me I know it’s not because he just bought a bunch of Loot Boxes!