The Jimquisition: Shadow Of More Dollars

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Oh sorry, did you think we were NOT going to look at microtransactions coming to Shadow of War?

Did you think the appearance of loot boxes for a single-player game would escape my Sauronesque eye?

Did you really think I’d not take EVERY opportunity to bash something Warner Bros. has done?

If you don’t know me by now…

Chris Topher
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Chris Topher

Meow xxx

Chris Topher
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Chris Topher

Again jimbo says exactly what I was thinking. Within an hour of starting to worry about this game I see that I’m not alone. I hope that the game is fine without the extra crap but what really worries me is this… The way games are having gambling systems placed within without censor and that those companies also have ties to real world gambling and the easy links with can be drawn between the step from gaming to gambling as a result of these insideous practices. No idea if anyone is lookinghard scientifically at the effects it’s having on people… Read more »

Alexey
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Jim’s again, quite ignorant on that topic, to no surprise. Paid DLC’s are the future of gaming, its the only way companies can preserve that 60$ price tag with increasing production costs. What should be stressed though, is to witch degree the actual game is suffering, as a result of these practices. It does ruin immersion a great deal, encountering such things in a single player campaign. It would be smart of Jim to adjust his criticisms, providing ideas of how it could be done to lessen the damage to the game itself. As it stands though, another Jimquisition about… Read more »

ushio
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ushio

WB interactive is fighting for it’s life so I’m not surprised at this. Once the AT&T sale goes through why would a company that wants video content care about games it’ll be LucasArts and Disney all over again.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Is no one gonna mention that that marketplace orc with the big hooked nose is basically doing the “greedy jew rubbing his hands together” meme hand motion? Like, am I seeing things? Is the anti-semitism coming from inside my head? It’s not like there aren’t orcs who don’t have the hook noses and there’s not really a need for that orc to even be there on the page designed to trick children into gambling money. Someone tell me I’m being oversensitive and seeing Le Happy Merchant Meme where it’s not, I guess it’s not got the full Watto from episode… Read more »

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Thought of another reasons why MTs and MWs are horrid on the way to work. Single Console Households (SCH). Previously, you’d buy a DLC and every member of the SCH could use it because it was shared across the whole console. This is a consumer-friendly thing, since parents are unlikely to pony up 2 or more times for the exact same content and wouldn’t buy it just once for only one of their kids. It seems publishers figured this out near the end of the last console gen, since part of the X1’s “anti-piracy” shtick was the inability to share… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

for me, there’s nothing to debate here. i’m simply not buying this game. ever. not even if it fell down to $10.

way too many other options aside from videogames competing for my time & money for me to have to tolerate this kind of blatant disregard for my patronage.

shame, too, because i thoroughly enjoyed the first game & was looking forward to the sequel.

Randy Markin
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Randy Markin

I’m still going to pick up the game, and ignore the microtransactions. I really enjoyed the first game, and have been looking forward to this one for awhile.

Robert Schrauben II
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Hey Jim! Don’t know if you will read this, but if you think ‘THIS’ is bad, go look up a game called Fortnite. They took it one step further by charging above and beyond AAA prices for an EA game while also not advertising it as EA on box sales. To make it even better, you have multiple packages you can pick up that range from like $60 to $250 beyond the base price of the game. Then on top of that, they added in micro-transaction llama pinatas to gamble for loot after completely scrapping the original concept of the… Read more »

Pedro Paramo
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Pedro Paramo

Great timing on this video, considering that less than a week ago superbunnyhop made a video talking about big game companies making tons of money and then sending that money to tax heavens to avoid taxes.
And still they have the nerv to say that “videogames are to expensive! we need to make money somehow!”.

Christopher Allen
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Christopher Allen

I’m starting to think Jim doesn’t like Warner Bros. very much.