The Unfortunate Reality Of Microtransactions, Gambling, And Desperate Publishers (The Jimquisition)

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2K Games has called premium currency and microtransactions an “unfortunate reality” in gaming.

Overwatch and NBA 2K19 had to remove loot boxes in Belgium. EA refuses to remove loot boxes from FIFA. The “AAA” excuses and justifications are flying thick and fast, and 2K especially is showing its royal rump.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Despite my man crush on Darin De Paul it is clear who should have been cast as JJ in Insomniac’s Spiderman game.

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

Guess who has taken the “player choice” garbage to heart and recently used it to justify allowing backers (they’re hardly players because the game hardy exists) to accumulate unlimited in game currency in Star Citizen by paying real money for it?

Yup, that old joker Chris Roberts. Here’s his take:

“if a player has a family and a demanding job and only has four hours to game a week but wants to spend some money to shortcut the time investment they would need to purchase a new ship, what’s wrong with that? “

TheDovah
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Fu2k. Or rather, Fuck 2k. They are utter greedy [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫] and I’m not saying that just because I like the censor but because they are bastards. GTA online has a reputation for being an utter grind nowadays because of microtransactions. NBA2k and WWE2k18/17 or whatever year it almost did play to pay to lootbox in order to get stuff. In the bulk of the game. Most of the time, grinding is designed to force people to buy to play the game or spend hours upon hours to make progress. JRPGs used to require a lot of grinding but JRPGs… Read more »