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Old 30-11-2017, 05:57 PM
TheFatGoth
 
Thumbs down Microtransactions

Following the successful SWBF2 launch, EA has sent out beta invitations for select players to test out the latest iteration in MMA video games, EA Sports UFC 3...

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Every single technique, ability, fighter, and stat roll, is entirely acquired and upgraded through the loot box system. A brand-new player fresh out of the tutorials, can dump $1,000 into the game, acquire the rarest loot drops and immediately jump into online competition with a beastly custom fighter that has an exceedingly large health pool, vastly improved endurance, and substantially stronger strikes than the average player who simply pays the $60 price of admission. The higher the rarity of the item, the more significant the improvement overall. Pressing the square button to throw a punch at an opponent, quite literally the simplest and most obvious mechanic in an MMA game, perfectly exemplifies the absurdity of the microtransactions in question. A base level jab will do minimal damage to online opponents, however a fighter that purchases a loot box and acquires a five-star rarity level jab, will not only have a more efficient and powerful technique in combat, but will also be treated to a host of stat increases in all regards, making their player undeniably better in every scenario.
https://www.astutegaming.com/single-...SPORTSUFC3BETA


Last edited by TheFatGoth; 30-11-2017 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 30-11-2017, 06:10 PM
Switching Off
 
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EA are going to f*** this up for everyone. As soon as Congress get involved, GAME OVER.
 
Old 30-11-2017, 06:13 PM
Poop
 
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Absolute scum of the videogame industry. Haven't bought an EA game since Fifa on the Megadrive. Wouldn't even waste my time pirating their shite.
 
Old 01-12-2017, 09:02 AM
TheFatGoth
 
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https://kotaku.com/meet-the-19-year-...tra-1820854953

 
Old 01-12-2017, 09:12 AM
forwardirektion
 
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Loot boxes are starting to be classified as gambling in some countries
 
Old 01-12-2017, 05:10 PM
ScarFace
 
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Originally Posted by forwardirektion
Loot boxes are starting to be classified as gambling in some countries
and so they should. They will ride this money train until they're stopped legally.

It wouldn't be so bad if they were 10p or something but they're almost 2 a box
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