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    Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    And Ubisoft made more from microtransactions than digital game sales in its latest set of results.
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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Proof that we have nobody to blame but ourselves. If it didn't make money, they'd stop doing it.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Glad I've gotten out of gaming TBH when I read depressing crap like this.

    Old time gamers like me really have a hard time stomaching the direction that the videogame business has gone.

    It's just a complete and utter rip off now.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Yeah, just means I wait until the 'gold super complete edition' is available for a reasonable amount a couple of years after the release, or I never buy the game. I guess I'm not the target market.

    In my younger days I spent (far too) many hours playing CS, improving and battling with and against friends (real and online). Do the youth these days pay to win against their peers?

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Proof that we have nobody to blame but ourselves. If it didn't make money, they'd stop doing it.
    It is because too many people nowadays want instant gratification nowadays and will pay beyond the odds to do so.

    I mean look at all the paid alpha games,aka,as early access ones,where people are not only paying for a buggy game which is not even complete,needs far more hardware than you should to run it etc and they even willingly accept microtransactions in an incomplete game and then wonder why the game is full of bugs and takes years to be ever released(if it is ever released). Then on forums when people point out this is really not great,you guess the response- plenty of franchise defenders accepting it. What happens is that a younger generation of gamers thinks this is "normal" and accept it.

    It honestly shows you that people have no expectations nowadays and the more something is marketed the more people will throw money at it,ie,hype train rules over common sense. Then all the other devs look at this money train and think,lets release even more buggy games like this,plonk in some more DLCs and microtransactions,and see how little we can spend on R and D,whilst fleecing everybody and means its infecting more and more games.

    Games devs are not our mates - they are a business,so for them they want to spend as little as possible whilst getting people to spend as much as they can. People are just enabling them sadly.
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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    I'm fighting back by making the main transaction as micro as possible. I never buy a game these days until it's at least 40% off on Steam. I doubt I'd have had such patience in my youth though.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Its not just micro-transactions, its the whole SeasonPass thing too, half the time its content that should have been in the original game...


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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    As far as DLC goes, in free or low cost games I have no problems with DLC however I begrudge paying £60+ for a AAA game that's been released with content stripped out so it can be sold to me later at an extra cost!

    As for micro-transactions, it's business...the publishers make money from them (a lot of money) and they're in business to make money so they're not going to stop what they're doing. They're not charities. I don't blame the developers or publishers, I blame the people who have grown up with this instant gratification mentality. The developers and publishers are just exploiting a market that is there. If people didn't use micro-transactions then the developers and publishers wouldn't spend the time or money in developing them.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    TL;DR - Where can I buy a one-word synopsis of this thread, pls? kthnxbai.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Not surprised but I am still disappointed, idiots keep paying so they will keep charging.

    I guess I will no longer instantly buy Rockstar developed games at day one any more like I used to, I will now treat them the same as I treat the others. In other words no more sales from me until overall opinion has been made clear, and if they have even one single player DLC planned then I will wait for the GOTY editions etc. are out at discounted prices on steam.

    Shame really as I was looking forward to dusting off my PS4 for Red Dead 2 next year.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Shame for people who like XCom or Red Dead, but I'll continue to avoid companies that ruin their games like this. Makes it easy as the games will be massively compromised, so wouldn't want to play them anyway.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    There are 1000x more casual gamers than more dedicated, caring gamers, and those folks just wanna get the most out of the game with little effort, which loot boxes offer easily.

    They're gonna push it more and more to find that point where we actually stand up and say "no that's too far" because that's what companies do. And then that'll be the norm; folks will think we had a small victory, and the companies got what they want

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    It's not a zero sum game. A few publishers going in a particular direction does not do a single thing to stop independents from releasing superb games without microtransactions.

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Boycott micro-transactins and soon publishers will stop with this crap!

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    Re: Take Two: All future games will feature microtransactions

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Boycott micro-transactins and soon publishers will stop with this crap!
    But we (collectively,) haven't so they won't.

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