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Gaming Gaming 34 - The Folly of Microtransactions

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 30 Sep 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    and Paul are joined by long-time freelancer, and Neptune's Pride flagellant, Craig Lager.

    We start off the conversation by talking about what each of us was most excited to see at last weekend's Eurogamer Expo. Paul was predictably excited about getting his hands dirty with CS: GO for the first time, while Craig was wary of falling madly in love with Skyrim.

    http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/podcasts/2011/09/30/gaming-34-the-folly-of-microtransactions/
     
  2. b5k

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    DLing!

    CS:GO will be interesting to watch develop. I think VALVe will have to be careful with this one. It's easy to attract the people from Source and bring them to GO (they follow the shiney shiney); but it will be interesting to see how they manage to cater to the 1.6 players as these are the guys that matter.

    CSS has never been played at the "Pro" level (CGS doesn't count) and never will be, what happens to GO will be interesting. Will it go the way of 1.6 or Source? Casual vs Competitive. Or can they successfully blend the two?

    Can't wait! :>
     
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    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Played Battlefield P4F and had a k/d ratio of 11:2, no MTX. If you complain about MTX unbalancing a game it's because you're crap.
    /rant over
     
  4. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    And I wasn't in a tank.
     
  5. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell Craig the link from his website thing on anotherjournalist doesn't actually link to his BT Microtransactions article?
     
  6. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    seems to be fixed now.
     
  7. MrCraigL

    MrCraigL New Member

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    I just fixed it - thanks!
     
  8. Trefarm

    Trefarm No matter what... It's all good

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    Never heard of 'Elite'... really? Thanks now I feel ancient.
     
  9. PlayedStation

    PlayedStation Possessed like an apostrophe

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    Couldn't agree more about Just Cause 2 - such a good fun game to pick up and play. Lacks massively in storyline and what not but it doesnt matter, in fact, it doesnt even try to. Just Cause 2 + BOLO patch = hilarious pick up and playism.
     
  10. wiggles

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    Whats to stop valve turning CS:GO into another soulless TF2 style game based on gimmicks, poor core mechanics and items for sale?

    Valve make good single player games. L4D,another example, was good, but in many ways a waste of opportunity, the balance was poor.
     
  11. HiMyNameIsWill

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    Kingdom Hearts 2 was definitely my choice :p
    And my copy of RIFT definitely appreciates my choice in favourite game ever ahahaha
     
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    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    I miss the podcasts... Bring em back
     
  13. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Necro protest!

    So do I though :waah:
     
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