Thread: Random Videogaming Thoughts

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...-battlefront-1

    Removing microtransactions doesn't seem to have helped.

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuas Randallus View Post
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    The title of that article is telling, "Wall Street is freaking out as EA caves again to social media outrage over its ‘Star Wars’ game". This is actually a very meta situation -- the middle class gambling game (Wall Street) is "freaking out" over a game that has gambling elements.

    Woah. [/Keanu]

    Wall Street is right to beat down EA's stock, though. EA should have just ignored social media and done their thing. Microtransactions work.
    They work when they allow additional content. They don't work when you *have* to buy additional content to win the core game.

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    They also work when they let you look flashy, sexy, weird or, if you're based on a bigger franchise, "canon appropriate". (Star Trek Online didn't have an endgame viable Constitution Class for many years, leading to constant threads begging for one... They finally gave it to fans - as a possible gambling box reward, "to keep it a rare ship"... Sure, rare and a money-maker.)

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    It's tough to know why the sales are down. Could be the negative publicity, could be that the first game wasn't very good and people remember that, could be it dropped a bit too early to draw on Star Wars The Last Starfighter Jedi hype.
    Still excited about 4th Edition!
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    Meanwhile at Nintendo:

    Adding 5 new levels to splatoon2 (2 returning from the last game, 3 brand new ones)
    140 new items and new ways to customize your character
    Makes changing gear easier
    New music
    Level cap raised
    And an entirely new game mode

    All for free.

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    Hawaii may be banning lootboxes.

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