Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Ad7 » Mon May 28, 2018 10:57 pm

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Star Citizen backers looking to build their own fleet can now buy a new ship pack containing 117 craft—nearly every ship in the game—along with 163 extra items, including upgrades, skins and in-game posters. It's a mere $27,000.

:lol: .

...you'll only be able to view the purchase page if you've already spent $1,000 on the open-world space sim.

:fp: :lol: :lol: .


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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Trelliz » Tue May 29, 2018 6:08 pm

The president of the ESA defends lootboxes, surprising nobody.

An industry lobbying group sockpuppet wrote:the effort to regulate them as a form of gambling "challenges our industry's freedom to innovate, and impairs our ability to continuously test new business models, which drive creativity and engagement with our audience."


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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Trelliz » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:39 pm

Valve pull trading csgo and dota 2 items from the Netherlands, will still sell people lootboxes though

It'll be interesting to see how EA react now - although Valve are still raking it in though.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Rightey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:54 pm

Star Citizen :dread:

I think there's another really big issue with lootboxes and dlc, especially as gaming moves to mobile platforms, which is the problem that the temptation is so close by.

A friend of mine had a gambling addiction which he was able to beat a few years ago and one of the big reasons for that I think was that it was fairly easy for him to avoid going to a casino as it's this big physical place. On the other hand I remember another friend told me he spent over $6000 on DLC for some game, I think Warframe, I'm not sure.

Imagine how much harder it is for people to break these kinds of addictions when the portal through which you do it is so close by, and in cases like a cell phone or computer, can't just be avoided as they need them for work and such.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Saint of Killers » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:07 pm


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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Knoyleo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:15 pm

Title doesn't work because pass and ass don't rhyme. :(

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Chocolate-Milk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:50 pm

Maybe if you're a dirty southerner.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Photek » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:22 am

Forza 7 has taken cars out of their loot boxes and by December they'll be taken out entirely (apparently they were so integrated they have to re-balance the game)

Interestingly, they never ever pushed the button on having them monetized, they were bought only with in-game currency. Still good that they pulling them out tho, no doubt hesitant after the SoW and BF2 debacle.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-26-loot-boxes-to-be-removed-from-forza-motorsport-7

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Trelliz » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 am

Good. I had been holding off putting any money down for Horizon 4 because I was waiting for information about the lootbox/microtransactions, which normally sneaks out quietly after the initial reveal/preorder window.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Knoyleo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:41 pm

Paid loot boxes removed from Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm in Belgium.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Lagamorph » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:46 pm

I thought the loot boxes haven't been completely removed, just the ability to purchase them with real money.
You can still earn loot boxes through gameplay.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Knoyleo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:01 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I thought the loot boxes haven't been completely removed, just the ability to purchase them with real money.
You can still earn loot boxes through gameplay.

Added the word paid to the text. He does say all that in the video though.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Lagamorph » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:52 pm

:lol: :lol: :fp: :lol:



2K asks fans to tell Belgium they want loot boxes

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Knoyleo » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:05 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Karl » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:10 pm

Governments shouldn't tell toymakers not to use real gunpowder in toy guns, let the market decide

Governments shouldn't tell chefs not to put cocaine in their food, let the market decide

Governments shouldn't tell media companies not to broadcast hardcore pornography at 4 in the afternoon, let the market decide

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Trelliz » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:17 pm

Is there a correlation between having a username "Count [insert something here]ula" and being a horrendous shitlord?

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Knoyleo » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:18 pm

You leave Count Chocula out of this. :x

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Lagamorph » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:56 pm

Karl wrote:Governments shouldn't tell media companies not to broadcast hardcore pornography at 4 in the afternoon, let the market decide

This is a sentiment I could get behind.

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PostRe: Paid content in videogames (DLC, season passes, micro transactions and loot boxes)
by Mafro » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:01 pm

Count banana split.

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by Winckle » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:16 pm

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