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Op Ed

Clifford Unchained - Nickels, dimes, and quarters. By Cliff Bleszinski.
If you donít like EA, donít buy their games. If you donít like their microtransactions, donít spend money on them. Itís that simple. EA has many smart people working for them (Hi, Frank, JR, and Patrick!) and they wouldnít attempt these things if they didnít work. Turns out, they do. I assure you there are teams of analysts studying the numbers behind consumer behavior over there that are studying how you, the gamer, spends his hard earned cash.

If youíre currently raging about this on GAF, or on the IGN forums, or on Gamespot, guess what? Youíre the vocal minority. Your average guy that buys just Madden and GTA every year doesnít know, nor does he care. He has no problem throwing a few bucks more at a game because, hey, why not?

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71. Re: Op Ed Mar 3, 2013, 09:59 Redmask
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 2, 2013, 20:15:
Again, you read but you do not comprehend.

I didn't say that I don't understand why he is considered to be a certain way. I said I haven't seen any of this first hand. All the reports I've seen have been second hand and therefore unreliable - you admitted exaggerating, I assume the other reports are inaccurate too.

I've never looked into it because frankly, I don't really care about him. I've heard he called PC gamers whiny entitled pirates but when I asked this person for a source, none was forthcoming. It's hardly an unreasonable comment, albeit one that a professional shouldn't make and one that certainly doesn't apply to everyone.

That's a pretty convenient out for you that isn't fooling anyone.
 
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