Op Ed

Clifford Unchained - Nickels, dimes, and quarters. By Cliff Bleszinski.
If you don’t like EA, don’t buy their games. If you don’t like their microtransactions, don’t spend money on them. It’s that simple. EA has many smart people working for them (Hi, Frank, JR, and Patrick!) and they wouldn’t attempt these things if they didn’t 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 you’re currently raging about this on GAF, or on the IGN forums, or on Gamespot, guess what? You’re the vocal minority. Your average guy that buys just Madden and GTA every year doesn’t 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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 PHJF
 
Valve even said they raked in a ton of cash from micros for TF2. They said they made more in a few weeks with the game being free than they have total with the game in retail....

The difference is TF2 is a long-established game with a significant player base, Valve is a long-established developer with a positive community relationship, and Valve is reasonable enough to have mostly restricted rare items to cosmetics. They aren't (yet) issuing "season passes" for fucking products that aren't even IN STORES.

I love how every shitbag publishing head wants every game to be a service so developers can provide "an ongoing experience with fresh new content" for every which product, and then inevitably if a game breaks X sales it's "oh hey let's ship a sequel ASAP and abandoned last year's model".
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