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  • ELEX- Sci-fi/Fantasy RPG from THQ Nordic

    With the odds being pretty good that you know it's gonna be shit (applicable to most every new game) I'm amazed people still get so hyped up watching a trailer or two.

    Wait for it to come out, see how it's received, then commit.

    You folks didn't order your wives through the mail or something did you?


  • Activision Granted Patent that Pairs Players to Increase Microtransaction Purchases - General News

    Why does it matter if a game has microtransactions or not? Is the game good? Then why punish yourself from playing a good game? I play Destiny 2 on console and its amazing and a ton of fun...I'm not gonna self harm myself by not playing it just because of some loot boxes or whatever. I'm gonna buy Star Wars Battlefront 2, because I love star wars and its looking to be another great game.

    Too many people rage against microtransactions and DLC...and the vast majority of time they'd have no effect on the persons game.

    Oh well, I hope those people leave the gaming genre so people who actually LIKE games can enjoy games without a bunch of whiners complaining about them.

    And wasn't there a pro-microtransaction article just recently praising loot boxes and microtransactions? It was for battlefront 2 lol

    Just like that article on this site, I learned to stop worrying about things like this and just enjoying the game itself. Now I have far more fun in all kinds of games.

    Well, that certainly is one approach to life, learning to ignore when others are manipulating you.

    Just not one I prefer as it in large part is how things got this way in the first place. 

    Remember when all of this cash shop / microtransaction stuff started people cautioned against the "slippery slope?"

    We're almost at the bottom of the hill now. ;)
  • Elysium 'Private Server' Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Financial Shenanigans - World of Warcraft - M

    Scorchien said:

      They are not self serving at all , they are serving the Investors , Who, the backs of there success actually rest ..
    Yeah, that's what our collectors chant to themselves as they repossess people's autos and homes, "For Shareholder Value!"

  • Questions submitted to UK government about loot boxes and gambling

    Rockard said:
     The ones on top of  marketing and monetising games saw the opportunity of a largely
    unregulated market space and went for it.
    And it is 100% gambling.
    For years now,the gaming industry's been exploiting the same human behaviours that the casinos and online gambling and betting sites do,and no one is paying attention.

    Perhaps because it's nothing really new? Here in the States we've been buying packs of trading cards, originally of baseball players which operate pretty much the same.

    You pay your money, you get 5 random cards and a piece of gum, no guarantees it will be the highly prized Mickey Mantle, most likely its just another Joe Shlabotnik.

    Now days I don't think you even get the gum.

  • So what is old school MMO really?

    Scot said:
    Viper482 said:
     all branching to one To me that is what todays MMOs are missing. You can have it on a smaller scale with the right guild, but it just will never be the same as long as the majority of MMO mechanics cater to the solo player.  

    I agree and I would like to hope Pantheon and Camelot Unchained bring a sense of the old school community back, whenever they open.

    I would hope the time between them opening is going to be a couple of years, otherwise once again decent MMO's will split the player base and they will not be the success they deserve to be.
    Nonsense, besides the fact one is very PVP focused vs the other on PVE, (which many here will tell you are mutually exclusive audiences) everyone is always telling me gamers regularly play more than one title at a time.

    True, for me and the 5 other people who still play one, and only one game until we're finished it could be an issue, but for everyone else what's the problem?   ;)

    My greater concern is will I die or lose my faculties before either game launches.