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Bait and Switch (Gaming)

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:56 (24 days ago) @ Cody Miller

At this rate, if I ever had a child I'll never be able to buy him or her a modern game ever. I don't know if an update will infect it with shit.

How about we do a thing like Apple does where it clearly states "in app purchases"? In the ESRB description it must list if there are microtransactions. Want to add later? Too fucking bad, because updates can't change the rating or descriptors. In fact, the parental controls should be updated to allow blocking of any game with microtransactions.

Sad.

Been a while since I've looked in the Playstation store, but the Xbox store does include that "includes in-app purchases" disclaimer.

It is problem though about the possibility of adding them later. The bigger problem is how games aren't as portable now. Owning the equipment necessary to run them isn't enough future-proofing any more.


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