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So no microtransactions… (Gaming)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Friday, November 08, 2019, 13:55 (7 days ago) @ Cody Miller

So Death Stranding has no Microtransactions…

But it has fucking product placement. Which is only a little bit less bad. >:-(

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Really? I think that is so much worse. Microtransactions are a choice, seeing advertisement in a video I want to watch is not.

Technically, I guess I could make the choice to not play a game with advertisements in it but that is silly.


Product placement doesn't require 'frictions' and alteration of game design to function.

https://destiny.bungie.org/forum/index.php?id=166639

You literally just said they inserted a monster can in a world that really shouldn't have one. That is an alteration of the game story to fit that in there.

As for microtransactions in Destiny for example, I feel absolutely no friction created. Yes, they had to alter the game, but you have to do that to add anything into a game. All microtransactions aren't created equal though. You put a blanket statement over all microtransactions as evil. I don't.


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