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Silly #614

August 8, 2017 by Tim


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Droid
Droid
4 years ago

As if the Shadow of Mordor cosmetic DLCs weren’t just that except not shoved quite as far into your face. *scratches bits of loot chest away from inside his skull*

nothanks
nothanks
4 years ago

First off, it’s not a single player game, there is a competitive game mode. Supposedly it’s similar to MGSV’s forward operating base thing. Second, “not buy them” doesn’t change how the game will be balanced to be more of a boring grind because they want to mentally wear people down until they cave and buy some loot boxes instead. These things are not put into games to be ignored, they intend for you to buy them, and they’ll do as much as they think they can get away with to push you into buying them. Third, these random loot chests… Read more »

Anonymous coward
Anonymous coward
4 years ago
Reply to  nothanks

The gambling comment is interesting. I wonder if the various gambling legislation and regulations all over the world could set a precedent for some countries to implement regulations on those kind of things too. It would require the legislative body to consider video games as something serious for a moment, which makes it quite unlikely, but it would be pretty cool imho.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago

DLC: it’s what makes Loot go round.
Also I can’t seem to be able to find the latest silly…
Error?
(This one isn’t the same as the picture)

Ursa
Ursa
4 years ago

My issue with it is that this used to be cheat codes. It is as you mentioned “just a single player game” … Since when should we have to pay for cheat codes in a single player game?

Asq
Asq
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

The Konami code works on several recent games. And while many use it to unlock easter eggs or bonus modes, others still use it as a cheat (power up, infinite lives).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-Konami_games_using_the_Konami_code

AussieEevee
AussieEevee
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

There are cheat codes in Doom 2016 and GTAV. 🙂

Ursa
Ursa
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

DOOM 2016?

Paradox games have debug menues, which count as cheating.

etc.

“When was the las time…” shouldn’t by itself be a valid defense for including microtransactions in a single-player game.

Havak
Havak
4 years ago

My problem is that by adding loot chests, they have to add an incentive to purchase the loot chests. This means grind where there might not have been before, which will lessen the experience of the single player.

We’ll see how it turns out, but whenever you see micro transactions added to single player, it’s usually just a money grab at the cost of the game itself.