Dead Space 3 or Enough with that Micro Transaction Bullshit!

First of all, Rabidgames has played the Dead Space 3 demo. From the looks of it, it’s a pretty solid rather linear third person shooter, garnished with some horror elements. The weapon crafting part is the only outstanding part of Dead Space 3 – and it will most likely be the most controversial …

Why? Well, EA is all to keen in bringing that annoying micro transaction bullshit into games people have already paid for … wait a minute! Mass Effect 3 has done it, correct. Assassin’s Creed 3 has done it, yes. Even Rabidgames beloved Dragon’s Dogma has done it, that’s true. In all those instances, it was a cuntthieverish move onto our money, it was all for the multiplayer. Practically, it was utterly useless and meant for the feeble-minded and short-sighted idiots out there who want to be the best in no time, sacrificing money to prove their superiority in a game. Well, to all of you who have ever spent money there: FUCK YOU!!!

It is you who are to blame for EA’s next move: If you want to be able to craft weapons earlier, easier and faster, you can do so in Dead Space 3! That’s right, micro transactions in a single player campaign! In fact, dev Visceral Games even had to praise their micro transaction bullshit in this interview (as expected, it is not exactly critical of EA’s decision and excuses). Some highlights:

There’s a lot of players out there, especially players coming from mobile games, who are accustomed to micro-transactions. They’re like “I need this now, I want this now”. They need instant gratification. So we included that option in order to attract those players, so that if they’re 5000 Tungsten short of this upgrade, they can have it.

As Rabidgames has said before, a big fuck you to those new-breed gaming retards. How can anyone in his sane fucking mind actually ask for this travesty? That said, we don’t know if this claim is the truth or just another EA lie …

We’re gamers, we wouldn’t allow ourselves to do that. Before you guys showed up I was reading the Eurogamer article, that argued that it’s a slippery slope, that if you put micro-transactions in Dead Space, aren’t you just saying you can pay to win? We would never make a game you have to pay to win.

And still, you put micro transactions in there, and people will pay to beat the game easier. How is that not “pay to win”?

But we need to make sure we’re expanding our audience as well. There are action game fans, and survival horror game fans, who are 19 and 20, and they’ve only played games on their smartphones, and micro-transactions are to them a standard part of gaming. It’s a different generation. So if we’re going to bring those people into our world, let’s speak their language, but let’s not alienate our fans at the same time.

If it wasn’t so sad and it might have been funny. First, let’s forget that incredibly insane generalisation of a whole generation who has been playing games on consoles for years. According to that logic we’ve just adapted, letting them use only a fraction of the screen would be “speaking their language” then’? And why exactly would people who “have only played games on their smartphones” be interested in Dead Space 3 all of a sudden … if they’re no interested in the likes of FIFA, Mass Effect, Call of Duty, GTA or any other console game, why the fuck should they be interested in Dead Space 3 of all games? Why?

And “alienating your fans”? You’ve done exactly that, thank you very much. Mind you, that poor Mr. John Calhoun is not even to blame (actually, he points out that their very own micro transactions are useless), he’s just another EA tool used to feed us with tons of bollocks so we buy Dead Space 3 (and hopefully we spend hundreds of dollars for useless micro transactions). But still, dear sir, don’t you come out and insult our intelligence by justifying bullshit with bullshit reasons which are nothing but bullshit surrounded by bullshit.

Rabdigames has had enough: Enough with EA, enough with forced multiplayer, enough with PR disguised as interviews, enough with this micro transaction bullshit! Rabidgames will boycott Dead Space 3, and asks everyone else to vote with their wallets, too. If there comes a time where we’ll have to pay real money in GTA to get across a toll bridge, if we have to pay some quid for being allowed to play one match in FIFA, we are to blame. We are to blame for we were stupid and daft enough not to stand up to greedy cunts and their dev whores.

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