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Re: After Long Defending Lootboxes EA Showcases Cowardice At UK Parliament Hearing Referring To Them As "A Fun Surprise Mechanic"

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maybe ea will focus less on shitty lootboxes and focus more on making their games decent to play both online & offline

lol jokes, they won't bother
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maybe ea will focus less on shitty lootboxes and focus more on making their games decent to play both online & offline

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Nope, they have had years to do so.


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And now I heard they put unskippable ads in nba 2k now. Fuck em, everyone should pirate their shit
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maybe ea will focus less on shitty lootboxes and focus more on making their games decent to play both online & offline

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the only time game developers and publishers move away from lootboxes is if they get regulated to a point where they arnt profitable or something more profitable takes their place.

as long as the oil well is open for business and free to use as they please, they will milk it for as long as they can. Chances are the golden days of loot boxes are fast closing anyway, people will either get so sick of them that they wont be used because of bad image or as Ive already stated, they will get regulated to the point of strangulation. This act of sneaking in gambling under the guise of "lootboxes" to non adults can't go on. It should and likely will fall under standard gambling regulations before long which will take the wind out their sails.

at the end of the day I don't even blame them tbh, EA would be morons to not exploit something so good for business. Its all very well making games that win awards for being good games but if there is more money to be made in lootboxes then it makes more sense from a business perspective.

its basically up to everyone else to see it as unacceptable and make these fuckers jump through more hoops to get their profit. If people actually refused to purchase these lootboxes then there would be no benefit in using them, its up to the consumer to tell EA to fuck off.

some games companies probably only refuse to use them because they are worried about their image going forward and might suffer reduced business as a result of using them. I can't believe any are simply not using them just because they respect the customer (well they only respect them to keep giving them money), money is king when it comes to business calls. If there is lucrative money to made from something, its being considered.

Just look at wwe and these crown jewel shows, everything besides the sums of money being offered is screaming "don't do it" and yet they are still going out there.
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ME:A was flawed specifically because EA took Bioware's A and B teams off of Andromeda and put them on Anthem because EA expected a "service" game to make them more money than a single purchase game.

Even with their C team who had never made a full game before, ME:A still had some good shit in it. I'm not ready to give up on Bioware yet.
I liked Andromeda.

Those expecting a story as good as Shepherd's in the first 3 were always going to be disappointed.
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I liked Andromeda.

Those expecting a story as good as Shepherd's in the first 3 were always going to be disappointed.
I put 200+ hours into it over 2 playthrough a and I plan on going back for a third, it has one of the best combat systems I've ever played in a game and the exploration is great.

That game doesn't even get shit for the story, the vocal minority that hated it (it still got a 71% on Metacritic) hated it because of the animations and the supposed SJW agenda. One of Bioware's "feminazi" writers posted some supposedly misandrist tweets before the release and the game had a transgender character, so all the dude-bros were determined to hate it.
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I put 200+ hours into it over 2 playthrough a and I plan on going back for a third, it has one of the best combat systems I've ever played in a game and the exploration is great.

That game doesn't even get shit for the story, the vocal minority that hated it (it still got a 71% on Metacritic) hated it because of the animations and the supposed SJW agenda. One of Bioware's "feminazi" writers posted some supposedly misandrist tweets before the release and the game had a transgender character, so all the dude-bros were determined to hate it.
Yeah. The same.gaming community sucked Bathesda Dick for its "charming" graphic glitches for decades.
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Yeah. The same.gaming community sucked Bathesda Dick for its "charming" graphic glitches for decades.
Yes I couldn't wrap my head around it at the time, I hadn't put two and two together yet. I thought the animations were way better than anything that had been seen in a Bethesda game up until that point, or even since then.

It never occurred to me that people would shit on a game because of what one writer said on her personal Twitter.
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Yes I couldn't wrap my head around it at the time, I hadn't put two and two together yet. I thought the animations were way better than anything that had been seen in a Bethesda game up until that point, or even since then.

It never occurred to me that people would shit on a game because of what one writer said on her personal Twitter.
Red Dead 2 is considered the Pinnacle of graphical achievement in the world... And yet it's also a fucking glitchy mess as well. But you don't hear about it.

Most hardcore gamers are a dishonest bunch. They pick their targets based on no objective criteria at all.
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I put 200+ hours into it over 2 playthrough a and I plan on going back for a third, it has one of the best combat systems I've ever played in a game and the exploration is great.

That game doesn't even get shit for the story, the vocal minority that hated it (it still got a 71% on Metacritic) hated it because of the animations and the supposed SJW agenda. One of Bioware's "feminazi" writers posted some supposedly misandrist tweets before the release and the game had a transgender character, so all the dude-bros were determined to hate it.
Wait one cotton picking minute, who was the transgender character?

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