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Games rating boards can't call loot boxes gambling until the law doesGames rating boards can't call loot boxes gambling until the law does
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I wonder if we're at the point where $60 does not cover a "full priced game", and these micro-transactions are quietly subsidizing / preventing an otherwise inevitable price increase.

Average game sales have probably hit their peak, development costs only continue to grow, while the store price-tag has remained stagnant for decades (probably fallen if anything - can't remember the last time I actually paid $60).

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Games have mainly continued to be profitable, despite devs sometimes spending thousands on details we don't need for good gameplay.


What loot boxes and microtransactions have done is triple the profits.

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Games rating boards can't call loot boxes gambling until the law doesGames rating boards can't call loot boxes gambling until the law does
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If someone wants to try and sell me a chance of some cosmetic-only items, fair enough, I only find satisfaction from attaining them through playing alone.

If someone carves off gameplay aspects that grant advantages in multiplayer or give different difficulty levels they should be made to sleep in a ditch.

Full priced games shouldn't charge for anything but substantial expansions released a fair period after the game, ie not locked away in the release game.Reply
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I wonder if we're at the point where $60 does not cover a "full priced game", and these micro-transactions are quietly subsidizing / preventing an otherwise inevitable price increase.

Average game sales have probably hit their peak, development costs only continue to grow, while the store price-tag has remained stagnant for decades (probably fallen if anything - can't remember the last time I actually paid $60).

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1 Month ago
Faith in humanity restored! This man helpfully reminds his Overwatch team to attack the objectiveFaith in humanity restored! This man helpfully reminds his Overwatch team to attack the objective
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This becomes a great joke when matches don't time out with people stood just outside the objective.
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2 Months ago
The best indie games on PCThe best indie games on PC
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Towerfall Ascension, amazing local multiplayer!
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