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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Pay To Pay

Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 00:49
Jayenkai
Very sweary Jimquisition, this week. But rightly so. Linkage

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 00:50
Dabz
I watched it... I love Jim Sterling, some of his quotes are funny and always give me a chuckle! And yeah, people whinge about him banging on about it, but, he should, the twats are skimming a fortune off people for bollocks!

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 00:51
Dabz
I like the Jimquistion theme tune as well...


View on YouTube

Dabz

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 01:03
Dabz
I was a little shocked when he mentioned someone had spent $15000 on loot boxes in a game...

That's £11500 in my money... SHIT THE BED!!!!

What sort of game, really, what sort of "game" needs someone to invest nearly twelve fucking grand in IAP's to get the best out of it... I can sort of let maybe £100 go on a freemium game, well, no, I cannot, personally... I would never spend that, or a tenner, or even a quid on IAP or loot crates... But if someone said they spent £100 and enjoyed the game, and they got everything out of it, I'd let them off, I'd still call them stupid, but let them off anyway...

But nearly £12k man, horrendous... And there's the government picking on gambling machines in bookies, which are terrible inventions, but I think this loot box thing is worse!

Dabz

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 01:19
Dabz
Burn EA... BURNNNNNNN!!!!

Dabz

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 05:30
rychan
Thing is, until people vote with their wallets, this will only continue. Clearly it's popular with certain groups of people. Not myself but it is akin to gambling on a lot of mobile games, I don't see how it's not regulated more imho.

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 06:21
Dabz
Looks like EA have removed their refund button regarding the preorders:-

Reddit

Oh er!

Dabz

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Posted : Thursday, 16 November 2017, 18:18
Jayenkai
From my current Twitter feed, it looks like Disney have stepped in, and now EAs having to remove a ton of pay-for stuff.
Teeheehee!!!

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Posted : Thursday, 16 November 2017, 22:54
Dabz
www.ea.com/en-gb/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/pre-launch-update

It's removed the paywall altogether... For now!

Dabz

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Posted : Friday, 17 November 2017, 12:05
Jayenkai
Jim's take on this recent event!
https://youtu.be/eU6xgX-byPQ

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