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  1. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

    I am personally just going off what I have seen and watched on sites like Twitch, but if there are other ways to get things then that's great though I'll have to take your word for it. Unfortunately for EA I won't be buying or supporting the game so I can't look into the progression in person, but the microtransaction system has put all of gaming under the microscope and EA's greed has destroyed the reputation of this franchise. I think this is where I will leave it. I'll let those that enjoy the game keep on enjoying it and I'll stop beating this dead horse. If anything good comes from this I hope that the backlash here forces all of gaming to clean up its act.
  2. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

    The core difference with Call of Duty is that it's a linear progression and as such all players are on the same path and will get the same weapons, perks and unlocks at the same milestones as everyone else. Battlefront 2 isn't like that, I could get something OP in my first Crate while it could take someone else 100 hours to get the same thing. That's a random progression and one that the player has zero control over. I definitely prefer linear progression paths when it comes to online multiplayer. I understand why a random system benefits a company like EA as it keeps people playing, but I don't think such a system benefits the players at all.
  3. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

    This backlash may actually spare that game to the bare minimum amount of post-release monetisation. I think had Battlefront 2 released unscathed then Anthem would have been dead on arrival, but the community spoke out at the right time. I think we'll see EA scale back their approach and we'll likely see Anthem mimic Destiny 2's post-release monetisation.
  4. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

    I don't see DICE being in charge of this loot crate decision. When anyone from DICE is asked they give the same pre-canned response of "we looked at user feedback and it's what the players wanted" which just isn't true, but it's said in the same way that any executive at EA would say it. This decision was made by the higher ups the same people that ruined Dead Space 3 and countless other games. If this was on DICE then where were the loot crates in every game they made pre-Battlefield 1? Everything about this feels big business and very EA.
  5. Rocket League

    Yeah as of right now it's PC <-> PS4 PC <-> Xbox One <-> Switch So as it stands like @PieFacE said Sony are holding up what could be the largest online player base outside of League of Legends. Yet Sony are holding it up all over the place. Fortnite: Battle Royale has had Xbox One <-> PS4 cross play, but the feature was turned on "accidentally" and Sony want them to turn it off, I don't know if Epic Games complied, but Sony yet again in the way of something beautiful.
  6. WWE: General Chat

    @Demitri_C Looking at that I think you might be spot on. Raw will win on the night as they did last year, but giving Smackdown the "bigger" wins like the Men's Survivor Series Match and Styles beating Lesnar would work as WWE ultimately want both brands to leave the event look strong. I could even see Raw winning 5-2 assuming that Smackdown win the two biggest matches of the night. They definitely have a lot of leeway with regards to booking this event. I could even see Bliss going over Charlotte just to have Corbin go over Miz as Corbin is being built up still and a win over Miz would be huge for him.
  7. Loot boxes and microtransactions

    New EA Game And "Uncapped Monetisation" So hot on the heels of all the Battlefront 2 controversy you'd think EA would lay low for a bit, but no their CFO in his infinite wisdom starts chatting about UNCAPPED **** MONETISATION in future video games. I can't think of a more business sounding feature for future games than uncapped monetisation. They want to give us a choice to pay for "what we want to do" and "what we enjoy" which sounds concerning to me, it sounds like more and more content will be removed and sold back to us based on what aspects of games we enjoy, I always joke that one day they will sell us games by the level or by the quest, but it seems that this is where they want it to go, at least to some extent. Games as a service is potentially going to lead us down a path that will leave future games unrecognisable to the games we played 2-3 years ago.
  8. WWE: General Chat

    @Demitri_C Yeah, last year Smackdown beat Raw in the Men's match so I think Raw will win this time. Raw beat Smackdown in the Women's match so I see Smackdown winning that one. The rest will be a pretty even split I think, I have no idea who will win in the other matches although I think Shield will go over New Day.
  9. WWE: General Chat

    The build to this Survivor Series has been extremely entertaining, I have enjoyed the card for the event changing weekly as new Champions are crowned and superstars are taken out and replaced. Overall I think the card is a very strong one with the notable standouts being Team Raw vs Team Smackdown on the Men's side, Lesnar/Styles and Shield/New Day, but I gotta say I'm looking forward to almost every match on the card as Survivor Series during a brand split is more like a sporting event, I am supporting Smackdown so every match is a must see match. This weekend will be great for WWE. NXT: WarGames on the Saturday which will be phenomenal I don't think NXT have put on a truly bad PPV yet. Then of course Survivor Series on the Sunday which could be one of the best Survivor Series in years provided everyone puts in the effort.
  10. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)

    The issue is that buying map packs and other content is a relatively new concept in the grand scheme of video games. Gaming is easier to dissect if I split it into two eras. We have the pre-2006 era and the post-2006 era. Pre-2006 map packs were free and additional downloadable content was also free. We did have paid for content in the form of expansion packs, but these were often bigger than the base game they were expanding on and cost half the price. Also games often had secret levels and unlockable costumes/items for those committed to completing the game 100%. Post-2006 map packs were no longer free and additional downloadable content was also no longer free (secret levels kinda died when they could charge for them). To try and offset how expensive this downloadable content was getting the Season Pass was created. The humble expansion pack unfortunately went the way of the dodo and died for the most part, while unlockable costumes and items were monetised in Loot Crates and other gambling-lite features. So when we get annoyed at Pay To Win features and Loot Crates it's because Publishers don't seem to be satiated by what they have already managed to monetise. They aren't content with charging for map packs, downloadable content, season passes, loot crates and anything else that was once free. Our concern stems from not knowing what they are going to try and monetise next.
  11. Loot boxes and microtransactions

    Currently or apparently the feature isn't in games yet, but the fact that a company even came up with the idea is beyond concerning. My main issue is how stealthily will it be implemented if they implement it. Could it already be in a game? Could it be being used differently than initially outlined? I mean Call of Duty: World War 2 now makes opening loot crates a public thing so everyone in the lobby sees it. Seems like it's a perfect fit for a matchmaking feature like this. I mean what is stopping them matchmaking people with players that have three or more loot crates in their inventory? I know if I was an impressionable teen I would want some loot crates if I saw 20 people back to back to back opening theirs. I feel this whole situation will have to get a lot worse before it gets better which is a shame.
  12. What Album Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Midnight Signals by Starcadian The music video for the albums lead single. Most of the album is in a similar style to that track.
  13. UFC/Pride/MMA

    Conor is a smart guy, he has all the money he'll ever need and his brand is likely generating even more money from merch, sponsorships and everything else. He doesn't need to fight again and he likely doesn't want to fight again, but he's contractually obligated to unless he does something that forces UFC to suspend or fire him. Conor is trying to get out of fighting without saying he doesn't want to fight and as such he's just going to keep doing crazy shit until his contract winds down. I will be surprised if we see Conor fighting again and I will be surprised if UFC let him go unpunished for this.
  14. Harvey Weinstein

    He might kill himself, but with comedians due to the whole "what I say on stage is meant to be funny, not what I actually think" disclaimer they all fall back on these days he might not actually believe in what he was saying in that bit.