A Lesson On Microtransactions
It’s a slow news day and there’s not that much to talk about, so instead of thumb-sucking some arbitrary video or story from some site somewhere, which has existed for months, I’ve opted to thumb-suck a comical image from a site called Memebase, which has existed for days. The image, not Memebase. That’s been around since time immemorial.
I’ve made no secret of my thoughts on microtransactions, specifically those found in Dead Space 3. I think the fact that they’re optional means that only an idiot is a victim if they opt to partake, and really, who is at fault there? Like how Steam’s primary point of sale is convenience, not games, so too are microtransactions a means to an end, not the end itself. What I’m trying to say is: You are not a victim of EA, but rather you’re a victim of your own idiocy if you indulge in such activities.
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Now of course, in the ideal world we would not even have such things, since after all, whether or not we partake, someone else will, and then Electronic Arts, in this case, is the one that benefits where it ought not to. But then if we were a little more hardcore about it, then chances are Smith & Wesson would be out of business too. Only we all admit that: Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
Technically bullets from guns cause haemorrhaging or worse and bleeding out or organ failure is what kills people, but I digress.
Here’s a quick anecdote on the situation:
What’s that, critics? Do I hear a collective scream of touché?
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