Comments on: Are In-app Purchases Ruining Gaming? http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3792 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3792 Yup – it’s a total insult to fans of the series, really. Typical EA.

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By: The Focus Elf http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3779 Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:05:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3779 Rob, it is like you don’t even know me. I PC game primarily for the ability to crack or access the command line… =] My IAPs on Assassins Creed are the Instant Hold size-boost, removing the need for Blueprints for the Elite upgrades… mmm… delicious cheats.

I just DL’d dungeon keeper though, and my goodness the IAPs are ridiculous…

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By: xOptix78 http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3609 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:12:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3609 I’m with Jamie on this one. Don’t encourage them.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3605 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:28:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3605 I’m not sure I’d consider purchasing the same game for multiple platforms to be the same thing as IAPs. At least with the full games, you’re actually paying for real content, rather than paying for what amounts to boosts. Most IAPs are cheat codes in disguise, really.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3606 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:28:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3606 “The other, more important part, is that people are actually paying for them.”

You said it. And look where it got a company like King (Candy Crush). Funding a crappy game to fund an equally crappy developer that wants to make other people’s lives crappy.

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By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3604 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:11:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3604 The games offering in-app purchases is only part of the problem. The other, more important part, is that people are actually paying for them. That to me, is what disgusts me more. Yes, it’s their money, they can do what you like with it, but don’t come running when every other game on the market copies the idea and we’re left with nothing but no-return gambling simulators.

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By: The Focus Elf http://techgage.com/news/are-in-app-purchases-ruining-gaming/#comment-3601 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:28:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=22794#comment-3601 I still pay retail prices… something of an instant gratification problem, but I hear you Rob, these are awful. I have paid full price for AC:BF on two platforms… as recently as yesterday…

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