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1 month ago

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EA's extraordinarily negged Star Wars Battlefront 2 Reddit comment turned into loot box skin

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2 months ago

@mega-gazz Agree, I still think the online pass for second hand games they did way back was the better option. Buy new get all content. Buy second hand, contribute to the devs/publisher and not just the shop selling it again.

Software as a service is their ultimate goal, just not sure how to implement yet, think the idea of Digital/online only on the original XboxOne was the start of that. Will gamers eventually move to that model? Time will tell.
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2 months ago

@mega-gazz Do hope not and people remember, I follow one of the devs on Twitter, think they've moved on from this but EA/Dice will get none of my money until I know whats in the game.

Disappointed its not BC3 as well.
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2 months ago

Played now on my sons copy and am so glad I never bought this at release and paid the 45.

MP is lacking content in game modes and maps. Basically a foot race to die in another choke point, spawn killing, respawn die, rinse and repeat. The maps are tiny.

On a plus note I enjoyed the SP but the first one is so much a better game, go buy that!
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After the Apocalypse, a new beginning beckons for Battlefield

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2 months ago

@Pierre2k Agree with this, I'd like to see BC3 with the destruction we had from 1 and 2. Was the best of the series up to now.

BF1943 for a tenner back in the day was outstanding value, pumped as many hours into that as the other BF games. Wake Island is just dam fun.

BF1 is very good, the best of the latest BF series.
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Horizon Zero Dawn shifts a whopping 7.6m copies

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2 months ago

Glad it did so well, a great single player game, who'd have thought it in this day and age :-)
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Toys R Us falls into administration

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2 months ago

@BellaBlurt Agree, stopped using Amazon as a rule if I can, would rather shop elsewhere even if it costs a couple of quid more. It won't help as the majority will continue to shop online there.
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2 months ago

@Xensor Don't forget the umpteen pound shops that have blighted the high streets.
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EA DICE is reworking the Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression system

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3 months ago

@gaselite No it was good press as loot boxes tied to progression undermined this game.
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The year in loot boxes

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4 months ago

One thing this has done is stopped me pre-ordering games now until I know what is tied into Loot boxes. if tied to progression its a non purchase.

Go back to charging 10 for online play from second hand copies like in BFBC2 if you want to make the DLC free again. I actually agreed with this practice but most were outraged that they wanted a second hand copy from CEX or wherever at a cheap price and all the features that go with it.
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No, 2018's Battlefield game isn't Bad Company 3

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4 months ago

Booo, would prefer a BC 3 than a WWII game....
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The big interview: the Gambling Commission on loot boxes

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4 months ago

@45709 Not just US companies.

Am sure they pay their taxes, shame they don't pay a gambling tax tho ;-)

And to you too.
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4 months ago

@45709 They don't pay tax in this country, if they do it will be a couple of quid.
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It's The Last Jedi patch day in Star Wars Battlefront 2

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4 months ago

@Bush_Killa-73 Agree, want a SP campaign as well with Sweetwater, Haggard etc in it, preferred the BC1 single player as it gave more freedom in how to play. Just hope some of the team still exist that created some of the best MP maps I've played.

Don't fuck this one up EA with loot boxes and gambling or I will boycott your games forever and not just SWBF2!
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4 months ago

@Bush_Killa-73 Please be true, so want a BFBC3 game :-)
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Crowdfunded back-to-basics WW2 shooter Battalion 1944 will cost just 12

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5 months ago

Looks interesting, hopefully they've been hearing the backlash on Loot crates and adjusted accordingly.

Will take a look again next month, at 12 will give it a go me thinks.
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Bungie admits it made "mistakes" locking off bits of Destiny 2 behind DLC

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5 months ago

@Fish1470 I'd say both their PR departments are outsourced to the same one.

Poor from both EA and Activision.
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New Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows older Iden Versio and someone else

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5 months ago

Nothing in life is free :-)
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Destiny 2 may not be giving you as much XP as you think it is

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5 months ago

In other words we've been caught and are looking at our data to hide this feature better in the future...

I bought this when i cancelled my SWBF2 order, enjoyed it so far and to be honest I've not got hours to grind away so when I do play its been fun and enjoyable, worth the 30 I paid for it, getting enough gear not to worry about loot boxes. A much improved game over D1.
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How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

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5 months ago

@Cobalt_Jackal Remaster that and I'll buy it Disney :-)
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EA has switched off Star Wars Battlefront 2's microtransactions

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5 months ago

@zalud They better be back tracking on P2W/Gambling in Battlefield 2 as well while its still in early development.
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5 months ago

@brazzauk Until they announce what will happen and how it affects the game when they turn them back on I will not buy, I had this pre-ordered months ago and cancelled.

I'll now wait until I know what paid for gambling mechanics are in any game before purchase. Not just this one.

Pre-orders for me are now a no no because of this.
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5 months ago

@deepmenace I agree, something has to come out to pay for the DLC thats coming out over the lifetime of the game.

Seems people seem to be ok with it if its not tied to progression, cosmetic only the middle ground? Not sure seeing a Stormtrooper running around in Jeans and a pair of Nikes will go down well tho with Star Wars fans :-)
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EA slashes Star Wars Battlefront 2 hero costs after fan furore

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5 months ago

Another thing, in a Paid for loot system tied to progression which is intentionally created to be a grind once the cost of crates, crystals etc is decided it won't get reduced, the krakens/whales that paid the higher price will complain that they paid full price etc as happens in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes now.

Once you've bought into this it won't change. Beware.
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5 months ago

@bad09 partly true but I do want to play it just don't want to reward DICE/EA.

It won't be for a while now but when the price is right. 1 is about its value :-)
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5 months ago

Yep, shame this is not being highlighted as well. "Your energy has run out please refresh for 100 crystals, another refresh that will be 200 crystals" no doubt. F2P game mechanic.

Their greed has no end.

Such a shame as I wanted to play this, pre-order was cancelled when the gambling loot boxes are linked to progression.

I'm buying from Game/CEX second hand just so EA get zero money from me.

Oh DICE, this will be the first game of theirs I've not bought new. If they pull this model on the next Battlefield that will be my second non purchase.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 review

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5 months ago

@bad09 I for one won't be paying monthly subscriptions per game per month.

They already have the Service up and running called EA Access, won't take much to put all their games behind that paid subscription service.

Could be part of the reason Sony didn't support it....
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5 months ago

@giorgoskatsas Same concerns with Battlefield.
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EA DICE talks Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates and changes

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5 months ago

@Dan234 Agree. Employing teams of psychologists etc to work out how to get more money is very expensive, someone has to pay for these consultants :-)

Wonder how many employees actually work directly on the game.
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Kinect officially dead

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6 months ago

@Anrkist In the Cloud?
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Star Wars Battlefront 2's single-player campaign offers a fresh perspective on a familiar world

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6 months ago

@Mar27w Sorry, I thought it was Bad Company 1... Think I replied to the wrong post!
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6 months ago

@darky77 Not with EA in charge, 10 minimum I'd guess for a premium crate and you'll need 200 at least to get the gun you need to compete.

And we complained about Premium being 40 :-(
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6 months ago

@Bennyjj81 This and if they aren't it will be a pre-owned purchase at a later date for me.
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6 months ago

@Mar27w Odd, I found it refreshing from the corridor driven set pieces from other games at the time, could attack objectives from different angles etc and the characters I grew to love, the humour was a welcome change.

Since then and CoD4 I couldn't tell you what characters were in most FPS.
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Destiny 2 servers offline for four hours

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6 months ago

Not the best time to be down when you've just got the game new :-(

Got on later and like so far, good that I kept my character from 1.
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"We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark as first footage of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 airs

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6 months ago

@mega-gazz I'm going to buy the new Commodore 64
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Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

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6 months ago

@Ghibli And the shit storm created over the last year should convince Respawn to stick to what they're doing
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6 months ago

@Creamysmooth Both deserve each other.
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6 months ago

Another one to add to the list, was thinking of getting CoD II after the Battlefront Loot issue, not now. Will be keeping clear of buying anything on release day so I know what loot system is being used. If its the current trend of P2W and Gambling then no purchase from me.
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Online petition forces government response to loot boxes

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6 months ago

@p_nut_uk And some crappy slogan like "when the fun stops, stop"
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DICE offers clarification on Star Wars: Battlefront 2's controversial crate system

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6 months ago

@ambershee Someone has to pay for Dice's new lavish office building :-)
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Are loot boxes gambling?

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7 months ago

@SonicUk Agree and was part of my point, its that bad I'd rather give Game my money than EA/Dice :-)
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7 months ago

@PinktotheLast I'll be picking up SWBF2 now from pre-owned shelf instead of pre-order new and will still not buy their loot boxes. They will get no direct money from me.

I'd rather give it to Game!
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7 months ago

@jabberwocky or addicted to gambling.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

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7 months ago

@OneManAndHisDroid Hopefully EA and Disney listen to their customers but until then my money is with me and not a pre-order.
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7 months ago

The irony of their Forum rules for Battlefront II, intentional so posts about their in game gambling can be deleted like another said forum?

Don't post:

Coin Buying / Selling / Promoting / Gambling (including real life gambling). These are all against our User Agreement. Any posts that discuss these topics will be removed, and the user will receive a temporary ban. Repeat offenders will receive a permanent ban.
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7 months ago

@captain-T-dawg EA have no shame only shareholders

Pre-Order has been cancelled. Pre-owned for me. This will go the same way as Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. Spend money to make your toon the most powerful by spending thousands of pounds. Fine in a F2P but totally unacceptable in a game that costs 50.
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EA has extended the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta until Wednesday

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7 months ago

@bad09 In game currency is not real, they hide behind a loophole in the system.

Needs to be closed as children are being exploited this way but the gaming industry feels fine with it all as its profit to them. Sad times they've gone P2W on a paid for game.
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7 months ago

@bad09 Its about time the gambling in games was looked at by the powers that be as it should be regulated like a gambling industry.

It's rife in F2P mobile games and now seems to be coming to paid for titles. I will not pay money to gamble in games I've purchased. If this doesn't change then I will have to consider cancelling my purchase.
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Knack 2 review

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8 months ago

@Hedstrom I miss Warhawk, what an underrated game that was.

My son and I spent so many hours playing that split screen.
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