Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

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Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 6th, 2022, 7:53 pm

I can't get over how much money these companies pull in on option cosmetic stuff. Who would waste their money on something like that? Kids? I can't see seasoned gamers going in for something like that.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/07/ ... nsactions/

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby CaptainCruch » July 7th, 2022, 11:45 am

Yes, I agree. However, despite all the criticism, those companies still make tons of money with business practices like that. So, I guess there are lots of people who spend there on money on it. So, I can understand why they release games like that. It's a commercial company after all, not a non-profit organisation.

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby SuperiorShark » July 7th, 2022, 6:23 pm

I've heard nightmare stories where kids would use their parents credit card to buy literally hundreds of dollars worth of cosmetic upgrades for characters in games like Fortnite. All so their guy could wear a different color helmet or some dumb crap.

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby tREVdesigns » July 11th, 2022, 10:35 pm

This is the new 1-900 number hotline. That is what my friends used their parents credit cards back in the day.

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby MSR1701 » July 12th, 2022, 9:17 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:I can't get over how much money these companies pull in on option cosmetic stuff. Who would waste their money on something like that? Kids? I can't see seasoned gamers going in for something like that.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/07/ ... nsactions/

Let's get your take.


Considering that EA makes millions, if not Billions, off of annual FIFA micro-transactions, keeping it EA's top money printing franchise globally, can't say I'm shocked. People with too much money/money management problems and not enough responsibilities (job, living upkeeps (food, gas, housing, etc.), etc.). Had these sort of microtransactions been around back in the early 2000s, I might have fallen down that hole. Lord knows I spent WAAAY more money than I should have on games back then...

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby MSR1701 » July 12th, 2022, 9:19 am

SuperiorShark wrote:I've heard nightmare stories where kids would use their parents credit card to buy literally hundreds of dollars worth of cosmetic upgrades for characters in games like Fortnite. All so their guy could wear a different color helmet or some dumb crap.


When I worked retail, I heard horror stories of parents wanting to get their kids away from iPhones/iPod Touches, as they were playing games (the main one referenced was Guitar Hero, though there were others) that had microtransactions and/or paywalls to keep playing.

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby Stalvern » July 12th, 2022, 10:58 am

Yeah, it's pretty much just preying on children.

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby Alucard1191 » July 12th, 2022, 8:48 pm

I think paying for an MMO is pretty darn stupid. Microtransactions are incredibly dumb, I can count on 1 hand how many of these I've done. (1 5 dollar hero on Starcraft... can't think of anything else.)

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Re: Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Postby GeoX » July 12th, 2022, 10:54 pm

Stalvern wrote:Yeah, it's pretty much just preying on children.


And dumbass adults with lots more money and credit limit than the kiddos!


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