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Windows 7: Modern Warfare 3 pay to play

31 May 2011   #11
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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but, don't they charge you now for a new DLC? what is so different now that from this?
Speaking from the Xbox360 point of view, as that is where I play CoD....

In the past, when a map pack came out, you could choose to buy it with MS points, or skip it. If you bought it with MS points, you downloaded it, installed it and could then play those maps. The purchase price was set and was static. Let's say approx $15 worth of MS points.

It sounds like now, if you want that extra content, you will be paying a service fee each month and every so often for your fee, you will get a map pack. But lets say that somebody buys the game on release day for $60, then pays $8 a month for elite content. Lets say 6 months go by before a map pack comes out. So, they spent $8 month x 5 months, so $40...and got maybe some different guns or could better compare stats. Let's say that somebody else buys the game for $40 (on sale) in the 5th month, and opts for the Elite subscription. So, they now pay $8 for the first month. So, at the end of 6 months, player 1 has spent $100 total, and player 2 has spent $48. That doesn't seem right.
Sounds to me like you have hit the nail on the head. The "Must have"/"Hardcore" group will pay anything to be on top of the newest thing, they know this so they can charge what ever they want and people will pay for it.


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31 May 2011   #12
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
I could be wrong but, it seems to me that Consoles have allowed this behavior to happen, this never happened before when games were being done for PC.

Bottom line is, if you don't pay it and they see that nothing came about, they will immediately take it off, on the other hand, if the majority of console kiddies, get their daddy or mommies credit card out, well...

Part of the reason why get shoddy and unfinished console ports now a day instead of a finish product. This is why we also get Campaigns that barely last 5 hours.

As always, I will wait for the reviews and possibly will pick it up pre-own and only when the game is about 20 bucks... which is what they are worth really (if not less).
You're not wrong at all. This is exactly what's going on... and Activision knows it and likes it. Children usually don't muster a good defense... and I'd wager the vast majority of console gaming is done by teens/pre-teens with no real financial stake in anything... so they don't balk and walk away from the game.
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01 Jun 2011   #13
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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Bobby has often said he'd like every Activision game to be like Blizzard games... fee based
all I can say is LOL...Activision don't put a fraction of the effort into what they do that Blizzard put into WoW. Hopefully that makes sense.

Makes no diffence to me as I stopped playing all CoD games after the second and I only played the second because I thought they could"nt make two POS in a row.

But they could and they did and furthermore they still are.
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01 Jun 2011   #14
Maccman

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

COD games have got worse as time goes on in the sense that they are very buggy. The early versions ran great.
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01 Jun 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
I could be wrong but, it seems to me that Consoles have allowed this behavior to happen, this never happened before when games were being done for PC.
Huh....World Of Warcraft is a pay to play game, extremely popular and not available on a console. I don't think consoles are to blame for this.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
As always, I will wait for the reviews and possibly will pick it up pre-own and only when the game is about 20 bucks... which is what they are worth really (if not less).
Well, on the flip side, there are tons of people who play hundreds of hours on these games online. Even at $60, it's fractions of cents per hour of gameplay. Pretty reasonably priced entertainment for some.
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02 Jun 2011   #16
bryanhock

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Battlefield ftw
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02 Jun 2011   #17
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
As always, I will wait for the reviews and possibly will pick it up pre-own and only when the game is about 20 bucks... which is what they are worth really (if not less).
Well, on the flip side, there are tons of people who play hundreds of hours on these games online. Even at $60, it's fractions of cents per hour of gameplay. Pretty reasonably priced entertainment for some.
Thats also true.
Is it really worth the monthly/yearly subscription if you're only going to be a casual 5 hours a week gamer?
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