Gears of War: Judgment's microtransactions let you buy double XP

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Posted 6:44am on Mon 18 March 2013
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Gears of War: Judgment's microtransactions let you buy double XP
Temporary XP boost offered in 80-800 Microsoft Point packs.

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Posted 6:44am on Mon 18 March 2013
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I think this business model is fantastic as it allows publishers to sell the main game at a budget price to everyone and then make up the funding via pre-order exclusives, microtransactions, online passes, VIP passes, annual passes and DLC.

*Checks RRP*

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Posted 11:22am on Mon 18 March 2013
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would you also like to rip off my house?
Posted 11:34am on Mon 18 March 2013
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    I think this business model is fantastic as it allows publishers to sell the main game at a budget price to everyone and then make up the funding via pre-order exclusives, microtransactions, online passes, VIP passes, annual passes and DLC.

    *Checks RRP*

    Oh, wait...

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    You are gonna have to get use to this FM, it's gonna be the new norm.

    As long as it is in the menu nothing more and away from my game in single player I don't mind.
    Posted 8:12am on Tue 19 March 2013
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    Seems like a pretty good business model to me. It's smart. I don't agree with it, but consider how many people will pay to boost XP. They're actually going to convince consumers/gamers to PAY for absolutely NOTHING. This deserves a round of applause.

    Part of me has sympathy for the parents who don't understand what it is their child keeps spending this money on. But they shouldn't allow their children/teenagers to have 18 certificate games anyway. Any adult who is spending money on boosting XP has no sympathy from me.
    Posted 8:51am on Tue 19 March 2013
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    What a way to kill the multiplayer too. Like FM said, it would be great at a budget price. People spending up to £40 on the game and then these micro-transactions to buy further unlocks early than doing the ever so loveable grind will kill its community. The hardcore will love this, and the middle guy and new guys will die off.
    Posted 9:09am on Tue 19 March 2013
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    Perhaps I don't have a firm grasp on multiplayer mechanics, but wouldn't XP boost players end up in higher ranked match-ups? New comers would always play newcomers, right? So if anything, XP boosting would have a negative impact unless you were already a damn good player. Otherwise wouldn't a player miss out on gaining real experience from fighting their way through the ranks. I can't see how this has negative impact on the game.

    I could have this all wrong but what I see is people who play fair will get better as they rank up. People who buy XP will stitch themselves up in harder ranks that they aren't ready for. Only people who could gain are hardcore players wanting to bypass little league matches.

    Multiplayer remains the same.
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