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    Call of Duty to get Microtransactions...

    Much to the shock of nobody...

    Activision announced today that gamers will soon be able to spend a few dollars more on theCall of Duty franchise.Activision is about to follow EA's lead into the realm of microtransactions as it brings small payments for small things to the very big world ofCall of Duty.

    The publisher announced today that starting tomorrow, gamers will be able to blow a buck or two (or more) on a few in-game upgrades.

    On the micro-menu are Personalization Packs, which will sell for 160 Microsoft points (that translates into $2 in real money), each with a unique weapon camo scheme, three targeting reticules and a custom Calling Card. For the same price, you can also score the Extra Slots Pack, which provides ten more custom classes, 20 emblem archive spaces, 32 more film slots and 40 extra slots for screenshots in Theater Mode.

    Can't afford $2? For 80 Microsoft points - that would be $1 - you can pick up the Flags of the World Calling Card Packs to use as your identifier. And although I don't think people generally consider map packs to be microtransactions (it's kind of a blurry line), Activision will also start selling the "Nuketown Zombies" map on the same day for 400 Microsoft points - that's $5 - for gamers who didn't get it free by preordering Black Ops 2.

    Remember when Electronic Arts found itself the target of much anger and derision over the inclusion of microtransactions in Dead Space 3 and the follow-up claim that gamers actually like them and are "embracing that way of business?" I suspect that conversation is about to get a whole lot more interesting, and it'll be hard to argue that EA is wrong if millions of Call of Duty fans start forking over for this stuff.
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    Yep. It was only a matter of time.


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    The worst one i've seen is in Battlefield 3 where they sold short cut kits for weapons and equipment. Basically buy your way to the top when others have spent hours unlocking theirs legit. What's the point.

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    Why does it seem like every day something stupider and greedier comes into the video game industry........

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    At this rate CoD is going to become a P2P franchise...*Pew* It's good that I'm not a fan of it



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    Fuck this. I will boycot cod then.





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    If this means I can just buty zombie maps and not pay out the ass for MP stuff, then this might not be a bad idear.

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    Don't really care. Only bought the MW series to play the campaign and muck around a bit in MP. Treyarch and IW aren't taking my money, no matter what they throw at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    you only had to listen to me

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    now it's coming, and there is nothing you can do to stop it.


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    CoD already costs 160$ with game and map packs and the fans eat that shit up! Whats another couple bucks lol.

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    I miss the days of cheat codes unlocking weapons etc...

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    And how is this news-worthy again...? No one cares! Everyone saw it coming, and we all know the CoD fanboys/mindless players will eat it all up and spend $50 on new gun skins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    And how is this news-worthy again...? No one cares! Everyone saw it coming, and we all know the CoD fanboys/mindless players will eat it all up and spend $50 on new gun skins.

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    They're straight up moronic for it taking them this long to milk the sheep. MMMMM good old sheep milk.
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    Don't really care. I find those things to be useful other than Zombies.

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    cool, nuketown 2025 zombies map for 5$


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