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Mon 21st September, 2009

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Shane904 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I think if it's something that actually adds, like an expansion pack, it's great. MK8 is the best example of this in recent times. I would have a problem with it if it ruined online play such as giving out unbalanced kart parts.

What I really cannot stand are microtransactions for lives, content cut from the game so it can be DLC/on disk dlc, cosmetic things, and things that give an advantage online. Part of the fun in games with costumes is earning them from playing - not paying for them (or making it possible to unlock without paying, but near impossible.) And giving an advantage in online ruins it for those who don't pay extra.

The Mii costume pack is venturing into territory I don't appreciate. The extra fighters are ok as they weren't cut from the game to be DLC (as far as we know). I think if they plan on adding a lot of them, they'll need to lower the price.



Shane904 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

A big problem of microtransactions for "lives" and such are that with smartphones, you can pay anywhere you have a signal. With a 3DS, you have to have wifi. It makes it less likely for a lot of people to do impulse buys of lives.