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Sun 16th Mar 2008

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Terthna commented on WiiWare microtransactions - good or bad thing?:

I think microtransactions are just about the worst thing to happen to video games ever. It leaves the door open for companies to release unfinished products, and later sell the rest of the game at a price point that is exorbitant at best. I'm not against WiiWare games in general. I think the idea of selling low budget titles in such a way, is a wonderful solution to the problems small companies can have with selling their games in a brick and mortar store. However, the concept that you don't have to put out the entire game for sale in one package on release day, is going to lead to what is happening in PC gaming right now. You almost cannot find a single PC game these days that will work right out of the box. Most need at least a half dozen patches to keep from crashing your computer, let alone work properly. Game companies will see microtransactions as a way to get their game out the door more quickly than normal, and eventually this will lead consoles to the same place PCs are right now, with downright unfinished games sold on store shelves.