Real Racing 3 for Android, a perfect example of EA's microtransaction greed

Lith1um

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EA's greed in this game is astounding. The cost of some of the content makes iRacing look tame by comparison. The Pagani Huarya for example costs 1,358,000 R$. EA calls them microtransactions, but 2,000,000 R$ costs $49.99 cash in the store. They'll sell you 5,000,000 R$ for $99.99.

Then there are timers for upgrades and repairs that can be bypassed for "gold", or you can wait X minutes but your car is unavailable. $400 of gold costs $49.99 cash, but they'll sell you $1000 of gold for $99.99. I waited 14 minutes for repairs to complete, I quit the game, 14 minutes later the game sent a notification that the repairs were complete.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/03/ap...eautiful-game-strangled-by-freemium-nonsense/

http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/1/4042704/real-racing-3-available-in-the-us-for-free

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...actions-furore-declares-the-market-has-spoken
 
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MavericK

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I believe there is already a thread about this over in General Gaming.
 

Stugots

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Couldn't agree more. I lasted about a week before I deleted it. I'm beginning to really hate games that virtually depend on in-app purchases.
 
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