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EA Causes An Internet Uproar Over Horribly Handled Microtransactions in 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2', Gets Most Down-Voted Reddit Comment of All Time

EA, the gaming juggernaut that is known for its price gouging techniques and destroying your favorite gaming studios, is making headlines after their disastrous handling of the Star Wars brand. Unfortunately companies like EA have no desire to deliver you a clean and finished product. They're vampires, and they'd rather suck you dry through microtransatcions and pay walls. 

Don't be fooled by the title of EA's upcoming 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' because the EA 'Battlefront' games are connected to the original games by name only. The games are stripped back, soul-less, shells of the original titles that literally only exist so that EA can cash in on the Disney 'Star Wars' hype.

The most recent dumpster fire lit by EA is the 'Battlefront 2' "progression" system, which is directly tied to real currency.

Before microtransactions progression systems in shooters were tied to experience which was awarded at the end of matches based on individual player performance. EA has decided to replace that instead with a system that awards all players the same number of credits at the end of a round, completely removing any element of skill. Someone could be AFK for an entire match and make the same credits as the MVP.

Here's the kicker though. Players can spent credits on either RNG loot crates or locked content. The loot crates serve as a substitute for normal progression, things that would be unlocked using XP in other games. These can be bought with real money, making 'Battlefront 2' a literal pay-to-win game. 

EA further forces you to spend real money on these crates by locking content behind huge pay walls. 

Want to play Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker? That's going to cost 120,000 credits, which is roughly 80 hours of gameplay. While you're saving up for those two heroes you'll have to buy the normal progression crates with your own money.


TL;DR:

EA sucks and is forcing you to pay money to unlock content that should already be unlocked or should otherwise be unlocked through gameplay. Heroes are locked behind a massive paywall.



EA Causes An Internet Uproar Over Horribly Handled Microtransactions in 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2', Gets Most Down-Voted Reddit Comment of All Time
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Super Mario Odyssey Is A Masterpiece And The Internet Can't Contain Its Excitement

In case you're living under a rock: Super Mario Odyssey releases tonight at 12am EST and the internet is in an absolute frenzy over the game.

Super Mario Odyssey is described by Nintendo as the spiritual successor to the acclaimed Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine titles that released in 96' and 02' respectively. That's right, 64 is 21 years old and Sunshine is 15 this year. Feeling old yet?

SMO has been getting rave reviews across the board and is on track to become the highest reviewed title of all time, which has us absolutely STOKED to get our hands on it.

Those of us who haven't gotten the game delivered to us early still have a few hours to wait (looking at you Amazon buyers). So let's kick back and enjoy some of what the internet has been saying about the game to fuel our personal hype trains.

Super Mario Odyssey Is Amazing And The Internet Can't Control Itself
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25 Ridiculous Moments of Video Game Logic

Ahhh video games. Wonderful and fantastical worlds built to expand and challenge your imagination, chalk full of ridiculous moments brought about by gameplay elements.  

Ridiculous Moments of Video Game Logic
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15 Dark-Humored Moments From The Sims

Some of these are so twisted we almost feel bad for laughing at them. Is The Sims video game merely shedding a disturbing spotlight on how wildly depraved, immoral, and genuinely creative people can get, when the sky is pretty much the limit? 

Funny and dark-humored moments from The Sims video game that we almost feel bad for laughing at.
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Guy Goes To Buy An Xbox And Ends Up With Bro For Life

Isn't this what we all look for at the end of the day? Some strange and unexpected human connection? Well done, bro. 

Guy describes an unexpected friendship that he encounters when he goes to buy an Xbox.
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