Activision is bringing micro transaction to Call of Duty

In his latest blog post, Activision community manager Dan Amrich revealed that, starting today, Call of Duty: Black Ops II map "Nuketown 2025" will be available on Xbox Live for free along with several purchasable “micro items.”

The micro itoms include gun personalization packs, extra loadout slots, more media storage for theater mode and a "Nuketown Zombies" level. Price differs from item to item, but it will range from $1 to $5.

Activision is using this item pack to see how gamers would react to micro transactions in hardcore console games. If everything goes smooth, expect to see more micro transactions in Activision’s games.

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Didn't like & didn't buy

I don't like this idea & that's why I haven't bought an Activision game since Wolfenstien. ;) I have also boycotted EA since Crysis2 and BIoware since DA:origins. Yet I still find loads of great games to buy that aren't from those guys. I just posted this for those from Activision , EA or Bioware in case they pop by.

I don't like this idea & that

I don't like this idea & that's why I haven't bought an Activision game since Wolfenstien ;) I have also boycotted EA since Crysis2 and BIoware since DA:origins. Yet I still find loads of great games to buy that aren't from those guys. I just posted this for those from Activision?EA or Bioware in cases they pop by.

So fools will fall for this,

So fools will fall for this, the more people they have that fall for this the more they'll add to it, and soon people will be spending money on it like a monthly bill..or even weekly. O well I'll hopefully I'll be playing a next gen amazing game.

rly?

Another one jumping into the mt bandwagon? They are going to kill cod like they killed tony hawk, moh, guitarhero and a shitload of other games...if it were only cosmetic things it would be ok...ish...but extra loadout slots and theather mode????? Really???? At least valve lets you play tf2 for free with a 50 slot backpack...but its free... You guys say what you want about valve they are the only ones that have f2p game with mt that is not pay to win.  Captcha dedicated to Activision: Change yourself

More Truth

About time cod gets put out of its unevolveing misery. Btw, LOADS of f2p fps's out there that arent p2w. Use whatever search engine you prefer and you will find them. Yes i talk the talk but i also, and i quote captcha: walk the walk bitches!!!

Why so many violence against Activition?

I do have some of the CoD titles, not all of them. I like them for once in a while multiplayer and their single player story is nice. Micro transactions? Who cares, everybody else is doing it, why shouldn’t they jump in the bandwagon? Is the game expensive? Hell yeah it is… I don’t like the 59.99 price tag that they are putting now on consoles and PC games too. Usually PC games used to be 49.99 until CoD broke the trend. I believe this microstransactions should be made for good and to lower the game cost as most other game makers do. If that is not the case I will wait until the price is right!!!

Aww. Activision's board is

Aww. Activision's board is entirely dominated by investors, suits, bankers and so on. None of them have a fucking clue about the gaming industry. When CoD dies (it should have 4 years ago) they will have nothing left to milk. I hope that all of the people at the top of Activision end up bankrupted. The fucking dirty, money sucking, creative sapping cunts that they are. Please all die, please all die.

In other News

This news entry should have read like this "In latest gaming news ACTIVISION is facing bankruptcy and ACTIVISION is trying every possible stupid idea to stay afloat by charging the customers for useless stuff they normally get free anyway." LOL!

Wait

They're going bankrupt? Well that's a good thing then, the same should happen for all developers that have been in the "biz" for to long, that way newer and more creative ideas will see the light of day, wink, wink. ;)

Mike

Here's what you do: Don't buy any of Activisions games and when they associate their lack of revenue with customer dissatisfactory they will either drop this new policy, or try something else...

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