EA now selling e-peen at 100$ per car in FTP NFS: World game

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  1. Sokar

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    EA's $100 Fake Car | ScrewAttack.com

    EA rolls out $100 car for Need for Speed World - News at GameSpot

    According to the articles linked above, EA will be adding some premium DLC content to their free to play Need For Speed: World game which was released last July. The DLC will be the Koenigsegg CCX, which will cost ... 100$ !

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    Now, I can understand the use of in game microtransactions and the current level caps (free is to level 10, premium is to level 50) for free to play games, but 100 actual dollars for a single car is insane.

    Think it's just a mistake? That perhaps it's a typo, and that the car is actually $1.00 or even $10.00? Apparently it isn't, because the supercar is on sale for the next week for the bargain price of 75$.

    So at 100$ this must mean it's just an instant win car too right? Also a 'no' it seems. While the real world car is actually a very high end car with a V8 equipped with twin superchargers allowing it to go up to ~250 mph (see this top gear video link on youtube for more car porn describing this vehicle Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson tests Koenigsegg CCX - BBC - YouTube), the car in the game is still being bested by current in-game vehicles that don't cost more than a copy of forza 4 and gt5 combined to use.

    After the recent backlash about their 30$ subscription/dlc plan for the 0.99 cent tetris game they released for mobile devices it makes me wonder if they are trying to completely sink their dlc planning departments altogether.
     
  2. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Why would anyone buy it?
    Totally crazy.
     
  3. jackgaughan

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    I used to think £10-£12 was expensive for DLC... but yeah...
     
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    That's stupid and not worth it at all.
     
  5. Secretcode

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    ...so it appears the Macrotransactions have begun. May God help us all.
     
  6. TFXProtector

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    This is one of the reasons I stopped playing that game. Well, to be more specific, the having to buy anything in a free game deal. But this? This is insanity. I'm sure someone out there will pay it, but most with common sense will be like "Aw hell naw."
     
  7. MidnightBliss

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    Crazy as hell!!!
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

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    I tried that game out for a little bit. I stopped playing because I only kept ending up racing against players who were clearly laggy yet somehow always managed to blip across the screen and hit me before zooming off at impossible speeds. The only fun part of the game I found was the customization, which was awesome, but also limited by the need for real money.
     
  9. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    o_O  Seriously? that is just screwed up! I have to wonder what "Genius" thought this would work.
     
  10. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Um.... Yeah.... Fuck that
     
  11. TFfanatic88

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    Another reason why I refuse to support EA.
     
  12. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Someone will buy it, I'm certain of it.
     
  13. Mechafire

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    Oh EA. :lol 
     
  14. Treadshot A1

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    Considering that it's not an instant-win car, at least EA managed to get something righ....



    ...oh to hell with it, there's no way this makes any sense. EA, what the hell are you doing? You used to be cool...

    :lol :lol :lol 
     
  15. Orion_Prime48

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    thats just EA being greedy as usual
     
  16. Kevin XI

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