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5 Video Game Microtransactions Most People Would Actually LOVE To Pay For

Right now, microtransactions are the scourge of the video game world, and with good reason! It sucks feeling like a game is nickel-and-diming you, asking you to buy loot crates for random equipment in hopes you’ll get the thing you want. Even worse is when a game is pay-to-win, like in the case of the easily mocked Star Wars Battlefront 2 — until recently, someone who spent extra money on the game could get perks that would make them more likely to win in online multiplayer. The whole idea of microtransactions is, in a word, whack.

But maybe they don’t have to be? Here are some microtransactions that, if they were offered in video games, I would be “happy” to pay:

 

Loot boxes in Crash Bandicoot


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I feel like I’m always missing just a couple of boxes at the end of a level in Crash Bandicoot. In a series where it doesn’t matter what’s inside the boxes, only that you break them, I’d be happy to drop some money on loot boxes. Just give me the crystal you get when you break all the boxes that I don’t remember what it does!

 

Pay for inventory slots in Resident Evil


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There’s nothing more frustrating than finding an item in a Resident Evil game and not having enough open inventory slots to collect it. The Resident Evil games with limited inventory space (read: the ONLY Resident Evil games) are all single-player experiences, so it won’t affect anyone but yourself if you mismanage and buy more slots. Plus, this would add to the realism of a zombie outbreak-type environment — the very first thing I would do if my city was infested with zombies would be to go out and buy a backpack so I could hold all my red jewels and animal medallions. The second thing I would do is die.

 

Pay-to-just be done with Skyrim


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Game is long. Like, LONG long. If I gave the developers some money, could I just, like, be done, but maintain credibility in the various gaming forums I frequent?

 

Pay-to-be-nice-to-me-online


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Playing first-person shooters online will get you called every horrible name in the book. I would love some sort of microtransaction system where I could pay everyone to be nice to me. That’s how I got through middle school.

 

DLB (DownLoadable Beauty)


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Flower is a beautiful game, and I would be happy to pay for more beauty. An added pedal loping lazily to to the ground? An extra wind blowing by, soft enough so as not to disturb but active enough to remind there are forces bigger than you; bigger than me; bigger than us all? Yeah, I’d drop 3.99 on that.

Well. 2.99.

JK, All of this is garbage. Get and keep micro transactions out of games. They should be the death of any good reputation a game company has. The only way to keep it out of games for good is by not supporting games that include micro transactions.

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