So heading into work today listening to bbc radio 5 live and they are discussing the dangers and problems associated with microtransactions. Low an behold the famous EA is mentioned on a number of occasions as using unethical means in order to encourage a form of gambling.
Now I've been playing EA games since the early fifas, im 30 years old I remember the days when games did not have these microtransactions plastered all over the place with a pay2win mentality being fuelled by extortionate amounts of money being spent. I also remember the days before EA completely destroyed a once legendary game in command and conquer. Ah the good ol days.
Anyway let's not get sidetracked, my genuine concerns are for the youth of today, this post isn't aimed at the 'It's my money and i spend my money on what i want' brigade. It's more aimed as a constructive discussion about the dangers that games such as fifa are creating for the youth of today.
Spending mom and dad's money like it's going out of fashion is this setting a dangerous precedent where people will grow up 1. Not necessarily understanding the value of money and 2. With that constant underlying desire to 'gamble' to potentially gain..
I'll end my post on the facts that MP's are openly looking to have regulators ban this kind of business model, it's already banned in Belgium apparently.
Your thoughts ? Parents? Uncle's/Aunties? Brothers? What do you guys think? Are concerns this day and age justified