How do you guys feel about micro transactions? I generally don't buy them because if I buy a game I feel it should be a full game I paid for. It depends how micro transactions are implemented. If it's just a weapon skin on gears of war or a hat on team fortress 2 I may or may not buy it, depends if I want it. What I don't like are those games that are made intentionally difficult or (for example) earning xp/money is a deliberately painfully slow process to encourage the player to spend more to progress at a reasonable rate, not unlike arcade games of old. Some people say if you don't like games that are geared that way then don't buy them, but I say why should I have to miss out on an otherwise great game because of what many believe to be greedy money grubbing implementations as micro transactions. On Infinity Blade 1 on iPhone I played the game for long enough to master every single piece of equipment, twice. It took ages but I refused to stump up the cash just to progress quicker. If the game was free I might have considered it but it was £4.99, pretty steep for an iOS title. Cliffy B recently posted a blog where he totally defends micro transactions and EA in particular regarding their bad guy image that many (myself included) feel thy deserve. Here's the blog post: http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/ It interesting to hear someone playing devils advocate for micro transactions since most people who talk about them portray them in a negative light. What do you guys think of micro transactions?