While the experts say microtransactions will undoubtedly become a major part of the video game industry in the years to come, the fans aren't too thrilled.
According to our latest poll, the vast majority of readers say microtransactions should be kept at a minimum or they shouldn't exist at all (the assumed response when someone says "I really hate them"). The idea behind microtransactions is complex, but it's supposed to be better for both publishers and developers, and some are already primed to accept free-to-play and microtransactions for the future. For instance, that's the route Crytek has chosen.
In other news this past week, Sony purchased cloud service Gaikai for $380 million, a move most analysts applauded . Do you agree? Remember that Sony has clarified, saying they intend to stick with retail for quite some time, so it's not like cloud gaming will take over tomorrow. Do you still think it's a good plan for the next generation, though?