Gaming 34 - The Folly of Microtransactions

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September 30, 2011 | 11:14

Tags: #gaming-podcast #microtransactions #rift

This week Joe and Paul are joined by Craig Lager, Gaming Daily editor and Neptune's Pride flagellant.

We start off the conversation by talking about what each of us was most excited to see at last weekend's Eurogamer Expo. Paul was predictably excited about getting his hands dirty with CS: GO for the first time, while Craig was wary of falling madly in love with Skyrim.[break]

We also find time to talk about Craig’s recent microtransaction investigation and some of the most interesting findings from it - it’s intriguing to know that people will generally pay more for items that are purely cosmetic.

Joe also pulls the conversation around to the answers we’ve had from our RIFT giveaway in Custom PC. We asked you to email us and reveal your favourite PC game of all time, and there were some intriguing results.

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As always, we've also got our weekly competition and this time we've got two copies of the Dead Island novel to give away. Give the podcast a listen for details about how to enter.

As ever, the bit-tech hardware podcast features music by Brad Sucks, and was recorded on Shure microphones. You can download the podcast direct, listen in-browser or subscribe through iTunes using the links below. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts about the discussion in the forums.
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