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Is epic games really charging $50 for weapon skins? Seriously?

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Initial post: Mar 19, 2013 6:50:04 AM PDT
Chris94 says:
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Posted on Mar 19, 2013 6:52:17 AM PDT
klopas says:
This is optional, right? If people don't buy them, they'll have to lower the prices. We all know people are going to buy that crap anyhow.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 6:52:36 AM PDT
FOGE says:
So luxurious.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 6:53:49 AM PDT
Chris94 says:
Optional yes. But there's no way they will lower the prices.
And I already know a ton of people are gonna buy every weapon skin to make them selves feel cool.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 6:54:40 AM PDT
People that buy weapon skins have issues to begin with, so might as well take advantage of these boners while you can.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 6:57:49 AM PDT
Voice of god says:
It was the same deal with Gears 3. Whatever. If you don't want them, don't buy them. If you only want some, then only buy some. If you have some weird compulsion to buy absolutely every bit of DLC that comes down the pike, then you deserve to pay a $50 stupid tax.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 6:58:05 AM PDT
Do they add a tactical advantage to a player?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 6:58:57 AM PDT
Nicos says:
Naw. If you play MP in a game enough, it definitely might be worth it to pay a couple of bucks for a skin/camo that you really like. However, if you buy every single skin/camo this game has to offer... then yeah, you are a lunatic.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:04:12 AM PDT
JO MOMMA says:
on July of 2012, the Lancer collection was on sale for 600 msp in Gears 3.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:06:35 AM PDT
Didn't the Gears 3 skins go on sale?

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:06:39 AM PDT
Lol this happen 2 years ago with gears 3.
Completely optional. And that's if you want everything ; i don't know anyone who would buy the whole pack though.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:08:04 AM PDT
Sigh. I started waxing nostalgic for the days when this stuff were free unlockables included with the game. The fact that skins are "optional" and people should "vote with their money" is not going to change publishers business models, and that's just sad. They'll keep inventing new ways to squeeze every dollar out of their consumers that they can, because they know enough suckers will fork over the money. Why provide anything extra for free when someone will pay for it, and probably at 99% profit.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:08:57 AM PDT
Chris94 says:
I know it was on gears 3, I bought a few skins my self, but it wasn't 4000msp....I think it was 1600 or something for all of them.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:11:13 AM PDT
There's something kind of funny about guys who play fighting games and the like obsessing over their outfits.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:11:26 AM PDT
JO MOMMA says:
i think for the full collection was 4000 msp but that included all the skins for 5 weapons.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:12:15 AM PDT
Carlito says:
So what if they buy them? It's their money, not yours, shouldn't be a huge concern of yours whether they buy it or not.

This whole 'gamer rage over something they will never buy' is getting so old.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:15:04 AM PDT
JO MOMMA says:
oh and i like to buy the Pink ones. I think its fun killing with a jacked up meat head using a pink lancer.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:17:18 AM PDT
"Getting" old? Methinks it's always been old.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:18:30 AM PDT
Carlito says:
I have no argument there, it has always been old, hasn't it?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:19:47 AM PDT
M. McFly says:
"And I already know a ton of people are gonna buy every weapon skin to make them selves feel cool"

OK so then epic games are obviously offering a product that there is a market for. Why do you even care?

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:20:26 AM PDT
Junkiiiii says:
I can't believe people pay for stuff like this. Will never understand the paying for virtual items. More levels and maps that I can play on....sure. Something completely cosmetic? No way.

But then's their money to do with as they please.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:21:19 AM PDT
Dwayne Hicks says:
eh I use bing points to buy some individually, no big deal, I like unlockable skins not ones that anybody can buy, yea the gears stuff goes on sale but it will be awhile

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:22:28 AM PDT
Soulshine says:
It's a stupid tax. It only hurts the stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 7:23:28 AM PDT
Check out the Korean MMOs. Those South Koreans LOVE to pimp out their characters and will spend thousands to do so.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 7:42:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2013 5:26:06 AM PDT
Optional* skins.

Some people become attached to their characters online and enjoy making them stand out from the rest. Obviously there is a market for this sort of thing which is why Epic has capitalized on it.

I never really understood this until I started playing a crapton of LoL. I've spent money a few times now and purchased skins. It doesn't bother me at all considering the amount of time I invest into that game.
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