Destiny's new microtransactions will go to fund free DLC
Via: Kotaku
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This might possibly be the best of both worlds? Maybe?

Yesterday, Kotaku reported on rumors they heard about microtransaction coming to the popular social shooter Destiny. They also talked about Bungie using the money gained through those transactions to fund DLC, allowing the developer to give it away for free.

This is all part of a new plan that could start as early as this month, according to two people familiar with Destiny's development. Rather than sell big expansion packs like they did last year, Bungie is planning on giving out quests and missions for free, sources say. This will likely involve big drops every few months until the fall of 2016 but could also include trickles of smaller stuff throughout the year.

That means the game's next paid expansion will be Destiny 2 in the fall of 2016, as has been known for a while now. That'll be $60.

And then Oct. 6, Bungie confirmed it:

This coming Tuesday, October 13th, Tess Everis will return to The Tower with a new look, a new storefront, and some new items to sell, courtesy of Eververse Trading Company. Initially, Tess will offer eighteen brand new emotes. Like the trio of emotes offered via The Taken King Collector's Edition, these emotes are completely optional, and won't impact the action game in any way.

To acquire these items, you'll first need to pick up some "Silver," a new in-game currency that will be available for purchase through the store associated with your console. Images and descriptions for each available emote, along with pricing information for Silver will be made available Tuesday, October 13th, alongside the launch of the in-game storefront right here on Bungie.net as soon as the content is live.

So if you want to customize your guardian for a small price, you can!

If you want free DLC, you get that too!

If you don't want either, you don't have to worry about it at all!

See, best of both worlds.

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Via: Medium
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Somebody call this guy a wambulance. This guy is so rich he doesn't need to look at his credit card statements or apparently after his child. After finally figuring out the problem and finding out there is nothing Microsoft will do this is what he had to say.

It’s been about a month since the incident. Things have calmed down at home and we’ve had many conversations with our son about why he did what he did. The answer to us is now clear — he became addicted to the game, spending $100 was as easy as clicking a button, there were no barriers, and it didn’t feel like real money even though it had a dollar sign on the screen. He has lost his X-box, he had been promised a table-tennis table but that is on hold, his savings have been forefeited. We are actually lucky. Losing $4,500 for many families would be a life-changing disaster. For us it is very upsetting and means we’ll have to tighten our belts and forego some luxuries but we will recover relatively quickly.

News Flash: You can password protect your credit card, look at your statement, or be a parent and actually watch what your kid is doing. But of course, WAA WAA WHERE WAS MICROSOFT AS MY KID WAS GETTING ADDICTED HERP DERP.

In the end this guy should be given no sympathy and it has nothing to do with his money or job. It has to do with the fact he gave open access to his credit card to his kid. Might as well go to a Toys "R" Us, hand your kid a credit card, and somehow expect him/her not to buy anything. Maybe now he'll take responsibility and will try to actually get invested in his kid's hobbies. Then this guy would know its's Xbox, not X-box.

You can read his entire post on Medium.

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