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PSXE User Review Contest: The Winner Does Rally Racing Proud

We have yet another different winner for the latest installment of our So You Think You Can Review Video Games user review contest.

This time, it's Temjin001 for his excellent analysis of DiRT 3. His user review has been published as an official guest review and because I've got some extra stuff lying around, he can also take his pick of the available prizes (just follow the links, Temjin, and bear in mind I've also got Spec Ops: The Line). As I've said before, we're going to keep the number of user reviews selected for the final poll to around four or five; this way, PSXE peeps don't have to read a ton, and it also keeps the competition high.

This week, in response to the news that microtransactions via the free-to-play format could be the wave of the future, we thought we'd ask you what you guys think. Do you like the idea of the industry shifting in this direction? Would you rather only a few select titles utilize this form of distribution? Or do you just hate it altogether? Let us know.

Tags: psxe contest, psxe user review contest, so you think you can review video games

7/1/2012 8:43:10 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 9:40:12 PM
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Congrats Temjin. Hmm should I enter again?

It is my personal opinion that microtransactions should only ever be connected to MMOs.

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Temjin001
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 10:33:43 PM
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Woo hoo! Thanks to everyone who voted for me and thanks to PSXe for putting on such a cool contest =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 10:39:03 PM

Decided on your prize?

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Temjin001
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 10:45:41 PM

LBP2
My family gets a kick out of the first game so I thought it best to get the sequel =)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 11:06:16 PM

Good thinkin.

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Shams
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 12:08:20 AM

Congrats, Sensei Temjin. Well deserved and well earned.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 4:26:56 AM

You'll enjoy LBP2 Temjin; it has to be one of the most underrated games of the generation. I didn't get to read the reviews so I didn't vote, but it looks asif the best review won anywho :)

World, you should definitely enter again.

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Temjin001
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 11:50:34 AM

Thank you, guys =)

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___________
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 5:07:39 AM
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sadly micro transactions are where the industries going.
like them or not, all games next gen will have them in one way or another!
dunno if F2P will be that way forward, and industry standard but its certainly one of the ways.
one way it could really improve things is cheaper games tailoured to what you want.
for instance instead of paying 100 bucks for a MP and SP game pay 30 for each.
i never play games online so why should i have to pay for 80% of the game that im never going to touch?
or break it down even more and let customers choose which maps they like.
instead of buying a game and these are the maps let customers play all of them for free once than let them choose a number of which ones they like and than later they can pay extra for others.
instead of releasing these map packs on day one and forcing people to pay for those, why not let people sacrifice maps on the disk for them?
all about choice.
most important thing though it has to be worth it.
if you start making customers feel like there having to pay for things that should be included in the initial game purchase than were just back to square one.

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