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EA Will Charge Players To Fill Their Tank With Gas In New Need For Speed Game

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edited January 2015 in IllGaming

EA, the company behind the much-maligned mobile game Dungeon Keeper which saw players being pilfered of their money in order to progress, is dipping its toes back in the murky water once again with iOS and Android game Need For Speed: No Limits, which requests that players fill up the tank of their vehicle with gas if they want to keep racing, or else they’ll have to wait an extended period of time in order to do so.

This wait to play method has been employed by many different mobile game developers, though Dungeon Keeper was undoubtedly the worst example of the business model ever employed. But that hasn’t stopped EA from going down that route once again.

Though the Android version of the game is set to release at some point in spring, the iOS version has been released in a handful of regions and people are already complaining about it. That’s not surprising given that one of the largest real-world nuisances is forking out ever-increasing amounts of money for gas, something which EA has deemed acceptable to implement in a game about racing virtual cars in a virtual world.


Here’s a wait time of 1 minute and 25 seconds, which can be fast-tracked by purchasing 3 gold bars.

Placing limitations in a game titled No Limits feels like an almost intentionally annoying act on behalf of EA, as does employing a wait to pay business model in a Need For Speed game. While this is a money-making method utilized by a whole bunch of mobile games from Clash of Clans through to FarmVille (that still doesn’t make it much fun), Dungeon Keeper naturally has consumers expecting the worse when it comes to No Limits.

Need For Speed: No Limits will also feature multiple currencies, with some being earned organically while gold needs to be purchased with real-life money. Judging by screenshots from the game, gas can only be filled up using gold, naturally.



  • jee504jee504 Members Posts: 6,945 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yeah they smoking some kind of 🤬 now
  • AP21AP21 Sion Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 17,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    and they wonder how people voted them the worst company for two years in a row
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  • kingofkingzkingofkingz Members Posts: 4,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    EA is nothin but a money pit, I stoppedppurchasing any games made from them cuz I don't agree with their business practices
  • dogfromduckhuntdogfromduckhunt Members Posts: 694 ✭✭✭✭
    Always wanted Dungeon Keeper to return, but hearing that is depressing.smh. Put all kinds of hours into it when it was on the PC years ago. EA aint 🤬 .
  • PSN-CanibussPSN-Canibuss Members Posts: 2,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    EA did something amazing with EA UFC. All the DLC fighters were for FREEEEEE! Every single one of them. The last one was a few weeks ago. They aren't all that bad but paying for gas? WTF!!
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
  • HundredEyes HundredEyes Members Posts: 2,959 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lmao, Dutch screenshots..

    but yeah them Time table - pay up or wait a year games are everywhere nowadays.

    xboxlive games on a Windows Phone >>>>>>

    or just get a gottdamn Vita or DS already.

    EA and others will charge you for gas....Gass 🤬 !

    🤬 ain't timezone man
  • Trollio Trollio Trollololololololololol Members Posts: 25,817 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • achewon87achewon87 Mash Out Posse Survivor Series '97Members Posts: 5,464 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Terrible, Capcom is getting in on the fun too apparently...

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is supposed to have DLC that lets you spawn right were you die instead of respawning at the last checkpoint...

    It's getting out of hand...
  • ParallelParallel not hereMembers, Writer Posts: 988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol @ gas prices in a video game costing more than gas prices in real life. THANKS OBAMA!
  • So ILLSo ILL Members Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm all for game realism, but damn lmao.
  • KNiGHTSKNiGHTS Mr. Fifth Letter Your ConscienceMembers Posts: 4,435 ✭✭✭✭✭
    EA did something amazing with EA UFC. All the DLC fighters were for FREEEEEE! Every single one of them. The last one was a few weeks ago. They aren't all that bad but paying for gas? WTF!!

    They don't get credit for that after 🤬 boxing/Fight Night fans for years. DLC hasn't even dropped in price last time I turned the game on last year. How in the 🤬 do you charge for classic versions of fighters in a boxing game?

    I'd bootleg all their 🤬 off GP because buying it hasn't given them any incentive to give a 🤬 about the customer. Only reason the UFC stuff is free is probably because Dana oversold them on the popularity and there's no support base to 🤬 . "We do millions of PPV buys... *mumbles* across 15 events."
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