Paying real money to fill up your pretend race car shows how low EA will go

AndroidPolice – EA will basically be employing the always fantastic wait or pay mechanic in the new Need for Speed. You can either wait for a certain amount of time, or pay to fill up your tank immediately and keep racing. Each race uses up a certain amount of your fuel. It’s like the ambiguous energy level used by some games, but employing the gasoline metaphor we’re all accustomed to from real life.

The greatest trick EA ever pulled was convincing millions of people to contribute dozens of dollars and devote hundreds of hours towards the pursuit of ‘dream team’ lineups that could have been built at no additional cost, in less than ten minutes, by simply backing out to the main menu, and instead, clicking on the ‘roster edit’ option.

So this is kind of a natural progression I suppose.

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