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One of the perks of playing racing video games is that you get to drive the car of your dreams. You don’t have to worry about breaking the law, getting into accidents, and best of all, you don’t have to worry about gas, or maybe you do if you’re planning on getting your hands on EA’s Need for Speed: No Limits.

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As we’re sure many of you are well aware, EA is a fan of in-app purchases and it seems that Need for Speed: No Limits will not be any different. Now typically in-app purchases have thus manifested themselves in the form of novelty items, cosmetic upgrades, or additional maps, vehicles, weapons, armor, and etc. However with No Limits, it seems that EA wants players to pay for gas.

Yes that’s right, not only will you have to pay for gas in real life for your real car, but you will have to pay for gas for your virtual car as well. We’ve seen this employed by the likes of other developers, such as Rovio in Angry Birds GO!, but this doesn’t mean that we have to like it. However the alternative is that you could always wait until the timer finishes counting down for your car to refuel itself, but if you can’t wait, then we guess you’ll have to fork out real money for it.

We reckon this is a bit ridiculous but in-app purchases are one of the more effective ways for developers to earn money, and if a recent survey conducted by the NPD Group is anything to go by, more gamers are starting to spend on in-app purchases, but what do you guys think? Is this a ridiculous mechanic or will you be more than happy to pay for fuel in your games?

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