In Metal Gear Online, the multiplayer side of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you build a Forward Operating Base (FOB) and fortify it against incursions from other players, all while waging your own wars against their bases. When you’re invaded and an opposing player abducts some of your top lieutenants, that’s it. They’re gone.

Unless, of course, you pay real money for insurance.

Konami‘s latest ploy to separate fans of video games from their dollars comes in the form of an “FOB Insurance Service.” It works like this: You purchase (or earn in-game) a bunch of MB Coins and use them to buy insurance. Then, when an invader attacks and gets away with your cool stuff, insurance kicks in to compensate you. Read more…

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‘Metal Gear Online’ says goodbye to competition, hello to paid insurance