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Diablo Immortal Has Made US$24 Million From Microtransactions

New data from industry tracking website AppMagic (via PCGamesN) has revealed Diablo Immortal's revenue from microtransactions, the very thing people are talking negatively about regarding the new Blizzard action RPG spinoff. And it's a doozy. Diablo Immortal has made US$24 million within the first two weeks of its release. Major whales and folks...

Epic Games Just Made Fortnite V-Bucks Cheaper

If you thought microtransactions in Fortnite is bad enough, imagine permanently making it cheaper than usual. Epic Games recently gave Fortnite's virtual currency, V-Bucks, a 20 percent discount. From now on, any V-Bucks you buy on PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, or Switch will be discounted automatically. Furthermore, V-Bucks will cost less on mobile...

Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Pay-To-Win Microtransactions Have Been Removed But…

If you've been paying attention to most news surrounding Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, then you've definitely found out about the game's inclusion of purchasable 'time savers'. With real money, you can buy weapon upgrades and other items that would give you an edge in gameplay. The latest update of the game will remove those time savers but only for ...

Rocket League Is Permanently Benching Randomised Lootboxes

At this point, it's difficult to find modern games that don't implement microtransactions and randomised lootboxes. This games-as-a-service business model is changing the way games are made, and not in a good way. However, the people at Psyonix and Epic Games are taking small but meaningful steps towards ridding themselves of such features. Psyon...

Gaming, Gambling, and Gacha

"They're not lootboxes, they're surprise mechanics," - Kerry Hopkins, EA's VP of legal and government affairs. Jim Sterling recently released a video on how the predatory nature of video game monetization has resulted in dangerously unhealthy habits. Out of many issues, the video highlights how lootboxes are turning the games we love into traps of ...

This U.S Bill Is Doing Something About These Loot Boxes & Pay-To-Win Microtransactions

It has finally come to this: a U.S senator by the name of Josh Hawley announced a bill that could change how triple-A companies and mobile game businesses run their operations (via Kotaku). Said bill, "The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act", will ban lootboxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in "games played by minors". The latter bit wi...

Micro-Transactions, Major Implications

Back before Facebook became oversaturated with political arguments and scam pages, people actually played games there. Social network games, they were called. Even if you didn't play Farmville or Mafia Wars, you'd still see your friends posting about them daily, if not hourly. The mechanics of these games were simple and all you'd need was a brows...

UFC 3 Open Beta Available for Download Now + ANOTHER Pay-to-Win Issue?

You can now try out the open beta for EA's UFC 3. Earlier available to the select few who received the closed beta code, it is now playable to everyone on the PS4 and Xbox One. Just head over to the marketplace and download the beta. Cool news, right? Not so fast. Join the fight. Download the #EAUFC3 Open Beta now. Play on Xbox One 👉 ht...

Battlefront 2 *MIGHT* Actually Allow You To Customize Your Characters

As reported on VG247, a data miner may have stumbled upon the potential of allowing players to customize their characters in the now-infamous Star Wars: Battlefront II. According to the YouTube video by user Uninspired Zebra, players playing as Galactic Empire soldiers are able to pick specific skins or armor camouflage and pattern for their charac...

Huge Changes Abound As EA Cans Microtransaction Option in Battlefront II

Update 1:  EA has released the following statement by GM of DICE, Oskar Gabrielson on their official website which clarified earlier assumptions that all progression will be earned through gameplay. YAY! However, he did point out that "The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made ...

EA Backtracks on Battlefront II’s Hero Costs – Vader Now ‘More Accessible’

Following public backlash and the notorious world record of the most down-voted comment on Reddit in history following their response to the Battlefront II microtransaction FUBAR these past few days, EA has released an official statement in hope of appeasing the gaming community. Via an official press release on the company's website late last nigh...

Activision’s New Patent Application Is Dodgy As F**K Part Deux

A couple weeks back we wrote about how Activision sneakily applied for a patent application for an in-game engine to manipulate multiplayer matchmaking experience to subtly drive its users to perform microtransactions. And they are at it again! First uncovered by Dotesports, the self-explaining patent application by Activision Publishing Inc entitl...

The Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer Will Give You Goosebumps

EA earlier today unveiled the launch trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II and it is epic as f**k. Play as flametroopers, fly past (and through) Star Destroyers and even ride a tauntaun across all three Star Wars trilogy timelines! This may easily be the most epic Star Wars game to date. Don't believe us? Have a look yourself. [youtube https://www....

Activision’s New Patent Application Is Dodgy As F**K

Update 1: Responding to feedback, an Activision Publishing spokesperson has responded to Kotaku with the following statement: “This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game.” In addition to that, Bungie community manager David "De...

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