69% are fine with cosmetic stuff
"And we won't"
Following a management reshuffle over at EA, newly assigned chief design officer Patrick Söderlund has opened up about the mistakes that the company made with Star Wars Battlefront 2 in an interview with The Verge. Söderlund admits that the sequel's progression system was handled poorly at launch, with...
Earlier today, rumours suggesting that God of War may have microtransactions started to spread. Said rumours were based on a very blurry, angled photograph of an in-game menu which supposedly showed two types of currency at the top right of the screen. Inconclusive to say the least. Naturally, this caused some knee-jerk reactions,...
Box to box
Microtransactions and loot boxes have become an increasingly hot topic over the last... Well, for what feels like a very, very long time. Governments have had their say, gambling commissions have weighed in on the situation, and the internet's obviously been going ballistic. There's been a lot of noise, then, but has anything...
Not so stealthy
Metal Gear Survive was never going to have it easy -- that much has been clear since the moment it was revealed. But now that the game is actually out, players have been keen to express their disgust with one aspect of the release in particular. We are, of course, talking about the fact that you need to cough up real world money if...
69% are fine with cosmetic stuff
Well here's a study that makes for some interesting reading. A report entitled Gaming Today, which is based on an online discussion held by figures from across gaming and technology, suggests that the most people really don't care all that much about microtransactions in their video games. Based on one particular...
Can coins be bought with real money?
We've seen stories about the microtransactions in Dragon Ball FighterZ spring up over the weekend, but we didn't want to cover the topic until we could publish our own self-sourced article. However, now that the embargo has lifted on the game, we've quickly put together everything that we know...
Fighting the good fight
It's been quite some time since Destiny 2 received much positive press. The game's been getting hammered by both the media and its community for weeks, if not months now, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon unless developer Bungie takes drastic action. Over the holidays, Destiny 2 players started a...
That's a lot of moolah
With all the recent fuss over microtransactions in retail games, it's easy to forget why in-game purchases exist to begin with: it's because when they work, they can work incredibly well. The FIFA series has been peddling microtransactions for years now through its Ultimate Team mode, a game mode where you're tasked with...
Or have microtransactions put you off?
Hey, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is out today on PlayStation 4... But are you buying it? Just in case you haven't been keeping up with the news, EA's latest blockbuster has been drowning in a sea of negativity for weeks. Most of that negativity stems from the game's convoluted progression system, which places...
And there it is: EA has officially removed in-game purchases from Star Wars Battlefront 2... For now, anyway. The title's microtransactions were taken offline not too long ago, which got people talking about what the publisher could possibly be planning. Turns out that they're going to be gone for some time. In a statement, DICE...
Altering the deal?
Just when you're about to hit the hay, news breaks that Star Wars Battlefront 2's microtransactions have been taken offline. The game's "crystal" currency, which you can buy with real money, has been removed from the PlayStation Store and other digital storefronts, suggesting that something's about to happen. Of course, no one...
Do you believe?
Star Wars Battlefront 2 developer DICE threw itself into the lion's den yesterday as it hosted a Reddit AMA. For those out of the loop, this basically means that members of the dev team sat down and took the time to answer questions and respond to feedback over on Reddit. As you'd expect, things didn't exactly go smoothly for...
Feel the force
Earlier today (or yesterday, depending on when you're reading this), we reported on some rather rough Star Wars Battlefront 2 news. The story covered the outrage sweeping across the 'net regarding the game's increasingly controversial loot boxes and the notion that heroes -- that's Darth Vader and the other powerful, named characters...
"We want people to have the experience"
It doesn't really come as a surprise, but Monster Hunter: World won't have loot boxes or microtransactions. Yay! We're particularly happy about that because it means we won't have to set aside the time to moan about them when the game launches early next year. Speaking to GameSpot, series producer...
The conversation surrounding microtransactions has really heated up over the last few months. With recent heavy hitters such as Destiny 2 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War receiving a fair bit of criticism for the inclusion of in-game purchases, the topic's been covered by just about everyone in the media, ourselves included. But for all...
Here we are again
Well we all knew it was coming, but now we have confirmation. Assassin's Creed Origins does indeed have microtransactions, despite being a single player title. Helix Credits, an in-game currency that you can purchase with real money, are making a return in the Egyptian adventure. It's more than likely that you'll be able spend them...
Activision patent sheds light on shadiness
Whichever side of the microtransaction fence you sit on, we can all probably agree that they shouldn’t be affecting the way multiplayer matchmaking functions. Typically this technology is used to balance teams to an equivalent skill level, and ensure everyone has a quality connection to the match...
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