microtransactions

  1. cageymaru

    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    Senator Josh Hawley announced the introduction of legislation that would ban loot boxes, pay-to-win, and other monetization practices that target children. This includes video game industry practices that entice players to spend real money for competitive advantages over other players. Another...
  2. cageymaru

    FTC to Host Public Workshop on Loot Boxes in Video Games

    According to Variety, the FCC is planning to host a public workshop on the topic of loot boxes in video games later this year. In the letter obtained by Variety, that was sent from commission chairman Joseph Simons to Senator Maggie Hassan, there is no timeline set for a FTC investigation or an...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Gamers Love Call of Duty 15's New Loot Boxes

    After a 4 month absence, loot boxes have finally come to Black Ops 4, and players couldn't be happier... Just kidding. Call of Duty fans in the game's subreddits and other communities aren't pleased with the new microtransaction changes, to say the least, and Eurogamer's writeup on the system...
  4. cageymaru

    Quake Champions Dumps Loot Boxes for a Battle Pass

    The progression system in Quake Champions has been completely scrapped in favor of a linear Battle Pass system. Players will be able to complete challenges to unlock free cosmetics, and if they purchase the Battle Pass, they will be able to unlock even more cosmetic items. Luck and redundant...
  5. cageymaru

    U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Games Reaches $19.5 Billion in the First Half of 2018

    U.S. consumers spent $19.5 billion on video games in the first half of 2018 with $16.9 billion coming from a 43% increase in video game content sales according to The NPD Group. Hardware sales increased by 21% to $1.7 billion which is a 7-year high. Not to be outdone, accessory sales increased...
  6. Armenius

    Link your Epic Games account to your PSN account? You're now locked out of every other platform.

    Along with the announcement that Fortnite was coming to the Switch, people quickly discovered that if you linked your PSN account to your Epic Games account that you will not be able to use it on that version of the game. Okay, so just unlink your PSN account? Nope, you're still locked out...
  7. R

    Shadow of War Getting Free Update, Will Remove Microtransactions

    Monolith has announced that starting July 17th, Middle Earth: Shadow of war will receive some free updates that will remove Gold, War chests, and the Market from the game. Community Admin MonolithMark states: The core promise of the Nemesis System is the ability to build relationships with your...
  8. R

    Battlefront 2 Progression System Revamped

    EA Games has announced that the Star Wars Battlefront II "Progression Update" will come on March 21st. The update changes player progression to a linear style, and removes star cards from loot crates. Star cards, or any other item impacting gameplay, will only be earned through gameplay using an...
  9. R

    Metal Gear Survive Is Charging $10 For a Second Save Slot

    Just when we thought it was impossible for Konami to sink any lower, Kagemasa Kozuki says "hold my sake" and decides that extra save slots in Metal Gear: Survive should cost $10. Metal Gear Survive requires you to create an avatar, which is tied to both single and multiplayer saves/accounts, and...
  10. DooKey

    No Microtransactions or Loot Boxes in our Next RPG Says Obsidian

    According to a post by Obsidian over in their forums there will not be any microtransactions or loot boxes in their upcoming RPG. This is something all of use can get behind and it's good to see a company with such a good reputation put this out there right off the bat. I know I'll be buying...
  11. Zarathustra[H]

    The Division’s Vendor Might Be the Worst Example of Microtransactions Yet

    I've never played The Division personally, but I have heard good things about the game, and had intended to try it myself at some point. I've always been a sucker for good, dreary, post-apocalyptic games. That was until I read about the new 1.6 update. There is now a new in-game vendor...
  12. H

    EA: Extra Content Business Is $1.3B A Year

    Ever wonder why so many developers these days are adding microtransactions to their games? Electronic Arts says that its Ultimate Team modes bring in $650 million a year all by themselves. :eek: The Ultimate Team modes in EA's FIFA, Madden and NHL franchises are now earning around $650 million...
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