With a few days until the November 10th launch of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, it’s time to discuss everyone’s favorite mechanic: Microtransactions. During an early access preview stream, the streamer ventured into the Uplay store showing off Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s various cosmetic Microtransactions that would be available at launch.
If you are an owner of a PC, I’m sure you’ve visited the website PCGamingWiki before. If not, the site in question houses all sorts of information ranging from how to fix PC games to PC titles featuring denuvo/DRM. Well, as of recent, the site has launched a new page letting PC gamers know if any old or new games have predatory microtransactions. Continue reading “PCGamingWiki Launches New Webpage To Warn Gamers About Microtransactions In Every PC Title”
The ESRB has introduced a new label for all regionally rated games from ‘E’ to ‘AO’ for randomized purchased themed around gacha games, card parks, item prizes, or loot boxes that contain random rewards for real money. Continue reading “ESRB Introduces New Label For Loot Boxes, Gacha Games, Card Packs”
Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja sent out an update, indicating that you no longer need to purchase a premium ticket in order to change the hair color for every single hair color change for a hairstyle. Now if you unlock the option to change the hair color for a style, you can alter the hair color for that style as much as you want without having to pay for it. Continue reading “Dead or Alive 6 Patch 1.21a Revises Premium Hair Color Feature”
It looks like Activision isn’t the only one patenting AIs that will promote a form of microtransactions to people that need help, insofar that Sony has filed for a new patent following along the same path. Yes, besides the AI suggesting different tips to get past a part in a game that has a player stumped, Sony’s new patent will also suggest DLC, loot boxes, and other paid content too. Continue reading “Sony Files Patent For AI That Suggests Tips And Microtransactions To Stuck Players”
Doom: Eternal is an upcoming first-person shooter game by id Software and Bethesda Softworks. Although the title is nearing its final stages with a couple of months to go before launch, it looks like Hugo Martin is attempting to set the record straight in that the sequel to the 2016 edition of Doom will not have loot-boxes or microtransactions. Continue reading “Hugo Martin Stresses That Doom: Eternal Won’t Have Microtransactions”
The battle over children and loot-boxes continue as the mental health director of Britain’s NHS, Claire Murdoch, has urged the games industry to do something about loot-boxes being present in video games as well as being accessible to children. Continue reading “NHS Mental Health Director Urges For Loot-Box Ban In Video Games For Child Safety”
The CEO over the anti-consumer digital storefront that’s best known as the Epic Games Store has spoken. The words that have come out of Sweeney’s mouth see developers able to opt for two options when it comes to microtransactions or in-game purchases. The two options are: give Sweeney a portion of your revenue and let Epic Games set up the system, or take all the revenue and set up the system yourself.
Continue reading “Epic Games Store Brings In-Game Microtransaction Support For Publishers And Devs”
With government intervention looming over the video game industry it is shocking there has not been a more earnest dialog about the nature of microtransactions. Though the topic is far from having been explored in depth by many commentators the underlying conceptions of the issues are often left unexplored. Continue reading “Editorial: Discussing Direct Pay-to-Win, Indirect Pay-to-Win and Cosmetics”
A new report has surfaced, highlighting a conversation between a streamer and Diablo IV lead designer Joe Shely. In other words, not only will the upcoming RPG call for you to always be online, but it sounds like microtransactions and expansions are tacked on for maximum profits. Continue reading “Diablo IV Reported To Have Microtransactions And Expansions”
If Activision isn’t adding microtransaction as tiny red dot reticles for scopes, or disappointing fans by discounting paid items in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Black Market by 50 percent days later, then you can bet they’ll be promoting people to look at others open loot-boxes in Call of Duty: WW2. As of now, we have Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare art director Joel Emslie denying “rumors” of loot-boxes in the pipeline. Continue reading “Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Dev Says There’s No Loot-Box System In The Works”
Nintendo looks to be enjoying that mobile shekel money. It’s easy to make, fast to accrue and all it takes is a simple Gacha style game to rake in all that cold, digital cash. Well, it looks like Nintendo is doing just that with the newly released Dr. Mario World, which has a mechanic where you pay $4.99 to play the game undisturbed for an hour.
In a new report on Gears 5 official site, The Coalition reveals that there will be no Season Pass or Gear Packs, but there will be non-purchasable loot-boxes disguised as “Supply Drops” and microtransactions in the game. The upcoming installment in the long-running series is set to drop on September 10th, 2019, across PC, and Xbox One. Continue reading “Gears 5 Will Have Disguised Loot-Boxes And Microtransactions”