In 2017, the “AAA” game industry went all-in on loot boxes – microtransactions that emulate gambling to maximize ill-gotten gains.
In 2018, new games aren't using them and old games are scrubbing them. Are they done in the mainstream business, or are companies just biding their time?
Knowing the Triple AAAAAAAYYYYYY. I doubt it. They will always try to find another way to squeeze the hard earned cash.
Edit: Don’t forget TF2’s crates. Never forget that.
If Sterdust and Marquis de Hardcore were in the same room would the universe explode?
Even if the loot boxes are done (for now), they have shifted the Overton Window. What we considered disgusting a decade ago (Horse armor DLC) is ok now.
All HAIL STERRRRRRRRDUSTTTTTTTT..
WHO WANTS TO WALK WITH STERDUST?
“I for one welcome our LootBox over lords and willingly submi… what? Dead?! *AHEM* I mean yeah, fuck lootboxes, I was always on the consumers side… I’m not a shill honest…” -Every pro lootbox skeleton warrior
Throw them in the ring with sterdust and they sure will be
Not entirely @Jim Sterling, Please look into what are Gaijin Entertainment have been doing in the past few days, i’ll give you the basic rundown: Gaijin own and run the free to play War Thunder; a tank/aircraft light simulator game that allows you to drive and/or fly vehicles of ww2 and more recently modern vehicles. Gaijin has a scheme, where it essentially allows users to create things for the game like skins for vehicles or whole new vehicles via their User creator programme, which basically means users can submit models into the game like Gaijin would with a contracteed third party model maker.
Last Tuesday they introduced a lootbox system that featured user made skins for vehicles, some being fictional, some being historical, with the items within being able to be traded just like those in CSGO (keep this in mind for later) using a currency Gaijin made called Gaijin Coin which is roughly $1= 1Gjn coin. Previously War Thunder featured user skins you could download for free from other users to use in your game via the War thunder Live site. Though no one else but you could see them as well as some included into the game via the user creator programme (which everyone could see as these were purchased ingame and a proportion of the funds go to the orginial skin creator). The new loobox availiable ones can now be seen by everyone depending on your ingame settings.
The big issues has come up with the fact that vehicles previously only availiable during special events called operation Summer and Winter, where you’d grind out specific tasks to get enough tokens to unlock said vehicle at the end of the event. These vehicles are now availiable again through these lootboxes, many of said vehicles being overpowered as historically they were prototypes and were often much better than production vehicles, so you can start to see the problem these overpowered vehicles can now be sold by other players for ridiculus prices, one being the KV220 which sold for $800 yesterday on the market.
If you need more information, please contact Gaijin Entertainment (obviously), and some Youtubers: those being MikeGoesBoom, ManyMilesAway, Magz TV and Ash, as these people are likely to give better information on the game than I could provide, along with any relevant footage you need. Thanks 🙂 –
sorry for the wall of text & copy paste but i don’t want Gaijin to walk away from this without getting a good telling off
“Game publishers are beasts rutting in a field!”
I’d like to see a video about status quo warriors. They are puzzling creatures.
Its the best gimmick. You get to take Cody’s old one repackage it and then when someone tells you to give it back you say he doesn’t want. Hilarious. Also they should give him his name back.
3:38 I’m sorry Jim, but did you just suggest that Griffith… did something wrong? Because if you did you are Bizarro-Griffith because you have done wrong and he has done none of that.
I love how, since Jim received feedback on his way of saying “Triple A”, he’s been exaggerating it more and more with each vid.
Feels like there is so few actual AAA titles out/coming this year that can benefit from it. Perhaps publishers needs to start making games again.
The answer is No:
They will continue to exist as long as they are profitable.
*Sees Sterdust, sees thumbs up button*
Still confused as fuck about how they havent put loot boxes into world of Warcraft yet. Like holy shit.