Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/17230874/ea-star-wars-battlefront-2-loot-box-patrick-soderlund-interview Electronic Arts has promised to learn lessons and not repeat mistakes after the Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco. If that sounds familiar, it’s because EA promises this after EVERY fiasco.
PUBG might have been a massive hit, but the behavior of the team behind it indicates it’s a failure in one very important way.
I guess rushing the game out got them a fair bit of commercial success, but creatively it’s a dump so far.
This is an absolute horror show of a game and I cannot recommend anybody buy it or even accept it for free. Sod this Attack on Titan ripoff.
Radical Heights more like Cynical Heights, right? Boss Key Productions might be having some identity trouble. After failing to find an audience chasing the “hero shooter” concept with Lawbreakers, they’re back with Radical Heights! It’s a battle royale game…
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?
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds isn’t endearing itself much to the community in its response to imitation. Far from flattered, the PUBG team have gone from threatening Epic to filing against mobile games who chomp their flavor. Source: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/04/06/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-creators-sue-mobile-games-for-copyright-infringement-and-frying-pan-use/
Time for another round of updates and gibberish from your ol’ pal Jim Sterling!
Let’s look at the latest God of War PS4 footage and see what’s going on.
You play an off-brand Tamagotchi in an off-brand Zelda game. However, its clever puzzle conceit makes a world of difference. Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/609490/Minit/
After months and months and months on the market, Monolith Productions claims it’s just started to realize the loot boxes MIGHT be undermining the gameplay. Of course, loads of people were saying this even before launch. I said it often, loudly, repetitively. I’m shocked less about the removal of the…
Is Far Cry 5 good? I think so. The problem with Ubisoft games is you can’t tell anymore, they’re all the same. It’s understandable when a sequel iterates on its predecessor, but Ubisoft is one publisher with MANY franchises all building off each other. It’s making it hard to care,…