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.
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!
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,…
In its latest attempt to at least look like it’s combating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s “skin gambling economy,” Valve has stopped newly traded items from being retraded for a week. The 7-day wait period effectively stops skins being flipped, and makes it harder for skin gambling websites to ply their cottage…
Nine News, not content to have its snide tactics exposed on The Jimquisition, is back with yet another falsified controversy. This time, the tabloid rag claims Fortnite is coming to ruin the lives of your children. As Nine News does.