EA DICE has announced that paid loot boxes are being relegated to in-game rewards while more traditional microtransactions replace them. This is in spite of EA claiming they couldn’t do it this way because of Star Wars canon.
The industry’s addiction to loot boxes mirrors that of the “whales” they’re so ready to exploit. It’s now spread to Paladins, which has updated to share eerie similarities with Battlefront II. Because doing that right now was a clever idea. __ PC Gamer article: http://www.pcgamer.com/paladins-players-angry-over-new-loot-box-based-progression-system/
Electronic Arts apparently wants to keep me in work through the rest of the year. Here we are with EA Sports UFC 3 which, according to the beta reports, is revolving around microtransactions to an absurd degree. __ More info here: https://www.astutegaming.com/single-post/EASPORTSUFC3BETA
Another game worthy of a store page link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/322110/20XX/ While the game deserves to be judged on its own merits, it’s hard not to compare this Mega Man homage to Mighty No. 9. Also, it’s basically everything Mighty No. 9 should’ve been.
Here’s the Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1124044701/blubber-busters
http://www.patreon.com/jimquisition http://www.thejimquisition.com Clearance There’s talk of a new Xbox and PlayStation on the horizon, but not brand new consoles – not quite, anyway. Incremental upgrades are the talk of the town, as consoles look set to take another leaf from PC gaming’s book. Is the idea of an Xbox 1.5…