Diablo's mobile cousin was, understandably, maligned for its exploitative microtransactions. But underneath that junk was Diablo 4's core, social-first experience.
The games industry has a history of championing self-regulation. But its refusal to address predatory microtransactions could be its undoing.
Diablo 3 was pay-to-win just like Diablo Immortal.
Even though large parts of Diablo Immortal are pay-to-win through official transactions, an underground economy means buyers don't even need to play the game now.
‘Ultimatum’ launched on April 16 and for the first few hours the only people who could play it had been paid by the developers.
A free-to-play take on the Diablo-inspired action RPG is being ditched in favor of something more traditional.
It’s been a long time coming (and very heavily rumored!), but it’s real.
How interesting does a story need to be to make bad gameplay worth it?
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'Kingsway' is an RPG where multitasking is your greatest foe.