"Worldwide fraud networks have recently shifted to using CS:GO keys to liquidate their gains. At this point, nearly all key purchases that end up being traded or sold on the marketplace are believed to be fraud-sourced," Valve says.
It's not a seamless transition from an iPhone to an Apple TV, or from a touch-based interface to a controller. And cloud saves are a problem.
If “engagement” and “time spent” are the metrics of success, won’t that just lead people to make games that encourage it?
In another world, 'Grindstone' is a cool idea undercut by frustrating and intrusive microtransactions. Here, you're allowed to focus on the game. What a concept!
Gambling regulators: Don’t watch this! Gamers: Hello
Companies such as Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are committing to reforming practices around paid lootboxes, the Entertainment Software Association says.
Expensive.chat, a new chat tool from Marc Köhlbrugge, charges people for each character they type. All money goes to Marc.
Monolith is removing in-game purchases and re-working the game’s final act.
The group's own research suggests parents don't understand loot boxes, so the solution is...a label?
A getaway car for escaping the modern racer.
EA didn't want a pink Darth Vader, so this modder made it for them.
The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.