This Guy Is Charging People For Every Character They Text
Expensive.chat, a new chat tool from Marc Köhlbrugge, charges people for each character they type. All money goes to Marc.
‘Shadow of War’ Developers Admit Microtransactions ‘Undermined the Heart of Our Game’
Monolith is removing in-game purchases and re-working the game’s final act.
The ESRB's Response to Loot Boxes Falls Pathetically Short of Real Change
The group's own research suggests parents don't understand loot boxes, so the solution is...a label?
Burnout's Best Game Proves There are No Lootboxes in Paradise
A getaway car for escaping the modern racer.
This 'Battlefront II' Modder's First Creation Was a Middle Finger to EA
EA didn't want a pink Darth Vader, so this modder made it for them.
The Pantheon of Games
2017 Was a Year of Reckoning for Video Game Microtransactions
The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.
We Discuss Gaming's Most Controversial Trend in 2017: Loot Boxes
'Battlefront II' may have been the most explosive moment, but it was hardly the only instance of loot boxes this year.
need for speed
The New 'Need for Speed' Sees a Future Where Loot Boxes Are in Control
It wants you to be part of the Fast and the Furious, but not as much as it wants you to play a slot machine.
Today's Star Wars News Makes the Future of Single-Player Look Very Messy
If Star Wars can't give a publisher confidence in a splashy, expensive single-player game, maybe everyone's doomed.
We Discuss Loot Boxes, Dirty Airport Floors on Waypoint Radio
The conversation around the industry's latest revenue stream isn't going away anytime soon.
Gamers Can't Stop Buying the Loot Boxes They Hate
Loot boxes in 'Shadow of War,' 'Battlefront II,' and 'Forza 7' are making players angry, and game publishers rich.
'Shadow of War' and 'Forza 7' Are Poisoning the Concept of Loot Boxes
Done right, it's a fun way for players to gamble in mystery. Done wrong, it feels exploitative and destructive to good game design.