monetization

E3 2018

At E3, Electronic Arts Threw Its Developers Under the Bus Over Loot Boxes

The company refused to take responsibility for last fall's backlash, and let the creatives behind 'Battlefront II,' 'Battlefield V,' and 'Anthem' promise things would be different.
Patrick Klepek
6.19.18
Podcasts

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.
Patrick Klepek
12.28.17
open thread

Loot Boxes Suck, But What Takes Their Place?

Games aren’t getting any cheaper to make, but companies have created an air of mistrust.
Patrick Klepek
11.22.17
Free to Play

“It Feels Wrong”: Why a Popular Clicker Game Sequel's Ditching Free-to-Play

The designer behind 'Clicker Heroes' couldn't stop worrying if they were feeding the addictions of its players.
Patrick Klepek
11.20.17
YouTube

YouTube Says Patreon Links Are Not Banned on YouTube

The company has introduced an extra step it claims will curb “abuse.”
Patrick Klepek
9.28.17
journalism

Tronc Is the Absorption of Digital Media Into Legacy Media

There is no innovative method to monetizing content.
Carles Buzz
6.24.16
Internet

The Creator of 'Ethical Ad Blocker' Is Trying to Build an Ethical Tech Business

Darius Kazemi believes the only way to keep your integrity is to stay small. Like eight people small.
Carli Velocci
10.7.15
Art

Artist’s Facebook Page Is Auctioned Off for $115, Promptly Covered in Dick Pics

This is what happens when you hand over control of your online persona.
Kari Paul
5.18.15
Words

YouTube Joins the Music Subscription Game – This is What it Means for Listeners

The golden age of free, online music consumption is coming to a close.
Jemayel Khawaja
11.13.14
Words

SoundCloud Has Figured Out How to Monetize

Your listening experience will never be the same.
VICE Thump
10.29.14
Motherboard Blog

The Band That Tried To Make Money From Spotify Has Been Banned From Spotify

But they aren't sorry.
Dan Wilkinson
5.7.14