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Jimquisition: Fee to Pay

It's time to talk about why "optional" microtransactions in games aren't really optional, and why they're especially gruesome in games we already paid for at retail. The rise of "free to play" elements in games that are not free is going t...

 
 
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Ultima Forever reduces freemium prices due to fan outcry

As we all know, freemium models tend to do more harm than good if they're not well designed. There's a very fine line between "wanting to monetize your game" and driving players away, and in the Canadian beta for Ultima Forever, producer Ca...

 
 
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EA: customers want freemium games, so shut up

Electronic Arts has justified its blind charge into the free-to-play market by suggesting that, though the ever-classic "vocal minority" dislikes such games, everybody else loves them. Upset about the restructuring of games like Real Racing...

 
 
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Review: Cart Life

Cart Life's willingness to be mundane in an attempt to understand the mundane, without typical preconceptions, is its greatest strength as an empathetic work and its greatest failing as a game. As people, we find tighter bonds among each ot...

 
 
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Dead Space 3 crafting system includes microtransactions

Dead Space 3 is going to see a fair few changes, boasting a faster pace, cover-based shooting, and a weapon crafting system. While I'm not a big fan of some of the alterations, the one thing I did find praiseworthy was that latter element -...

 
 
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Team Meat hates free-to-play games

Super Meat Boy is coming to iOS, but creator Ed McMillen isn't throwing it up there without a jab at the current crop of mobile games. Slamming the free-to-play model employed by many titles, McMillen has attacked the kind of business model...

 
 
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Holy Frak! Battlestar Galactica Online nearing 10 million

Bigpoint Games is celebrating the one-year anniversary of it's Battlestar Galactica Online, and it wants to cap off the week long festivities by reaching 10 million registered users. "BSGO is a breakthrough title that has empowered us to ch...

 
 
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NPD: 40 percent of freemium players buy in-game items

The NPD Group's latest report, Insights into the Freemium Games Market, says that 40 percent of gamers that play freemium games have spent money in-game. When you consider that around 38 percent of the U.S. population plays some kind of fre...

 
 
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GDC: Reviving MechWarrior with the CryEngine 3

I was a pretty big fan of MechWarrior back in the day. I kind of have a thing for mechs, and I thought it was really awesome. What little kid wouldn't want to blow up giant robots with lasers and missiles fired from other giant robots? Stil...

 
 
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Bejeweled 2 removed from iTunes in order to go freemium

Those wondering what Electronic Arts' acquisition of Popcap means for the studio's stable of popular games have had their questions answered today. Bejeweled 2 + Blitz will be swiped from iTunes and its two modes split into two. Where once ...

 
 




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Rampage"Needs more rampaging"

 

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Fuzunga

Also, why does God of War use the Roman spelling of Heracles? Its the only one they fucked up! How did that even happen? Didnt they have somebody double checking that stuff?

 
zatoseyes

How about some arbitrary metal for the tabletop RPG enthusiasts among us?

 
dephoenix

I got God of Turns out I worried over Side-note, I wont be around here for a few days at Im going to be avoiding the internet as much as possible until I finish God of See ya later!

 
GC StanfordReisinger

I cant tell if I wasted nearly fifty bucks on web hosting

 
GetNekKid

Today is @eggzvox s bday, and Id just like to take a moment to acknowledge how cool she is for putting up with me! Will post a pic in the comments of her being a champ in relation to this initial

 
Shoggoth2588

#weslovesbunnyfish #fishbunnyfridays #fishgirlfridays So hey, its Friday

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My favorite thing about the Disgaea 1 Complete limited edition is the authentic Etna mousepad!

 
SrChurros

Aaah, Im Good night folks!

 
Fuzunga

Just finished God of War 3 for the first time- the only one Ive Its an alright game, but it came out the same year as Bayonetta and Even Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (also 2010) was superior in some

 
Electric Reaper

Scott Pruitt is so corrupt and stupid that even the fossil fuel industry lobbyists are pissed off with Pruitt isnt just a swamp Hes a swamp bottom

 
 

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