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PUBG is getting some sweet Battle Royale-inspired skins

Just the other day, I was telling Ray that I'm liable to spend real money on cosmetic items if they're for a game I'm super into and intend to play long-term. He concurred. That first purchase is dangerous, though -- it opens the floodgates...

 
 
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Hell yeah, Rocket League added fidget spinner wheels

Fidget spinners are a hot commodity right now, used only be the coolest of kids and derided by the "haters" of the world. In the interest of disclosure, I am extremely pro-fidget spinner which is why the newest Rocket League developmen...

 
 
 
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Sega Forever is poised to be the ultimate retro trip

Nintendo isn't the only company with an extensive back catalog of retro classics. Sega was also hot during the '90s and their portfolio of titles is nearly as ubiquitous with retro gamers as the Big N's. While Sega has never shied away from...

 
 
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Major Let it Die update planned for later this month

GungHo Online CEO Kazuki Morishita recently confirmed to Destructoid that Let it Die would be receiving a "huge update" at the end of June. Although the specifics are still being determined, the update is currently set to add ten floor...

 
 
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Review: Phantom Dust

How about that Xbox One, guys? So many hot exclusives have come out this year for it such as, well, nothing. Okay, okay, there was Halo Wars 2, but you already forgot about that like most people have, right? I sure did.  But don't worr...

 
 
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Dead Space 3 wasn't originally designed for microtransactions

For all intents and purposes, Dead Space 3 is a pretty big failure. It eschewed the ideas that the first two games were building on and contained all of the worst bits of the modern games industry. There was a microtransaction-laden system ...

 
 
 
 
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Man steals money from his company to spend on Game of War

I know mobile games can be addicting, but this story is a bit ridiculous. Kevin Lee Co, 45, from Sacramento, California allegedly went on a spending spree for the mobile game Game of War, accruing around $1 million of charges after evidentl...

 
 
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New Chinese law governs video game loot boxes

China has just passed a new regulation pertaining to video games with microtransactions (specifically, loot boxes), and it's a pretty interesting law that could eventually find its way overseas. As translated by NeoGAF user chillybright, th...

 
 
 
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Glove skins come to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

When I think of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (and, at this point, Valve more generally as well), I think of monetized items. You too? Well, here's another! Valve has introduced cosmetic glove skins as well as Steam Group Lobbies, a way ...

 
 
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Gears of War 4 gets all spooky and scary for Halloween

[Header courtesy of Reddit user Perrinho] Unbeknownst to me, Gears of War has celebrated Halloween in the past. Apparently there was an event for 3 that featured pumpkin heads and it looks like The Coalition is set to follow suit with Gears...

 
 
 
 
 
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Opinion: Why Overwatch lost my interest

It’s somewhat of a cliché at this point for a critic (or an aspiring one) to go out of their way to point out the flaws of a popular and nearly universally-loved entertainment product, or to proclaim disinterest in it months af...

 
 
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Unlockable crates for cosmetics coming to Rocket League

Rocket League, which should still be called Soccar, will soon have a crate and key system that allows players to spend money in hopes of getting the cosmetics they want. TheSgtPunishment on Reddit found assets revealing this new system prio...

 
 
 
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Devil's Third multiplayer to go offline at the end of 2016

When Devil's Third launched, practically nobody managed to get their hands on a copy and even fewer critics ended up liking it. Our own Chris Carter gave the game a fairly tepid review, calling the campaign "disappointing" but giving the mu...

 
 
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As expected, Battleborn is getting microtransactions

Gearbox is pulling a Garden Warfare 1 -- in that it launched its game without microtransactions, but is adding them in several months later. The culprit? Battleborn, which is getting a new premium currency system called "Platinum" on J...

 
 
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Starbreeze acquires Payday IP, confirms Payday 3

In a release published today celebrating Payday 2's 100th balance update, Overkill Software announced that it has fully acquired the rights to the Payday franchise from publisher 505 Games. Any future installments will be the exclusive...

 
 
 
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We've spent $500M on GTA Online microtransactions

Rockstar has generated over half a billion - yes, billion - dollars through microtransactions on Grand Theft Auto Online. The news was revealed as part of ex-Rockstar North’s president Leslie Benzie’s $150m lawsuit against ...

 
 




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