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OpenCritic takes a stand against loot boxes

For those unaware, the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War is in some very hot water with the gaming community as of late. Users on NeoGAF and other gaming outlets have found the final act of the game becomes a massive grind-fest, unless y...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Titanfall Assault

I am closing in on level 11 in Titanfall Assault. During the past month, I boot it up in my spare time, clashing with people as we fight for control of the three checkpoints long enough to secure victory. I see success snatched from my hand...

 
 
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Bethesda's paid mods debut today on Fallout 4

At this year's E3, Bethesda announced the Creation Club -- a new ecosystem of game content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim. The pitch is that these add-ons (think weapons, armor, accessories) are developed by either Bethesda employees or...

 
 
 
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have loot boxes

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that their sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is bringing with it the one vital feature missing from the previous game: purchasable loot boxes.In the odd but not surprisi...

 
 
 
 
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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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It was only $5 so I double-dipped on Volgarr for I died a bunch and was killed by the first boss for daring to climb its big leathery

 
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Better go get yer faps in now just in case the courts fail to block the

 
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Remember those documentaries on Bioshock and Perception that Dtoid put up on their Youtube channel? The people who made those have their own channel with other stuff too, and they just put up this cool interview with Jesper

 
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