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  • #GamerGate: EA Outed For Covering Up 40,000 Users Being Hacked

    … that gaining access to e-mail accounts and forum data can still be quite damaging, even if EA’s rep above tries to damage control the situation. Some users share forum account info with their login data for some games. In an age where many games are centered around digital purchases and microtransactions, it’s just an e-mail address and password…

    34 readers - William Usher - One Angry Gamer -


  • Free-to-Play MOBA Dragons & Titans Removes Microtransactions

    …In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher today, Indie developer Wyrmbyte announced that it has changed the business model for free-to-play MOBA Dragons & Titans. Play for Free or Buy All Content for a Low, One-Time Price Austin, TX — September 10, 2014 — Indie developer Wyrmbyte today announced that it has changed the business model for its…

    3 readers - Galit Gordon - Gaming Cypher -
  • There's A New SimCity Game Coming To Mobile

    … Ultima and horrible Dungeon Keeper, so I fully expect this to be a free-to-play, always online affair rife with microtransactions and timers. There's always the chance EA could surprise us. For all we know SimCity Build It might be a $10 or $15 premium game that gives players access to everything they could ever want to build their dream city, fully playable offline. I just don't see that happening. We'll have more on SimCity Build It when there is more to share about SimCity Build It.…

    3 readers - Mike Fahey - Kotaku - SimCity - SimCity -
  • World Of Warships Hands-On: Overcoming Skepticism

    … of answers in what I played. The first issue of making a multiplayer game from warships is that warships are huge, slow to turn, and even slower to stop. Wargaming have got around this somewhat by simply making the ships far nippier than they would be in reality. Using WASD, you can stop faster than inertia would technically allow, turn in surprisingly…

    4 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - World of Warships -
  • Destiny “Currently” has no Microtransactions, But is it in the Games Future?

    …Microtransactions seem to be a growing trend in games right now, whether it's paying a little bit here to outfit your gun with cats, or whether it's paying a bit there to unlock a car earlier than your current progression allows. It's a plague that seems to be absorbing almost every game in its wake, but according to Bungie Destiny has none - for now. Read more of Destiny “Currently” has no Microtransactions, But is it in the Games Future? on n3rdabl3.…

    Aaron Richardson - n3rdabl3 - Destiny -


  • PES 2015 Dev Defends Microtransactions

    …It was revealed recently that the upcoming installment of Konami’s long running series Pro Evolution Soccer will contain micro-transactions. In an interview with IGN James Cox, the head of Konami’s new European studio, defended the inclusion of a new cash shop. In PES 2015′s career mode (called myClub), players can earn points through winning…

    8 readers - Edd Cockshutt - The Gamer Headlines - Defender -

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