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  • There's A New SimCity Game Coming To Mobile

    Published at Kotaku - 3 readers

    Looking very much like the mobile counterpart to last year's troubled city building simulator, SimCity Build It has been announced by EA as "an all-new SimCity game like you've never seen before." There are so many ways this could go wrong. Three screenshots and very little concrete info is what we get with the announcement of SimCity Build It.

  • New Forza Game Learned A Valuable Lesson About Ripping People Off

    Kotaku - - 2 readers - Forza 5 launched with some nasty microtransactions, made more upsetting by the fact that people already spent $60 to buy it. Players were pissed, and creator Turn 10 spent months re-tuning the otherwise solid racer. What does this mean for open-world spin-off Forza Horizon 2? No microtransactions whatsoever. At first.
  • World Of Warships Hands-On: Overcoming Skepticism

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun - - 3 readers - By Graham Smith on September 9th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. World of Tanks makes sense. It’s Counter-Strike with moveable turrets; angry houses hiding behind placid houses, streets like corridors, cannons like machineguns, machineguns also like machineguns. World of Warplanes makes sense, sort of, on paper. Planes. They’re like tanks but they fly.
  • ‘Forza Horizon 2′ Has 210 Cars; Rewards Program Unlocks More Monthly

    Game Rant - - 6 readers - Despite being one of the most visually impressive games on the Xbox One, or any platform for that matter, Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport 5 was largely seen as a disappointment. Gamers maligned the title’s use of microtransactions to fuel unlockables, and the Drivatar system, while a clever concept, led to a fair share of headaches.

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  • Ryse: Son of Rome Won’t have Microtransactions When it Launches on PC

    …Almost every exclusive Xbox One launch title has now made its way to PC with the latest addition being Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome which is set to bring action-packed Roman battles to keyboard and mouse wielders on October 10. The game is set to come with all of the games DLC as well as 4K resolution support, but Crytek are omitting one thing from…

    2 readers - n3rdabl3 - Ryse: Son of Rome -
  • #GamerGate: EA Outed For Covering Up 40,000 Users Being Hacked

    … of corruption within the games industry, following the strong push-back from gamers against unethical media practices in the form of #GamerGate. Originally, the anonymous journalist came forward to expose a number of unethical practices in the gaming industry, one of which included a publisher going so far as to cover up a hack attack that compromised…

    28 readers - One Angry Gamer -
  • ‘Forza Horizon 2′ Has 210 Cars; Rewards Program Unlocks More Monthly

    …Despite being one of the most visually impressive games on the Xbox One, or any platform for that matter, Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport 5 was largely seen as a disappointment. Gamers maligned the title’s use of microtransactions to fuel unlockables, and the Drivatar system, while a clever concept, led to a fair share of headaches. But, Forza 5…

    6 readers - Game Rant - Forza Horizon 2 -


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

    … . The Titan Pass, includes: 35+ tier 1 dragons, 35+ weapons, 18 different avatars, 57 skins, all four single-player story ‘Acts’ and more, as well as all the new content regularly scheduled for a full year. Additionally for 1 year, Titan Pass owners will earn four times the number of crystals (in-game currency) per match, which will allow them to upgrade…

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

    … of Warships was announced, prematurely, back in 2011. It’s what they’ve been asking themselves since the closed alpha launched back in 2013. Evidently it’s what they’re still asking themselves now, as the build I played at Gamescom this year had changed significantly since E3 just two months prior. All this skepticism expressed, there’s hints…

    3 readers - Graham Smith - Rock, Paper, Shotgun - World of Warships -
  • 2015′s Roller Coaster Tycoon World Has No Microtransactions

    …? How about visiting their park to try out some rides? All of that will be possible in Roller Coaster Tycoon World. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais says that these features wouldn’t have been possible in past years. and they will help transform this project into something that fans have been asking for. What’s more is, there will be no microtransactions…

    12 readers - The Gamer Headlines - Roller Coaster -
  • 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.…

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  • 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 - The Gamer Headlines - Defender -

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