DiCE Suspends ALL Microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront II

Consumer complaints regarding Star Wars: Battlefront II’s microtransaction system hit boiling point with the game’s official release today. Amidst the turmoil, DiCE general manager Oskar Gabrielson released a statement on Twitter announcing the suspension of the “Crystal” transaction system. Today, we turned off in-game purchases for #StarWarsBattlefrontII. The game is …

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Sexual Harassment Accusations Have Begun To Move into the Gaming Community

Why wouldn’t sexual harassment and aggressive inappropriate behavior not exist in game related businesses if it exists everywhere else? The latest accusation comes from former IGN employee Kallie Plagge. In her tweet three days ago, she lists multiple advances by IGN editor Vince Ingenito: After hearing everyone else’s sexual harassment stories, …

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Obsidian with a Strange Tweet Leaves Gamers Guessing

Earlier today Obsidian Entertainment posted a strange tweet listing their games in chronological order ending in a “???”. It has been hours since this was posted with hundreds of gamers guessing and no new news. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Neverwinter Nights 2 Alpha …

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REVIEW: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Jumping on dial-up with my kickin’ phone modem screaching and chipring to get “this game”. “This game” my friends were raving about called Wolfenstein 3d. From my perspective, this happened practically yesterday. Little did I know then, watching the bytes trickle so slowly (only an early 90s gamer would understand), that …

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REVIEW: Debris

The premise for Debris sounds like a direct sequel to James Cameron’s film The Abyss. It is a survival adventure game that takes place deep in the icy depths of the Arctic. Debris is a slow paced thriller that attempts to blend deep stretches of darkness with mysterious aquatic life, intermixed …

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Is EA’s Perception of the Game Market Accurate?

On October 17th publisher Electronic Arts announced the closure of one of its studios, Visceral Games. The studio was working on an unnamed Star Wars game with an anticipated release date of late 2018/early 2019. The project was headed by Amy Henning, ex-writer and co-creator of the Uncharted Series for Naughty …

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REVIEW: Mushroom Wars 2

Mushroom Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game that has recently released on Steam. The original Mushroom Wars first released in 2009 on the Playstation 3 console, before moving to mobile devices, and finally onto PC. This sequel successfully captures the bright look and light-hearted tone of the first game very well. …

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Dwelvers Developer Returns After Long Hiatus

Dwelvers is a real time strategy and dungeon management game that has been in Early Access for nearly three years now. If this seems like an excessive amount of time for a game, just keep in mind this is being developed by just one person: Rasmus Llunggren. Dwelvers caught my …

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Star Control Bundle Appears!

  When Stardock acquired the Star Control license nearly four years ago, they made known their plan to reboot the series. Things remained quiet for a couple of years, and I assumed, this was just another hopeful promise that wouldn’t materialize. However, in the last year Stardock has been definitive …

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4x MMORTS Starborne: Sovereign Space Launches Alpha On October 18th.

Solid Cloud’s Starborne: Sovereign Space promises to be “head and shoulders” above the competition in the multiplayer strategy segment.  The gameplay is a mix of classic 4x elements combined with a persistent MMO experience. A card-based system also features prominently for upgrades and counters from an alliance level on down. The …

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Khmer Civilization Coming To Civilization VI

Last week we reported on the substantial Fall 2017 update planned for Civilization VI. In addition to the reworked religious system, a new civilization will debut with the patch. The Khmer civilization will arrive alongside the patch, with its unique leader Javayarman VII. The powerful Khmer Empire arose in what is …

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