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Report: EA In A Messy Fight Over FIFA License, Money

Last week EA hinted that it might be renaming its massively popular FIFA series. Now we know why. According to a new report by The New York Times, the International Federation of Association Football is asking the sports publishing giant to pay $1 billion for exclusive rights to the FIFA brand going forward.Read more… Continue […]

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Report: EA In A Messy Fight Over FIFA License, Money

Last week EA hinted that it might be renaming its massively popular FIFA series. Now we know why. According to a new report by The New York Times, the International Federation of Association Football is asking the sports publishing giant to pay $1 billion for exclusive rights to the FIFA brand going forward.Read more… Continue […]

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UK Cracks Down On In-Game Ads And Microtransactions

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has released new, updated guidance on how game developers and publishers should and shouldn’t advertise in-game premium currencies and other purchases. The ASA is pushing back against in-game timers, labels such as “Best Value!” and more. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Konami Rolls Out Loot Box Pre-Orders

Over the summer, Konami announced its killing of the Pro Evolution Soccer brand (known as Winning Eleven in Japan) by morphing the popular franchise into the free-to-play eFootball.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Konami Rolls Out Loot Box Pre-Orders

Over the summer, Konami announced its killing of the Pro Evolution Soccer brand (known as Winning Eleven in Japan) by morphing the popular franchise into the free-to-play eFootball.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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World Of Warships Players Are In Open Revolt Over Shady Monetisation Schemes

Free online wargame World of Warships has been on thin ice with its community for a while now, but recent events—including the botched return of a fan-favourite ship—have seen many of the community’s biggest names quit the game’s official community program.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Democrats Are Already Bungling New Call For Laws To Protect Kids From Loot Boxes

A group of Democrats have sent out letters to some of the biggest names in games publishing, asking them to voluntarily adopt rules soon to be implemented in the UK, designed, they say, to protect children from exploitative practices in video games. Except, that’s not what the UK code is about at all, making the…Read […]

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Pokemon Unite’s Pay-To-Win Is A Drag, Even If It’ll Even Out Later

I’ve had a surprising amount of fun with the Nintendo Switch’s latest Pokémon spin-off, the free-to-play arena fighter Pokémon Unite. Coming from the dense and inconsolable world of Valve’s Dota 2, there’s plenty I could nitpick about Pokémon Unite’s controls, interface, and balance, but man if it ain’t a blast flying…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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FIFA 21’s Loot Boxes Can Now Be Previewed Before You Buy

Two years after EA described FIFA’s loot boxes as “surprise mechanics”, the publisher might be finally backing down under enormous international pressure. EA has announced today that you can see what’s inside a Festival of FUTball Ultimate Team Pack before you buy it. Way to ruin the “surprise”!Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why Video Game Loot Is So Addictive, According To The Creators Of Diablo

Colors mean different things to different people, but very specific colors mean the exact same thing to everybody who plays video games. You know the ones: gray, green, blue, purple, and gold. You covet the latter and revile the former. Loot is a universal language at this point, but it wasn’t always. On this week’s […]

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Video Game Companies Keep Coming Up With New Ways To Take Our Money

Video games are expensive. They have been expensive for a very long time, and they keep getting more expensive. To an extent, it makes sense: Game developers need to eat! But after a certain point, it gets excessive. Loot boxes, gacha, and now NFTs are signs of that excess. On this week’s Splitscreen, we talk […]

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Players Are Farming The Heck Out Of The Outriders Demo, So The Devs Are Nerfing It

The new loot shooter Outriders hasn’t even launched yet and players are already hard at work grinding for some of its rarest gear in the game’s recent demo. According to the developers, it’s gotten so out of hand that they need to patch it to make legendary guns harder to farm, before players end up […]

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Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes

While gamers rail against loot boxes and governments around the world edge ever closer to regulating them, connoisseurs of blockchain bullshit are falling over themselves trying to buy digital highlights of basketball players from a platform called “NBA Top Shot”, in effect spending their money on a form of loot box…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Epic Settles Real Lawsuit With Fake Money

Fortnite players who purchased one of Save The World’s randomized Loot Llamas will receive 1000 V-Bucks, developer Epic announced today. The move comes as part of a preliminary class action settlement regarding loot boxes.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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EA has announced it will stop selling FIFA Points on January 31 in Belgium after previously saying i

EA has announced it will stop selling FIFA Points on January 31 in Belgium after previously saying it would fight claims by the country’s regulators that FIFA’s loot boxes constituted gambling. The company apologized to players in the country “for any inconvenience caused by this change.” Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Forza 7 Turns The Series’ VIP Upgrade Into Something Not Worth Paying For

Forza Motorsport 6's $20 VIP upgrade gave players exclusive cars, special online events and, best of all, double credit earnings for races. Forza 7's $20 VIP upgrade swaps the always-on double credit bonus for five limited-use “mod cards.” Boo.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Forza 7 Turns The Series’ VIP Upgrade Into Something Not Worth Paying For

Forza Motorsport 6's $20 VIP upgrade gave players exclusive cars, special online events and, best of all, double credit earnings for races. Forza 7's $20 VIP upgrade swaps the always-on double credit bonus for five limited-use “mod cards.” Boo.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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