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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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Diablo 2 Dev Explains Why The Loot System Wasn’t Updated At Launch

Loot. Some live by it. Others die by it. It makes the world go round, or at least the worlds of dungeon crawlers like Diablo 2: Resurrected. So why won’t the remaster have a modern loot system? Short answer: it’s more complicated than it sounds.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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Outriders Doubles Horrendous Legendary Drop Rate

If players have one complaint about Outriders—besides the rampant connectivity issues and the inexplicable instant deaths—it’s with the game’s apparent dearth of legendary weapons and armor. Today, after much community feedback, developer People Can Fly finally addressed the issue by rolling out an update that doubled…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Outriders Is Finally Giving Some Players Back Their Lost Gear

Of all the many (many) issues to plague Outriders since its early April launch, few have caused more pain than the insidious inventory-deletion bug. As of today, affected players should start to see lost gear return, developer People Can Fly announced via the game’s subreddit.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Unlucky Returnal Player Goes For Loot, Dies Immediately

No matter how badly you get screwed by Returnal’s luck-of-the-draw roguelike gameplay, you’re not nearly as down on your luck as a player who desperately tried to get some loot, only to meet a grizzly fate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Unlucky Returnal Player Goes For Loot, Dies Immediately

No matter how badly you get screwed by Returnal’s luck-of-the-draw roguelike gameplay, you’re not nearly as down on your luck as a player who desperately tried to get some loot, only to meet a grizzly fate.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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Outriders: The Kotaku Review

Outriders isn’t what I was expecting. In the lead-up to launch, it looked like one more Destiny-like looter shooter to toss on the pile. But while it does have looting, shooting and even online co-op, Outriders isn’t just another live service game. In a lot of ways, it feels like an experiment to blend looter […]

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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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Why Diablo IV Is So Obsessed With Ears

Ears. If you watched the debut trailer for Diablo IV’s rogue class, that was your main takeaway—at least, if you’re anything like me. The rogue showed up to “confession” with a big ol’ bag of ears. The priest had a whole darn trophy case of ears. This might have struck you as strange—most regular people […]

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Destiny 2’s Best Loot Mechanic From Last Year Is Coming Back

Destiny 2's Umbral Engrams and Prismatic Recaster from season 11 are coming back in season 13, Bungie announced in this week’s blog post. That’s great news, considering it made for one of the better loot grinds in the game’s recent past.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light: The Kotaku Review

A new year, a new expansion, a new Destiny 2. With Beyond Light, Bungie’s six-year-old loot shooter looks as beautiful and feels as good to play as it ever has, complete with small quality-of-life improvements and a satisfying story that delves into some of the series’ longstanding mysteries and even offers a few,…Read more… Continue […]

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light: The Kotaku Review

A new year, a new expansion, a new Destiny 2. With Beyond Light, Bungie’s six-year-old loot shooter looks as beautiful and feels as good to play as it ever has, complete with small quality-of-life improvements and a satisfying story that delves into some of the series’ longstanding mysteries and even offers a few,…Read more… Continue […]

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Bungie Hears Destiny 2 Fans, Will Add Some Loot Back To Beyond Light

Destiny 2: Beyond Light does a lot of things right, but loot isn’t one of them. Responding to a week and change of negative player feedback about the lack of new gear to chase in the game’s latest expansion, Bungie said it will add some old guns back into the rotation.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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