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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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Renaissance Faire: The Kotaku Review

Life doesn’t often let you know when your brain will flip. If you ever do receive such a heads-up, you’d be wise to heed it. I learned so while playing Renaissance Faire, a massively multiplayer real-world role-playing game that is only nominally about the Renaissance.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Bethesda Un-Delays Fallout 76 Expansion After Refund Debacle

First, Fallout 76 season 6 was set to go live yesterday. And then it wasn’t. And then finally it was, but not before a bunch of players scrambled to buy last-minute rewards, and then hit a bug as they tried to get refunds when they saw that plans had changed. It was chaotic in the […]

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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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Report: Hackers Steal FIFA 21 And Frostbite Source Code From EA

Vice Gaming reports that hackers have broken into EA servers and made off with hundreds of gigabytes worth of proprietary data, including the source code for FIFA 21 and the Frostbite game engine. Electronic Arts has confirmed the breach while assuring no player data is at risk. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition Is NBA 2K21 Without Obnoxious Microtransactions

One of the most annoying aspects of modern sports games, including the console and PC versions of NBA 2K21, are the obtrusive microtransactions. NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, released today for the Apple Arcade service, has no microtransactions whatsoever. What a breath of fresh air. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Players Aren’t Happy About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Transmog Tax

A couple months after release, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finally has transmog, but not as some players had originally envisioned it. The feature falls short of how it’s been implemented in past games, and comes with a 50 silver tax on each transaction to boot, leaving a lot of us, myself included, scratching out heads.Read more… […]

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Players Aren’t Happy About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Transmog Tax

A couple months after release, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finally has transmog, but not as some players had originally envisioned it. The feature falls short of how it’s been implemented in past games, and comes with a 50 silver tax on each transaction to boot, leaving a lot of us, myself included, scratching out heads.Read more… […]

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