Tag: microtransactions

The Games-As-A-Service Model: Is It Just All Bad?

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Ubisoft would be planning to move towards releasing fewer titles and placing greater focus on those that they do actually choose to release. The decision comes after the company noticed stronger second year sales numbers in titles that made use of the games-as-a-service model and thus were ...

A New Hope: Did The Gaming Community Just Beat EA?

Over the last week, the launch of the highly-anticipated Star Wars Battlefront 2 has largely been shrouded by a great deal of controversy. EA’s recent decision to temporarily remove the loot box system from Battlefront 2 has had many contemplating the question of whether or not consumer outcry against microtransaction systems has finally resulted in ...

Are Loot Box Systems In Gaming Similar To Gambling?

Over the past few weeks, a number of highly-anticipated titles, such as Forza Motorsport 7, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront 2, have been released with or have been confirmed to contain game-altering loot boxes. The news of so many big-name titles containing loot box systems in their games so soon one after the other has had the gaming ...

Microtransactions Vs. Season Passes: A Star Wars Battlefront Story

Earlier this year, it was suggested that #StarWarsBattlefront2 would have no season pass and that, in turn, all #DLC for the game would be free. Despite the ambiguity surrounding this suggestion for some time, #EA confirmed this fact at #E3 last month saying that DLC will be free to all players. However, in order to recoup the losses faced from ditching the season pass scheme, ...