There are few features of modern gaming more reviled by gamers than microtransactions. But as they have become more common place, a large part of the gaming community has softened their stance to accept cosmetic purchases that don’t affect the overall balance of the game. In fact, this method (as seen with Blizzard’s Overwatch) is used to help fund the continued development of the game with the release of new heroes and maps that are periodically released without any additional charge. Continue reading Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Pay-to-Win Microtransactions
Hello Games finally broke it’s silence today, though not in the way they might have liked: Earlier this morning a message went out via Hello Games Twitter feed saying that it’s most recent game No Mans Sky was a mistake. Continue reading Hello Games Claims Hacker Responsible For Strange Emails
Oh, if only some pricing errors ended up not being errors at all and companies decided to grace our hype with that sweet preorder discount!
The sky pirates of Dalmasca had quite the pleasant surprise when they opened Square’s Online Store as soon as the “Spooky Sale” went up: Final Fantasy XII – The Zodiac Age (the upcoming remaster of the elusive Japan-only special version of FFXII) was already available at a generous discount of 50% off despite not even having a release date yet! However, not everything went according to the early birds’ expectations…
Considering the date, you would probably expect a slew of shooting games involving zombies, demons and whatnot. Valve would have you think otherwise: Another section is up in the same page and it’s full of unrelated titles that received a Halloween update, usually involving character costumes or similar minor additions.
Time is running out! Whether you’re looking for a good way to scare your finances away or simply enjoy the latest Deals With Gold, opportunities like Alien Isolation and Mortal Kombat XL might be hard to pass once you look at these discounts!
Keep your eyes on the PlayStation Store’s offerings next Tuesday, since they’ll most probably turn out quite different from this week’s offerings! Along with the usual suspects like The Walking Dead, Resident Evil and Castlevania, maybe you’ll find a few other unexpected surprises.
Feel free to take a few moments to celebrate however you deem it appropriate before we continue.
For those not in the know, Uwe Boll is a german filmmaker who has a longstanding career of making some of the most critically panned movies in the history of Hollywood. Stretching back over 25 years in the industry Boll has been prolific (though not necesarily talented or even competent) in producing movies for world wide audiences. Boll is most infamously known for adapting video game titles such as Far Cry, Postal, House of the Dead, BloodRayne, In the Name of the King, and Alone in The Dark. All of which ended up as huge financial losses and horrible abominations of cinema that enraged gamers throughout the gaming community. Only made profitable due to Boll exploiting a loophole in german tax laws that placed a large part of the financial loss on the government. Loopholes which have since been fixed.
In an interview Boll said he was losing capital by having to finance movies himself. The losses proving to be too great. He explained that his films made in the last decade were all self-financed and that he only made his video game adaptations to raise the funds for his passion projects.
“I’ve been using my money since 2005 and if I hadn’t made the stupid video game based movies I would never have amalgamated the capital so I could say, ‘Let’s make the Darfur movie,'” Boll stated. “I don’t need a Ferrari, I don’t need a yacht. I invested in my own movies and I lost money.”
Boll’s video game movies have been nominated for a total of 16 Razzies throughout his career, with Alone in the Dark being especially notable for it’s panning by critics. Jeffrey Lyles of The Gazette considered it so bad that, “…other legendary bad films…await a film of this magnitude because it gets awfully lonely on the island of misfit movies.” While Roger Moore of The Orlando Sentinel stated: “Alone in the Dark shows just how tenuous Plan 9 from Outer Space ‘s hold on that ‘worst movie ever’ title really is.”
Gamers have long been infuriated by Bolls movies, citing that they rarely have relation to the actual game that they are titled after. Having cheap special effects, horrible visuals, and writing/characters that spit on their beloved franchises and in their own faces as well. The potential of a BloodRayne or House of the Dead movie forever tainted in their minds. Comforted only in the knowledge that Boll failed in his bid to attempt to direct the 2016 Warcraft movie.
On behalf of the gaming community I would like to bid Uwe a fond farewell. You will not be missed……like at all.
A trailer unveiled earlier this morning by Square Enix showed off footage from their new addition to the Kingdom Hearts series. As a celebration of the games 15th anniversary, Square Enix has announced the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for next March. A compilation of six remastered titles from the series for the PS4. Meaning that fans of the series can relive everything from the very beginning before they play the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 – whenever they get around to actually releasing it. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Collection to be Released for PS4 Early Next Year
Where most developers have moved to a paid DLC or Season Pass model to ensure their player-base continues to pay well after purchase, Respawn Entertainment have announced that Titanfall 2 will provide free maps, modes and more to players to ensure that the player base does not get separated by content walls. Continue reading Respawn Promises Free Maps & Modes, No Season Pass for Titanfall 2