Steam to Ban Misleading Images from Store Pages

The concept of expectations versus reality is far from unique to the world of video games. Advertising has universally functioned as convincing its target consumers that the product is better than it actually is. However, Valve is aiming to change that and inject some semblance of honesty into the storefront’s of the digital distribution platform Steam. Continue reading Steam to Ban Misleading Images from Store Pages

EVE Online Will Offer Free-to-Play Option

One of the more immersive, time consuming and ruthless MMOs on the market is EVE Online. Currently in its thirteenth year of operation, it has maintained a subscription model since its inception, putting it in pretty elite company along with World of Warcraft in terms of modern MMOs that have been able to sustain a subscription model for any significant period of time.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Pay-to-Win Microtransactions

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

Weekly Deals – Square Enix slips out a trick, but still has plenty of treats

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…

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