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Rainbow Six Siege to introduce Outbreak Pack loot boxes locked behind paywall

Yesterday, Ubisoft announced the upcoming changes to its retail offerings, including the Standard Edition being replaced by the more expensive and ever-so-slightly more robust Advanced Edition. Included within the announcement are details of Outbreak Packs, Siege’s event counterpart of its Alpha Packs but instead of being earned in-game, these loot …

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Clicker Heroes 2 swaps microtransactions for set price

While the current controversy surrounds loot boxes, the original debacle with microtransactions arose around free-to-play mobile games that employed an addictive design, ensnaring people into paying out the rear end. It turns out that developer Playsaurus feels pretty bad about the whole thing, dropping the free-to-play model for its upcoming …

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Monster Hunter World developer talks loot boxes

While microtransactions aren’t new to the gaming world, it has taken a turn in 2017 by making their way into single-player experiences such as Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Assassin’s Creed Origins. This has caused unrest in the gaming community, but Monster Hunter fans need not worry about such a …

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Ex BioWare dev discusses EA’s “pivot” on microtransactions

It’s no secret that EA is pushing microtransactions a lot harder in recent years, with concern particularly surrounding Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s loot crate system. Ex BioWare veteran Manveer Heir recently opened up about his experience working with EA, shedding light on the company’s latest approach to post-game monetisation. Just …

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