A U.S. senator wants to make loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions aimed at children illegal. Josh Hawley said that game developers should not be allowed to monetize addiction.
Video Games May 10, 2019
'Fortnite' creator Epic Games is facing another lawsuit, this time over the Llama loot boxes. The plaintiff accuses the developer of using 'predatory schemes' that deceive thousands of players.
Video Games March 2, 2019
The ESRB has finally issued a response to the growing controversy surrounding loot boxes and other forms of microtransactions in video games. Most players, however, will find the ESRB's answer as an insufficient one for the issue.
Video Games February 28, 2018
'Metal Gear Survive' is charging players $10 if they want to create a second save slot. It’s the latest example of a company going haywire with microtransactions.
Video Games February 26, 2018
Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind 'Tyranny' and the 'Pillars of Eternity' series, revealed that its next RPG will have no microtransactions. The announcement is a bold move, considering that microtransactions have become a norm in the gaming industry.
Video Games December 18, 2017
Bungie canceled the last of three livestreams for Curse of Osiris, the first 'Destiny 2' expansion. Instead, the studio will release a developer commentary to address player concerns and reveal what the future holds for the futuristic shooter.
Video Games November 29, 2017
The Belgian Gaming Commission has officially recognized loot boxes and other similar microtransactions in games as gambling. The committee now wants it banned from all games in Europe.
Video Games November 22, 2017
Electronic Arts and Ghost Games have made 'Need for Speed: Payback' progression much faster by increasing the awarded in-game currencies. The changes come after the recent controversy against 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' microtransactions.
Video Games November 21, 2017
Electronic Arts has temporarily disabled 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' microtransactions after the massive backlash that the publisher received. This is a crucial win for gamers, who fought back against a 'pay-to-win' environment.
Video Games November 17, 2017
Belgium's Gaming Commission is investigating whether the loot boxes of 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Overwatch' should be considered as gambling. Electronic Arts and Blizzard may be facing fines worth hundreds of thousands of euros.
Video Games November 16, 2017
Gamers are very angry over an Activision patent that will encourage players to engage in microtransactions. The growing trend of paid downloadable content has frustrated players, and the systems in the patent will only make things worse.
Video Games October 19, 2017
‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ finally launches on March 21 with a host of features such as a multiplayer mode and microtransactions. Perks can be purchased using a currency called Andromeda Points.
Video Games March 22, 2017
Players will soon be able to buy reputation boosters via the game's real money store.
Video Games September 15, 2016
In a move that is sure to please the 'PAYDAY' community, publisher Starbreeze announced that it will remove microtransactions from 'PAYDAY 2' as well as confirm that 'PAYDAY 3' will be coming in the near future.
Video Games May 31, 2016
Yes, 'Overwatch' uses the much-loathed microtransactions. However, unlike many other AAA games, the presence of microtransactions makes sense and doesn't gouge the player's wallet.
Video Games May 26, 2016
'Overwatch' is live, and so are the game's microtransactions.
Video Games May 24, 2016
Although 'Uncharted 4: A Thief's End' will feature free multiplayer maps, players will have the option to purchase additional skins, hats and other items through microtransactions, which will cost anywhere from $5 to $50.
Video Games May 10, 2016
Bungie continues to spill more details about the April update for 'Destiny.'
Geek March 30, 2016
Microtransactions are the bane of many gamers' existence, but there's no arguing that they make money: EA pulled in over $1 billion in microtransactions alone last year.
Geek March 3, 2016
Ubisoft's Community Manager recently tweeted that 'The Division' will not have microtransactions, although the wording of the tweet still has players wondering if that covers separate DLC and game add-ons.
Geek March 1, 2016
About 59,000 U.S. bridges are considered 'structurally deficient,' a new report found. These bridges are in need of repair, especially because people travel to and from these bridges millions of times a day.
Society February 19, 2016
Can a $25 purchase really be called 'micro'? 343 Industries has just announced a new REQ pack for 'Halo 5' that costs more than some entire games...
Geek February 5, 2016
Microsoft decided to refund the $8,000 that a Canadian teen spent on microtransactions in one of Xbox’s FIFA games. The teenager’s father was happy with the end result, but it was not easy for him to get there.
Apps/Software January 26, 2016
Popular shooter 'Destiny' got microtransactions in October 2015, but may soon take things to the next level. Bungie is reportedly planning to start selling ammo packs for real money, marking the first time microtransactions would directly affect gameplay.
Video Games January 26, 2016
Although 'Destiny' fans grow increasingly worried about the fate of the MMORPG, one thing is for certain: Bungie recently debunked rumors that it would offer ammo packs for real money within the game.
Geek January 25, 2016
A 17-year-old young man almost reached $8,000 in microtransactions, over one single month of playing FIFA on Xbox. The shocking credit card bill is a cautionary tale for all parents, so we're offering some tips on how you can easily avoid such unfortunate events.
Video Games January 13, 2016
A Reddit user recently leaked an image of the microtransactions expected to go live with the release of the free-to-play 'Fable Legends,' making many of those interested in the game unhappy.
Geek December 23, 2015
Microtransactions have arrived on 'Call of Duty: Black Ops III.' A recent update enables gamers to continue playing to receive new items or shell out real cash to purchase the items right away.
Video Games December 16, 2015
Bungie will now allow 'Destiny' players to boost their characters' levels by paying for the privilege, at least according to the appearance of paid level packs in the PlayStation Store.
Geek December 15, 2015
Bungie confirms that a new expansion won't be coming anytime soon, but that seasonal events will become the norm.
Geek December 8, 2015
Nintendo's dive into mobile gaming will let gamers play for free, with the ability to purchase microtransactions throughout.
Geek November 11, 2015
Ubisoft revealed how microtransactions will work in its upcoming first-person shooter ‘Rainbow Six Siege.’ Here’s what gamers will be able to buy with Renown and R6 and for how much.
Video Games November 7, 2015
'Rainbow Six Siege' animation director, Scott Mitchell was interviewed by YouTuber Joe Vargas. Mitchell mentioned Rainbow credits, which is believed to pertain to microtransactions.
Video Games October 23, 2015
The developers behind Payday 2 deploy a new way to get to player's vaults. That's right. The game now includes microtransactions.
Video Games October 17, 2015
Destiny players are up in arms over the new in-game microtransactions. Just a day after Bungie introduced the new emotes that can be bought with Silver, players have dug up raid drop buffs that could be bought with real money.
Video Games October 15, 2015
'Destiny' patch 2.0.1 has been rolled out. The update comes with it quite a few changes, including microtransactions, nerfed shotguns and a lot more.
Video Games October 14, 2015
Check out some of the new emotes and dances now available in 'Destiny'.
Geek October 13, 2015
343 Industries, the developer behind Microsoft’s ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ has unveiled the upcoming title’s new Requisition system. Here are the two ways players will be able to earn currency for in-game transactions.
Video Games October 13, 2015
Bungie’s 'Destiny' is making its way into the perilous land of microtransactions, so it is trying to ease players into it by offering a bunch of free Silver, and a bit more.
Video Games October 10, 2015
Bungie will release a patch on Oct. 13 that will introduce the Eververse Trading Company and microtransactions to Destiny. Will this lead to the rise of "pay-to-win" players in the sci-fi shooter?
Video Games October 6, 2015
Despite being known as a publisher that will cram microtransactions into just about every game it can, EA just confirmed that Dice studio's 'Star Wars: Battlefront' will not feature microtransactions.
Geek October 5, 2015
Details of how much the microtransactions for Metal Gear 5 Solid: The Phantom Pain will cost have emerged online, revealing how much one will need to shell out for the Mother Base Coins, which is the in-game currency.
Video Games September 1, 2015
Many consider microtransactions to be the bane of the video game industry. That hasn't stopped 343 Industries from adding them into 'Halo 5: Guardians' - but the developer promises they won't be a problem.
Geek June 30, 2015
Many gamers grew upset after 323 Industries announced that 'Halo 5: Guardians' would have microtransactions. Now, though, the developer has taken to its blog to better explain their microtransactions system.
XBOX One June 18, 2015
Mortal Kombat X is looking to be the best in the franchise, with a ton of new characters and cool fighting moves. The addition of microtransactions is a disappointment, but the new variations make up for it.
Movies/TV Shows April 20, 2015