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By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Overwatch Loot Boxes Banned in Belgium

Spurred by the controversy surrounding microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II earlier this year, the Belgian Gaming Commission has outlawed loot boxes in several games including Overwatch. It’s been hotly debated whether loot boxes are a form of gambling, but the BGC has made their official verdict. In response Blizzard has stated, “While we at Blizzard...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Rocket League Overhauls Progression System

Players can expect a brand new progression system from Rocket League’s upcoming major update. Previously, players would max out at Level 75 and earn a “Rocketeer” title for the feat. This update will remove level caps, adopting a linear progression structure and rescaling everyone’s hard-earned experience points to sync with it. Anyone who had capped out...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Overwatch Is Having a Free Weekend (August 2018)

Yet another Overwatch free weekend is approaching. If you still haven’t played the blockbuster multiplayer shooter, now’s your chance. From August 23-27, the game will be going free-to-play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with all maps and characters included. The only difference between the free version and full game is the absence of competitive...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Sony Celebrates 500 Million with Limited Edition PS4 Pro

After two decades of selling PlayStation systems, Sony has finally reached 500 million total units sold. In celebration of this milestone, they are releasing a limited edition PS4 Pro themed around this impressive achievement. It will be available in a bundle which includes a similar-looking DualShock 4 controller, standard PlayStation Camera, and console stand. The...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Rainbow Six Siege Is Free-to-Play This Weekend

Rainbow Six Siege veterans can expect to see a massive surge in new players over the weekend, as the game goes free-to-play on all platforms from 8/16 to 8/20. This free version will have absolutely no limitations compared to the full version, meaning all maps, modes, and operators will be unlocked. With the complete Rainbow...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Nintendo Switch Online Launches in September

Even before the Nintendo Switch officially released, we began hearing rumors of a fabled online service that would be required for some multiplayer games. Well, the rumors have become official, as Nintendo recently announced a September release for their paid online service. It will provide “access to online play in compatible games, a selection of...

By Nate Lakritz, 5 months ago

Quake Champions Goes Free-to-Play

After a successful free-to-play trial period earlier this summer, Bethesda’s Quake Champions has permanently adopted a free-to-play model. The online multiplayer shooter has met mixed reviews for its long development cycle and high expectations from longtime fans of the Quake franchise. Eliminating the game’s price tag will likely take some pressure off its developers, as...

By Griffith, 2 years ago

Wildstar Update – Power of the Primal Matrix

Wildstar is an MMORPG that recently went F2P (Free-to-Play) and has been under much criticism on the basis that its population is low. However, the game does have some redeeming qualities in that its content is great if you enjoy cartoon-themed graphics. Wildstar’s developers have announced a new update coming to the game next month...

By Will C., 2 years ago

Razer’s Bold Announcements at CES 2017

CES 2017 wrapped up last week in Las Vegas and brings the end to, as always, hundreds of displays showing off new tech for the year. As far as gaming hardware goes it seems that Razer had stolen this year’s show. However, it also appears somebody was bold enough to steal the show stealer (if...

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