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Activision Patent Could Force Players Intro Micro Transactions

There’s been plenty of furore over loot boxes lately, but something even more sinister and underhand involving Activision recently came to light. The company has been granted a patent on match-making software which can be used to deliberately match players up against players with superior equipment or in-game items. Put simply, if you’re a new […]

Loot Boxes… Loot Boxes Everywhere!

Loot boxes are fast becoming one of the most contentious subjects in gaming. At best they’re a cheap way to artificially add longevity to games by forcing players to grind until they randomly get the bonuses they want. At worst they’re cynically designed to sting players for real money via micro transactions for items that […]

Bungee Goes Large With Destiny 2 Beta

The Destiny 2 Beta has dropped, at least for everyone who pre-ordered it. PS4 got it yesterday and Xbox One owners got it today, while everyone else will have to wait until 21 July. It starts big, with an alien invasion destroying the Tower and trapping the traveller, and Guardians must fight there way out […]

Why Is Character Creation Always So Disappointing?

If there’s one thing we love in video games, it’s a good character creation system. Whether you’re playing a sharp-suited, smooth criminal in GTA Online, a buxom warrior princess in Skyrim SE or a Mad Max-alike in Fallout 4, creating a unique and personal character can often evoke more of an emotional connection than a […]