What is Microtransactions in video games?
The gaming industry is very big on money. Due to development, time and planning goes into video games. It’s natural that some developers want more money to keep their business a flow. Rip-off players is another thing that developers should take note of. Nowadays, video game developers program video games to have in-game currency. In-game currency is what keep gamers from spending real money. Gamers can earn their content by playing through the game. Majority games have downloadable content which can buy with real money not in-game. Notable, this topic came up with EA release Star Wars Battlefront II (2017 video game). During the release of the game, there was a controversy that EA wanted to players to unlock characters with real money. A lot of fans was not happy about the situation and EA lower the price of the character in response.
Here is the story, in the beta players would have to grind 40 hours to unlock a characters. User on Reddit spent $80 on the Star Wars Battlefront II Deluxe Edition and the characters was not accessible. EA’s Community Team defended the change and stated “the intent to make users earn credits to unlock heroes was to give users a sense of “pride and accomplishment”. The statement that EA’s Community Team Reddit post got 647,000 down votes. Adding insult to injury, EA lower the cost of characters by 75% and in-game campaign credits was reduced. This story gain national attention from Wall Street, CNBC and The Minister of Justice of Belgium Koen Geens. Let’s hope EA fix these change and reflect on what to do next.
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What is wrong with Video Game Journalism ?
Journalism has change throughout decades now we got technology and the internet can we voice out their opinions. Video games news can come from prints and the World Wide Web. Magazines like GameFormer, Nintendo Power, Official Playstation and Xbox Magazines coverage basely every video games content there is. Without the internet or magazines we will have to watch TV to look up with is coming out.
Video game magazines have everything you need to know about video games just like any other magazines. It contents reviews, editorial, interviews with developers and people, fan art or mail and coverage on the latest games. As myself I read these magazine and I was integrate by what does developers have to say about the game. Nowadays, you can find news on gaming by going to IGN, Kotaku, Gamespot, NG4, Sliconera and Polygon sites.
Bloggers has a voice too
What about the bloggers? I am a gaming blogger that reports on video games content and I am not working at a news company. Stating the fact and opinion is what I do and I don’t want to cause controversy and make anybody upset. I just like to write about video games and it’s my passion to do it.
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What is going with Pewdiepie now?
Pewdiepie is YouTube’s golden boy and populat YouTuber with millions subscribers.Real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellber from Sweden, Pewdiepie is a let’s player blend with comedy. Having a larger fanbase than some YouTubers. Felix has been in television shows like South Park and his own video game Brofist. Pewdiepie makes over million dollars off YouTuber alone. Now Pewdiepie is in hot water due to a string of controversy. Latest news that Pewdiepie uses the N word on his live stream. Later on apologize for saying the word, alot of people didn’t buy it. Felix supporters defend him regardless how popular Felix is. For myself it don’t surprise me at all because Pewdiepie has a history with racist videos. Pewdiepie did a reaction video about jews and wearing a NeoNazi suit.
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As you read the title popular Twitch Streamer P4wnyhof has been bad from From Hearthstone Global Games. As you may not heard of P4wnyhof, he streams (mostly 8+ hours on 08:00 – 16:00 CET Mondays – Fridays) Heartstone or other games and a Twitch partner ( I am hoping to get their one day) with over 234,634 followers. Now he in hot water now, the story is P4wnyhof was involved in a tournament and was a apart of a time called Planetkey Dynamics who his team a low and accurate score due to working as a admin. It was a tied between Planetkey Dynamics and Team vVv, due to forfeits from team members Cloud 9 received +1 individual series and +2 map points. P4wnyhof would later admit to GosuGamers staff that there’s error in scoring and stated that “vVv shouldn’t have been allowed to play their Week 14 match against Cloud 9 at all”. Although, admin Mats “P4wnyhof” Kathage is an official member of Pk and was helping his team defeat Eeriness in Week 8 and Innovation in Week 9. Pretty much he was working behind the scene and making his team cheat to win.
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Is it okay to play violent video games?
A lot of people can debate this and blame video games for violence behavior of an individual who has a controller in this hand and have physiological problem. For example, a bank robbery and that person plays Grand theft Auto will be blame for it? What about getting into a fist fight with someone and intended to kill someone and that person plays Mortal Kombat will that person be blame for it. To be honesty I have people link video games into crime because gaming doesn’t make criminal and it’s the person mental capacity and how the gamer handles society. Of course, violence in video games make the game feel awesome and it’s fictional but don’t try it in a non-fictional world because you will go to jail.
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What is fuzz about Overwatch’s Mei Christmas Skin?
Players are dissatisfaction of a Overwatch skin? Are you serious about this first was Tracer victory pose not this SHM. This show you how you can’t make people feel happy or satisfied about anything . Well Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan express his concern about this saying ““gut call based off of what we think is cool,” and that it seemed like their “cool meter”. Jeff is talking about the Mei’s Legendary skin for the Winter Wonderland holiday event. I don’t see anything wrong with it but what if you don’t put on the skin if it bad there is a option for it. Here is the statement from Blizzard Entertainment:
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