ESA president argues ‘video games never take money from a player and leave them with nothing’

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ESA president argues ‘video games never take money from a player and leave them with nothing’

GamesIndustry.biz has a fantastic piece illuminating the Entertainment Software Association’s apparent game plan on lockboxes going forward. The publication recaps a lengthy talk ESA president Mike Gallagher gave at the Nordic Game Conference seemingly designed to both incite concern over lockbox regulation and extol the virtues of the free market. Gallagher primed the audience by comparing the lootbox controversy to...

ArenaNet answers a slew of classic Guild Wars questions

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ArenaNet answers a slew of classic Guild Wars questions

Guild Wars 1 may have been supplanted and largely deemed obsolete by its sequel, but rest assured, there still exists a multitude of fans for this game among both players and ArenaNet itself. The studio recently was bowled over by an unexpectedly popular AMA with one of the classic game’s programmers and so decided to open up a special forum...

Sea of Thieves’ Hungering Deep patch is now live

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Sea of Thieves’ Hungering Deep patch is now live

Traditionally, piracy was chiefly concerned with finding other ships and taking the stuff on them for your own ship, but there’s no reason you can’t also indulge in a little bit of monster hunting on the side. Sea of Thieves will let you do just that with the launch of its Hungering Deep update today, with something big in the...

H1Z1 zooms past 4.5 million downloads on PlayStation 4 and hands out free weapons

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H1Z1 zooms past 4.5 million downloads on PlayStation 4 and hands out free weapons

Remember how H1Z1 was riding high last Thursday off of the 1.5 million downloads on the PlayStation 4? The battle royale game has actually sped up the pace of its success, zipping right past 4.5 million players as of Monday. Feeling magnanimous, Daybreak handed out free Blue Barbed Hellfire 4-6s to all players as a “thank you” for their patronage....

PUBG Corp sues Epic Games, claiming Fortnite plagiarized its UI and items

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PUBG Corp sues Epic Games, claiming Fortnite plagiarized its UI and items

Last autumn, Bluehole and PUBG Corp locked horns with Epic Games over PUBG’s assertion that Fortnite had all but ripped off PUBG’s battle royale mode and that it was considering some sort of action. Bluehole later walked back the spat, arguing that it wasn’t claiming copyright over battle royale but was instead objecting to the fact that Epic had access...

The Daily Grind: How important is person-to-person trading in an MMORPG?

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The Daily Grind: How important is person-to-person trading in an MMORPG?

Earlier in May, Neowiz clarified that the western version of Bless Online, like Black Desert, would eschew player-to-player trading, sticking instead to just an auction hall. It brought up all the old arguments over whether or not this is a good thing for online worlds. Those in favor of kicking personal trading to the curb claim that it helps the...

The Stream Team: Gustball and dragon slaying in Shroud of the Avatar

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The Stream Team: Gustball and dragon slaying in Shroud of the Avatar

Have you ever played a game of gustball? Massively OP’s MJ hasn’t, but she is excited to! A special memorial Day match is happening in Shroud of the Avatar and she’s been invited. Then, the after-game celebrations will include slaying a dragon. Join us live at 8:00 p.m. so you don’t miss this unique game. What: Shroud of the Avatar...