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Bugs Bunny hitting a safe at Jake in MultiVersus

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The MultiVersus Halloween event appears to be very stingy with its content, necessitating a huge match count before you can unlock any of it.

MCC microtransactions podcast

Podcast

This week, we talk about Microtransactions in Halo MCC, the Xbox Controller shortage, (more) Kittens Game, The Quarry, Raft, and a bit of LEGO!

The player firing their weapon in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection microtransactions could be coming in the game's next update, developer 343 Industries has confirmed.

Pokemon Unite Club Membership launches cover

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The Pokemon Unite Club Membership has launched, giving access to exclusive cosmetic content and additional unite licenses every week for $9.99 a

Babylon's Fall Cover

Review

Babylon's Fall represents the next AAA example of a live-service game that seems doomed to fail. An otherwise serviceable ARPG is twisted into a

Gran Turismo 7 Microtransactions CEO Letter cover

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Recent issues with the latest Gran Turismo 7 update and the subject of Gran Turismo 7 microtransactions have been addressed in a new letter from the

FIFA 22 Apex Legends Crossover cover

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A FIFA 22 Apex Legends crossover has been announced, bringing items themed around Gibraltar, Octane, and Wraith to FIFA Ultimate Team for a limited

Palia Free-to-Play cover

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Singularity 6 has announced that its upcoming social MMORPG Palia will be free-to-play -- and don't worry, it's only going to sell cosmetic items.

Halo Shop Changes January 2022 cover

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343 Industries has announced that the Halo Shop will be changing early next week following feedback it's received from the community.

Kamala Khan looking out over the skyline in Marvel's Avengers

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Despite saying it would never happen several times, Square Enix has added paid XP boost microtransactions to Marvel's Avengers.

A player launching into the air in FIFA 22

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EA is to allow players to preview the contents of certain loot boxes in FIFA 22, after successfully trialling the feature in FIFA 21.

pokemon go fest 2021

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Pokémon GO Fest 2021 was an undoubted financial success for Niantic and The Pokémon Company, but it wasn't worth the $5 entry fee.

A plague doctor-type character silhouetted in the new Amazon MMO New World

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Players are concerned that New World microtransactions could ruin the feel of the game, causing the developer to speak out on Twitter about the

The Doomicorn cosmetic pack in Doom Eternal

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Two new cosmetic skin packs for Doom Eternal have just been released, despite id Software's assurances that the game would never have paid cosmetic

Destiny 2 microtransactions cover

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Destiny 2 microtransactions are going to be changing for the better in Year 4.

ESRB loot box ratings cover

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ESRB loot box ratings will soon start appearing on games reviewed by America's independent game ratings organization.

Teamfight Tactics Galaxies Pass cover

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The Teamfight Tactics Galaxies Pass is going to be leaving beta soon, finally debuting a Battle Pass for this League of Legends

Temtem Skullface

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With Pokemon-like MMO Temtem revealing its roadmap showing player housin

Marvel Crisis Protocol, Dreams, Animal Crossing New Horizons

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This week's gaming roundup covers Sony and others dropping out of GDC due to coronavirus concerns, the Borderlands movie director, and more.

Need for Speed Heat

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Electronic Arts are known for microtransactions in most of their franchises, including FIFA, NHL, and the notorious Star War Battlefront II backlash.

gta v lucky spin

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When GTA Online first went live in 2013, it was little more than a small addition to GTA V’s excellent single-player campaign.

call of duty modern warfare season 1

Opinions

Of all the things that have shaped the world of gaming, none have had a greater impact than post-release monetization.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint microtransactions

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Just a few days before Ghost Recon Breakpoint's wide release, a furor erupted over the quantity and pricing of the microtransactions.

uk loot box overwatch

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, & Sport Committee has recommended that UK loot box regulations are established to bring the

Fallout New Vegas Wild Wasteland Fridge Indiana Jones Fallout 76 Microtransaction

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Fallout 76 (Our Review) has been rife with issues and controversies since it launched in November last year.

ryse son of rome

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Something odd seems to be going on over the store page

overwatch loot box revenue

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Overwatch loot box revenue and in-game purchases have crossed the $1 billion mark in the fo

Black Ops 4 Logo

Opinions

When I started writing this piece, I wanted to push it out quickly because I was feeling frustrated.  But I decided to wait because Treyarch had

the protecting children from abusive games act - scales

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It seems that there may be some substantial issues with the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, well-intentioned as it may be.

Gears 5 Won't Have A Season Pass, Gear Packs, Or Loot Box Content

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The Coalition studio has just posted an update on the official Gears 5 website on how players will earn content in the game.

loot box ban bill - protecting children from abusive games act

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United States Senator Josh Hawley's (R-MO) Loot Box Ban Bill (which was

borderlands 3 cover art

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The Borderlands 3 Worldwide Gameplay Reveal is happening right now, and you can watch the frantic shootin'-'n-lootin' it on Twitch and

rocket league loot boxes

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Rocket League loot boxes can no longer be opened in Belgium and The Netherlands in a continuation of the war between government regulation of in-game

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Epic Games, makers of insanely popular money printing machine Fortnite, have

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PEGI - the European content rating system - announced today that it will start labeling physical products that contain in-game purchases.

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TR Originals

Call of Duty changes things up more than any game in the series has for a while. Black Ops 4 will be the first game in the popular shooter series to

fallout 76 atomic shop 1

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Bethesda has released some details regarding the Atomic Shop microtransaction system in its upcoming

blackmarket-2

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The Black Market is available on PlayStation 4 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The in-game store is available first on PS4 and seven days later on

monster hunter world

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Players of Monster Hunter World will be able to change their character's appearance via paid "Hunter Grooming Tickets" in spring, Capcom has

esrb microtransactions

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Last year, the conversation around loot boxes reached fever-pitch, wi

battlefront ii

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Toward the end of last year, Hawaii state representative Chris Lee started laying the

metal gear survive logo

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Konami has revealed more details about their upcoming survival adventure game, Metal Gear Survive.

Hawaii Legislator Chris Lee Loot boxes

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It’s no secret that loot boxes have been

Junkrat Lootbox

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PC & Console microtransactions revenue has doubled since 2012 according to Superdata, a provider of mar