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  • Blog Post: Overkill Responds To Payday 2 Microtransaction Outcry

    Developer Overkill recently implemented a form of microtransaction into Payday 2, despite previously stating it wouldn't. This upset fans, and Overkill's Almir Listo recently appeared on Reddit to answer some questions. The microstransaction is a drill, costing $2.49, necessary for opening certain... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite In-Game Holiday Moments?

    As you bundle up and get ready to settle in for an egg nog-filled holiday, we’d like you to take a moment and think about how your favorite holidays are represented in video games. Whether we’re talking about Christmas, Halloween, or a more secular “Winter Festival,” holidays... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Canceled Game Do You Lament The Most?

    Earlier today, we dove into the Game Informer archives and fished out the first information we ever received on StarCraft Ghost . To this day, many gamers quietly pine for Nova’s adventure. While the title isn’t officially canceled (just on indefinite hold), the most we’re likely to... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Buy And Play Early Access Games?

    With today’s announcement that DayZ is available in standalone form via Steam Early Access , we want to get your feedback on the phenomenon. Paid alpha access is becoming more common, so we’re wondering if you’ve ever paid for pre-release titles. In addition to DayZ, Kerbal Space Program... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Will News Of NSA/CIA Snooping Change Your Gaming Habits?

    I don’t expect that many of our readers are hardened terrorists that are plotting something nefarious (just a few of you). Nevertheless, this morning’s confirmation that the NSA and CIA have been aggregating and analyzing data from World of Warcraft, Xbox Live, and other services might give... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Microtransactions Are You Willing To Buy?

    Like it or not, microtransactions are here to stay, but they’re not all created equal. Skins, items, consumable experience- and cash-earn boosts, and random packs of goodies make it hard to paint the practice with a single brush. We want to know where you put your hard-earned cash. Do you only... More
  • Blog Post: Dota 2 Will Be Free To Play

    Today, Valve announced that its much-anticipated Dota 2 will be free-to-play, and garner revenue through microtransactions in an in-game store. The move was revealed on the official Dota 2 blog . The post went to lengths to disabuse gamers of the notion that they will be nickel-and-dimed to death in... More
  • Blog Post: Molyneux Confirms Natal, Microtransaction Support In Fable 3

    Speaking at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts lecture, Lionhead Studios’ Peter Molyneux used the opportunity to reveal a few new tidbits about his upcoming Fable 3. First, the game will incorporate Microsoft’s Project Natal technology in some form. Considering his enthusiastic... More
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