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Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that
Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that
Here's how much money Epic is burning to make the Epic Games Store a Steam competitor.
This Cell Phone Cooking Game Has Me Irate Over Its Slander of New York Cuisine
This Cell Phone Cooking Game Has Me Irate Over Its Slander of New York Cuisine
I spent so much money on a phone not because I need to have the latest technology in order to live my life and communicate with other people.
You can buy this gaming PC with a GeForce RTX 3070 for under $1,600
You can buy this gaming PC with a GeForce RTX 3070 for under $1,600
Save a bit of money on Lenovo's Legion Tower 5i equipped with a hard-to-find GPU.
Death Stranding on PC made £20m in 2020
Death Stranding on PC made £20m in 2020
Death Stranding's PC version made £20m last year, its publisher has revealed. Digital Bros, parent company of publisher 505 Games, released its half year financial report to 31st December 2020, and in it said Death Stranding's PC release made 23.192m euros in 2020. Kojima Productions' game launched on PC in July, so this figure includes all money made by the PC version last year.
Rocket League Season 3 update revamps the trading system
Rocket League Season 3 update revamps the trading system
Players who prefer not to spend money on in-game cosmetics rejoice.
GameStop issuing shares to cash in on stock surge
GameStop issuing shares to cash in on stock surge
Retailer files prospectus with SEC to sell up to 3.5 million new shares, will use money "to further accelerate transformation"
The Medium developer no longer up for sale
The Medium developer no longer up for sale
Bloober Team reckons it has enough money to start investing in studios itself.
Turn a grim laundromat into a bustling 90s arcade in Vostok Inc. dev's Arcade Paradise
Turn a grim laundromat into a bustling 90s arcade in Vostok Inc. dev's Arcade Paradise
Vostok Inc. developer Nosebleed Interactive is trading space-capitalism for retro-tinged arcade management in its newly unveiled Arcade Paradise, coming to PC and consoles later this year. In Arcade Paradise, players are cast as Ashley, a teenager trying to transform the family's small-town laundromat into a bustling retro arcade, somewhere in the 1990s. What follows is a game of two halves; on the one side, Ashley will need to complete dull chores - washing clothes, clearing out the rubbish, cleaning toilets (all given a suitably entertaining mini-game twist) - in order to raise the money needed to turn the King Wash laundromat into a booming arcade hangout, managing the business and investing profits along the way. Read more
Nvidia pays good money for a hashtag emoji simply to poke fun at its CEO
This $600 gaming laptop has a 120Hz screen and GTX 1650 graphics card
This $600 gaming laptop has a 120Hz screen and GTX 1650 graphics card
You're getting a lot of hardware for not a lot of money.
GTA Online weekly update doubles rewards on Bikers content
GTA Online weekly update doubles rewards on Bikers content
It's a good week to pick up a new motorbike or make some extra money if you're into GTA Online's Bikers update.
Hitman 3’s next DLC lets you dress 47 in the world’s ugliest CS:GO skin
Hitman 3’s next DLC lets you dress 47 in the world’s ugliest CS:GO skin
Agent 47 seems fairly immune to sin - well, apart from the whole murdering people for money thing, we grant you.
The difference in game dev for love or money
The difference in game dev for love or money
Earth Analog developer Roy van Ophuizen has found more success making games since he stopped doing it for a living
Putting EA's claim
Putting EA's claim "you can acquire all items without spending money" in FIFA Ultimate Team to the test
EA has had a tough month. It's money-printing FIFA series has come under fire from multiple angles, but perhaps most shocking of all is the accusation an EA employee allegedly sold coveted Ultimate Team cards for thousands of pounds. Unconfirmed direct messages unearthed by the FIFA community appeared to show a company employee selling Icon cards in packages priced €750-1000.
Genshin Impact Won't Let Me Spend Money Anymore, And I'm Finally Free
Genshin Impact Won't Let Me Spend Money Anymore, And I'm Finally Free
I have a complicated relationship with Genshin Impact.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination impressions — Planning for Doomsday
Evil Genius 2: World Domination impressions — Planning for Doomsday
Becoming the ultimate supervillain generally takes three things: time, money, and minions.
Activision promises refunds to Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players after accidentally releasing a new crossbow
Activision promises refunds to Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players after accidentally releasing a new crossbow
Activision accidentally sold a new crossbow for Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War this week that some players spent real world money on - and now the company has pulled it from the game and promised refunds. However, it's Activision's decision to reset progress made by players to unlock this crossbow for free that has angered the Call of Duty community. Yesterday, 18th March, a bundle that included a blueprint for the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow was sold in the in-game Warzone store for 1200 COD Points (around £10). Read more
Contest: Win an Another Eden prize pack, featuring an official artbook and keyboard and mouse mat
Contest: Win an Another Eden prize pack, featuring an official artbook and keyboard and mouse mat
In today’s contest you can win an Another Eden official artbook and desk pad prize pack! I’m told you guys like JRPGs, Chrono Trigger, and not spending money — does that sound about right? Well then, you’re in luck because we’ve got a contest featuring a JRPG from the Chrono Trigger storyteller that you don’t have to spend any money on! On deck today is a fun little prize pack from Another Eden, featuring an official artbook and a keyboard/mouse mat! Just try not to get wrist grease all over the mousepad, yo. Another Eden Another Eden has been tearing up mobile storefronts the past few years, so why not spread the love? The long-awaited Steam release is finally near, bringing the acclaimed free-to-play game to PCs around the world.
Former Pop Idol Arrested In Japan Over Fraud Allegations
Former Pop Idol Arrested In Japan Over Fraud Allegations
Former pop star Juna Yamada has been arrested for allegedly swindling money from a man she met through a dating site. Read more...
Roblox Is Now Worth More Than Ubisoft and Take-Two Combined: What Does This Mean for Gaming?
Roblox Is Now Worth More Than Ubisoft and Take-Two Combined: What Does This Mean for Gaming?
Roblox went public last week and is worth $45 billion -- why is Roblox so interesting to people with money, and what does that tell us about games as a whole?
EA Disables FIFA Discretionary Content Granting Indefinitely Amidst 'EA Gate' Scandal
EA Disables FIFA Discretionary Content Granting Indefinitely Amidst 'EA Gate' Scandal
Amidst the "EA Gate" scandal, EA has stopped all FIFA discretionary content granting indefinitely as it investigates the allegations of a possible employee selling rare FIFA 21 Ultimate Team items on a makeshift black market for real money.
Niantic
Niantic "Testing" Pokémon GO Feature That Reveals What's Inside Its Loot Box-Style Eggs
Fair play. Pokémon GO might not necessarily be an average mobile game, but there are still certain aspects of it that encourage users to exchange real-world money for in-game currency.
New TMNT Game Announced, Rust Servers Wiped Out By Fire, Microsoft Officially Buys Bethesda And More
New TMNT Game Announced, Rust Servers Wiped Out By Fire, Microsoft Officially Buys Bethesda And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we find out what secrets still lurk in Bloodborne, learn how much money Roblox is worth to Wall Street, check out a new trailer for Outriders, eat a bad burger (again) and hear horror stories from game devs who worked through the recent winter storm. Read more...
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
The question at the heart of this week’s incessant NFT debate is one of ownership: How, in the digital age, can one really own anything? And when somebody purchases a glorified gif or jpg for mind-boggling amounts of money, what do they even own? Not rights.
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk Reminds Us Of Divinity: Original Sin 2, And It's Coming To Switch
The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk Reminds Us Of Divinity: Original Sin 2, And It's Coming To Switch
Felicia Day has a starring role in this mouthful of a game. Dungeons and Dragons fans, unite! Okay, now all four of us are here, how's it going? How much money have you spent on really expensive dice Kickstarters in the past few months? Yeah, us too.
EA Is Investigating FIFA Scandal After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FUT Cards
EA Is Investigating FIFA Scandal After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FUT Cards
EA is investigating claims that an employee was selling rare FIFA 21 Ultimate Team cards for real money in a scandal called EA Gate.
EA Investigating Claims An Employee Has Been Selling Rare Items
EA Investigating Claims An Employee Has Been Selling Rare Items
EA makes most of its FIFA money from the game’s Ultimate Team mode, where fans spend real money in attempts to unlock elite players.
To The Rescue Is A Cuddly Dog Shelter Sim That Supports Real Dog Shelters
To The Rescue Is A Cuddly Dog Shelter Sim That Supports Real Dog Shelters
Coming to Switch this Autumn! For generations, many people have judged video games on one important metric: can you pet the dog? Breath of the Wild may have failed, but To The Rescue doesn't - it goes above and beyond. Not only can you pet the dog in this upcoming canine shelter sim, but you can also nurse them back to health, raise money for them, and try to pair them up with their forever home.
Halo co-creator's Disintegration studio V1 Interactive closing down
Halo co-creator's Disintegration studio V1 Interactive closing down
Developer V1 Interactive, the studio founded by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, has announced it will be closing down, less than a year after the launch of its debut game Disintegration. Lehto founded V1 Interactive in 2016, and Disintegration - a sci-fi-hued blend of first-person shooter and real-time strategy game set against a futuristic backdrop of climate change, pandemic, and war - launched in June last year. Unfortunately, the game's multiplayer component - supported by a real-money in-game store - struggled to find a significant enough audience, and V1 ultimately decided to end multiplayer support in November, just five months into the game's life. Read more
How to Tell If Your Pokemon Cards Are Worth Money
How to Tell If Your Pokemon Cards Are Worth Money
Here’s how to determine if your Pokemon cards are valuable collector’s items or just a pile of cardboard nostalgia.
Square Enix bans thousands of Final Fantasy 14 players for real-money trading
Square Enix bans thousands of Final Fantasy 14 players for real-money trading
Almost 6,000 players had their accounts terminated in the week leading up to March 3
Over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV Players Were Banned For Using Or Advertising Real Money Trading
Over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV Players Were Banned For Using Or Advertising Real Money Trading
Square Enix announced earlier this week that over 5,000 Final Fantasy XIV players were banned after they were caught using or advertising real money in-game. Read more...
Square Enix bans almost 6000 players for real-money trading in Final Fantasy 14
Square Enix bans almost 6000 players for real-money trading in Final Fantasy 14
Square Enix has banned over 5000 players for what it deems as "illegal activities" in Final Fantasy 14. In an update to the official website, the publisher reminded players that "real money trading (RMT) and other illicit activities upset the balance of the game and, as such, are prohibited under the Terms of Service". Having reportedly "confirmed the existence of players who are engaging in these illicit activities", Square Enix has now terminated 5037 accounts for participation in real money trading and prohibited activities, and another 814 for advertising real money trading.
Final Fantasy 14 bans over 5,000 players for using real money in-game
Final Fantasy 14 bans over 5,000 players for using real money in-game
Another batch of Final Fantasy 14 players have been banned for using real world money in exchange for goods and services in the MMORPG game, and a smaller group was similarly punished for trying to. In a news post, it's revealed that just over 5,000 players have had their accounts in the open-world game terminated, accounting for the period between February 25 and March 3 of this year.
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
While gamers rail against loot boxes and governments around the world edge ever closer to regulating them, connoisseurs of blockchain bullshit are falling over themselves trying to buy digital highlights of basketball players from a platform called “NBA Top Shot”, in effect spending their money on a form of loot box… Read more...
FIFA scripting lawsuit withdrawn after EA provides
FIFA scripting lawsuit withdrawn after EA provides "detailed technical information and access to speak with our engineers"
The plaintiffs behind a class action lawsuit that alleged EA was secretly adjusting the difficulty of FIFA Ultimate Team to get players to spend more money on packs have withdrawn their case. On November 2020, three Californians said EA was secretly manipulating them in a lawsuit that revolved around a patented AI technology known as dynamic difficulty adjustment. Dynamic difficulty adjustment, known more commonly by FIFA players as scripting or momentum, is a technology that unfairly affects the results of matches in a bid to encourage more spending on packs. Read more
Eight-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Ever Pro Fortnite Player
Eight-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Ever Pro Fortnite Player
He plays 2-3 hours a day, and got a $33k signing bonus. Isn't it fun when you find out that there's some preteen out there who makes more money than you? Maybe "fun" isn't quite the word.
Doom Eternal has made over $450 million in revenue
Doom Eternal has made over $450 million in revenue
Last year's Doom Eternal made quite a bit of money for a single-player FPS game.
Hot Wheels Unleashed announced, has already made me spend money on toys
I spent way too much money on Call of Duty: Warzone's absurd tape deck gun
Redditor invented ‘Paper Civ’ while dreaming of playing Civilization
Redditor invented ‘Paper Civ’ while dreaming of playing Civilization
Every current PC gamer can probably think back to a time when videogames were unaffordable - when you're a kid, money is usually pretty hard to come by.
Red Dead Online’s weekly update increases intake from Moonshiner sales
Red Dead Online’s weekly update increases intake from Moonshiner sales
It looks like it's going to be a fittin' week to make some money in Red Dead Online.
How to make money in GTA Online
How to make money in GTA Online
Here we'll show you how to easily make money in GTA Online.
Epic settle loot box lawsuit by paying virtual money
Epic settle loot box lawsuit by paying virtual money
Over loot boxes in Fortnite and Rocket League
Roblox made so much money it had to delay going on the stock market
Roblox made so much money it had to delay going on the stock market
Roblox Corporation has been planning to go public on the US stock market for some time, but that plan has been delayed multiple times.
Epic giving out virtual currency after loot box settlement
Epic giving out virtual currency after loot box settlement
US lawsuit over loot boxes leads to publisher giving out in-game money to Fortnite and Rocket League players who bought loot boxes in either game
Epic Settles Real Lawsuit With Fake Money
Epic Settles Real Lawsuit With Fake Money
Fortnite players who purchased one of Save The World’s randomized Loot Llamas will receive 1000 V-Bucks, developer Epic announced today.
Momotaro Dentetsu's 11-Week Run Atop The Japanese Charts Sets A 20-Year Record
Momotaro Dentetsu's 11-Week Run Atop The Japanese Charts Sets A 20-Year Record
Money train. You might not be familiar with Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! outside of the Japanese game charts.
Minit devs launch racing spin-off to raise money for charity
Minit devs launch racing spin-off to raise money for charity
Minit Fun Racer is available to buy at three price-points -- all proceeds will be donated to good causes
Starbreeze says its money troubles are over, Payday 3 development remains on track
Starbreeze says its money troubles are over, Payday 3 development remains on track
The renewed success of Payday 2 is good news for Payday 3.
Coalition for App Fairness behind North Dakota bill against Apple
Coalition for App Fairness behind North Dakota bill against Apple
Money from the organisation co-founded by Epic Games paid for lobbyists to introduce new bill into state senate
Telltale's superb Tales from the Borderlands finally returns to stores next week
Telltale's superb Tales from the Borderlands finally returns to stores next week
Telltale Games' wonderful Tales from the Borderlands, a deliriously daft narrative adventure inspired by Gearbox's popular series of first-person shooters, will finally return to digital storefronts next Wednesday, 17th February, following its delisting in the middle of 2019. Tales from the Borderlands originally released in 2014, and, for my money at least, is easily the best thing Telltale ever made.
Ubisoft Moving Away From Reliance on AAA Releases
Ubisoft Moving Away From Reliance on AAA Releases
Ubisoft doesn't want to be as reliant on AAA game releases as it has in the past, and will instead looking more closely at free-to-play games and its back catalog to make money.
Solitaire Grand Harvest commits $100,000 in donations to WWF
Solitaire Grand Harvest commits $100,000 in donations to WWF
Conservation charity will receive the money across the year through merchandise and in-game activations
This Cyberpunk 2077 mod adds Thomas the Tank Engine, but not how you wanted
This Cyberpunk 2077 mod adds Thomas the Tank Engine, but not how you wanted
Sure, there are Steam charts and sales milestones, but for my money, the way to tell that a PC game has made it is by checking to see whether it has a Thomas the Tank Engine mod.
Assassin's Creed fans hit out at Valhalla's
Assassin's Creed fans hit out at Valhalla's "extremely overpriced" microtransactions
Assassin's Creed fans have hit out at developer Ubisoft for having as many armour sets in its premium store as it does in the "entire base game", available "only to people who are willing to spend money on extremely overpriced microtransactions". In a reddit post blasting Ubisoft, a Valhalla fan opined that the developer "just keeps adding and adding ridiculous shit to the microtransaction store, just milking the whales of their money with content that only a very small percentage of players will actually get to enjoy".
Dril Wants Your Money To Finish Some Game
Dril Wants Your Money To Finish Some Game
Dril, the famous online shitposter, philosopher, TV star, and Betsy Ross museum volunteer, is making a video game and is asking for some cash via Patreon to finish it.
Call of Duty drives record year for Activision Blizzard
Call of Duty drives record year for Activision Blizzard
Shooter series brought in nearly twice as much money in 2020 as it did in 2019, but company's Q4 engagement numbers soft
Pokémon fan arrested for selling hacked Sobble
Pokémon fan arrested for selling hacked Sobble
The Pokémon series has always encouraged players to look after their Pokémon, raise them right, and defend them against the clutches of Team Rocket. The Pokémon series does not suggest you should genetically modify your Pokémon friends and then sell them for money.
Gearbox bought by owners of THQ Nordic
Gearbox bought by owners of THQ Nordic
Oh there ain't no rest for the wicked, money don't grow on trees
After GameStop's share price plummets, Reddit's WallStreetBets investors are hurting
GameStop Stock Has A Terrible Day, Still Closes At The Unthinkable Price Of $200
GameStop Stock Has A Terrible Day, Still Closes At The Unthinkable Price Of $200
A trading lockout on GameStop stock by a number of investing apps led to the saga’s weirdest day yet: class action lawsuits, calls for hearings on Capitol Hill, and the suggestion that Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen might need to recuse herself from overseeing Wall Street’s latest shitshow because she took speaking… Read more...
GameStop Price Tanks As Trading Apps Block Users From Buying More Shares
GameStop Price Tanks As Trading Apps Block Users From Buying More Shares
And you thought the Stalk Market was bad. It's all kicking off in the most exciting thing to happen to the stock market since the invention of money.
GameStop Stock Drama Continues As Price Soars And Hedge Fund Blinks
GameStop Stock Drama Continues As Price Soars And Hedge Fund Blinks
GameStop’s stock price continued to soar in after-hours trading last night to over $300.
Capcom Is Selling A Coat For $1,500 Because Chris Redfield Also Wears Coats
Capcom Is Selling A Coat For $1,500 Because Chris Redfield Also Wears Coats
Want to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a basic wool coat because some grizzled old guy in a video game sports one too? Well, Capcom has just the deal for you. Read more...