Day: August 23, 2019

Thronebreaker showed GOG that “exclusives don’t work for us”
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Thronebreaker showed GOG that “exclusives don’t work for us”

As you might have heard on the internet, Epic’s continued pursuit of timed exclusivity deals for its store has proven unpopular. Publisher-driven exclusives on platforms like Origin and Battle.net have proven a lot easier for players to swallow – but even though CD Projekt’s own GOG briefly served as the exclusive home for Thronebreaker, the company has decided to forego exclusivity for Cyberpunk 2077. read more

Gears Tactics Will Release On Xbox Platform
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Gears Tactics Will Release On Xbox Platform

Gears Tactics is an upcoming installment to the Gears of War franchise but as a turn-based strategy game. The title was introduced to the world during E3 2018 alongside two other Gears video games which were Gears Pop and Gears 5. With this installment, The Coalition showcased the title as a PC video game which may have left some wondering if Gears Tactics would see a release on the Xbox platform. After a fan reached out to Rod Fergusson, a game producer and head of The Coalition, it was confirmed that the game would see a launch into the Xbox ecosystem. read more

Minecraft Earth Beta Opens To Android Users Next Week
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Minecraft Earth Beta Opens To Android Users Next Week

Minecraft is a beloved video game that’s been around for years and doesn’t look like it will be ending anytime soon. The video game title is practically available on all current platforms and while there is a massive fan base, development studio Mojang has been working on other spin-offs from the hit video game title. One of those spin-offs is Minecraft Earth, which was unveiled back in May of this year and it’s going to take on a similar mechanic that Pokemon Go features. Players will be using their mobile devices and venturing out into open. read more

Microsoft Wants Xbox Game Pass On All Competitor Platforms
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Microsoft Wants Xbox Game Pass On All Competitor Platforms

The video game industry, much like any other industry, is bound to have big changes that adapt to modern technology. We’ve seen jumps before when it comes to not only visuals of a video game but how they are played. From cartridge-based games to disc and even digital downloads, the video game industry is quick to adapt. For collectors that want their physical media, it may be a sad trend, but for others, it’s an exciting future to potentially prepare for. When you ask Microsoft’s gaming service head, Ben Decker, the future would be less focus on the actual hardware or name brand but the subscription service you pay for. read more

Gears 5 Developers Feel They Are Ahead In The Industry When It Comes To Microtransactions
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Gears 5 Developers Feel They Are Ahead In The Industry When It Comes To Microtransactions

When it comes to video games released into the industry today, there is a push to keep the game playable and money rolling in long after the initial release. This is done through a variety of means but the main focus is microtransactions. In the past few years, there were loot boxes that filled practically every game and it was only recently that it became a big problem with both fans and even governments around the world chiming in. Some had deemed loot boxes to be nothing more than a ploy to get players to pay money for a gamble. As a result, we’re seeing loot boxes get changed up and adapted to something a bit more fair. read more