Epic is giving away the Batman: Arkham Collection (Asylum, City, and Knight)
and the Lego Batman Trilogy
Humble Builder Bundle :
Pay $1 or more to unlock!
When Ski Lifts Go Wrong
Pay more than the average of $3.61 to also unlock!
Bridge Constructor Portal
SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell
Pay $10 or more to also unlock!
Is anyone arguing that? There's a difference between killing a kobald and getting a +1 mace and fighting the new raid boss for weeks in order to get properly geared, even before lootboxes come into the picture. Now, the question is if it's possible to draw a line between loot games and grindy...
I bet it'll look like the transition between subscription MMOs and F2P MMOs. There were a lot of games that were designed for an entirely different financial model, that had that model collapse under them and had to refocus in order to not lose as much money. Some of them even managed the...
Honestly, I think DRM as a concept is over. The companies that wanted DRM just moved to games as a service instead. You can't pirate a game when half of the code never leaves the company's servers.
EDIT: and authentication would only need to be used for lootboxes, which necessitate a games as a...
Also, there's non-loot-box related stuff in here that is of interest:
They recognize that most people are able to handle video games in a responsible manner; however, there are people who can't, and the lack of research and funding for this is causing trouble getting those...
From the report:
PEGI has a "gambling" label, but it refers to in-game gambling simulations, that don't involve real-money gambling. There's no obvious "gambling" label for games that feature real-money gambling. The ESRB, for example, distinguishes real gambling from simulated gambling. Not...
Throwback Bundle: $2
Brave Battle Saga - The Legend of The Magic Warrior
The Dame Was Loaded
Epic is giving away:
Abzu and The End is Nigh
Also, a bunch of hidden object games for $2:
Regarding the switch from quarters to tokens, I found this article:
which gives a few reasons:
* Because they're not money, you can give them out as bonuses. Bought a beer? Here, have some tokens! Got a high score? Here...
Humble RPG Bundle:
Pay $1 or more to unlock!
HIVESWAP: Act 1
Deep Sky Derelicts
Pay more than the average of $4.07 to also unlock!
Pillars of Eternity
Pay $15 or more to also unlock!
Borderlands Game of the Year Enhanced...
New league starts on Friday:
What's new this time? Tower defense! (Tower defense?)
Redone master mission system so you don't need to do them immediately.
Revamp of summoner mechanics.
Revamp of mine mechanics.
"Audience backlash" in this case should be read as Steam review bombing. I.e., making a stink someplace visible both to the company and to the general public. Which, to be clear, is something that can work. A boycott is not the only tool available. The greater point is that this was not...
Boycotts work by telling the company that a group of people will not buy their product until they make a specific change. And, after the change is made, will buy the product. It doesn't work without a group of people, and without buying the product after the change is made. Not buying a...