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The Daily Grind: How would you run an ethical MMO cash shop?

Today's Daily Grind topic comes to us in a roundabout way from Kickstarter donor Le Entrepreneur, who asks, Why do MMOs use cash shops they...

Camelot Unchained is adding lots of cosmetics without a cash shop

Camelot Unchained's next stretch goal is going to take the Realm Honors concept to the next level, according to the game's website. In...
Happiness is a warm gun.

APB weathers (another) GTA V launch

I feel kinda bad for APB Reloaded given that it's had to weather not one but two launches of GTA V, first on...
Take the high road in the high tower.

Crowfall’s store is (partly) up and running

You have not played enough of Crowfall to form an opinion on how it plays. You haven't. It isn't playable yet. But that...

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs eliminate ‘soulbound’ mechanics?

This morning's Daily Grind arrives from Kickstarter donor jackfrost, who phrases his question in the form of a rant: Why do almost all rewards in...
EVE Online

CCP would like you to buy some EVE ship SKINS in its cash shop

CCP is ramping up the focus on its cash shop thanks to a new dev blog examining EVE Online's ship SKIN system. Ship...
Cash shops make doggie sad

Here are some cute Elder Scrolls Online cash shop doggies

"There's new stock coming to the Crown Store," ZeniMax says. "A cartful of friendly (and maybe a tad mischievous) new pets" will arrive...

Leaderboard: Have you talked someone out of buying a game you like?

So here's something that doesn't happen very often: I talked a friend out of buying Star Citizen's Vanguard LTI concept. In the past...

Elder Scrolls Online patches in the cash shop

The Elder Scrolls Online's buy-to-play transition is finally here -- and in fact started up a day earlier than expected. Along with...
Perfect World

PSA: Perfect World is closing its wallet system on March 17

Perfect World wants to remind you that it will be shutting down its wallet system on Tuesday, March 17th. If you still...
I'm on an angry.

World of Warships closed beta signups start Thursday

World of Warships' closed beta applications go live on Thursday, March 12th. A new Wargaming press release says that North American apps open...
Batman

Infinite Crisis is coming to Steam on March 26

I did a double-take when Turbine announced that Infinite Crisis is launching on Steam later this month. I've been launching it through...
Black Desert

Black Desert reveals the Blader class

Black Desert just got a new class called the Blader, which Steparu describes as the "fastest playable character" in the game. Bladers...
Evil

Microtransactions on tap for Diablo III, but not in the US or EU

Blizzard is likely adding microtransactions to Diablo III. The proposed funny money and its associated features won't be coming to European or...
Yes, yes it is.

EverQuest Next may not be F2P

SOE Daybreak has been all about "F2P your way" for a couple of years now, but comments by EverQuest Next senior producer
Defiance

Trion explains Defiance’s new expeditions

Trion posted a preview of Defiance's new Alcatraz update this week. Expeditions, which are "evolving co-op matches that pit players against...
It was kind of mostly satisfying at the time, anyway.

The Daily Grind: Do you have more time or money for games?

I'm told that time is money, but the exchange rate is not universal. There are people whose time is, apparently, worth more than my...
Jef in Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls’ road ahead is paved with virtual currency

Elder Scrolls Online game director Matt Firor has posted a lengthy Road Ahead update on the game's website. He touches on...

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