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Perfect Ten: 10 strategies to avoid getting fleeced in F2P MMOs

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"Nothing is ever truly free," my grizzled Uncle Trigger once told me. "So you got to pay for that there air! Pony up, boy!" While...
Blueprint'd!

Dual Universe loads up a building contest right before launch

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Less than a month remains before Dual Universe exits beta and enters launch, and you know what would definitely spice up that last month?...

Mortal Online 2 defends its decision to go subscription-only

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Is it the height of foolishness to launch an MMORPG in 2022 as subscription-only -- or is it a shrewd financial tactic? Players will...

Wizards of the Coast silently soft-launches character-driven online CCG Magic Spellslingers for PC and mobile

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If a digital card game launches and there aren't banner ads slathered all over websites, does its arrival make a sound? This may indeed...

Fight or Kite: King of Crabs is just what you need to start your summer right

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It’s summertime, and being the king ain’t easy… the king of crabs, that is! King of Crabs is an easy-breezy PvP MMO that apparently...
May foulness attend thee.

US Senator Ted Cruz and Asmongold could have a meeting over gaming microtransaction legislation

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It's said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, and there appears to be no better illustration of that axiom than the potential meeting between...
Mortal.

The Daily Grind: How resistant are you to the allure of MMO microtransactions?

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The insane level of predatory monetization in Diablo Immortal certainly sparked a whole lot of discussion --  not to mention backlash -- this month....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 377: Isle thing, you make my heart sing

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, FFXIV patch 6.15, Elite Dangerous Odyssey update 12, Albion Online's Into the Fray, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Starkeepers, and Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and Life is Strange, plus mailbag topics on Diablo Immortal, opt-in flag PvP, and MMO character backstory bios.

Diablo IV devs take to Twitter to get ahead of monetization fears spawned by a job posting

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With all of the monetization headlines springing up around Diablo Immortal, it'd be easy to understand why fans watching the development of Diablo IV...
We're still here, yes.

Diablo Immortal players uncover a ‘hidden’ third form of legendary crest lootbox

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It's already been well documented that Diablo Immortal's monetization is off the wall, whaling players for as much as $50K-$80K to earn best-in-slot -...
Immoral.

Perfect Ten: 10 things you can spend money on instead of Diablo Immortal

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So how about that Diablo Immortal eh? Sure is a lot of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" surrounding its release, huh? But hey, it's for a...
You aren't fun!

Diablo Immortal players estimate being fully geared up will cost $110,000 in microtransactions

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When Diablo Immortal launched on mobile and PC last week, it did so with some truly rancorous levels of microtransaction nonsense, but perhaps most...
Oh dear.

Vague Patch Notes: Mobile MMOs, free-to-play MMOs, and the path of microtransactions

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When I first started playing Magic: the Gathering, Revised was the new hotness and I got used to the idea that Serra Angel was...

Diablo Immortal launches on mobile and PC today with hellacious microtransactions

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The newest entry in Blizzard's long-running Diablo series was couched in controversy literally from the first minutes that it was announced. Now, with Diablo...
Mortal.

Belgium and Netherlands reject Diablo Immortal over lockbox gambling concerns

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This week's "global launch" of Diablo Immortal already wasn't going to be that global considering that several southeast Asia countries will have to wait...
Aw, that's boring.

Warcraft Arclight Rumble tweaks closed beta as advance reviews trickle in

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Closed beta testing is well underway for Blizzard's latest mobile game, and it sounds as though the studio might be listening to players as...
I blew things up!

Apex Legends Mobile releases to mostly positive gameplay reviews and frustration with microtransactions

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Last week saw the worldwide launch of Apex Legends Mobile, bringing the high-speed battle royale shooter to Android and iOS devices in what's called...

You can begin patching for Path of Exile’s Sentinel launch… now [Update: It’s live!]

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Happy Sentinel day! Grinding Gear Games is rolling out Path of Exile's Sentinel expansion and league today as planned, so we hope you've got...
Partying

Jagex 2020 financials outline increases in revenue, subscriptions, and microtransaction sales

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Yes, we are reporting on financial news coming out of 2020 from RuneScape and Old School RuneScape developer Jagex because said information was only...

Pirates of the Burning Sea teases ‘legacy’ edition coming soon

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Arr, there be some life left in Pirates of the Burning Sea's sails, after all! Shortly before the dev team broke for the holidays,...

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