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Star Wars: The Old Republic opens up direct sales of the Unstable Arbiter’s Lightsaber

When Star Wars: The Old Republic first introduced the Unstable Arbiter's Lightsaber with one of its random item packs, players were unhappy about...
SPENDY ALL YO MONEY

Revelation Online offers players bonus currency for buying currency now

The third closed beta for Revelation Online is running, and you can test out the game's cash shop right now if you're in...
Find a work-safe picture for TERA. Good luck.

TERA adds new underwear to the cash shop, you don’t want to see it at work

Are you at work right now? If so, you probably shouldn't be reading this site anyway, your boss would be mad. But your boss...

Star Trek Online shows off the contents of the Kelvin lockbox

The Kelvin timeline is edging its way into Star Trek Online, but only in little ways here and there. There are incursions from...
Cute Monster GIrl Squadron, ASSEMBLE!

Landmark will introduce the Fantasy Appearance Pack at the end of the week

Landmark is a game in which you can make a wide variety of different things to suit your deepest desires. Want to make...
Nope.

Battleborn patches in premium skins and currency

Quick question: What does Overwatch have that Battleborn doesn't? If you answered "Winston," you are correct, but that's not the point. If...

Desert Nomad: Diving deep into Black Desert’s cash shop

Hello, friends, and welcome back to Desert Nomad. This week, I'd like to take the opportunity to talk about a subject that has...

WildStar ups Omnibit drops for subscribers

If you're currently a WildStar subscriber, you're going to be getting a bit more with the price of your subscription. The development team...

Epic shows off Paragon gameplay, promises no pay-to-win

Epic Games' upcoming third person MOBA Paragon has been getting some attention lately with its fluid gameplay and undeniably high-quality graphics. The studio has been...
I have, however, been in two separate in-game weddings.

The Daily Grind: What’s the best MMORPG without a cash shop?

During any online discussion about MMORPG payment models, someone will inevitably lament that subscriptions are better because they don't nickel-and-dime you with a cash...
Robots will kiss.

Perpetuum posts premium packages to power up players with popular pricing

The developers behind Perpetuum want you to be able to get in and start playing the game on the cheap. Said developers also...
Wings of snow.

Guild Wars 2 starts Wintersday today

Today is not a winter's day, nor is it the start of winter days. That's the solstice, which is on December 22nd this year....

MMO Burnout plays Star Wars: Battlefront

I'm kind of in love with Star Wars: Battlefront. I shouldn't be, really, because underneath the glitz and gloss, it's a pretty pedestrian...

Destiny is adding microtransactions, starting with emotes

Bungie is opening another revenue pipeline for its popular Destiny, as the game will introduce microtransactions next week. "This coming Tuesday, October...
Now I'm the best thing ever!

WildStar enters the second phase of free-to-play testing with real money, explains Runecrafting changes

The first stage of testing for WildStar's free-to-play conversion has been a success on the whole. Sure, there have been aspects that veterans...
You can also play a spaceship.

Star Trek Online shows off upcoming Tier 6 Battlecruisers

You can upgrade older ships in Star Trek Online, but your upgraded Tier 5 Battlecruiser just isn't the same as a Tier 6...
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...
Thanks for giving me things in response to taking things!

Landmark is refunding players for basic material packs

It's not much fun to play a building game like Landmark if you don't have the materials to actually, you know, build. This is why...
Ominous? Does that have the same root?

EverQuest test server accidentally discounts cash shop items to pennies

Let's try to walk through this particular sequence of events; it isn't pretty. EverQuest puts a new patch update on the test...
Something to (shadow) crow about.

WoW Token prices fall on the first day of operation

Have you been holding on to your hat during the first day of WoW Token sales? Did you think that 30,000 gold was a...

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