The most exciting news, however, is that Anthem is to not include the use of loot boxes. Though there will be monetization in the form of cosmetic and vanity items, Bioware said that there will be no game advantages available through real-world money. As EA’s focus in recent years has been on the support of loot boxes, this is a refreshing update.
These announcements came after Brännvall acknowledged last year’s loot box controversy, which prompted a large overhaul of the progression system. As the Design Director said himself, “Clearly, we didn’t get it quite right.”
By the time you read this I’ll be honking and cursing my way through LA traffic as I try to reach the Hollywood Palladium for Electronic Arts (SW: Battlefront, Madden, FIFA) EA PLAY event. A first-hand look at new Star Wars games, sports ball titles I’ll pretend to be good at, maybe a free Coke Zero; […]
Announced earlier today, the massive hit team-based shooter known as Overwatch is getting its digital comics brought to shops in a print collection through Dark Horse. Along with it, Dark Horse and Blizzard are partnering up to publish The Art of Overwatch behind the scenes art book. The game first took the world by storm in […]
For years the Super Bowl of video games has been industry only, meaning if the average die hard gamer wanted to attend you had to know a guy who knew a guy. In 2017, the Electronic Entertainment Expo will officially sell a limited number of general attendee passes to this year’s trade show in Los […]
Lots of news coming out of the just wrapped EA press event for several highly anticipated titles like Mass Effect, FIFA and Battlefield; but perhaps the publishers developing crown jewel is the partnership with Lucas Film which has already given fans Star Wars Battlefront. During the Electronic Arts pre E3 press conference today, fans got […]
D23 gives gamers tons of Star Wars to cheer about on its last day.
The kiosks are torn down, the free shirts are all gone, and the YouTubers are in editing. Yep, another E3 is finally in the books. Now the hard part of waiting for the games on the show floor to find their way to our homes begins. Now that the gauntlet of bouncing from appointment to appointment […]
Who won E3 and some thoughts about the comics and gaming industries coming out of E3. Where one can help the other.
Get ready to shatter the City of Glass in Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.