Pay to Progress: Exploring Gameplay and Microtransactions

We take a look at free-to-play's impact on the more important part of gaming: the gameplay.

Pay to Progress: Exploring Gameplay and Microtransactions

Pay to Progress: Exploring Gameplay and Microtransactions

We take a look at free-to-play's impact on the more important part of gaming: the gameplay.

Nintendo Apologises...
Nintendo Apologises for amiibo Stock Issues, Promises to Do Better

Nintendo plans to reissue certain out-of-stock amiibo toys, and will strive to better keep up with demand in the future.
Tuesday 5 May 9:01am | Wii U | 3DS

SoulCalibur Devs...
SoulCalibur Devs Polling Fan Favourite Characters for 'Something Huge'

Project Soul are asking fans to "vote for the future of SoulCalibur" by picking their favourite character from the series' history.
Monday 4 May 1:59pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 2

Yooka-Laylee's...
Yooka-Laylee's Kickstarter Hits All Stretch Goals in 24 Hours

Yooka-Laylee, billed as a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, reached its goal in 40 mins and hit US$1 million in six hours.
Monday 4 May 9:14am | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | PC | 2

Releasing This Month:...
Releasing This Month: May 2015

This month sees the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Project CARS, Splatoon, Wolfenstein: The Old Order, and others.
Sunday 3 May 4:10pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 13

Disney Infinity 3.0...
Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Leaked

A German retailer has leaked images of a new Disney Infinity set with Star Wars characters, though nothing has been officially announced.
Friday 1 May 4:22pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | 7

Pay to Progress:...
Pay to Progress: Exploring Gameplay and Microtransactions

Forget the business of free-to-play, gaming is about gameplay. Let's explore how freemium models affect the gaming experience.
Friday 1 May 3:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | PSP | 3DS | iOS | Android | 4

Splatoon-focused...
Splatoon-focused Nintendo Direct Scheduled for Next Week

A Nintendo Direct broadcast focusing on upcoming Wii U third-person shooter Splatoon will be hosted on the morning of Friday, May 8.
Friday 1 May 12:52pm | Wii U

Watch Dogs 2 Listed on...
Watch Dogs 2 Listed on Programmer's LinkedIn Profile

Ubisoft may be working on a sequel to last year's Watch Dogs, according to the LinkedIn profile of a Ubisoft programmer.
Friday 1 May 9:52am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 8

Digital Picture Book...
Digital Picture Book Child of Light: Reginald the Great Now Available for Free

To celebrate the first anniversary of Child of Light's release, Ubisoft have released a free digital picture book following Robert's son.
Friday 1 May 9:12am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita

Banjo-Kazooie's...
Banjo-Kazooie's Spiritual Successor Revealed as Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic Games, a studio made up of former Rare staff, have formally announced their first game, a 3D platformer called Yooka-Laylee.
Friday 1 May 8:32am | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | PC | 4

World Video Game Hall...
World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

The Hall of Fame's inaugural class will be chosen from 15 finalists, including Doom, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, The Sims, and..
Wednesday 29 Apr 1:41pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 7

Mighty No. 9 Delayed...
Mighty No. 9 Delayed Until September, Will Get Physical Release

Keiji Inafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man will come out on September 18, with additional content a physical retail release.
Wednesday 29 Apr 11:08am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS

First Round of Guitar...
First Round of Guitar Hero Live Songs Revealed

Among the first ten confirmed songs are Ed Sheeran's Sing, Of Monsters and Men's Little Talks, and Band of Skulls' Asleep at the Wheel.
Tuesday 28 Apr 9:49am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | iOS | Android | 7

Splatoon Wii U Console...
Splatoon Wii U Console Bundle Revealed

The Splatoon Premium Pack includes the game and a black 32 GB Wii U Premium console, for a cheaper price than last year's Mario Kart 8 bundle.
Wednesday 22 Apr 5:22pm | Wii U | 3

Guitar Hero Live...
Guitar Hero Live Behind the Scenes Video Released

A new video for Guitar Hero Live lets players see how the live-action footage was recorded, and offers more information on GHTV.
Wednesday 22 Apr 2:11pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | iOS | Android | 3

Adventure Time: Finn...
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Announced

A 3D Adventure Time graphic adventure game is coming to current- and previous-generation platforms this November.
Wednesday 22 Apr 8:26am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 2

Eight New Trailers for...
Eight New Trailers for Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Released

A series of new trailers for DLC Pack 2, which comes out this week, show each of the new courses in action.
Monday 20 Apr 4:35pm | Wii U | 4

Mario Party 10
Mario Party 10 Review

For a dude that holds down several full-time jobs and professional sports careers, Mario sure a substantial amount of time to party.
Friday 17 Apr 11:00am | Wii U | 2

Smash Bros. Mewtwo...
Smash Bros. Mewtwo Update Bug Blocks Online Play, Nintendo Working on Fix

A bug with the latest Super Smash Bros. update is making the game think people playing Mewtwo in certain game modes are hacking.
Friday 17 Apr 8:55am | Wii U | 3DS | 1

Rumour: Street...
Rumour: Street Fighter's Ryu, Fire Emblem's Roy to Join Smash Bros.

Alleged decrypted files from the latest Super Smash Bros. 3DS update suggest that Roy and Ryu might be planned for future DLC characters.
Thursday 16 Apr 10:17am | Wii U | 3DS | 1

Guitar Hero Live...
Guitar Hero Live Heading to Current and Previous Gen This Spring

The new Guitar Hero sports a redesigned, six-button guitar controller, and is designed to "literally to give people stage fright."
Wednesday 15 Apr 8:29am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | iOS | Android | 11

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