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importvita

28 seconds ago

@TagemandBagem ESPN put on their front page a story containing one paragraph of text...to go along with a Twitter screenshot from TMZ breaking news that a long-retired player got engaged to his ex-teammate's former wife.

What in the hell is happening to us as a society?

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RobTheBuilder

15 minutes ago

@swahilimaster but trading card games are singular toys with no value but the toy itself. Itís a good comparison to question, but remember that once bought, trading cards can be traded, resold and bought by someone else to enable a complete set.
Loot boxes are never ending quests for almost valueless junk.
Now of course some are way worse than others. Getting a good piece of kit in overwatch is nowhere near as bad as a mobile junk game charging you £2 for a few gems. To me itís these mobile games that are the real problem, and hopefully with this law, they can finally be forced to stop their deliberately manipulative design.
Itís also pretty hard not to buy them when they are built into the game design structure.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Solegor

19 minutes ago

@Killerbee to each his own I guess. For me both origins and legends are the best 2D platformers out there. I've finished them several times already - single player and co-op

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swahilimaster

36 minutes ago

So what about trading card games? By their definition of gambling a pack of MTG should be in violation of the law. I understand these games have non randomized ways of obtaining the specific cards you want, but will they just ban sale of booster packs? Unlike Overwatch boxes, packs in TCGs actually contain something that has a cash value that can swing wildly from pack to pack. Don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of grab bag/ loot box systems in games, but honestly if the contents carry no actual cash value/tradability and also have no direct effect on gameplay then I honestly don't see the problem beyond it showing companies are willing to be money grubbing over some cosmetics. If players want loot boxes gone they all need to unite in not purchasing them, hit a company in it's wallet and maybe they'll get the picture.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Anubisjj

48 minutes ago

@DutchDemons im glad the chain reaction started, most affected publisher would be EA and their new game Anthem which would have been filled with loot boxes now they got to remove them or change how they work around the new law. Maybe they go back finishing Mass effect Andromeda dlcs on which people are still waiting for.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Nintendemon

50 minutes ago

@marcsmashing The latest PS4 piracy hack was around January of this year on 4.05.

Posted in Switch hacked: unpatchable exploit is a security nightmare for Nintendo

Hailst0rm

54 minutes ago

Hopefully the meteor destroys fortnite so the devs can get back to working on Unreal Tournament 4

Posted in Fans now think that Fortnite's mysterious meteor is the work of aliens

IamUrple

55 minutes ago

@Brainflowers Iím with you capín, Iíll be your shipmate on this perilous voyage. Sure, itís kind of a mess, but the varied storybook nature of the plot and settings is what makes Cage games so damn absorbing. And even through all the entertaining schlock, scenes like the birthday party remain far above the quality most games offer with their storytelling.

Posted in PlayStation Plus' games for May include Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls

vavalentinoAZ

1 hour ago

If I completed a research request, but don't accept it until the next day, will it count for the next day? Or do I just lose it? I have two that I'm sitting on waiting for me to claim award, just was thinking if I didn't claim it until tomorrow it might just count.

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Amenem

1 hour ago

Finished rayman godknows how many times. Got it on pc and was getting in on the switch.. will def platinum it on ps4.. i freaking love this game. Also never played beyond.. so yeah this month is full of win 4 me

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Ashcroft

2 hours ago

Ah, Beyond, the 'The Room' of video games.

Posted in PlayStation Plus' games for May include Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls

Krychek

3 hours ago

Just when you think it's gone totally bonkers, there's this from today:

"Ohio's Ashland University will be offering scholarships to skilled Fortnite players to play on their varsity Esports team."

Posted in Fans now think that Fortnite's mysterious meteor is the work of aliens

MTY_NL

3 hours ago

@Krychek Although it is true this game was not designed with the switch in mind, the switch version still retains the same core experience as the other versions and this is according to the developers. Saying it was castrated to get it to the switch should also apply to the xbox1/ps4 versions of the game since they were castrated from the PC versions. Nothing beats the PC but that does not mean the other versions lose their core experience because the graphics downgrade. I know about the 60 fps advantage but again the developers said they were proud of what they did with Doom. Go watch or read the interviews with Pete Hines or Hugo Martin.

Underestimating the switch versions will actually dishonor their efforts to put those games with the same core experience on a mobile device. It took them a lot of effort and resources to get the games there. Martin Stratton actually said in an interview they would not have released Doom on the switch if they were not proud of the port.

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RobTheBuilder

3 hours ago

@Grundge good. Eventually enough markets will be without the games that EA and others will be forced to remove them to keep sales high

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

RobTheBuilder

3 hours ago

@sotiredofitfinally Why would any gamer defend a system solely designed to take their money whilst reducing the fun of the game?

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Brainflowers

3 hours ago

@Darkmessiah24

Oh well that is interesting.. My interest in this just jumped upwards.

Posted in 11-11: Memories Retold is a story-driven narrative adventure set during World War 1

MARATXXX

4 hours ago

@th0rax i believe the problem is not that there's gambling in videogames, it's that gambling is already heavily regulated ó†a state enterprise ó†and videogames have been sneaking it in and targeting kids. which is entirely different from the lottery, which can only be played by adults.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

tomrawlinson

4 hours ago

@clashcityrocker Nah mate, itís bland, nonsensical boring crap. Could be made by Microsoft, Nintendo, Valve or God him/her/itself but it wouldnít change the fact the game was lucky to get a six.

Posted in PlayStation Plus' games for May include Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls

sarcasticjones

4 hours ago

That music is so good

Posted in Sonic Mania Plus now has a release date

nathanmcmahon

4 hours ago

Will be interesting to see where the industry moves to next, either accepting that loot boxes are gambling and advertising them as such, or come up with a new system to monetise the ongoing commitment of gamers... Subscription service for FUT with more in-game rewards for winning/challenges/etc?

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

sotiredofitfinally

4 hours ago

I now consider Belgium as a country, a giant shithole!! Fuck Belgium and the mindless fucking drone citizens that live there!!

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

p_star

4 hours ago

"Road to recovery"? For a game built around cynical anti-consumer tactics? For shame. I think we need an article about how video game journalism is dead.

Posted in Destiny 2's road to recovery includes a rock hard horde mode

nathanmcmahon

4 hours ago

@INSOMANiAC While true for offline games, I think a server side check should be possible to detect any custom OS and stop them from games online which would at least limit the impact of piracy. And when I say online games, I mean any game that has an online component. Surely in the T&Cs, it states that the device isn't to be used for unintended purposes etc which would given Nintendo a legal avenue to block anyone who has modified their Switch from their networks?

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sethsez

4 hours ago

@Alex_Star Why should it be free? Some of the update IS getting patched in for free as it is, the new characters are entirely optional and not exactly standards for the series (it's not like they held back Tails for this), it was a budget priced game to begin with, and this is coming almost a year after the game first released.

Posted in Sonic Mania Plus now has a release date

Ash735

4 hours ago

@Alex_Star Owners of the game will already get a free patch which includes bug fixes, the new multiplayer modes and the story transitions, the DLC is for the extra 2 characters, the Encore Stages and an extra Zone (Angel Island Zone), for £3.99 it's a hell of a lot compared to what you get in most other games.

Posted in Sonic Mania Plus now has a release date

Grundge

5 hours ago

Lmao at their assumption of fining these gaming companies and forcing them to remove loot boxes.

All this really means is that Fifa, Overwatch, and Counterstrike will no longer be available for play in Belgium.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

mostro

5 hours ago

Seems to me that MS are entirely within their rights to take action. Itís their game, end of story. You can also bet your bottom dollar that MCC and Halo 6 will be coming to PC in due course. Everything that MS are doing is driving towards merging the XB/PC. Thereís no reason to continue to have Halo as an outlier in their 1st party ecosystem.

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Delthenar

5 hours ago

@imagonnawin - right but a revamped weapon system that well, pretty much everyone hates.

Posted in Destiny 2's road to recovery includes a rock hard horde mode

Delthenar

5 hours ago

@Return-of-Jafar - but then they wouldn't be able to charge 60 bucks for the same game with a number 2 on it.

Posted in Destiny 2's road to recovery includes a rock hard horde mode

Cyber6

5 hours ago

@ShiftyGeezer Probably an item of relatively lesser value either by stats or in-game value. You know like a 1* item vs a 5* item.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Brainflowers

5 hours ago

@Fourfoldroot

Totally agree, I did enjoy HR (that's not human resources, I never enjoy human resources) but the plot frequently left me rolling my eyes, and it was so QTE-heavy I felt disengaged from the action. Beyond had its flaws but it was a level above in my opinion. I get that opinions vary, but the level of hate that Beyond gets still surprises me.

Posted in PlayStation Plus' games for May include Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls

Delthenar

5 hours ago

@th0rax - It's not the dev's but the publishers of the game in their region. I would love to see them charge all of EA & Activision publishing staff with corruption of minors and then attempt an extradition though. lol

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Darkmessiah24

5 hours ago

@Brainflowers Interestingly enough, this game is directed by the same creator who did Valiant Hearts which he left Ubisoft to form Digixart to create this game.

Posted in 11-11: Memories Retold is a story-driven narrative adventure set during World War 1

_TheDarkSide_

5 hours ago

@Mar27w Aye, I played Heavy Rain and Beyond on the PS3. Be nice to see them in their PS4 remasters.

Be sure to play 'The Taxidermist' at the end of Heavy Rain. Nicely atmospheric and creepy.

Posted in PlayStation Plus' games for May include Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls

Daemoroth

5 hours ago

@CaptainTerd At the same time, do thank those who DO spend more than 20 bucks for a game for allowing the industry to exist...

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Cyber6

5 hours ago

@kabalzerO Overwatch is certainly not as bad as the others, but I think the zero tolerance makes it much more difficult for publishers to get around it, though many still will. I do think exception should be made for though F2P games as some of their economies are entirely driven by the system and some of them are actually good.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

robertgreally

5 hours ago

I bet 343 where more concerned about having a more talented rival doing stuff with halo universe, then copyright infringement.

Posted in Microsoft moves to terminate fan-made Halo Online mod

kabalzerO

6 hours ago

I can't get over the fact how adorable the artstyle of these animated trailers and the new animation shorts is :3

Posted in Sonic Mania Plus now has a release date

kabalzerO

6 hours ago

hey, Destiny 2 still exists... huh...


...OH LOOK DRYING PAINT!

Posted in Destiny 2's road to recovery includes a rock hard horde mode

kabalzerO

6 hours ago

@Cyber6 it is weird tho that it is. especially on a list with pay 2 win Fifa or ACTUALLY LITERALLY GAMBLING CounterStrike GO where you can sell shit for real money.

compared to those the boxes in Overwatch are extremely mild...

loot boxes suck, that's for sure, this list is still a bit weird tho

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

newt182

6 hours ago

@th0rax where does it say they are outlawing loot boxes? It is being classified as gambling as you pay money on a game of chance. Also, are the Dutch government supplying lottery tickets to kids?

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

TagemandBagem

6 hours ago

Even the BBC news website is starting to look like Tumblr.

We are doomed.

Posted in Fans now think that Fortnite's mysterious meteor is the work of aliens

Ivattthestanier

6 hours ago

@Massive_Hypocrite I kinda get what u r saying about sot.

But still , with so many review sites , yourube, etc you can generally get a grasp of if I like a game or want to play it.

And playing games for to long generally means I know what Iím after anyway.

Iíd never solely rely on just one web site.

But take ketsui, no reviews needed , Iíll be importing that game because itís Cave and Iíve heard good things .

Also this is why I buy physical copies . You can trade them In Or sell them on.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal

Matthew_Hornet

6 hours ago

@FilthyAnimal An 8GB, Tegra X2-equipped model would basically be Switch 2. The performance differential is huge.

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8itmap_k1d

6 hours ago

Dear Denmark, please port A Hat in Time to Switch. Kind regards.

Posted in Steam is having a sale to celebrate Denmark's game development scene

Matthew_Hornet

6 hours ago

@Khazmo The Switch is basically the perfect platform for portable emulation, and should be able to run everything up to PS2 games - but honestly it would kill me to have to sacrifice its current library for the ability to run emus. If only they could crack the platform juuust enough to be able to install RetroArch as an app, without touching anything else...

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Ivattthestanier

6 hours ago

@Massive_Hypocrite no it hasnít but to actually get all the tanks itís a huge investment of time endlessly grinding or pay .

Iíd rather pay for a game with a better unlock and progresssion system

Free? Yes it is but Iíd rather pay full price and not waste my life away grinding .

Times not free and to get the top tier tanks is time intensive or you pay. I like the game a lot and think itís progression system spoils it.

I donít even see how the sea of thieves thing is relevant? I wouldnít get that.

No I prefer to spend money on games which are actually finished generally or at least have a complete base game like dark souls 3.

Posted in Now Belgium declares loot boxes gambling and therefore illegal