Tag Archives: loot boxes

Analyst says gamers are ‘undercharged’ and EA should increase Battlefront 2 prices

In an almost admirable act of overt trolling, one US analyst has argued that EA’s decision to temporarily halt microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a mistake. “The handling of the launch by EA has been poor,” KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Evan Wingren, as reported by CNBC. “Despite this, …

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EA adjusts progression in Need for Speed Payback following microtransaction criticism

Such is the scale of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 outcry that another quieter controversy surrounding microtransactions in EA’s Need for Speed Payback has slipped under a lot of people’s radars. The game entered the UK charts at No.4 last week but this week dropped all the way to 11th. …

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EA insists loot boxes are not gambling despite Dutch and Belgian investigations

In the hours leading up to its decision to suspend Star Wars Battlefront 2’s loot crate spending, EA has argued that the system is not a form of gambling. This is despite the news that two European countries are investigating just that question. Gamasutra reports that Belgian Gaming Commission general …

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EA pulls microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II… for now

Publisher EA has bowed to the ever-growing pressure being heaped on Star Wars Battlefront II by disabling the game’s microtransactions completely. The move can be seen as a victory for the vocal critics who have being piling on the publisher non-stop for the last couple of weeks. EA, however, has …

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EA doesn’t rule out big Star Wars Battlefront 2 changes in heated Reddit AMA

EA’s somewhat bold Reddit AMA panned out much as you might expect, with the publisher not saying a huge amount in the face of extreme hostility among participants. The move came after a recent EA statement in defence of the spiralling Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box controversy became the …

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EA makes changes after Star Wars Battlefront II outcry

Publisher EA is trying to remedy the huge fan unrest that has force choked Star Wars Battlefront II. The company has announced a 75 per cent price cut to the cost of unlocking heroes. It has also vowed to keep making changes until people are happy – although the presence …

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EA response to Star Wars Battlefront II controversy becomes the most downvoted in Reddit history

The Star Wars Battlefront II loot box controversy is just not going away for EA. Despite having already once revised the game’s loot box system, the vocal internet masses remain outraged. So much so, in fact, that a response from EA on Reddit defending its design has become the most …

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EA boss Wilson talks Visceral and loot boxes as Star Wars Battlefront II undergoes changes

The CEO of EA has again denied claims that the decision to scrap Visceral’s Star Wars game and close the studio was linked to a strategic move away from single-player gaming. “You may have heard the conversation around single player versus multiplayer or single player versus live service and [Visceral’s …

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Labour MP raises the issue of loot boxes in UK Parliament.

Video game loot boxes have recently been a contentious issue in video games, with everyone offering an opinion. It’s almost like loot boxes have only just appeared, and haven’t been in games for years, a slippery slope gaming accepted when it first purchased armour for their horse in Oblivion for …

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