Tag Archives: microtransactions

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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