Gaming

Most Gamers Hate Buying Loot Boxes, So Why Are Games Using Them?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increasing number of games locking desirable content behind the digital operant conditioning chambers known as “loot boxes.” The basics of how loot boxes work are common to all games that use them. Players are presented with the opportunity to spend real money, in exchange for an in-game box containing one or more items. From here, the particulars vary. In some games, the boxes are random rewards you ...

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How Netflix's Puberty Show, Big Mouth, Ever Got Made

Being in the writer’s room for Big Mouth sounds like an insanely personal experience. “We had all of our writers on day one bring a picture of themselves as an awkward-ass adolescent,” Mark Levin, one of the show’s creators and executive producers, told GameSpot. “And if you looked too good, it’s like, nah. You’re not playing this game right,” Andrew Goldberg, another EP/creator, added, laughing. Big Mouth stars comedians Nick Kroll as his prepubescent self, and John Mulaney as a stand-in for a more-pubescent Goldberg. The two wrestle with their ...

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The Evil Within 2 PS4, Xbox One, and PC Giveaway

Update: Today’s the last day to enter! We teamed up with Bethesda to give away these awesome The Evil Within 2 prize packs for free: The Evil Within 2 on PS4, Xbox One, or PC The Evil Within 2 Prima Strategy Guide, Shirt, Comic, and Journal Grand Prize: Custom The Evil Within 2 skinned consoles, (1) Xbox One and (1) PS4 Please read this carefully: We have a total of fifteen (15) prize packs to give away, and two (2) winners will receive a custom The Evil Within 2 skinned ...

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The Evil Within 2 Tips: Six Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting

Bethesda’s horror sequel The Evil Within 2 from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, is tomorrow on the appropriately scary date of Friday the 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Part of what makes the game scary is that you have to strategically manage resources. You cannot always go in guns-blazing. To help you on your way, GameSpot’s Jean-Luc put together a video that calls out six things you should know before starting. In the video, he covers things like hunting for resources, exploring the world around you and ...

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Alleged Fortnite Cheaters Being Sued By Epic

Epic Games is reportedly suing two Fortnite players, alleging they have violated the game’s terms of service and EULA by cheating. TorrentFreak has obtained legal complaints filed in North Carolina federal court against two individuals. The documents claim that they are running afoul by “modifying and changing the game’s code, committing copyright infringement in the process.” Epic warned players about potential action it might take. In a blog post last week, the studio said, “Let’s be straight for a second, nobody likes playing with cheaters. Not you, not me. Nobody.” ...

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Pokemon Go Was Reportedly Targeted By Russian Disinformation Efforts

Russia’s efforts to influence the United States were, and are, expansive, according to the American Intelligence Community and government officials. As we learn more, we are discovering that the scale of the interference efforts is much larger than previously thought–and even Pokemon Go was targeted. According to a new report from CNN, Russian-linked accounts leveraged the popularity of the mobile game in an effort to play up a divisive topic. Across Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter accounts, actors linked to the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency posted under the name ...

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Destiny 2 Exact PC Unlock Times And Final Specs Announced

After launching for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in September, Bungie’s Destiny 2 comes out for PC on October 24. Now, the developer has announced the game’s exact unlock time. Servers will become available at 10 AM PT on October 24, which works out to 1 PM ET / 2 PM BRT / 6 PM BST / and 4 AM the next day in Australia. Check out the map below to find out precisely when Destiny 2 unlocks where you live. Bungie also today announced the final minimum and recommended ...

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How Mr. Robot Can Save Itself In Season 3

Mr. Robot returned to television this week, bringing audiences back into the anxiety-ridden reality of hacker extraordinaire Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek). After the series suffered a Season 2 slump–buckling a bit under the weight of the increasingly layered, nuanced world Sam Esmail created–it’s hard not to wonder if the show can now reclaim a bit of the brilliance that made Season 1 so compelling. When the series premiered in 2015, the story introduced audiences to social outcast Alderson as he worked to make sense of his budding relationship with the ...

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