Respawn admits it “broke its promise” regarding monetization in Apex Legends

Apex Legends’ developer Respawn has admitted it “missed the mark” and “broke [its] promise” in the way it has monetised Apex Legends’ Iron Crown collectables.  As Austin detailed earlier this week, Apex Legends solos mode was finally released, albeit temporarily, as part of the new Iron Crown Collection Event. However, the bulk of the event leans heavily on the collection…

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World of Warcraft Classic needs you to switch servers due to “massively overpopulated” Herod realm

Having too many players isn’t exactly the worst problem a game can have, but that’s exactly the situation facing Blizzard leading up to this month’s long-awaited release of World of Warcraft Classic. In a blog post, Blizzard Community Manager Randy Jordan says that name reservations indicate the Herod realm will face an unprecedented overpopulation problem if players don’t switch to…

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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’s new trailer emphasizes crafting your own evolution story

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is one of the more intriguing games coming out this year, and it just got a new trailer. Well, sort of. It’s actually more of a developer pitch with snippets of gameplay in between the talking. Still, the video sheds some much-needed light on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’s narrative structure, which looks to be rather fluid…

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Need for Speed: Heat won’t have loot boxes – not now, not ever

EA is continuing their trend away from loot boxes and has committed to leaving them out of Need for Speed: Heat, permanently. Considering the widespread uproar caused by the prevalence of loot boxes in EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2, it’s a big relief the mega-publisher is taking this step to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself. If there’s one name synonymous…

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System Shock 2 Enhanced Edition focusing on co-op multiplayer, “experimenting” with other platforms

Apropos of nothing, retro resurrector Nightdive Studios announced a re-release of System Shock 2 earlier this week. The studio didn’t offer any other details at the time, but in an email to GamesRadar, Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick shared a bit more about the Enhanced Edition, including the odds of it coming to consoles.  “We’re going to experiment with other platforms…

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Fortnite mechs are here to stay, says Epic Games

Epic has released a statement explaining why the Fortnite mechs (known in-game as B.R.U.T.E. mechs) introduced at the start of Season X aren’t going anywhere. Since their introduction, many players have argued that the mechs are messing up their tried-and-true Fortnite tactics and disrupting competitive play. And even though Epic recently nerfed them by decreasing their spawn rates and adding…

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