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Blizzard Monetizes The Trader’s Tender In WOW

Blizzard just made it possible for players to purchase the Trader’s Tender for real money! The decision has left the community spewing with rage.

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Dudeson320d ago (Edited 320d ago )

Never had a problem with monetization for anything that's purely cosmetic. If you want to look extra cool so badly, you must like the game to a point where it's worth the money to you. If not, you can still grind to get it in wow's case, maybe a slow progress but having that option is always a plus.

Now the moment someting that gives an edge in the gameplay is purchaseable, I'll understand the rage.

Edit: Also, a bit more on the middle side of things: when rare transmogs that needed a big achievement were to be purchaseable, I would also understand the rage of people who worked hard and want to show that off.

bababooiy320d ago

Its funny how we have have come so far that people are comfortable saying playing the game to get something is a "nice plus" like you should be grateful they even allow it. Truly sad honestly...

Dudeson320d ago

It's just that I don't really care about (paid) cosmetics, especially in games like wow. And the only plus I meant with that is that you can atleast get it both ways, not just that it's entirely gated behind a paywall. But seriously why would you care so much about cosmetic options that don't mean anyting more than showing of some style or spending ability. Just like branded clothes, really don't care about brands, just give me quality.

Kaii320d ago

Boiled frogs should be shot.

Kaozz1979320d ago

D4 next with Stash tabs, Gem tabs etc. a 'la PoE.

niiopi320d ago

The game is on the decline and so they will start monetizing everything. So many other MMOs have done this when their popularity started to wane.

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Lords of the Fallen 2 PC release will be handled by Epic Games, which is bad news for Steam gamers

A sequel to the excellent action RPG Lords of the Fallen is coming in 2026 to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The game will be published by Epic Games on PC, which means it probably won't be coming to Steam.

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Evercade Piko Interactive Collection 4 review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "As Forest Gump once mumbled, “Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is also true for Piko Interactive collections, with Piko merely being a license holder – whenever they’re involved, you never know which games are going to appear. It’s a very different case from something like Worms Collection, or the Bitmap Brothers Collection – a five game cart with three of those being iterations of Speedball. Yeah, we’re still bitter."

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darthv7218h ago

I really like what evercade is doing with these compilation carts. I cant quite get behind their new alpha tabletop units though... maybe they will grow on me.

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Annapurna Interactive's Flock and Bounty Star Should Be On Your Radar | Console Creatures

Bobby writes, "Annapurna Interactive's catalogue of games includes Flock and Bounty Star."

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GaboonViper1d 16h ago

Annapurna are one of my favourite publishers, they always allow unique and fun ideas so desperately needed in todays generic AAA crap.