All Articles by Asher Madan

Lawmakers want loot crates banned in Europe, U.S.

Star Wars Battlefront II recently generated a lot of controversy for its loot crates and microtransactions. The outcry among gamers caused the publisher to pull micropayments but the issue has since been taken by up by governments worldwide.

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EA Access members now get Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition

Mass Effect: Andromeda may not have been the expansive and polished game fans were hoping for but it's still a good experience. EA Access members are in for a treat because they now get access to the Deluxe Edition through their subscription.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War gets Slaughter Tribe expansion and free content

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive released the Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The expansion brings the gruesome and bloodthirsty Slaughter tribe to Mordor with their own unique weapons, fighting style and more.

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LendEDU survey finds gamers support microtransactions contrary to recent outrage

Recently there has been a lot of controversy surrounding microtransactions. Contrary to popular belief, many individuals aren't outraged and support microtransactions. The view is that they add value to a game.

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EA reportedly fired Plants vs. Zombies creator after his refusal to make sequel pay-to-win

EA has a long history with aggressive microtransactions for years. According to a report, the publisher reportedly fired George Fan, the creator of Plants vs. Zombies, after he refused to implement the pay-to-win model into the series.

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Surface Laptop and Xbox One X make Time's Top 10 Gadgets of 2017 list

Every year, Time magazine compiles a list of the top 10 gadgets that left a mark on the electronics industry. Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Xbox One X are part of the list this year.

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This week's Xbox Deals with Gold feature Injustice 2 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Every week, Microsoft discounts numerous games for Xbox Live users. Some deals are available only to Xbox Live Gold members and others are available to anyone who utilizes the service. A wide variety of titles are available for substantially less.

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Need for Speed Payback gets progression-system update following community feedback

You may have heard of Star Wars Battlefront II’s loot crate system and slow progression problems. However, there’s another EA game which suffers from similar issues but hasn’t received much attention.

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Strategy JRPG Valkyria Chronicles 4 launches on Xbox One in 2018

Valkyria Chronicles is a popular Japanese tactical game which has a surprisingly strong following in Western territories. Today the publisher announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be coming to consoles in 2018.

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Star Wars Battlefront II achieves native 4K resolution on Xbox One X

Over the past few weeks Digital Foundry has conducted many analyses on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro games. Digital Foundry's report on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was by far the most awaited one of them all due to its gorgeous visuals.

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Xbox Insiders can now filter store by price, rating and capabilities

The Microsoft Store may have a great selection of games on Xbox One but it's not without its fair share of problems. Finding particular games is almost impossible because there is no way to filter titles by price point, star rating, or capabilities.

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Report: Disney contacted EA about Star Wars Battlefront II's loot crate controversy

Recently there's been a lot of backlash against EA and their aggressive microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. The Wall Street Journal reported that Disney contacted EA to discuss the issue surrounding the microtransactions.

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Wolfenstein 2 developer believes Xbox One X "will set a new standard for games"

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus launched a few weeks ago but it hasn't been a great experience for Xbox One owners. Luckily, the Xbox One X achieves native 4K 60 FPS and the developers praised the console's power.

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New trailer details Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Xbox One X upgrades

Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider are great games but suffer from muddy visuals on Xbox One. The games are noticeably blurrier than their PlayStation 4 counterparts. Many have been eagerly awaiting details on the Xbox One X changes.

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THQ Nordic acquires developer Experiment 101 and Biomutant game

THQ Nordic today announced that it has acquired 100 percent of the shares from developer Experiment 101, as well as the intellectual property of Biomutant, the upcoming open world, post-apocalyptic, kung-fu game.

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Shoot 'em up Sky Force Reloaded launches on Xbox One soon

Sky Force Anniversary is one of our favorite shoot 'em ups on Xbox One. Luckily, it's getting a sequel in December 2017. The game is a modern, air-based shooter with a distinctly old-school feel. It's all about upgrading your weapons again and again.

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Sea of Thieves gets a colorful new trailer highlighting combat

Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game which is scheduled to launch in 2018. Rare is a first-party studio owned by Microsoft and today they revealed a new trailer for the game.The latest trailer focuses on the visuals and combat.

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PlayStation 4 console exclusive SOMA lands on Xbox One soon

SOMA is an underwater game focused on survival. The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. SOMA is schedule to launch on Xbox One at the end of the month.

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Path of Exile: War of the Atlas expansion lands on Xbox One soon

Path of Exile is a Diablo 3-like free-to-play game which relies on purely cosmetic microtransactions to sustain development. After releasing on Xbox One, gamers are in for a treat because the War of the Atlas expansion is right around the corner.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War was the best selling game for October in the U.S.

Every month The NPD Group complies the best selling games in the United States and discusses the gaming industry's health. The United States is always a good indicator as to how well a particular title is doing because it's the biggest games market.

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