Yes, microtransactions can be done correctly. As gamers, we may generally not like them very much, but if handled correctly like they are in games like Forza Motorsport 7, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the new Star Wars Battlefront 2, they can actually be a boon for players, even those who never buy them.
As gamers, we love to complain about developers and publishers when they screw up, or when they turn seemingly tone deaf to our requests and demands. But sometimes, they get it wonderfully correct. Here are three recent examples of smart efforts to do great games right.
Todd’s life exists in little, labeled cardboard boxes at the moment, but that will all change pretty soon. In the meantime, he’s got time to go back over some games like Ark: Survival Evolved that had been giving him problems. And then there is that whole new XCOM DLC to tackle…
It’s getting close to the time when gamers need to decide if they want to pick up Destiny 2 at launch, engage in some type of pre-order deal making, or simply wait and see if the game is everything that is promised. Todd knows what he is doing. Do you?
News that Crackdown 3 for the Xbox One, and the new Xbox X, would be delayed was met with disappointment from Todd. But, it’s not the end of the world, and with any luck, the Xbox X will still have some good launch titles.
Todd loves watching his fellow gamers’ shows on YouTube and Twitch, as well as working for GiN’s own social media channels. Today, he salutes those that deserve special mention. Raise a glass for the greatest gamers!
Todd’s love and hate relationship with Nintendo continues. With big hopes following E3, Nintendo has continued to disappoint many gamers with a lack of Switch stock, funky voice chat support, and a few other annoying but important issues. Come on, big N, show us some love.
It’s that time of year. Sitting at almost the exact halfway point for 2017, Todd takes a look at some of the biggest successes, and the most bitter disappointments, in gaming so far. All of this is according to Todd, of course, but you might just agree with some of his surprising picks.
With the E3 Expo hangover finally abated, Todd gets a chance to take a breath and give his thoughts, and his grades, about what everybody at the conference was, and was not, showing this year.
Todd always gets a little crazy right before E3 Expo, but then again, most gamers probably do. Here is what Todd is hoping to learn and see at the conference this year. What is everyone else expecting?