In the job openings section of the Valve website, there is an opening for the position of Psychologist (Research/Experimental). The job description makes it sound like the position will be ultimately beneficial to the company and players, as the position is supposed to improve the game testing process, analyze data to improve on the overall experience of the customer base, research hardware, and offer analysis of the company’s finances in order to improve operations. 252 more words
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Its been on my mind for quite some time now, 2016 needs to be the year in which we the gamers finally fight back the corruption that’s currently plaguing the gaming industry. 724 more words
Overkill Software has released an update for Payday 2, giving players the chance to acquire a key item previously only available through paid microtransactions.
On October 16, Overkill released the The Black Market Update, which included the option to buy a drill that would unlock special safes with unique skins, gameplay altering weapon mods and more. 305 more words
Allow me to get something out of the way right off the bat: I’m conflicted (at best) about microtransactions in games. On one hand, I understand that game developers face rising operating costs to produce the games we play and love and have to supplement their revenue in various ways, but on the other hand, sometimes microtransactions feel like a cash grab with little to offer in return. 800 more words
Rise of the Tomb Raider looks set to push Lara’s rebooted story to the next level with awesome new environments, gripping action and…credit card transactions. 410 more words
Konami continue on their march to become the most despised company in gaming by launching a new microtransaction in Metal Gear Solid V that lets players purchase insurance for their online FOBs using real money. 127 more words