By some, last year was called the year of the loot boxes. As 2017 progressed the controversy surrounding the inclusion of loot boxes in video games gained momentum and some went as far as to call it gambling and to say that the inclusion of these loot boxes in major video games could promote gambling to children. A report has come out that seems to suggest that Microsoft is looking into overhauling the achievement system on the Xbox One. The report says that Microsoft are testing a system that they are calling "careers". This system will allow players to level ... Read More »
Not content with simply taking gamers back to the age of The Great War after literally years of modern and futuristic shooters, it seems Battlefield 1 is bringing another major change – this time to Battlepacks. https://twitter.com/Battlefield/status/786991227820466176 Battlepacks, for the uninitiated, are essentially Battlefield’s answer to loot boxes that are rewarded to players. But loot boxes have become common place in games – everything from Overwatch to Gears of War 4 is doing it, and they have a big advantage over previous iterations of Battlepacks: They include plentiful customisation options, from character skins to player icons. Expect to see a ... Read More »
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