How To Not F2P Like A Total Wanker (The Jimquisition)

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Sometimes, independent developers ask my advice on certain practices. I can only say what I like, but I’ll say that for free.

Here are the clearest cut ways to avoid being a wanker in the freemium market, as one dev was curious to know. I think this happens to be quite a fine episode.

Speaking of wankers though, we also gotta talk about Randy.

The Jimquisition: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: The Call Of Looty

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the latest Early Access darling, but like Ark and Darkest Dungeon, it’s learning that such a status comes with caveats.

Hot off the heels of its “Stream Sniping” ban wave, Battlegrounds‘ recent microtransaction indulgence raised eyebrows and pitchforks both.

Also, loot boxes really are the worst.

Bonus Content: Oh, Ubisoft!

The Jimquisition: The Joykilling Culture Of ‘AAA’ Games

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We Happy Few has slowly transformed since it first arrived on Early Access, but its latest metamorphosis was sudden and jarring – it’s a “AAA” game now.

Gearbox acquiring the title, and the effect it’s had on the game, demonstrate that “AAA” is not so much about the funds or the studio, but about the culture.

Now take your Joy, and appreciate that I’m Undertale canon.

Bonus Content: Fuck Konami News