Runescape to begin using microtransactions

Runescape, the free-to-play in-browser MMO by Jagex, has started down a road that could possibly hinder the game. Runescape’s oh-so-popular squeal of fortune has had everyone excited each day for new spins. The wheel gives you a free spin each day, with a chance to win some very valuable items if you’re lucky. Jagex has now announced that you can buy ?spin packages? with your cold hard cash.

Loot Boxes and Greed: An EA Story

If there’s been one prevailing theme for the current news cycle in the gaming world it would be one of change and fury. Lotsa fury. In truth that isn’t too strange. Gamers are a passionate bunch (read: angry)  and when they’ve got something to be mad about, you had better believe you’ll hear about it. … Read more

Ubisoft Announce Closure Of The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot

Some sad news for fans of Ubisoft’s online RPG The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot as the developers recently announced that they will be closing the game and forum servers in October. The game stirred up quite the interest with its unique combination of RPG style progression and dungeon creation mechanics but failed to keep … Read more

Prophecy Challenge Leagues Launched For Path Of Exile

Path Of Exile

Grinding Gear Games today announced the official release of update 2.3.0 for the critically acclaimed, award-winning online dungeon crawler, Path of Exile, as the community welcomes a flurry of new content and bug fixes alongside the debut of The Prophecy Challenge Leagues. The update will be applied across all servers at 1PM PST today, June … Read more

Paragon, Valiance Online, HoTS , Idle Adventures and more! | The XP 2.19.2016

What’s up Attackers! Friday again, welcome to the XP, February 19th edition. Kirk here with Attack gaming and we’ve got an eclectic mix of games and genres to talk about on today’s show. First off I want to mention that I’ve set up a Patreon account at, and i’m going to make a little … Read more

WildStar Latest Victim Of Pay-To-Play Shortcomings

WildStar News

The eagle-eyed community over at today discovered an update in the Steam’s database entry for WildStar, suggesting a possible move away from the current subscription model to a more user-friendly free-to-play stance. The database entry lists WildStar as a “Free on Demand” type for billing, which is also the same tag applied to other … Read more

Five Things EA Needs to To do Improve its Image

It’s no great secret that Electronic Arts holds the dubious honor of being the most hated organization in the games industry – perhaps even in North America. Most of you probably have your own gripes about how EA tends to do business. You’ve seen what they’re doing to so many of the great developers they acquire, you’ve witnessed how their short-term, profit-driven outlook is steadily corroding all their best franchises. Yet you can’t help but watch – like you’re seeing a train-wreck in slow motion.