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Need for Speed Payback gets progression-system update following community feedback

Many of you may have heard of Star Wars Battlefront II's loot crate system and slow progression problems. Before pulling the microtransactions, EA required gamers to spend additional funds on loot crates to get Star Cards and other materials...Show More Summary

EA Changes Loot Crates in Need for Speed Amid Battlefront II Controversy

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Following the Star Wars Battlefront II debacle, EA scrambles to rework Need for Speed loot crates

The revolution may have begun on loot boxes, or at least as far as EA is concerned. While there isn't truly a victory in the case of Star Wars Battlefront II as the boxes are only "temporarily" on pause, the developers of Need For Speed...Show More Summary

After Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA changes Need for Speed Payback loot crates, progression

EA has updated Need for Speed Payback's loot crates and progression systems to make them more generous. The post-launch tweak comes as Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA's other big launch of the season, suffers its own progression and loot crate controversies. Show More Summary

Lucasfilm reacts to Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate controversy

Lucasfilm has weighed in with its reaction to the Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate controversy. In a statement issued to The Washington Post, a Lucasfilm spokesperson said the production company supported EA's decision to withdraw (for now) the ability to spend money in-game. Show More Summary

After Star Wars Battlefront 2 debacle, Need for Speed Payback improves loot crates, rewards and progression system

EA developer Ghost Games is in the process of updating and improving the progression system in Need for Speed Payback. It follows a similar move by EA’s DICE to overhaul progression in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in its first week of release, after much criticism of the grinding required to unlock popular Star Wars characters. […]

CD Projekt RED takes a jab at loot crates, says they’ll “leave greed to others”

With Star Wars Battlefront II’s highly publicized loot crate debacle and the CEO of CD Projekt stating that the company’s upcoming sci-fi RPG would contain online elements, some players wanted a little reassurance that Cyberpunk 2077 wouldn’t turn into a ‘Games as a Service’ title that would nickel-and-dime people every step of the way. Show More Summary

CD Projekt RED slams loot crates: "We'll leave the greed to others."

Star Wars Battlefront II's aggressive push to turn its $60 premium game into a pay-to-win title most typically associated with free games has produced one of the biggest backlashes in gaming history, but the saga is far from over. EA...Show More Summary

Report: Disney contacted EA about Star Wars Battlefront II's loot crate controversy

Recently there's been a lot of backlash against EA and their aggressive microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Not only are gamers outraged over the loot crates, but it seems that the developers aren't doing much to alleviate...Show More Summary

Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes investigated by Belgian Gaming Commission

UPDATE 4:45PM: In response to Eurogamer's request for comment, EA has issued the following statement: "Creating a fair and fun game experience is of critical importance to EA. The crate mechanics of Star Wars Battlefront 2 are not gambling. Show More Summary

Battlefront 2 AMA Leaves Users Unsatisfied, Angry

Image. Kotaku Whether it was pre-planned marketing for the game's release, or a reaction to heavy criticism of the game's loot crates and progression system, the Reddit AMA for Star Wars. Battlefront 2 was always liable to be a bit of a nightmare. More »      

Star Wars Battlefront 2: This is What $100 Could Get You BEFORE Microtransactions Were Disabled

We spent $100 on Battlefront 2 loot crates before EA disabled them, and after breaking down the numbers, we show you exactly what they're worth... not much.

How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

Blimey, there is hope. Because of a rising tide of discontent surrounding pay-to-win content in loot crates in Star Wars Battlefront 2, the ability to spend real money on them has temporarily been removed. Loot crates can only be bought with credits earned by playing the game. Show More Summary

The DeanBeat: The tragedy of the Star Wars: Battlefront II loot crates

Electronic Arts made a great game in Star Wars: Battlefront II. But it stepped in a pile of controversy by adding an unpopular monetization system known as loot crates. Those crates appear in a lot of games, mostly free-to-play titles where you pay real money for the crates and a chance to get some good […]

'Star Wars: Rise to Power' Is a Mobile Strategy Game Probably With Loot Crates

I hope you're excited to play more Star Wars mobile games because there's another one coming called Star Wars: Rise to Power. This mobile strategy game (which can mean so many things these days) tells the story of the war between the Empire and the dawning New Republic. Players will have a say on which

EA pulls in-game purchases from 'Star Wars: Battlefront II'

The launch of Star Wars: Battlefront II has been marred by controversy over the game's loot system. While players can earn bonuses like new heroes, equipment and vehicles by playing to earn credits that purchase loot crates, they could also buy more crates with "crystals" sold for real-world money. Show More Summary

StarCraft II Goes Free-To-Play And Takes A Shot At Star Wars Battlefront II

There has been a huge hullabaloo over the loot crates, microtransactions and gambling aspects of EA and DICE's upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II. Never shy at letting a good opportunity go to waste, Blizzard decided to poke a little fun at Star Wars: Battlefront II while...

'Battlefront II' under investigation in Belgium over loot crates

EA isn't only getting a lot of flak over Battlefront II's loot crates, it's also under investigation from Belgium's gambling authority. According to VTM Nieuws, the country's gaming commission is in the midst of taking a closer lookShow More Summary

DICE responds to Star Wars Battlefront II's Arcade hourly credit caps

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 can't catch a break it seems. After the prolonged controversy surrounding its microtransactions and loot crates — as well as their poor attempts to fix them by lowering the requirements and credits earned — there's a new problem. The game's Arcade mode limits the amount of credits earned until a timer resets. Show More Summary

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