2017's Must-Buy Gadgets + Microtransactsions ABANDONED for Ethics + Interstellar Visitor

News Roundups: 2017's Must-Buy Gadgets + Microtransactsions ABANDONED for Ethics + Interstellar Visitor

The TIMES list of top gadgets for the year includes a lot of video game stuff. A free to play game is abandoning the microtransaction model for ethical reasons. NASA confirms we've seen our first visitor from another solar system.

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  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Are we talking 2002 Bioware Neverwinter Nights or 1991 MMO Neverwinter Nights?

  • ZenLikeCalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    What is a "microtransactsion"?

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      Assuming this isn't sarcasm, it's things like lootboxes or buying in-game currency with real money, powerups in mobile games such as the eagle in Angry Birds, that sort of stuff. Basically any kind of DLC that isn't a map pack or expansion.

    • ZenLikeCalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      @DavidtheWavid That's a "MicrotransacTION", I already know what that is.  I was asking about a "MicrotransacTSION", as it is written in the title.

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      My bad. Sorry for assuming the worst

  • JonnyVicious FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Thank you for spreading the word about the stance that Playsaurus is taking on Clicker Heroes 2.  As someone who's been playing the first game for almost 3 years now I can tell you they are very close and open with their community and they mean every word they said in that statement.  I highly encourage everyone to go to the website and read the whole thing.  Their games are great, the devs themselves are great and for those reasons alone I will always play their games.  Free or not I will support them any way I can.