The Witcher 3 devs say, “Don’t buy our DLC.”

The Witcher 3It has become incredibly commonplace for new games to place a heavy amount of emphasis on buying their DLC and season passes. I’ve actually called for all gamers to stop pre-ordering season passes due to the lack luster and consistent bad game launches. To my surprise and excitement, the developers of The Witcher 3 don’t want you to buy their extra content, “if you have any doubts“. This dramatic change of communication from a game company isn’t just refreshing, it borders on groundbreaking. I have yet to see this type of confidence and transparency from any pre-launch game communication to date. Why is this important? Continue reading

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Stop Pre-Ordering Season Passes

Watch Dogs Season PassVideo games continue to increase and add to their worlds and titles with extra downloadable content after a game launches. It can be an easy way to provide extended experiences, add more to the story, and make some relatively easy profit. However, something strange and somewhat sinister has become more common with every big release. For a while games have been offering a season pass, which is a great way for someone to snag all the extra content at a slight discount. More recently though, games have been offering the discount along with other alluring incentives and day one content when you pre-order the season pass. Continue reading

Today is the last day of the XBOX Ultimate Game Sale

gamesaleToday is the last day to take advantage of the huge sale XBOX is having. Many of its big name titles are marked down significantly, with titles like Alien:Isolation selling at 60% off for Gold Members and Sniper Elite III for 80% off for Gold Members. Continue reading

Inside Video Games: Where is my content?

Destiny DLCOne of the most exciting advances in video games is the massive size that many of them achieve. Games like Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto have created open world experiences that are almost too daunting for some gamers. The danger and downfall of some of the larger games that have recently launched is that the large world ends up diluting and flattening the content within the game. So while you actually have a massive amount of content quantitatively, the quality of the content therein is incredibly lacking. I’m going to look at two massively hyped games that have been criticized for failing to deliver the promised game and experience they advertised. First up…
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