Star Wars Battlefront 2: EA comment explaining new game becomes easily the least popular comment in Reddit history

In an attempt to mitigate a spiraling controversy that saw several death threats made in response to what turned out to be the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit, EA has announced that it’s tweaking its new Star Wars video game to let you play as Darth Vader faster. This one will take a little explaining. Star Wars Battlefront II is only the latest and most extreme example of growing discontent over an increasingly common video game monetization strategy known as “loot boxes” or “loot crates.” While specific implementations vary, the basic idea is that you can spend real money on in-game currency that can be used to buy a bundle of randomized items, or loot. In some games, like Overwatch or Destiny, the items are largely... Continue reading…

EA Reduces Credits Needed To Unlock Star Wars Battlefront II Heroes Following Epic reddit Meltdown

Microtransactions, for better or worse, have become a big business in the world of gaming. Ubisoft recently announced that its revenue from microtransactions now exceeds that of actual game ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from HotHardware

EA's Star Wars Battlefront II backtrack shows the limitations of loot boxes

In an attempt to mitigate a spiraling controversy that saw several death threats made in response to what turned out to be the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit, EA ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from The Verge

Star Wars game in U-turn after player anger

It took 40 hours of game play or an extra payment to unlock Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, among others.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from BBC Technology

EA Drops Prices for Star Wars: Battlefront II Heroes by 75% After Internet Uproar

Over the weekend, EA took to Reddit and attempted to justify the high price of heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. This didn’t go over well with gamers, who made the thread the […] The ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Geek.com

Why a Star Wars game is making Reddit really mad - CNET

An EA rep's response to gamers' frustration about potential added gameplay costs becomes the most downvoted in Reddit history.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from CNET

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