49% Of US Gamers Are Spending Money On Microtransactions

According to SuperData, 49% of gamers in the United States have spent money on in-game content in September on console and PC. This was a decrease from September, where "in-game conversion has dropped to 16% and 10% on PC and console respectively from 30% and 36% in September 2018." That's a very sharp decline. The decline, SuperData explains, is probably due to gamers being highly sensitive to the opinions of others, with 54% being influenced…

Minit Is Like Programming

If anyone ever wanted to know what programming was like, without actually doing it, then I would recommend them to play the indie game Minit. For the uninitiated, Minit is a truly fascinating game in which players only have sixty seconds to explore the world and complete tasks, before their character dies and they have to restart from a home point. This means the player only has a short amount of time to find and…

Fans Expect Too Much From Nintendo

Following a series of rumours about potential new characters coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there was a lot riding on today's Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct. Despite announcing three new characters, one of which was from a third party game franchise, Nintendo fans weren't satisfied. It's frustrating to watch. In the Wii era, I learnt not to expect anything from Nintendo when it comes to their announcements. This approach has served me very well. But it…

Red Dead Redemption 2: Gamers VS Game Journalists

Just a few days after the release of the Red Dead Redemption 2, there appears to be a difference in opinion between gamers and game journalists. Given that Rockstar’s latest game received maximum scores from nearly every game publication, it's not surprising that gamers expectations were high following an intense marketing campaign. But it seems that such expectations haven’t been met by some vocal gamers. The main point of controversy among these players appears to…

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