BUYING some PC games is about to get more expensive for gamers in the UK. GOG -- formerly Good Old Games -- is ending its Fair Price Package programme that saw the store give gamers' store credit when the game they wanted to buy had its price artificially inflated because of where they happened to be ordering from. This policy meant that GOG were routinely refunding gamers large sums of money, with the site claiming this could be as high as 37 per cent of the price of any given game. The average refund of 12 per cent of the price reflects the reality for UK gamers, who routinely get charged more than their American counterparts for the same product. Major full-price games generally sell for around $60 (£45 at current exchange rates) new in the United States, but tend to be either £49.99 or more in the UK -- a premium of over 10 per cent. This difference comes despite gamers getting exactly the same product. The refunds have always been offered in what the firm calls GOG … [Read more...] about PC games to get more expensive as GOG kills ‘Fair Price’ programme
Incentive games for sales
So far, The Division 2 is looking pretty good, but we won’t know for sure until it releases next month. If you like to to gamble with your gaming budget, or you’re simply determined to see apocalyptic Washington, D.C. regardless, Ubisoft has a special incentive for you to buy early on PC – free games. If you pre-order any edition of The Division 2 for PC digitally via Uplay or the Epic Games store, you can claim one of three titles for free: Far Cry Primal, Ghost Recon Wildlands, or Watch Dogs 2. You won’t actually get any of those games until the Division 2 release date on March 15, but if you’ve pre-ordered before then you’ll still have until March 19 to claim your game. Those are all older titles, but if you’re looking purely in terms of dollar value, they’re all still up at full retail price from most distributors. If you’re not keen to wait for the next Steam sale, that makes this a solid deal. Of course, if you’re … [Read more...] about Ubisoft will give you a free game for pre-ordering The Division 2 on PC
We Happy Few was not classified in Australia, which made it unsuitable for sale in the country. The reason for it being not classified was apparently the strict policies, on the drug use in the game. This had a lot of Cyberpunk fans in Australia worried, that what would it mean for Cyberpunk 2077? As we all know that not only it is open towards sex and nudity but also drugs and alcohol, so banning We Happy Few probably means no chance for Cyberpunk 2077. Well, the good news is that We Happy Few has been classified with an R 18+. So now it has been deemed suitable to be sold in Australia. After the game was refused a classification, an appeal was made by publisher Gearbox, which has now been deemed as successful. If you are interested, according to the board the drug use mechanic in the game, worked in such a way that it served as: “an incentive or reward for drug use and therefore, the game exceeds the R 18+ classification that states, ‘drug use related to incentives and … [Read more...] about We Happy Few Approved For Australia, Good News For Cyberpunk 2077 Fans
Will your game survive the onslaught of streaming and youtubers and less players we’re going to talk about why it might not coming up. What’s going on guys Tim Ruswick here from Game Dev Underground gdu.io helping you build finish and launch better games. Today we’re talking about streaming. Specifically streamers on Twitch or Let’s Players on YouTube or any one part of the influencer economy that kind of plays games online for other people to watch. (Video Transcription) Now this was brought to my attention actually by a Reddit post it was an AMA on Reddit and I was reading through it by a game developer who was traveling the world making games which I think is awesome. And they were talking about they use the words Survive Streaming and that really really got me to think like of a story when my girlfriend and I we were we were hanging out we were watching Markiplier one day right-wing Resident Evil biohazard came out. He was doing a full playthrough of it. I … [Read more...] about Will Your Game “Survive Streaming”?
We may be seeing the last days of the free games — Games With Gold, PlayStation Plus — as we’ve known them over the past eight years. Not immediately or imminently, but the seeming exhaustion of the PlayStation 3’s pool of worthy free games candidates this year is both understandable and a foreshadowing of what’s to come for Xbox, which got into this free games racket three full years after Sony. There is no question that Xbox One customers were better served this year. Of 74 games on PS Plus in 2017, six came from what I would consider major publishers other than Sony itself (Atlus, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Ubisoft — and Ubisoft’s contribution was a carved out DLC expansion to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag). Xbox got 18 out of 48 (2K Games, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and Ubisoft). Leaving aside their MSRP or the Metacritic score, that is what players are thinking when they hear, “You get free games each month.” I … [Read more...] about Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus free games: Change is inevitably coming