If it works, make a console game about it. That’s long been the mentality of the gaming industry and given that it’s an approach that undoubtedly works, it’s a mentality that will long continue. We’re obsessed with games these days that transport us into a different realm and allow us to live vicariously as the head driver for Ferrari, a fighter pilot or the captain of Real Madrid. It’s an escape from the real world, but with increasing advances in technology many games now couple that escapism with a feeling of authenticity that in some cases compromises little on the experience of the real thing. So which games achieve this best? Online Casino It’s clear that online gambling is on the rise and is gradually removing the need for land-based casinos. Whether it be poker, blackjack or online slots, why incur the expense of a trip to Vegas when you can get the same casino experience from your sofa at home in the UK? Ok, so the experience of course … [Read more...] about The Greatest Industries To Find A Home Online As Well As Off
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Some of the world’s biggest video game publishers include Nintendo, EA (Electronic Arts), and Sony. Although these companies are raking it in from sales of their games, making hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars, there’s always room for improvement. In particular, these companies could learn something from the competitive world of online casinos. Online casinos are also making a ton of money by offering high-quality games and interactive experiences that fans love. That’s not the only way they’re appealing to players though and that list of games publishers could learn a thing or two. Platform Exclusives Aren’t Ideal The first leaf they could take from the online casino book is that platform exclusive are not ideal. Tons of games have exclusive content including Call of Duty World War 2‘s timed exclusive DLC which was available on PS4 for 30 days before it came to PC and Xbox One ranging to platform exclusives like God of War which is … [Read more...] about What Games Publishers Can Learn from Online Casinos
It’s quite incredible just how far online casinos have come over the last couple of decades. They’ve changed the way we gamble completely, giving us the option to play our favourite casino games from the convenience of our own home, or on the move – and with any device we have at our fingertips. Just think that it used to be like. Gamblers would have to make infrequent trips to city centre casinos or take a pricey break to Las Vegas, Monaco or Macau. With fully-fledged virtual casinos in our pockets, the need to take time out to travel somewhere to enjoy some gambling is becoming less pertinent. And players have loved it. According to Gambling Commission figures, up to a third of all adults in the UK now use the internet to gamble on the National Lottery, online casino games, bingo and sports. Of the £13.9 billion that we spend on all forms of gambling in the UK each year, nearly £4.9 billion comes from online-only services. This huge amount of … [Read more...] about Incredible How Far Online Casinos Have Come. Take A Look!
Lawmakers in Hawaii are trying to introduce legislation that would limit the use of electronic gambling techniques in video games. As reported by the Hawaii Tribune, four bills proposed last month take aim at "exploitative" forms of video game monetization, and take particular issue with loot boxes. All four refer to the commonly used mechanic, which usually see players drop real-world or in-game currency on a crate containing randomized rewards. Two of the bills, House Bill 2686 and Senate Bill 3024, would prohibit the sale of any game featuring a loot crate system based on real-world cash to anyone under the age of 21. The other two, House Bill 2727 and Senate Bill 3025, would force game publishers to clearly label games featuring loot boxes, and also reveal the probability rates of each reward drop. The bills are being championed by Representative Chris Lee of Oahu, who last year condemned the "predatory behavior" of publishers that employ the loot … [Read more...] about Hawaiian lawmakers want to prohibit loot boxes with new bills
Towards the end of last year, Hawaii state legislator Chris Lee called out videogame loot boxes. He described EA's Battlefront 2 as "a Star Wars-themed online casino", and announced plans to seek an "accountability piece" of legislation in a bid to govern how publishers implement the controversial system. Four new bills have now been introduced to this end. As reported by the Hawaii Tribune Herald (via Rolling Stone), House Bill 2727 and Senate Bill 3025 aim to force publishers to prominently label games that contain purchasable items—as well as their probability drop rates. House Bill 2686 and Senate Bill 3024, on the other hand, would prohibit the sale of games containing electronic gambling systems that use real money to anyone under the age of 21. "I grew up playing games my whole life," says Lee, as reported by the Tribune Herald. "I’ve watched firsthand the evolution of the industry from one that seeks to create new things to one that’s begun to … [Read more...] about Hawaii proposes new legislation to regulate use of loot boxes