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Microtransactions are an 'unfortunate reality of modern gaming', says 2K – PC Gamer

Earlier this week, NBA 2K19 developer 2K asked players to “contact local government” about the Belgian loot box ban. Now, a senior producer at the company has told Trusted Reviews (via PCGamesN) that its games’ Virtual Currency “is an unfortunate reality of modern gaming.” Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding loot …

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Xbox's Adaptive Controller aims to bring gaming to community of disabled players – CBC.ca

Mark Barlet vividly remembers an evening in 2004 when his friend Stephanie Walker was unable to join in on their regular online games of EverQuest II. “She was crying because that night, her mousing hand decided it wasn’t going to work,” he told CBC Radio’s Day 6. “Multiple sclerosis kind of said, …

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Gaming: Warning for parents over 'in-game purchases' – CBBC Newsround

CBBC Newsround Gaming: Warning for parents over ‘in-game purchases’CBBC NewsroundLots of you love gaming, buying upgrades and special features to make things a bit more interesting. Have you ever felt that sinking feeling in your stomach when you realise just how much money you’ve spent on in-game purchases? An organisation …

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Macau gaming revenue +17% in August – Seeking Alpha

Bloomberg Macau gaming revenue +17% in AugustSeeking AlphaMacau gross gaming revenue jumped 17.1% in August to 26.6B patacas, according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau. The tally topped the consensus estimate of +15.0%. The year-over-year comparison was influenced by last year including …Macau Gaming Revenue Grew 17% in August, Beating …

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China just dealt a huge blow to the gaming space – CNBC

CNBC China just dealt a huge blow to the gaming spaceCNBCChina just dealt a huge blow to the gaming space. 10 Hours Ago. China cracks down on gaming. Is game over for video game stocks? With CNBC’s Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders, Mike Khouw, Dan Nathan and Guy …

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Gaming store shuts down – MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)

WEST MONROE, La. – Geeked Out Gaming is closed after being open for about year. Shoppers say everything is gone. The two owners are Brandon Easterling and Brandon Wilkinson. Easterling says he was fooled by Wilkinson when he told him to show up at the store at 9 a.m., all-the-while, Wilkinson was …

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Packer's Crown targeting Millennials with gamer pokies – The Sydney Morning Herald

Loading Elsewhere in the world, skill-based slot machines incorporate elements of skill, such as hand-eye coordination or speed, into games, or could simply be casino versions of puzzle-like games, sports-like games or shooter games. They can be single or multi-player, and, so far, they have been rolled out at casinos …

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Fortnite, Mario Kart and Rocket League records broken at Insomnia63 gaming festival – Guinness World Records

A total of 14 records on games such as Fortnite and Mario Kart have been broken at Insomnia63 gaming festival. Insomnia63, held at the NEC in Birmingham, is the largest gaming event in the UK, and brings together people of all ages and genres for an epic weekend of gaming. …

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At weekly gathering, Baltimore-area gaming community reflects on Jacksonville tragedy – Baltimore Sun

After a long day of staring at spreadsheets in his office, Joseph Davis, 28, loves nothing more than to unwind with a few video games. They’re “a stress reliever, an escape from reality,” Davis said, after completing a game of “Dance Dance Revolution.” This made him especially disturbed to hear …

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