Is it too soon to make fun of the loot box controversy? Well, that doesn’t seem to be stopping Mutant Studios from announcing I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling GOTY Edition, a game where you open loot boxes to get … more loot boxes. It’s a bit weird but a stark reminder of how predatory loot boxes can be towards addiction. You can check out the press release below.
Announcing I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling
We here at Mutant Studios feel like this whole loot box craze hasn’t gone far enough… To remedy this, we present: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling!
The entire game is just opening Loot Boxes! Why? To unlock better loot boxes of course! Loot boxes are a great way to show progression, but why waste all that time playing the actual game? We’ve cut out the middle-man so you have more time to open boxes!
Open boxes, unlock new skins and hats for your Lootbox Loadout, then open some more boxes! Earn better boxes by selling what you don’t want and spending more fake currency! This game is sure to hit that addicting itch that’ll have you saying:
“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling!”
*Note: This game is purely for parody. There are no actual microtransactions within the game, only genuine progression. Side effects of ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gambling’ include mild amusement, breathing slightly more air out of your nose, chuckling under your breath, nodding with that sort of half smile when you don’t want to laugh at a joke but recognize it was a pretty decent joke and need to acknowledge it, minor shame, and reduced money. If you experience any of these things for more than 4 hours, consider calling your doctor immediately, or play any real game…*
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Unfortunately, when a big company like Epic decides to add the widely popular ‘Battle Royale’ genre from the game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to Fortnite, things get a little dicey. Bluehole, the creators of PUBG took offense to having their game copied, and even threatened legal action. But here’s the thing, you can’t copyright a genre, or at least you shouldn’t be able to. Continue reading Dear Bluehole and PUBG, You Can’t Own a Genre→
I never very much liked the idea of the one console future. While having one console that can play any and all types of games has its appeal, I believe it does a disservice to the core of game culture. Let’s be honest …. we love this crap. Relishing in the battles fought year after year over who is better, PC gamers showing they have more power than anybody, the big three bringing their best to the table and trying to outdo one another. Forget about console allegiance for a moment and think about why we go over every detail, argue over exclusive games and debate system specs and features. It’s because that is what the heart of game culture is about, competition.
It’s ok Capcom. If you don’t want to give us a new Mega Man game, that’s cool. In meantime we have Mighty No.9. The spiritual successor’s new trailer shows off the Mega Man style action in all it’s glory. Mega Man’s creator Keiji Inafune and the team at Comcept really outdid themselves with this one. Now if only they could make their own Mega Man Legends style game…
The game is coming September 14th to just about ever console imaginable.
All is right with the world, the stars have aligned and now life is complete because Bethesda Softworks decided to greet the morning with the announcement of Fallout 4. That’s right, the long awaited sequel to Fallout 3, which released seven years ago is real and debuts with a sweet new trailer.
Not much is known about the game. What is known is that the setting is Boston, you can have companions and power armor is back! Bethesda is set to announce more about the game during their E3 presentation on June 14th. Fallout 4 will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.
I like this. License games don’t come out often anymore, but they seem to be getting better in quality. This new Mad Max game looks to have everything you would want from a game with a post apocalyptic wasteland. Psychopathic mutants, customizable badass cars, changing environment, in depth fighting system. I’m in.
I also like that publishers are not binding these games to their movies or whatever they are based off of. While both the game and movie come out within the same year, the game comes out several months after the movie arrives. Also, the game isn’t based off the new movie, so the developers have no restrictions on where they want to go.
Capcom properly announced Street Fighter V during the Playstation Experience keynote. From the gameplay trailer it looks like it retain most of the old gameplay found in Street Fighter IV. What’s intriguing is what looks to be environment damage as the fight expands the level.
According to Sony’s Adam Boyes, “PS4 will be the only console this game ever appears on.” More reports are saying that Sony is actually helping develop the game itself, which could be the reason Street Fighter V may not ever come to other consoles. As for other editions like a Super, Ultra or Arcade Edition in the same vein as Street Fighter IV, maybe that will be a loop hole for future releases.
The trailer for Capcom’s Street Fighter V leaked online early this morning, ahead of the plethora of announcement happening this weekend. The most interesting news about this announcement is that it’s a PS4 exclusive. We seem to be seeing Sony step up its game and grabbing just as many third party exclusives as Microsoft.
I have never been more disturbed by a game I can’t wait for. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming November 4th to PC, PS4, and PlayStation Vita. For those that don’t know, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a 16-bit remake of the original. The game has old school zelda like game play, two-player co-op, 20 challenge runs, 160 new unlockables and more bosses than before. Just .. just watch the trailer for yourself.
It’s hard to imagine that almost half of the year has gone by so fast. So far 2014 seems to have suffered from the transition to the new consoles. While there have been a few surprises (Bravely Default, South Park), there haven’t been many big triple A games to talk about. However, the year is not over and with the recent arrivals of games like TitanFall, inFamous: Second Son and Dark Souls, the rest of 2014 is looking pretty exciting. Here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2014:
10. The Evil Within
I’m generally not one to get scared by horror games. However, the “Horror” element has been missing for a while now. Leave it to Shinji Makami, the father of survival horror and creator of the Resident Evil series, to get me excited again. Makami’s The Evil Within looks disturbingly horrific … in a good way. From all the previews, this game looks to be a technical masterpiece. Lighting that gives off the right amount of dark that leave you not lost but wondering whats around the next corner. The enemies are relentless and powerful. Also, damage is crucial. Limbs stay hurt until they can be patched up, leaving escape difficult.