Tag: Game Pricing

Bitcoin Mining Pressures Hardware Prices | NewsBTC

Bitcoin Mining Pressures Hardware Prices | NewsBTC

Prices of PC Components Skyrocket Due to Bitcoin Mining The cryptocurrency mining boom is taking the blame for the inflationary prices in the PC hardware industry. The exponential demand for processing power and memory needed to mine crypto hashes for cryptocurrency is not being followed by similar growth in industrial capacity to supply those items. […]

The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game is for CCG players who are tired of card packs and PvP metas | PCGamesN

The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game is for CCG players who are tired of card packs and PvP metas | PCGamesN

But the constant pressure to buy card packs in order to stay on top of a game’s PvP meta is becoming a drain on players’ wallets and patience alike. Enter The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game, a CCG with an almighty license behind it, but no PvP and a transparent pricing structure supporting […]

Ubisoft reverses Rainbow Six Siege price hike after backlash from angry fans | Newburgh Gazette

Ubisoft reverses Rainbow Six Siege price hike after backlash from angry fans | Newburgh Gazette

After player complaints, Ubisoft has backed away from earlier plans to essentially increase the price of Rainbow Six Siege ” s mid-tier edition by replacing the $40 “standard edition” with a $60 “advanced edition’. At the time, this didn’t seem like a good deal, as the Advanced Edition was $20 more expensive and only offered […]

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices | The Verge

Bitcoin mania is hurting PC gamers by pushing up GPU prices | The Verge

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin have soared in value over the past year, thanks to continued interest from a range of investors. As the price of these cryptocurrencies has increased, graphics cards have also seen big price increases thanks to retail stock shortages. A range of mid- or high-end graphics cards […]

After Backlash, Ubisoft Will Keep $40 Rainbow Six Siege Standard Edition | Bleeding Cool

After Backlash, Ubisoft Will Keep $40 Rainbow Six Siege Standard Edition | Bleeding Cool

Ubisoft issued an official statement on the Rainbow Six subreddit which in part announces that the Standard Edition of Rainbow Six would no longer be getting a price increase. The statement primarily concerns itself with issues brought up by Siege’s veteran players. “We have seen the frustration from our veteran players rise to the top of […]

Are video games underpriced? | Gamasutra

Are video games underpriced? | Gamasutra

There is an intense debate in the gaming community at the time of writing over the price of AAA games, which has been stable at the %50 – $60 range for more than two decades. In those two decades, the gaming industry and the economy have changed considerably, and even our expectation as gamers of […]

Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ | TechCrunch

Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ | TechCrunch

Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look to rethink their pricing strategy. What drove EA to take micro-transactions out of one of the company’s biggest releases this year? A backlash that was rippling […]

What’s the right strategy for branded apps in a crowded marketplace? | Mobile Marketer

What’s the right strategy for branded apps in a crowded marketplace? | Mobile Marketer

For existing brands, having an app just for the sake of it could be a bad move. But, with the right engagement and pricing strategy, apps can still make sense for brands, according to new research. The thinking around apps has evolved over the past few years to where it is widely accepted that not every […]

New PlayStation VR Headset Design Revealed | VRFocus

New PlayStation VR Headset Design Revealed | VRFocus

“The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable,” reads the official description on the PlayStation Blog. “There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content […]

Sony Slashes PlayStation VR Bundle Pricing, Can It Match Competitors? | 1redDrop

Sony Slashes PlayStation VR Bundle Pricing, Can It Match Competitors? | 1redDrop

Recent reports that Sony is slashing its PlayStation VR prices could be a marketing strategy to keep market share and stave off competitors that are also cutting their prices. The established VR players, Oculus and HTC, have already slashed their headset prices drastically to improve sales. Now, Sony announcing the price cut seems to be […]