"Battlefront II is the pointy tip of the iceberg.the biggest recent controversy has centered around EA's Star Wars Battlefront II, where early evidence suggests player anger over a mishandled loot box economy may in fact be impacting initial sales", Cowen's Doug Creutz noted earlier this week.
"We're not giving up on the notion of [microtransactions]", EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said yesterday during a talk at the Credit Suisse conference. I think the challenge, and it's one that everybody's facing in this industry-running live services requires tuning and tweaking, and sometimes you don't get things right the first try, once you put it in the hands of hundreds or thousands or millions of players.
In my personal opinion, I could see the same actions in play if the government regulates certain companies, if not worse, due to the amount of control that they would have over a significant player in the gaming market like EA.
While Jorgensen allowed that smaller things like purchasing colored lightsabers might be OK within the canon, in general "it's not as easy as if we were building a game in our own IP where it really didn't matter. We think the time has come for the industry to collectively establish a set of standards for microtransaction implementation, both to fix damaged player perceptions and avoid the threat of regulation".
Lamar Jackson brawls with Kentucky players during rivalry game
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and added 156 yards on the ground against Kentucky. After fighting to the one-yard line, Jackson didn't appreciate a bump from a Kentucky player, so he proceeded to shove him.
This wasn't a feeling that the consumer had, if you pay more money for your copy of the game you will be more powerful and you will do better. So if you did a bunch of cosmetic things, you might start to violate the canon. "So you might see some of that", Jorgensen said.
Jorgensen concluded by assuring that despite the few issues encountered, the game remains one of the best they have ever done.
The Wall Street Journal reported that a high-level executive at Disney-Lucasfilm sent word to Electronic Arts that the film giant was unhappy with how the backlash was marring the image of its beloved "Star Wars" franchise.
Fans got really mad-as in death-threat mad-and nearly two weeks ago EA caved, temporarily suspending the in-game purchase system. The best solution would be to completely remove Star Cards so that players can not pay in real-world currency for game-altering upgrades. While the company hasn't publicly confirmed if its coming to the second game, developer DICE acknowledged fan desire for it, saying, "It's on our list of things we're looking at daily. stay tuned".
Earlier Sunday morning, Pelosi stressed the importance of "due process", and said she believed Conyers would do the right thing. The first outcome since the discussion of sexual harassment in Congress began has come as Rep.
Police said two men were sitting inside a auto when one of them discharged the gun while trying to holster the weapon. A woman who appeared to be with the attacker claimed that the employee was the one who provoked the fight.
He also started all seven postseason games he played in, registering 7.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. One person with Miami Dolphins ties is among 27 semifinalists for 2018 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame .
The European Food Safety Authority and European Chemicals Agency have both said it is "unlikely" to cause cancer in humans. According to the letter, the study was co-authored by a former Monsanto employee.
That's pretty vague, and the article mentions that Google probably also uses the info for advertisers to target you. Google has been quietly doing this for nearly a year, but now that the company has been caught it says it'll stop.
Bailey Sellers' 21st birthday is tinged with sadness as she's received a final bouquet of flowers from her dead father. She's been receiving them with a note for the past five years. "I used to dread my birthday every year because of it.
Former Real Madrid and Manchester City star Robinho is now playing in his homeland for Atletico Mineiro . Robinho began his career with Santos before leaving Brazil in 2005 for a three-year spell with Madrid.
Saudi Arabia and its allies Sunday lashed out at alleged Iranian violations in the region amid tensions between Riyadh and Tehran. He alleged, "Iranian threats have gone beyond all limits and pushed the region into a risky abyss".
Additional features such as Bluetooth speakers and larger models with rugged outdoor tires have grown in popularity recently. Black Friday , the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally has started the holiday shopping season in the United States.
The Google Pixel smartphones have received positive reviews in many aspects but there is one major problem that many users face. Until now smartphone battery estimators presumed that a certain set of usage trend will continue throughout the day.
The next big product expected from Apple could be the company's AR glasses that the tech titan is reportedly working on. TechCrunch is reporting that the iPhone-maker purchased VR and AR hardware company Vrvana for a total of $30 million.
New College Football Playoff odds released
As for Auburn, one has to think if Gus Malzahn's team win the SEC Championship, it will be higher than the No. 4 seed. And Miami, which ascended to No. 2 in the committee's rankings last week, will fall after losing at Pittsburgh.
Schiano to be named Tennessee Vols Head Coach
Ironically, some Tennessee fans were hoping another former Tampa Bay coach - Jon Gruden - would become Butch Jones' replacement. Then, in 2016, Schiano was implicated as a possible witness in the Penn State child rape scandal.
Bali volcano spews smoke for second time this week
However, he said some airlines chose to cancel flights between Bali and Australia following the latest volcanic activity. There are fears the volcano could erupt for the first time since 1963, when almost 1,600 people died.
No. 9 Ohio State masters MI with backup QB
Haskins led Ohio State down the field after Barrett's injury, setting up Dobbins' 1-yard touchdown run with a 22-yard scamper. MI began the drive at the OSU 5 after a 42-yard punt return from Donovan Peoples-Jones and a holding penalty on the Buckeyes.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now worth $100 bn
This year alone, Bezos' fortune has increased by $32.6 billion - more than anyone else on the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. The founder of the world's largest e-commerce company made almost Dollars 2.4 billion on Friday alone.
Tencent bringing top game to China with edits
With this, China has increasingly used technology as a medium to deliver its ruling ideology, and to censor unfavorable content. However, the company will work to alter the game in order to make sure it is in "accordance with socialist core values".
Spirit drinking linked to aggressive emotion
In fact, drinking spirits tends to draw out more negative feelings than other types of alcohol , say the United Kingdom authors. Some respondents said even the complete absence of any new emotions after consuming this drink.
Rafa Benitez: Paul Pogba not at Steven Gerrard level
His replacement Lukaku scored the fourth against Newcastle , ending a run of seven games without a goal for the Red Devils. Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle showed why he should be in the starting 11 with his team's only goal this evening.