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All Points Bulletin AKA APB: Reloaded – Pay To Win on Xbox One / PS4 ???

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With over 500 hours in APB: Reloaded, I have to be honest – it’s a VERY Money-Grabbing game. Even if you’re premium it begs you to throw down cash for weapons , cars, and XP. You could easily spend 200 bucks on this game and get nowhere if you aren’t careful. The shooting is very ridiculous, you do no damage without certain premium guns. The cars handle like Tonka Toy Trucks on ice. It’s a fun game once you realize how to make money. Otherwise, you’re forever broke.

Check out the following video I made showing off how $15 can’t even get you 1 decent gun in the game on PC at current time of this post (1/25/2015) and for those who have never played the game, give a feel of what to expect. Hopefully the pricing structure is changed for consoles and then given a dramatic price drop on PC as well, though we have doubts that will happen.

Second Opinion:

Electrickrypt of RGN Community: “I grabbed this game when it launched. I Never spent a dime after that and still had hours and days of fun!!! Especially being LANed up next to a buddy. The interaction and customization are amazing. I’ve thought about getting back on it but the cheaters were building up when I stopped playing it. I Never saw it coming to consoles. I Would definitely have to be on the next-generation consoles as big as this game is.”

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Update: TheHostileZone Responds to 2nd Opinion:

My issue is you have no friends to play with and what not you’re still very limited to what you can do. If you do purely F2P you are still limited to low XP. If you forget to log in for a bit that gun that took 5K to get is now expired. Also most guns in the game only last 7 days after you buy them, unless you pay for “a lifetime” where it’s still $20 bucks on average for something decent. Yes, you can for sure do only F2P,but that option to P2W is there… Suddenly everyone has much better things than you, even if you’ve synced 500+ hours, you’ll have almost nothing to really show. All that cool doc cars, guns and clothes will be at the tip of your grip tempting you. Don’t get me wrong, there is a special quality of this game that makes it a gem, and sure it’s fun.. But once the pay to win scam is bigger than its F2P model is, I stopped…

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by TheHostileZone  on 20150126 and was last modified on 20150126 .

The Elder Scrolls Online (PC / PS4 / Xbox ONE) MMORPG News + Trailer Roundup

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With The Elder Scrolls Online approaching higher forms of availability, and eventually a release – RGN has put together a recap of all the trailers and news raw and direct as released by RealGamerNewz and Bethesda without the corporate spin.

The Elder Scrolls Online – Pre-Orders Available Now

Top News Announcements / Articles:

Videos (Trailers and/or Gameplay, etc.):

Developing Story (it is currently unknown if these negotiations were successful or not in any way):

Bethesda and RealGamerNewz co-operate to facilitate copyright request of IP (we disclose details of the incident to our audience during the entertainment / multimedia show):

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Will Console MMOs Have A Profitable Future On X1 / PS4 ?

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This March Sony Online Entertainment will be turning off the servers for Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms (which also operates on PS3) in a process that SOE calls ‘sunset’ in which the game’s characters will not be kept by long-time subscribers and the online game-world essentially comes to an ending.

With all of the resources it takes to see an MMO run well, it is still sad to see them go for people who might still play. It’s a shame that Free Realms is joining the high list of MMO attempts that have failed to convert a large number of console users. The fate of other console MMO’s coming forth this generation for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE include Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online / Bethesda and the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from Square Enix.

A lot has changed since the days of the PS3 MMO attempts and the cancelled Xbox 360 ports such as Champions Online and the Marvel Universe MMO. PlayStation NOW has been announced and the PS4’s streaming / downloading capabilities are more advanced than the PlayStation 3’s ever were. Sony has a higher chance than ever at being able to score reduced fees on MMO experiences through the PlayStation Plus discount service that has grown into a formidable opponent for the Xbox LIVE GOLD package and hopefully Microsoft will be much more helpful with MMO developers / publishers both super-massive like Square Enix or Bethesda and to the more indie-based companies like Digital Extremes who are rumored to be releasing an Xbox ONE version of PS4 / PC co-op game Warframe.

Alongside the news of cancellations (Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will also be shut down on July 31, 2014) Sony Online Entertainment is also touting new investments in the MMO world for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms including of course EverQuest Next, Kingdom Under Fire 2, Planetside 2, Deep Down, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. A new unannounced MMO game recently was teased by SOE as an upcoming “home” for Star Wars Galaxies fans as well.

Given the history of titles eventually removing online fees (like DC Universe Online did on PS3), when it comes to console MMOs an increased challenge is met by attempting to convince a customer-base used to trade-in offers and game-hopping every year to invest monthly in an MMO separately from what they already pay for a service such as XBL Gold or PS+. This fee system seems to be the main opponent to successful launches on the console platform and Elder Scrolls Online in addition to these other next-gen MMO projects will be an interesting indicator if anything has changed in that regard for PS4 / X1.

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20140127 and was last modified on 20140127 .

The Elder Scrolls Online Might Not Require Xbox Live Gold On Xbox ONE

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UPDATE: PS+ Not Required for The Elder Scrolls Online, But XBL Gold Is… 

Bethesda Softworks is reportedly working with Microsoft to try and get the Xbox Live Gold subscription fee waived for MMORPG players who just want to play The Elder Scrolls Online but do not wish to pay for Gold in addition to already paying for the monthly fee The Elder Scrolls Online will require. This is not a sealed deal however, and would do well with one of you fancy, new-age gamers’ petitions (the more signatures the better). Zenimax Online which was purchased by Zenimax Media (the parent company to Bethesda Softworks), renamed to Zenimax Online, and put to work on ESO would love for as many players as possible to experience the game.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE require PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold respectively to access online multiplayer for pay-to-play games such as ESO or Call of Duty to provide another example people are familiar with.

In a recent article from our own Mitch Walters, it was cited that the cost of monthly MMO’s has been a barrier in the past for players on the console to really embrace the genre. Our Associate Editor Shawn ‘Pwnagraphic’ Stenberg chimed in with a counter-point argument, however it seems that Bethesda has already been trying to tackle this whole console MMO fee issue in their own way – and if successful – would rather see their players not get charged for Xbox Live Gold if ESO was enough to keep them entertained online.

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Elder Scrolls Online, WoW, or EVE: The Perfect MMORPG Formula

The definitive destiny of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game has been deterred as much of the backlash against the new Elder Scrolls Online title heading to release which will attempt to walk the thin line of releasing an MMORPG. Many gamers choose to call Elder Scrolls Online a WoW clone, maybe they are right…

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Z2Live Acquires Vancouver Studio Big Sandwich Games

Will we see a revival of this formula that has worked so well on the PC? Micro-transactions in place of monthly fees and expansions instead of downloadable content packs and updates. If this acquirement can lead to further competition in the free-to-play indie market then we may find out.

Today Z2Live has announced to the press that they have acquired Big Sandwich Games. Together these game development figures are likely to bring more high quality games to the scene.

“Big Sandwich Games clearly executes at a level that meets our bar for quality,” said Lou Fasulo, COO at Z2Live. “The acquisition represents a key part of our long term strategy to build, operate and scale genre defining games.”

Best known for Battle Nations, Z2Live is a strong proponent of Free-to-Play and has reached a playerbase of over 25 million worldwide. With fully loaded, indie Vancouver studio Big Sandwich Games in their arsenal and are likely to be cranking out plenty of gaming goodness soon.

 

Source: Examiner

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20120223 and was last modified on 20120223 .