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How To Justify GREED | Putting Profit Before Players

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Devil May Cry 5 is the latest AAA game to put profit before players. We also run down the Telltale situation and the and Sony changing policy Crossplay. Plus your daily dose of news nuggets! Enjoy!

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Sources:
DMC V Microtransactions
https://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/09/24/devil-may-cry-5-has-multiplayer-and-microtransactions
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/devil-may-cry-5-lets-you-spend-real-money-to-upgra/1100-6461972/

Telltale Layoffs
https://kotaku.com/telltale-employees-left-stunned-by-company-closure-no-1829272139
Downsizing https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/309159/Telltale_Games_lays_off_90_employees.php
Get some figures
https://imgur.com/a/jzMv9#ZqRGKJa
timeline of events: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/telltale-games-what-happened-heres-a-timeline-of-i/1100-6462046/
Announcement on FB
https://www.facebook.com/telltalegames/photos/a.402424398596/10155893969763597/?type=3&theater
‘Biggest year yet’ https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/profile/66296/telltale-2018-is-going-to-be-our-biggest-year-yet/
Stranger Things https://www.pcgamer.com/following-telltale-layoffs-netflix-still-wants-to-make-a-stranger-things-game/
lawsuit
https://www.forbes.com/sites/legalentertainment/2018/09/25/the-walking-dead-game-developer-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit/#61c6e2214f87

Fortnite crossplay on Ps4
https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/09/26/extended-fortnite-cross-play-beta-launches-on-playstation-4/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45653520

News Nuggets
New Death Stranding Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln4ej0h6MAw

Red Dead 2 install size
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-09-27-brace-yourself-red-dead-redemption-2-requires-105gb-of-storage-space

Bowser-Princess Peach mashup- ‘Bowsette’
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/09/nintendo_has_nothing_to_say_about_internet_superstar_bowsette_so_stop_begging_for_her
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/09/gallery_bowsette_is_now_a_thing_thanks_to_a_near-endless_supply_of_nintendo_fan_art#enlarge-1
https://twitter.com/ayyk92

Last of Us Joel reveal poster
https://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/09/26/the-last-of-us-part-ii-poster-may-give-us-our-best-look-yet-at-joel-in-sequel

Fallout 76 beta date & in game intro
https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/27/17909862/fallout-76-beta-release-date-xbox-one-ps4-pc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0MnePcXxkI

Sea of Thieves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92MICNRV98
http://seaofthieves.wikia.com/wiki/Forsaken_Shores

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