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Despite Backlash, Diablo Immortal Is Making A Million Dollars A Day


In its first month of release Blizzard’s controversial new mobile game, Diablo Immortal, has racked up nearly $50 million in reported revenue across 10 million downloads. Even as debates and criticism swirled around the free-to-play RPG, data shows that the game has made at least $1 million a...

Diablo Immortal Could Run Your Wallet Way More Than You Thought


Diablo Immortal may be a solid mobile version of Blizzard’s hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, but it’s no secret the game has been mired in controversy due to its egregious microtransactions. It was previously speculated that maxing out a single character could cost as much as $100,000. However,...

Diablo Immortal Slammed On Metacritic, Now Holds Lowest User Score Ever


Review aggregation sites are hardly the arbiter of a game’s quality, particularly when it comes to user reviews, and particularly in the era of review-bombing. Still, some data points are unignorable: As noted by VGC, Blizzard’s recent Diablo Immortal now holds claim to the lowest user score...

Diablo Immortal Is Enjoyable If You Can Ignore All The Mobile Game Crap


Having Diablo in your pocket, playable at any time and anywhere, is a delicious and wonderful thing. It’s also dangerous if you want to focus on anything else; Diablo Immortal’s portability and accessibility come with a cost: a constant, nagging sense that the game really wants you to spend more...

Diablo Immortal Won’t Launch In Some Countries Due To Loot Box Laws


Well, here’s some bad news for people who live in Belgium or the Netherlands and are excited to play Diablo Immortal, Blizzard’s upcoming free-to-play dungeon crawler out June 2 on PC and mobile devices. It turns out, due to local loot box laws, that Blizzard’s next action RPG won’t be released...

Here Are The Top 10 Most-Played Games Of The Year So Far


While new titles compete for audiences, games such as Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Sims 4 are still some of the most-played games in the U.S., with each nearly a decade or more removed from their original releases. In fact, only three of the top ten most-played games (Madden NFL 22, Call...

Layoffs At EA Austin Following Split With FIFA


Electronic Arts is laying off a ton of customer service staff at its Austin office, according to internal emails viewed by Kotaku. One source familiar with the decision told Kotaku that as many as 100 employees could be affected, many of whom supported live operations on FIFA 22. Going forward,...

Gran Turismo 7 Gives Angry Fans One Million Free Credits, Big Changes Coming


A live-service game is once again apologizing for its microtransactions, and promising to do better. In a new blog post, Gran Turismo 7 director Kazunori Yamauchi acknowledged frustrations with the state of the game and announced developer Polyphony Digital will issue 1 million credits to every...

Babylon’s Fall, As Told By Steam Reviews


Babylon’s Fall doesn’t have far to fall. The loot game, developed by the makers of such hall-of-fame action games as Nier: Automata and Astral Chain, is getting widely panned, referred to by some as the “worst” game currently out on PS5. But it’s also playable on PC. Let’s check in and see...

Gran Turismo 7 Is Now Sony’s Lowest-Rated Game On Metacritic


Despite its high sales, Gran Turismo 7 is not having a good launch month. On Friday, developers Polyphony Digital took the game offline for almost two days of maintenance. This meant that even much of the game’s single player mode was also unplayable since that also requires an internet connection....

GTA Publisher To Buy Farmville Maker Zynga For $12.7 Billion


Take-Two, the publisher behind some of the biggest names in gaming like Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K, today announced a deal to buy mobile game company Zynga for $12.7 billion. If the acquisition of the FarmVille creator goes through, it will mark the biggest sale in video game history.Read more

Genshin Impact Made $2 Billion In A Year


Free-to-play game Genshin Impact made $2 billion on the Google Play and Apple App stores in its first year. That makes Genshin Impact the third most financially successful mobile game in the world, sitting comfortably behind Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile. Excluding sales figures from China...

UK Cracks Down On In-Game Ads And Microtransactions


The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has released new, updated guidance on how game developers and publishers should and shouldn’t advertise in-game premium currencies and other purchases. The ASA is pushing back against in-game timers, labels such as “Best Value!” and more. Read more

Renaissance Faire: The Kotaku Review


Life doesn’t often let you know when your brain will flip. If you ever do receive such a heads-up, you’d be wise to heed it. I learned so while playing Renaissance Faire, a massively multiplayer real-world role-playing game that is only nominally about the Renaissance.Read more

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