This is a follow-up to Star Wars Battlefront II's Loot Box Problem, posted on VOG earlier this week. Late Thursday, EA's Star Wars account tweeted that they had “turned off in-game purchases for #StarWarsBattlefrontII.” defusing part of an extremely contentious issue that erupted into a PR nightmare for both the game and the company on the eve of the game's highly publicized release.

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Battlefront II's release this week is also highlighted by the growing debate over loot boxes – specifically those that players believe to be P2W (pay to win). The arguments supporting this vary from the corporate side of things (additional revenue channel needed to fund expensive development for this and future projects) to those completely opposed to it (introducing unfair advantages in multiplayer between the haves and the have-nots).

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The Nintendo Switch was revealed on Thursday confirming much of what the rumors said it might be – a hybrid device for both mobile and traditional gaming at home in the living room. Although the teaser put to rest a number of questions about the system, it also asked a lot more with the answers to those likely coming over the next few months now that everyone knows its name. But in case you missed the teaser, or are curious about the system, here's a very brief and general overview.

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The coming year's going to be a busy one for RPG fans the world over. Outside of the expected staples found in titles such as Final Fantasy XV to the potential for Mass Effect: Andromeda coming out, many indies that are also expecting to make their debut this year, many of which are also Kickstarter darlings that are either way overdue or are finally seeing the light at the end of that long, crowdfunded tunnel.

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Konami's delisting from the NYSE shouldn't be a surprise. They filed notice to do so way back in November citing reasons that essentially boil down to consolidation. Their actions earlier this year in shuffling around executives (and removing Hideo Kojima's name from the list of active officers) also point to an internal restructuring, though information has generally been very scarce as to exactly why they're doing this.

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