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You can now buy Battlefield 4 item packs with real money

Battlefield 4 developer DICE is now opening up the option for players to purchase in-game content using real money. Starting today, the game's three types of battlepacks can be picked up; $1 for Bronze packs, $2 for Silver ones and $3 for Gold packs. Battlepack tiers vary in the number and rarity...

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Mew-Genics wants you to hoard attribute-boosting furniture

Team Meat recently unveiled another aspect of Mew-Genics' gameplay: furniture collecting. Super Meat Boy creator Edmund McMillen discussed the game's furniture system in a blog post on the game's site, drawing comparisons to Nintendo's Animal Crossing series. In Mew-Genics, players acquire...

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Diablo 3 on PlayStation will have exclusive Sony-related items

Sony has announced that Blizzard's release of Diablo 3 on the PlayStation 3 and 4 will boast some exclusive, Sony-related items, including something called Drake's Amulet (named after none other than Uncharted's Nathan Drake). A few of these items will be available when the game launches on the...

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Gears of War: Judgment trailer opens up a few prizeboxes

Gears of War: Judgment launches tomorrow and as become the norm, a variety of pre-order items and other unlockables are on offer – both in-game and through this summary video....

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Uncharted 3 multiplayer celebrates the holidays with free items and map

Naughty Dog is getting a little nuts with the holiday goodies this year. They're giving away a free new map and some free custom avatar items for Uncharted 3 multiplayer, and the look of these freebies makes us wonder if there's been a little too much egg nog drinking around the offices over there...

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Mojang previews next Minecraft update (and avatar items) for Xbox

Mojang has posted a quick preview of the next update coming to Minecraft XBLA. In the gallery below, you can see three different shots from the upcoming patch, including what appear to be some Endermen (in a picture labeled by Mojang as "the most anticipated thing on Xbox 360"), an underground...

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Firefall beta opens up its item store, sells Founder's Packages (on sale now)

Red 5 Studios is once again showing off its open world, free-to-play MMO Firefall (currently still in closed beta) at PAX, and the newest bit of content included is a set of in-game stores, allowing players to purchase items and features via microtransaction. Firefall lead designer David Williams...

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Animal Crossing 3DS features gardening shop, real estate market

Tom Nook appears to have lost his ironclad, varmint grip on the various commercial enterprises in Animal Crossing – if these new details about the latest version of the series coming to 3DS are accurate. The game has been given a full title of Animal Crossing: Jump Out, and in addition to the...

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High-end gear in Dust 514 costs 24 cents in real money

CCP Vice President Morgan Godat has revealed the real-world cost of a high-end set of gear in the upcoming EVE Online companion, Dust 514, and it might be cheaper than you expect: About 24 cents. If you were to equip a character in the game with some of the highest-level gear out there and send...

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DOTA 2 patch files hint at microtransactions, more

As is their wont, players have been rustling through some of the test build files for Valve's upcoming Dota 2, and they've found signs of some interesting (but still unofficial) features already. First and foremost, Valve hasn't yet determined exactly what the monetization model for the game will...

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