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EA Implements Pay To Win Mechanics in UFC 3

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Already?! It hasn’t even been a month and they are trying this again already?! What sort of company is Electronic Arts?! So, the latest in EA Sports games, UFC 3 has its player progression locked behind Loot Boxes. Yes, just like in Star Wars: Battlefront II, and these Loot Boxes are way worse.

Player Progression has been reported to be locked behind Loot Boxes. From statistics, characters, techniques, abilities and other aspects are governed and upgraded through Loot Boxes. And what’s worse, we are now seeing that the mere fact of Punching someone is actually randomized.

I’m not kidding, folks, this is the worst I’ve seen from the folks at Electronic Arts. And it comes on the time where they are currently under fire for their predatory Loot Box practices. EA probably thought that the UFC scene was much easier to exploit because they have done this before in other EA Sports Titles.

Let’s go over the previous statement with more detail. The basic act of throwing a jab can be upgraded, that is if you get the proper upgrade in a Loot Box. If a player gets a 5-star rarity jab, they’ll have an overwhelming advantage in the game.

In the name of the MMA, what is this?! a new low for EA, hot off the heels of the Battlefront 2 crisis. It’s like they didn’t even care about the backlash or the $3 Billion USD dent they had on their pockets. No, they just want the money from everyone and they are going to get it, either from braindead EA Sports fans or Star Wars fans.

UFC 3 promotes a culture of reckless spending, the more people spend into their character, the better they’ll perform. And while the controversy puts EA under more scrutiny than before, this company needs to be taken away from gaming already. I will just LOVE to see when all of this blows up on their faces and they finally give us quality content.

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Google engineers successfully hacked the PS Portal to run emulated PSP games

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After about a month of work, a couple of Google employees have successfully hacked the PS Portal, PlayStation’s handheld streaming solution. Their project is not set for public release anytime soon, but the hack is purely software-based, eliminating the need for hardware exploitation.

Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher, and Calle Svensson, a security engineer, shared their latest project on Twitter. They successfully ran the PSP emulator PPSSPP on the PS Portal. They presented the 2005 PSP classic Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Stories.

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As a wireless streaming device, the idea of playing games on the PS Portal without a PS5 providing the power was considered impossible. It’s quite surprising how quickly Nguyen and Svensson have overcome this initial hurdle. It remains to be seen where their efforts will take them, but we will definitely keep an eye on their progress. Nguyen expressed that there is still a lot of work left to do.

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Lady Gaga reveals collaboration with Fortnite for upcoming festival and addresses typo

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Lady Gaga, also known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Fortnite Festival set to be unveiled soon. More pertinent to our specific attention to detail, Gaga has also admitted to a mistake made around four years ago, indicating her keen awareness of the franchise’s significant value.

Gaga shared a mesmerizing picture of her character in Fortnite and also retweeted a post from 2019 where she asked her fans, “What’s fortnight?”. She finally got the chance to correctly spell the title of the game, allowing us to breathe a sigh of relief after waiting anxiously.

Lady Gaga will be teaming up with other top celebrities to maximize their presence on the Fortnite platform. Travis Scott once hosted a live concert in Battle Royale a couple of years ago, while the Weeknd just premiered the music video for the song “Popular” at the Fortnite Festival.

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Reflecting on Street Fighter 5’s tumultuous launch, Capcom looks back eight years later

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For those who may not recall, nearly eight years ago today, Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016 in a rather incomplete state. The content available was impressive initially, but the limited number of characters and lack of single-player game modes stood out. Capcom expresses regret for the entire situation, offering apologies years later for having “betrayed” players’ expectations.

On SF5’s eighth anniversary, the developers must be feeling nostalgic. They recently posted a Japanese-language tweet looking back on the mistakes made and the challenges that were eventually overcome. The number of playable characters has grown to 45, and the game has seen various enhancements, including the introduction of new abilities such as V Skills/Trigger II and V Shift. Even now, hundreds of thousands of players still choose to play this game instead of the newer Street Fighter 6.
Have you had the chance to try out Street Fighter 5 since it was first released? What do you recall about the game’s reception? Take a trip down memory lane in the comments section below.

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