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Games Earned $172 Mil. USD Thanks to Kickstarter

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It was a very complicated 2016 for Game Kickstarter projects. However, this year the crowdfunding website has a lot of reasons to celebrate. Crowdfunding for games rose very sharply on Kickstarter this year.

According to the tweet shown below belonging to Luke Crane. The amount of money pledged to successful projects was up 29 percent year over year. The game category includes aspects such as video games, tabletop games, card games and other kinds of similar categories.

https://twitter.com/Burning_Luke/status/946836732225507328

In 2016, Kickstarter crowdfunding as a whole was down significantly with 5.8 percent less in backer revenue than the year before. It was the first time it had seen a decline since its founding in 2009. I even reported the massive hit taken by the Video Game side of Kickstarter projects.

It’s not stated where these numbers actually come from specifically. They make mention of the Games category but they don’t disclose how much revenue comes from specific categories like Tabletop games.

However, if we take games such as Resident Evil 2: The Board Game into account. The influx of revenue majorly comes from the Tabletop crowdfunding projects. In 2015 Tabletop Games earned twice as much money as the video game category, and in 2016 it earned nearly six times as much.

Now, in a later post, Crane also revealed that the amount of money Kickstarter has gotten is 29% more than the amount generated last year. This also marks the record for most successful Kickstarter projects in this category alone.

Now, you know I’m going to mention games like Mighty No. 9 that have increased the skepticism in the Video Game Kickstarter world. The scene has been in a crisis for a very good reason. Not a lot of people are trusting projects like this anymore.

It’s a shame, games like Okinawa Rush are being clouded by the failure of gaming disappointments like Yooka-Laylee. But I guess this is part of the course for upcoming Kickstarter video game developers.

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Over 2,900 PS5 and PS4 games are now on sale at the Epic PS Store

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It’s that time again when Sony unleashes a flood of discounts, offering nearly 3,000 games and add-on packs to tempt your wallet. There is a wide variety of standout options available, such as Monster Hunter World, priced at just £7.99, and the Deluxe Edition of Lies of P, now at a reduced price of £44.99.

These are a few of the impressive deals we came across while exploring the PS Store:

  • Goat Simulator 3: £12.49
  • Insurgency Sandstorm Gold Edition: £35.99
  • Lost Judgment: £12.49
  • My Hero One’s Justice 2 Ultimate Edition: £13.19
  • Persona 5 Royal: £24.99
  • Resident Evil Village: £13.99
  • Riders Republic Skate Edition: £14.99
  • Watch Dogs Legion Gold Edition: £12.74

Several of these deals are at all-time low prices, and as you may have observed, many of these packages come with extra DLC packs and content. Kindly be advised that the article will be updated with US pricing once it is available.

Meanwhile, has anything piqued your interest? Check out the PS Store for any current discounts, and share your findings in the comments below.

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SMT 5: Vengeance Reveals Extended Trailer, Physical Pre-Orders Available for PS5

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The newly announced Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance will be available on PS5 and PS4 this June, offering PlayStation players the opportunity to delve into the demonic RPG that was previously only on Nintendo Switch. Atlus has unveiled the physical editions available for pre-order for PS5 (PS4 pre-orders will be digital only), along with an extended cut trailer.

The physical standard edition, priced at $59.99, will be offered in a SteelBook variant. Additionally, all pre-orders include two in-game items: a Gleam Grenade for dealing a small amount of damage and the Haraedo Bead for restoring a small amount of HP to all allies. Both have unlimited uses in combat.

Moreover, there will be a $69.99 Digital Deluxe Edition offered, featuring DLC aimed at providing a smoother start for players in this challenging game, along with a couple of Demon Subquests.

  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance base game
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Wealth
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of EXP
  • Downloadable Content: Mitama Dance of Miracles
  • Demon Subquest: Sakura Cinders of the East
  • Demon Subquest: Holy Will and Profane Dissent

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What are your thoughts on SMT 5: Vengeance? Do you intend to purchase a copy? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Tekken 8’s upcoming Tekken Shop will offer a variety of paid and free content exclusively on PS5

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Bandai Namco has confirmed that the Tekken Shop in the upcoming Tekken 8 will offer a mix of paid and free content. Premium items will be purchasable using a currency known as Tekken Coins. The Tekken Shop will undergo monthly updates, with the developer emphasizing that the intention is to enhance the competitive fighter with new customization items rather than solely for financial gain. However, there is no reason why it cannot be both.

Revealed in a recent Tekken Talk Live stream, chief producer Yasuda Esports shared some of the upcoming features for the Tekken Shop, seemingly aiming to address any potential criticism proactively. “It has been reported that certain individuals may experience an adverse response upon encountering the term’shop”; however, the focus remains on enhancing the game by introducing new customization options to maintain its appeal.”

According to Mr. Esports, the format will be similar to Tekken 7, and the focus is on improving the game experience rather than just making a profit.

Do you think Bandai Namco is establishing the Tekken Shop to maintain the game’s appeal, generate revenue from microtransactions, or perhaps a combination of both? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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