Microtransactions have been a proven way to milk some more money from fans after they've already chose to buy the game, or even as the main way to profit from game development for makers of free-to-play titles.
First, the good news.
Percoco found guilty on some counts
Defense lawyers said the payments were legitimate fees for consulting work performed when Percoco was out of state government. Cuomo has repeatedly declined to weigh in on the trial, saying he wanted to let the legal process play out.
Microsoft has confirmed that State of Decay 2 will be getting a grisly Collector's Edition release in addition to the previously announced Standard and Ultimate Editions. For the $69.99 it'll cost you to pick up State of Decay 2's collector's edition, you'll get a zombie mask, 4GB thumb drive, a human brain to set your Steelbook case on, and a State of Decay 2 patch.
It has been a common practice among publishers and developers to add in-game stores, credits, loot boxes, and other means to get players to spend real money on in-game items or perks, as Gamespot notes. Each player will still maintain command of their own personal community and roster of characters even during multiplayer. The title will also be part of the Xbox Game Pass, and if you want early access you can fork over $50 for the game's ultimate edition.
Trump axes Obama-era rule on organic farming
The rule, created through more than a decade of public input, strengthened the minimum practices required of organic livestock producers.
Although State of Decay 2 will not be featuring microtransactions, it will still be offering several DLC packs after release. We assume this is an oversight and doesn't mean that the Collector's Edition won't actually ship with the game.
Milbank: GOP shrugged at Trump's trespasses - until tariffs
President Donald Trump says his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports fulfills a key campaign promise. The president was surrounded by steel and aluminum workers as he explained his decision at a White House ceremony.