War Stories: Serious Sam almost didn’t happen—until crates saved the day

Video shot by Nikola Mosettig and edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Ars would also like to extend special thanks to Croteam members Davor Hunski and Damjan Mravunac, who were instrumental in helping this video project come together. Welcome to another edition of “War Stories,” where we coerce developers into talking about problems that […]

Loot crates are now illegal in Belgium

Officials in Belgium have determined that loot boxes violate the country’s gambling laws and if publishers don’t remove them from their games, they face jail time and fines. Specifically, FIFA 18, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive were found to be in violation. While Star Wars Battlefront II was also part of the Belgian government’s investigation, […]

PUBG update: PC patch brings new Crates as ping-based matchmaking goes LIVE

It wasn’t made completely clear in the patch notes, but it appears PUBG matchmaking has now changed. A new PUBG update was launched that included a new range of cosmetic items, that are now available in both free and paid Crates. Developer Bluehole Inc. also confirmed in a recent statement that they were planning on […]

PUBG UPDATE: Battlegrounds loot crates have one MAJOR problem

PUBG developer Bluehole has added a couple of new loot crates to the game. The only problem is that some of the items are almost impossible to find. The new items can be found by opening Biker crates and Desperado crates. Unlockables include new gloves, boots, jeans, glasses, hats and jackets. The most common items […]

‘Battlefront II’ under investigation in Belgium over loot crates

EA isn’t only getting a lot of flak over Battlefront II’s loot crates, it’s also under investigation from Belgium’s gambling authority. According to VTM Nieuws, the country’s gaming commission is in the midst of taking a closer look at both Battlefront II and Overwatch, since add-on boxes that have to be purchased before you can […]