Rainbow Six Siege Incorporates Microtransactions

YouTube gaming personality, Angry Joe recently interviewed Scott Mitchell, Rainbow Six Siege’s Animation Director and uncovered a startling revelation about the game’s business model. During the interview, Mitchell unexpectedly disclosed information regarding microtransactions called ‘Rainbow Credits’. Despite clearly mentioning the microtransactions, Mitchell didn’t elaborate further and proclaimed all the details would be revealed within the next month. These microtransactions already add to the game’s soaring price point which varies between $59.99 for the standard edition and $149.99 for the collector’s edition.

Even more absurd, the game will not feature a single-player component and still retail at the industry-standard $59.99. Additionally, the higher-tier model’s pricing is sadly commonplace in the gaming industry and quite insulting to Rainbow Six’s loyal following. Clearly, Mitchell made a mistake in announcing the microtransactions which could have been a subject on his mind to avoid. Whether you love or dislike Angry Joe, this sort of questioning has helped to uncover the truth about the game’s business model. Now this information is in the open, prior to release, many consumers might be inclined to cancel their pre-order.

It’s a shame that the modern gaming industry includes microtransactions in full-priced titles and it looks like this has become the norm. Personally, when games implement these anti-consumer measures, I feel inclined to wait for a large price reduction or spend money on independent games instead.

YouTuber Angry Joe Boycotts Nintendo Over Copyright Notices

Game journalist Joe Vargas, better known by his moniker Angry Joe, has declared that he will no longer cover Nintendo games on his Angry Joe Show, which has garnered over 300 million views on YouTube over the last seven years, with his channel boasting nearly 2 million subscribers.

Nintendo are notorious for issuing copyright notices against YouTube videos that feature footage of its games, which happened to Vargas’ latest video, “Angry Joe Plays Mario Party 10”.

Though entitled to keep the video up, the copyright notice meant that Vargas was unable to collect advertising revenue from the video, so he chose to take the video down instead. He went on to add:

Nintendo recently launched its YouTube affiliate agreement, the Creators Program, to much ire, since the company wants to use it to claim 40% of advertising revenue from any associated video. The program, currently in beta, comes into effect on 27th May.

Angry Joe was one of many who criticised the Creators Program back when it was announced in February, and many YouTubers have since sworn off covering Nintendo games ever since.

Source: Polygon