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Summit1G slams EA over Anthem microtransactions

Published: 29/Jan/2019 12:10 Updated: 29/Jan/2019 12:36

by Connor Bennett


Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has slammed EA for its reported microtransactions in the upcoming release of Anthem.

Anthem is BioWare’s big upcoming release and a step away from what the studio does with Mass Effect but the game has already been roundly criticized from all corners before its release.

The recent ‘VIP demo’ weekend suffered a number of problems, streamers like Michael ‘poured cold water over its chances at success and the game has already had its in-game microtransactions menu leaked, showing skins in the game won’t exactly be cheap.

BioWareAnthem is set for release on February 22.

Microtransactions are, as ever, a touchy subject but one everyone has an opinion on them – including Summit1g.

Responding to a comment in his chat about the ‘leaked’ microtransactions for Anthem, Summit said: “I mean, I don’t know why we expect anything different. You think EA is just one day going to fucking grow a god damn heart or brain? They’re just going to keep doing what they do and make that money, feel me?

“They don’t care about their reputation man. Or, at least, whoever is leading the way over there doesn’t care about reputation.”

The screenshot leak of the microtransactions was posted to the game’s subreddit on January 25 – showing in-game ‘shards’ costing $1 per hundred and skins for the in-game Javelins at around $20. The backlash from the apparent pricing in the photo prompted a response from BioWare.

Senior Systems Designer Chris Schmidt commented on Reddit about the leak: “Hey there! One thing to keep in mind is these don’t represent final, stamped for all of eternity pricing. We are iterating on our economy design and balance almost daily, so you’re seeing a snapshot of one iteration.

“This is why we tend to not discuss things like pricing,” Schmidt explains, “because it’s one of those iterative things that’s sure to change frequently right up until the day you play the game.”

BioWare has previously stated that no items for the game will be locked exclusively behind the shards currency and can be earned through in-game progression.

How long those unlocks take remains to be seen but with less than a month until players will get their hands on Anthem, BioWare and EA may have to make some significant changes to the planned paid economy of the game.  


Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”