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Riot under fire for “overpriced” Valorant EGO skin bundle

Published: 20/Sep/2020 15:55 Updated: 20/Sep/2020 16:03

by Connor Bennett

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Riot Games have come under fire for the price of their new ‘EGO’ by OneTap bundle in Valorant, with a few players labeling it as “overpriced” and not particularly impressive looking.

When it comes to setting yourself apart from the crowd in games like Valorant, the best way to do so is usually through cosmetics. 

You either unlock things like weapon skins/charms and profile items through either playing the Act-based Battlepass, or by putting your hand in your pocket and spending some real-life cash on microtransactions.

Since launching Valorant back in June, Riot have dropped a handful of impressive weapon skin bundles but their newest — the EGO bundle — has drawn some criticism for its price. 

EGO by OneTap Stinger skin
Riot Games
Valorant’s EGO by OneTap bundle features skins for a number of key weapons.

Reddit user ‘russmankiwi called on the game devs to “justify” the 7,100 VP cost of the bundle, because, as the Redditor points out, it lacks the customization options of similarly priced bundles of the past. 

“More recently we’ve been seeing a decrease in quality or options available on gun skins, but still priced the same as the bundles with the most customization options,” the Redditor commented, noting that the skins do “look lovely” but “fall short” in the end. 

“Why is the EGO bundle not set somewhere inbetween at lets say 6,000 VP? You get some nice looking skin variants, but nothing to really get you excited,” they also added. The comparison was made to similarly priced skin lines, such as the Prism and Oni, which were released with the option to add distinct VFX via Radianite Points.

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Screenshot via Reddit
The post, which was removed, called on Riot to explain the pricing.

Other players pointed out that, ultimately, Riot set the price and fans pay for the skins so they’ve no reason to change things. However, other Redditors argued that Riot might have to change their ways later down the line.

“I think the best thing to do is just not pay for overpriced stuff. The prices will drop,” suggested Xen0tech. Another commenter, ZaidPlays, echoed the “overpriced” thought. “Honestly, all the skins in this game are overpriced, like 90 dollars for a few skins and a knife then you have to buy Radianite to upgrade the skins you already paid for? No thanks.”

Whether or not Riot will change things in the future remains to be seen, but, it at least appears as if some fans aren’t too happy.

Cyberpunk 2077

All 4 fashion styles coming to Cyberpunk 2077

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:24

by James Busby

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Fashion plays a big part in everyday life in Cyberpunk 2077. It defines who you are and where you’re from, so you’ll want to kit your character out with the styles that suit you. 

Cyberpunk 2077 offers all kinds of customization options that help you create the perfect character. There are certain lifepaths that dictate your world views, classes that impact your playstyle, and cyberware that give you unique abilities and combat options.

CD Projekt Red has certainly poured a lot of time and effort into its character creation, so it’s only right that you look the part. After all, Night City is a big place that is filled with even bigger personalities. 

The four Cyberpunk styles are deeply rooted in Night City’s history and culture. These stylistic design choices can be found in everything from cars, guns, implants, and clothes. Fashion plays a massive part in your journey through the neon-soaked streets. In order to help you unleash your inner fashionista, we’ve outlined Cyberpunk 2077 four fashion styles in our guide below. 

Kitsch

Cyberpunk Kitsch
CD Projekt RED
Kitsch is all about bright colors and big personalities.

With their bright neon hair, fluorescent jackets, and illuminated tattoos, those who adorn the Kitsch style care not for functionality. Anarchy and rebellion are this group’s motto. Unlike the grey imposing buildings that make up Night City’s Corporate sectors, Kitsch prefers to brighten up the mood.

Unlike the other Cyberpunk 2077 styles, Kitsch rebels against the dark, dystopian world around them.

Every piece of clothing is a middle finger to the “necessity over style” that was popularized by Entropism. Instead, Kitsch is all about drawing as much attention to oneself as possible. These guys like to party and they love to show off their style. If you wish to do the same, then the Kitsch style is the way to go. 

Entropism

Cyberpunk 2077 Entropism
CD Projekt RED
Functionality and practicality is the Entropism way.

Entropism was born out of the stock market crash when the Fourth Corporate War broke out. Widespread poverty hit Neon City and many of its inhabitants struggled to make a living. As a result, many of the city’s residents turned to practical apparel that was more functional in their design.

There are no bright colors, crazy hairdos, and unwieldy cybernetics to be found here.

This kind of style is usually found in areas in and around Night that can’t afford to modernize. Entropism dictates that everything from cars, clothes, cybernetics, and buildings are kept incredibly basic. This helps to keep costs low and functionality high. After all, getting the job done, no matter how, is all that matters. 

Neo-Militarism

Neo-Militarism
CD Projekt RED
Neo-Militarism is all about flexing your power and social status.

Deadly elegance without ostentation.

This is what makes up Cyberpunk’s Neo-Militarism style. Neo-Militarism is usually found in wealthier parts of Night City and its bold, dark colours are designed to intimidate those beneath them. Power is everything and you must show this status at all times. From the sleek no-nonsense outfits to the high-tech, minimalist buildings – Neo-Militarism is all about flexing your authority and wealth. 

Those that choose the Corporate Lifepath will know all too well how truly terrifying Cyberpunk’s most powerful people can be. Just because you dress the part, doesn’t mean you’ll be safe from Night City’s most notorious inhabitants. Substance over style is the Neo-Militarism way. 

Neo-Kitsch

Cyberpunk 2077 Neo-Kitsch
CD Projekt RED
Celebrities use Neo-Kitsch to show off their worth.

A subcategory of Cyberpunk’s ever-popular Kitsch style, Neo-Kitsch is for Night City’s ultra-rich figures. Celebrities, braindance stars, business magnates, heirs to corporate fortunes and corporate executives all use Neo-Kitsch to display their wealth. While the style shares the same color palette of its predecessor, Neo-Kitsch provides a much higher quality to its clothing. 

Certain models and celebrities are even known to incorporate chrome that gives their body a metallic appearance. Unlike the other Cyberpunk styles, Neo-Kitch’s cars and buildings incorporate wood and marble into their architecture. Style and substance is the motto here. 


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