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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Microtransaction Features Enrages Fans

In Dragon’s Dogma 2 fans have to pay for fast travel.



Dragon’s Dogma 2 Microtransaction Features Enrages Fans

Capcom’s fantasy role-playing game Dragon’s Dogma 2 has launched at last to critical acclaim, but some players have reacted much harsher.

At the center of these complaints is a suite of 21 downloadable items Capcom released without warning alongside Dragon’s Dogma 2 across PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Most of them are single-use in-game items enabling features like new fast-travel locations, the ability to change characters’ appearance, and combat revives.

Fans feel betrayed by Dragon’s Dogma 2

On Steam, where Dragon’s Dogma 2 was a much-hyped and wishlist title, user reviews sit at “Mostly Negative” at the time of writing.

Alongside the microtransactions, critical players cite the game’s poor performance on PC and the developer’s use of the unpopular anti-cheat and anti-piracy software Denuvo.

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 used microtransactions despite being $100. (Credit: Instagram)

Capcom is often criticized for tagging many microtransactions onto largely single-player games, like the Resident Evil 4 remake or Monster Hunter Rise.

If Dragon’s Dogma 2 is drawing more criticism than usual, it could be because of the way the items on sale interact with the game’s intentionally challenging and restrictive design.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a single-player game, so players can easily ignore these microtransactions if they don’t like them. However, the problem is how these transactions fit with the game’s unique design.

The game uses the scarcity of these items to make the experience more challenging and immersive. If the items are sold, it may go against this design by suggesting that scarcity was just a sales tactic all along.

Regardless of the reasoning behind them, Dragon’s Dogma 2’s microtransactions are unlikely to tarnish its reputation for good; it’s an engrossing game that seems likely to captivate even more players than its cultish predecessor. But they’re another sign of the increasing pressure on AAA game development — and that’s probably here to stay.

Reception of Dragon’s Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has emerged from the shadows, and the critical reception has been mostly favorable despite some mixed reactions from the masses. Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, this action RPG sequel has stirred curiosity among fans.

According to IGN’s Take, Dragon’s Dogma 2 feels more like a redo than a direct sequel. It builds upon the original game’s strengths without fully addressing its weaknesses.

Much like Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2, which was essentially a remake of his cult-classic horror-comedy, this sequel doesn’t stray too far from the blueprint that made it a beloved action RPG over the past decade.

The game’s action design is excellent, and the world, while not clearly defined, is both strong and attractive. However, it also has some of the same problems as the original version, with systems that seem precariously put together, like a well-pruned Jenga tower.

The vast dark fantasy world is dense with secrets and unbeaten paths. Many of these remain hidden unless you actively seek them out. Traveling through forests and crags is perilous, especially at night when the dangers escalate.

In summary, Dragon’s Dogma 2 celebrates patience and commitment, offering thrilling combat highs and near-constant “eureka!” moments. According to Outer Haven’s Perspective, Despite some technical hiccups, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a masterwork comeback for the popular action RPG series from Capcom.

The return to this dark fantasy world brings both danger and intrigue. While occasional performance issues exist, fans of the series will find much to love in this sequel.

Fans Perspective of Dragon’s Dogma 2

As per Kevin Purdy’s perspective, Dragon’s Dogma 2 (DD2) reminds him of playing another huge, dumb, enjoyable game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Not the first time you play through it, though.

He is talking about the second or third run-through (or that 100-plus-hour save in which you refuse to finish the game), and your admiration of this huge, rich world gives way to utter ridiculousness.

You one-shot dragons with your broken stealth-archer build, you put buckets on the heads of NPCs to rob them, and you marvel at how the most effective fast travel is horse tilting. You lunge into possibilities, choose chaos, and appreciate all the ways you can do so.

He promised that the game would be talked about for a long time. It didn’t deviate significantly from the first Dragon’s Dogma, and it felt like a unique game with memorable moments: epic battles, funny encounters with goblins, and charming NPC companions. He also said that a new story was created every few minutes.


YouTube Star Ben Potter AKA Comicstorian Passed Away at the Age of 40



YouTube Star Ben Potter AKA Comicstorian Passed Away at the Age of 40

Ben Potter, known as YouTube star Comicstorian, has sadly passed away. 

His wife, Nathalie, confirmed the news of his death at the age of 40 as she wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter). Her message read, “Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident.”

“To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for. As a husband, a son, a brother, a friend, or even just a stranger, Ben was loving and genuine. He was someone who would listen and make time for his loved ones. He would do his best to make everyone laugh and make sure they were okay. He was our rock and he’d reassure his loved ones whenever they needed it.”

She further added, “He was my world and I need time to be with friends and family. I have so many things I need to figure out but firstly, I need to grieve. I ask that you respect my privacy as well as everyone else’s. Right now my priority is preserving everything he’s built and I don’t have any plans beyond that.”

On YouTube, Potter mostly created audio dramas of comic books on his Comicstorian account, regularly discussing the Marvel and DC Universes. He shared his last upload, titled “Why DC’s Reboots Beat Marvel,” just a day before his death.

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Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi Tie the Knot in Secret Ceremony

“It was a very small, family wedding,” Jake Bongiovi’s father Jon Bon Jovi shared.



Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi Tie the Knot in Secret Ceremony

In a delightful surprise to fans and friends alike, actress Millie Bobby Brown and her longtime boyfriend Jake Bongiovi have tied the knot in a secret ceremony last weekend. The newlyweds were spotted looking blissful while out shopping in the Hamptons on Friday, May 24, in a series of candid photographs taken by paparazzi. 

Brown, 20, and Bongiovi, 21, were dressed casually in T-shirts and jeans, both sporting matching black sunglasses. Adding a touch of classic romance, Bongiovi was seen driving his new bride around in a Ford convertible with the top down, epitomizing a carefree and joyous newlywed spirit.

According to The Sun, the couple’s nuptials were an intimate affair. The wedding was attended by Bongiovi’s parents, rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Bongiovi, as well as Brown’s parents. “It was a very low-key, romantic affair with their closest family with them as they said their vows,” an insider revealed. 

The couple, who have been together for several years, reportedly plan to host a larger ceremony later this year to celebrate with more friends and extended family.

Confirming the news to the BBC, Jon Bon Jovi expressed his joy over the union. “They are great, they are absolutely fantastic. It was a very small, family wedding and the bride looked gorgeous and Jake is happy as can be. It’s true,” Bon Jovi shared on Tuesday, addressing the swirling rumors about the wedding.

The young couple’s romance has been closely followed by fans, with their relationship making headlines since they were first spotted together in 2021. Brown, best known for her role as Eleven in the hit series Stranger Things, and Bongiovi, an aspiring actor and the son of the famous musician, have frequently shared glimpses of their relationship on social media, much to the delight of their followers.

As they embark on this new chapter together, Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi’s secret wedding marks a heartwarming milestone in their love story, one that continues to captivate the hearts of fans around the world.

Brown has achieved significant acclaim for her role in Stranger Things, earning several award nominations and wins. She has also starred in films such as Enola Holmes and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Meanwhile, Bongiovi, though still early in his career, is making his mark in the entertainment industry, following in the footsteps of his iconic father with aspirations in acting.

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‘Ms. Marvel’ Star Matt Lintz Gets Engaged to His Girlfriend Gracie Sapp

“I can’t wait to be your wife,” Gracie wrote.




‘Ms. Marvel’ Star Matt Lintz Gets Engaged to His Girlfriend Gracie Sapp

Congratulations to Matt Lintz, aka Matthew Lintz, on his engagement to his longtime girlfriend, Gracie Sapp.

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, the Ms. Marvel star took to his Instagram handle to make a joint post with his now-fiancee, announcing that they had gotten engaged in an intimate ceremony with their close family members in attendance.

The newly engaged couple had shared a series of pictures, in which the first photo focused on Sapp’s beautiful diamond engagement ring. Other images from their Instagram post showed moments before and after Lintz’s engagement proposal.

Sapp added a short yet heartfelt caption, saying, “Unforgettable. This night. This man. Matthew Collins Lintz, I can’t wait to be your wife.” Additionally, the location tag revealed that their engagement took place at Botanic LLC, Opelika, Alabama.

Hours later, on the same day, Lintz took to his Instagram handle to share more memorable moments from his special day. Some pictures showed Lintz and Sapp standing alongside their family members, and some showed them walking alongside each other.

“Forever with you,” he wrote alongside a red heart emoji. Similarly, Sapp posted some images of her engagement featuring her and her future husband’s family members. One image in particular showed Sapp hugging her father, both of whom were emotional.

She wrote a lengthy caption this time, writing, “ To everyone involved in the magic that was yesterday – thank you. I gained a new family, a new favorite memory, and most importantly – a new ring (thanks @matt_lintz, you did REAL good). No I will never shut up about this.”

Matt Lintz proposing to his girlfriend Gracie Sapp

Matt Lintz proposing to his girlfriend Gracie Sapp (Photo: Instagram)

Following their announcement, friends and well-wishers took to the comment section to express their excitement and congratulate the couple on taking a new step in their relationship. For instance, one wrote, “Matty, a lifetime of happiness for you both.”

“I’m SO HAPPY for you both!!!!! Sooo beautiful!!! The #GoodnessOfGod,” one Instagram user commented, with one guest who attended the event adding, “Loved celebrating y’all love last night!!! Congrats to the happy couple!!”

Speaking a little of Lintz and Sapp’s relationship, The Walking Dead actor first started interacting with his future wife’s Instagram post on December 31, 2020. However, they officially began dating on December 9, 2021.

Matt Lintz and his fiancee Gracie Sapp after Gracie accepted Matt's engagement proposal

Matt Lintz and his fiancee Gracie Sapp after Gracie accepted Matt’s engagement proposal (Photo: Instagram)

Likewise, they started featuring each other on their respective social media handles on January 1, 2022. On that day, both of them posted similar pictures taken alongside each other. Since then, Lintz has featured his girlfriend multiple times.

On December 9, 2022, the couple celebrated their first dating anniversary by spending a romantic time in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. By that time, the actor had already introduced his girlfriend to his family members and had even taken her to his older sister’s wedding.

Both Lintz and Sapp had shared some snaps from that special day. Additionally, Sapp has tagged alongside her boyfriend to multiple red-carpet premieres of Marvel shows. The first was Moon Knight, and the second was Ms. Marvel, where Lintz was one of the leads.

The couple has also celebrated different occasions, including birthdays and festivals, alongside each other. Finally, on December 9, 2023, they marked their second dating anniversary, with Sapp sharing an Instagram post captioned, “730,” referring to the days in two years.

To conclude, Sapp has been an understanding and supportive partner to Lintz, and their adorable pictures prove that they are made for each other. Now, the love birds are engaged, and it might only be a matter of time before they walk down the aisle and share their wedding vows.

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