Microtransaction HELL: The Elder Scrolls Blades | Serious Business

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This episode: We rant a lot about bs microtransactions in games, especially Bethesda’s new The Elder Scrolls Blades game. Also, energy weapons, retail stores closing like crazy, animal crossing for Doom, EA screwing up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Ubisoft making Splinter Cell a microtransaction game. It’s a fun time…

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