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Twenty Bucks: DOTA 2 Spring / Summer Catalogue

By Cara Ellison on May 13th, 2013.

Fashion! Turn to the left. Fashion! Turn to the right. Oooh, fashion!
It’s time to look at what $20 will actually get you in the landscape of “free” to play gaming. What does it actually mean? And what is that crisp, all-too-real twenty actually worth in various imaginary economies? In the first of an ongoing series we sent Cara off to do some shopping in DOTA 2. Just what could she get for twenty bucks?

Daddy RPS said he’d give me this $20 note to shop with, but what happened was RPS was out of change that day and so RPS patted me on the head and said “Okay off you go, go and buy yourself something nice in a Free To Play and we will reimburse you.” Challenge Accepted. I gathered the Fashion Police, which largely resembled a troupe of models from Zoolander (Tom, Alice, Dan, Philippa and I all have razor sharp cheekbones) and we went shopping with Daddy’s money. Which I hope Daddy actually has or this may be some sort of elaborate prank…

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Compo: I Sold You And You Sold Me

By Kieron Gillen on September 18th, 2007.

You can tell RPS has arrived, because we’ve started to receive glorious tat from publishers. And, being spendthrift grasshoppers instead of tedious ants, we’re clearly going to give it away. What have we to give you? Well, Vivendi have lobbed us two (count ‘em!) World in Conflict Cossack hats, which add a suitably soviet ambiance to whatever look you choose to rock. For example, here’s our model showing a Rasputin the Mad Games Journalist look, which is almost certain to be terribly popular this season.
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