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Ryse ditches microtransactions in next month's PC release

Crytek's gory hack-and-slash game, Ryse: Son of Rome, is on its way to PC platforms next month without the microtransaction structure embedded in its previously released Xbox One edition, Videogamer reports. The version of Ryse that launched alongside the Xbox One console last year allowed...

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Google to refund at least $19 million over in-app purchases

If we were to face a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, having a bunch of irritated parents on the other end of things is pretty low on our list of ideal situations. We're thinking Google feels the same way, now that they've agreed to pay a minimum of $19 million in refunds over...

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Europe wants better safeguards on in-app iOS purchases

It appears the European Commission isn't thrilled with Apple's slow movement to provide more safeguards from accidental in-app purchases made on its devices. The administration issued a press release today discussing joint action from the firm and member states to enforce better protection for...

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Gibeau: EA 'innovated too much' with Dungeon Keeper

EA's reboot of Dungeon Keeper rubbed new and old fans the wrong way with an aggressive approach to monetization – it's a free, mobile app heavy on microtransactions and shifty five-star rating schemes. The original game's creator, Peter Molyneux, dubbed the reboot "ridiculous," and in June,...

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Forza Horizon 2 to debut without microtransaction tokens

When Forza Horizon 2 races onto the Xbox One on September 30, long-time series' fans will notice a distinct lack of proprietary currency, only useful for buying virtual cars and other accoutrements within the game. Though these "tokens" were an omnipresent hallmark of Forza Motorsport 5,...

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You can now buy Battlefield 4 item packs with real money

Battlefield 4 developer DICE is now opening up the option for players to purchase in-game content using real money. Starting today, the game's three types of battlepacks can be picked up; $1 for Bronze packs, $2 for Silver ones and $3 for Gold packs. Battlepack tiers vary in the number and rarity...

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Driveclub features campaign shortcut microtransactions

Evolution Studios' upcoming PS4 racer Driveclub will offer players a selection of campaign shortcut microtransaction purchases at launch, director Paul Rustchynsky recently told IGN. Rustchynsky assures that vehicle microtransactions will be limited to cars that players can unlock during the...

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Microtransactions march toward PvZ: Garden Warfare

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare's in-game currency is earned through regular play and can be spent on upgrade packs, which unlock extra content for players populating the game's warzones. However, those that have tired from the grind will soon have the option many mobile games offer: spend...

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Marvel Puzzle Quest free-to-play on Steam, boosted by priced packs

D3 Publisher's Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is now available on Steam. The free-to-play game mixes the Marvel superheroes universe with the Puzzle Quest franchise, combining match-three-style puzzle action with RPG trappings such as special abilities leveling systems. Given that the game is...

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Gran Turismo 6 microtransactions are 'completely optional'

Gran Turismo 6 will include microtransactions with in-game credits that players can acquire using real money, but Sony said the transactions are "not required" for players to advance in the game. In a statement to CVG, a Sony spokesperson said the publisher will "not penalize players for not...

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