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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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Report: Angry Birds Go! has $100 microtransaction in soft launch

Rovio's kart racing game, Angry Birds Go!, is heavy on microtransactions – including one in-game car that sells for $100, Pocket Gamer reports. The game is out in a soft launch in New Zealand, though it doesn't hit worldwide until December 11. Angry Birds Go! is free-to-play with a classic...

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Bravely Default: For The Sequel adds time-saving microtransactions

When Bravely Default: For The Sequel makes its debut, one of the new features it includes will be the ability to stop time during battles - assuming you're either very patient or willing to shell out cash for the privilege. This new system, dubbed "Bravely Second," allows for the aforementioned...

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