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Gears of War COG tag videos are the new horse armor

We are not amused. We are not amused, at all! Horse armor was ridiculous, Need for Speed irked us further, but these have clearly been replaced with the five videos on the Xbox Live marketplace, available for 100 MS points each ($1.25 USD), showing the locations of all the COG tags in Gears of War....

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Major Nelson talks microtransations on G4

Major Nelson was featured on Attack of the Show last night. During "The Loop," Major Nelson discussed microtransactions with Kevin Pereira and Andrew Pfister, producer of 1UP Yours. The segment was too short, which is regrettable because it was actually very good. In fact, we'd love to see "The...

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Lumines Live to charge for unlockables

First they charged for horse armor. Then they announced plans to sell one-time use "consumables." Now, even additional levels for a puzzle games will need to be purchased on Xbox Live. A review in the latest issue of Official Xbox Magazine reveals that the $15 (1200 MS points) purchase price for...

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Free basic service on "PlayStation Network Platform"

Going by the working title "PlayStation Network Platform," Sony has announced that the basic level of its online service will be free (at least at first). While the company's "Live-killer" will readily support the PS3 at launch in November, it is not known to what extent the...

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Alcohol and micropayments mix all too well

Micropayments are already flowing freely on Xbox Live and are becoming increasingly popular in MMO circles. However, Opposable Thumbs points out an unfortunate problem with any micropayment-based system that stores your payment details--it's all too easy to buy things when intoxicated. Of course,...

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