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Rumor: GTA Online has real cash microtransactions

A file has been discovered within the code of Grand Theft Auto V which seems to hint at the presence of microtransactions within Grand Theft Auto Online. Redditor "1800" noticed that when players attempt to open the "Xbox Store" option in Grand Theft Auto V, no results are produced, but the game...

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Black Ops 2 adds customization 'micro items' on Xbox this week

Tomorrow, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be updated on Xbox 360 with the free Nuketown 2025 map, the option to download the Nuketown Zombies map, and ... some "Micro Items." You'll now be able to pay 160 more Microsoft points ($2) to get ten more Create-a-Class slots for emblems, films, and...

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Jorgensen: All EA mobile games will use microtransactions, other platforms may not

All future EA games will contain the ability to handle microtransactions, but that doesn't mean every EA game will use them, CFO Blake Jorgensen said at the Wedbush Technology Conference in New York City, as picked up by Polygon. During an EA investor call last week, Jorgensen said, "We're building...

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EA: Consumers are 'enjoying and embracing' the microtransaction model

Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen is pretty sold on the idea of microtransactions as a business model. In fact, such pint-sized payout opportunities will likely be even more abundant in the future, from the sound of things: "The digital business is broken up into a couple of pieces, one is pure...

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Dead Space 3 glitch allows infinite resource farming

Dead Space 3's inclusion of campaign microtransactions incited a negative gut reaction from some potential players, and if we can count on one thing in life, it's people finding ways around things that make them uncomfortable. A glitch in Dead Space 3 allows players to infinitely farm random...

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Amazon adds in-app microtransactions for PC, Mac and browser game devs

Up until now, developers of Windows PC, Mac and browser-based games offered through Amazon haven't been able to present microtransactions to consumers. Total bummer, right? Beginning today, however, developers can offer a multitude of extra power-ups or goofy hats in game for nominal fees, allowing...

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Call of Duty now Online in China, monetization not ready yet

An alpha version of Call of Duty Online – the China-exclusive, free-to-play game based on the Activision shooter – is now live, Kotaku reports. Monetization systems for the game (i.e. those sweet, sweet microtransactions) are unavailable in its current form; however, Call of Duty Online...

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Puzzle & Dragons now available on Android

You guys are never going to guess what Puzzle & Dragons is about. Not in a million years. Want a hint? Well it's got something to do with ... Oh, no that's totally right, yeah. Puzzles and dragons. Good guess. Originally released for iOS back in November, Puzzle & Dragon is now available...

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Firefall beta opens up its item store, sells Founder's Packages (on sale now)

Red 5 Studios is once again showing off its open world, free-to-play MMO Firefall (currently still in closed beta) at PAX, and the newest bit of content included is a set of in-game stores, allowing players to purchase items and features via microtransaction. Firefall lead designer David Williams...

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Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances now playable in your browser

EA's latest free-to-play title, Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, has gone live in a browser near you. Aeria Games has turned the popular RTS franchise into a browser-based game, which means you can grow your base, play PvP and PvE scenarios, and even build social alliances and...

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