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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 maki...

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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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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure may drop microtransactions in the West

Developer CyberConnect2 has been forced to reconsider its international release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle after Japanese fans expressed dismay at their version's microtransaction scheme. Similar to many free to play mobile titles, the Campaign mode in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:...

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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 screens...

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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 d...

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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 item...

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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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