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Destiny now sells overpriced level boosters

Destiny fans have grown wary of Bungie in recent months, thanks to the introduction of micro-transactions and the change of business model following the launch of The Taken King expansion. While these extra purchases started out as packs of ‘Silver’ to buy social or cosmetic items, it has now evolved …

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Halo 5 multiplayer will have micro-transactions

Now for the disappointing news of the day, Microsoft’s biggest exclusive title of the year, Halo 5: Guardians, will have micro-transactions thrown in to the multiplayer portion of the game, apparently as a “matter of convenience”. As you would imagine, this has become a pretty big talking point right now …

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3DS exploit bypasses microtransactions in Pokemon Shuffle

Nintendo launched a little free to play title on the 3DS a while back called Pokemon Shuffle. Since it is a free puzzle game, micro-transactions were incorporated but a new 3DS console exploit allows you to completely bypass the annoying paid for items and just enjoy the game. The 3DS …

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Sega to expand mobile division with new buyouts

Sega Networks, the mobile arm of the classic gaming publisher and developer is looking to expand its influence in the West, by investing heavily in two mobile game developers and buying one out entirely. With plans to launch more than 30 free to play mobile titles in the near future, …

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Apple adds ‘pay once and play’ category to App Store

Micro-transactions have become the norm these days, particularly in mobile games, so much so that it can be difficult to track down games that don’t feature them. However, Apple is looking to make things a little bit easier for you with its new ‘Pay Once and Play’ category on the …

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iOS drops the ‘FREE’ icon on F2P apps

Apple’s iOS App Store will no longer advertise ‘free to play’ or ‘freemium’ apps as free, instead these applications will now have a ‘+ GET’ icon beside them, giving users a better warning that an app likely has a heavy focus on micro-transactions. Apps such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush …

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EA to release SimCity for mobile devices

It seems that EA is having another crack at mobile gaming as the publisher just announced SimCity Buildit, an app for iOS and Android devices. This will be the first high profile mobile release from the company since the disaster that was Dungeon Keeper. EA says that the app will …

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Assassin’s Creed Unity will have micro-transactions

Following on from last night’s report that Ubisoft wants to take PC gaming ‘more seriously’, it has been revealed that Assassin’s Creed Unity will contain Micro-Transactions for those who would rather pay for progress than play the game. Assassin’s Creed IV had a similar option, users could buy ‘DLC’ resource …

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Titanfall now has in-game currency

Respawn has just revealed in a blog post that in-game currency will be coming to Titanfall in the game’s fifth update, which is due out on the 31st of July. These in-game credits will allow users to buy items on the black market such as Titan insignias and burn cards. …

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Valve’s Steam Summer Sale tactics are bad for all gamers

If there’s one thing PC gamers hate, it’s those horrible, by-the-numbers, mobile gaming mechanics championed by the likes of King and Zynga. The micro-transactions, pay to win scenarios, games that become more about some meta-management, rather than actually playing the game itself. Scores of companies have been smashed for this, …

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Forza 5 economy adjustment incoming

Forza 5 released as one of the few 1080p launch titles on the Xbox One. While the game is very pretty and runs at a smooth 60 frames per second, gamers found the cost of micro-transactions was ruining the experience, so the developer has now decided to change that. I …

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PC games sales made £13.24 billion in 2012

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An organisation that combines the two giants of gamer chip creation, AMD and Intel, has announced through a new report that PC gaming grew once again in 2012, managing to generate well over £10 billion. Known as the PC Games Alliance, a non-profit organisation with aims to further PC gaming …

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