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South Korea Fines Free-To-Play Game Publishers For Shady Loot Box Practices

By Charles Singletary, Apr 12, 2018 9:20am PDT

The Fair Trade Commission has also required the companies review and reform their monetization practices.


"The range of those fines though! Man, that is a big step from 2nd to 1st."

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Shadow of War Microtransactions Will Be Permanently Removed

By Asif Khan, Apr 02, 2018 6:35pm PDT

WB Games announced the removal of microtransactions from Shadow of War on their official blog.


"The issue people had is that the game's constant reminding of the ability to buy loot boxes/etc. ..."

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New ESRB Warning Label Announced For Loot Boxes & Microtransactions

By Charles Singletary, Feb 27, 2018 8:35am PST

The regulatory organization has finally spoken on the much-criticized practices.


""This is the first step of many". It's at least getting the ball rolling. "

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Microtransactions Hit Games Industry and Trigger a 3X Value Bonus

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 13, 2017 8:40am PDT

This is why your favorite games became slot machines.


"I finished Life is Strange yesterday but this post is by far the most depressing thing I've seen ..."

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For Honor Devs Say Not to Expect 100% Completion, and They're Right

By Steve Watts, Mar 24, 2017 9:00am PDT

Modern design borrows a lot from RPGs, and that means we're going to have to get used to never finding and doing everything.


"People need to kick themselves in the rear if they want to collect every cosmetic geegaw in a ..."

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Dust 514 will have 'cover charge' for microtransaction credits

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 11, 2011 8:00am PDT

The price of the EVE Online-connected FPS will essentially be a $10-20 "cover charge" that's reimbursed with in-game currency to spend on microtransactions, developer CCP has explained.


"It wouldn't surprise me if the currency you get is Aurum, which is the new currency they ..."

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