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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.

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

- AxeMan808 see all 3 comments

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.

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"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.

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""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.

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"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.

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

- Borzoi see all 3 comments

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.

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

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