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Forza 6

Forza 6 adds microtransactions two months after launch

One of the biggest criticisms of Forza Motorsport 5 was the career progression system and its over-reliance on microtransactions to advance at a reasonable rate. It was such a deal-breaker for some that Turn 10 reversed its ways a...

 
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Payday 2

Overkill made the Payday 2 microtransactions worse: cash and XP boosts

Oh Overkill. Overkill, Overkill, Overkill. It may have been a few weeks since the fiasco surrounding you introducing microtransactions to Payday 2, despite making extensive promises you wouldn’t, but trust me when I say people are sti...

 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's REQ Packs have already raised $500K for the World Championship

Halo 5: Guardians had the biggest Halo launch yet, according to Microsoft, "with more than $400 million in global sales of [the game] and hardware." It's the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive. With that in mind, I've been curious about how...

 
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Payday 2

Payday 2's latest update addresses complaints about the microtransactions

Remember last week, when Overkill went back on its multiple promises that it would never add microtransactions to Payday 2? Remember the uproar that happened because of it, and rightly so? Well, it looks like Overkill has listene...

 
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A real steal

Payday 2 adding microtransactions after developer said it wouldn't

Payday 2 developer Overkill once said, "We've made it clear that Payday 2 will have no microtransactions whatsoever (shame on you if you thought otherwise!)," which was true until today's update.  The Black Market update has added...

 
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Microaggressions by Kanye

Kanye West hates microtransactions too

Turns out that undisputed rap god Kanye West got in his zone and let everyone know how he feels about in-app purchases, specifically in kids games. "Fuck any game company that puts in-app purchases on kids games!!! That makes no sense!!! We...

 
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MGS V

You can now buy 'base insurance' in MGS V

Forward Operating Bases in Metal Gear Solid V are centers of operation you can set up around the world. These bases can be acquired using in-game premium currency, but it takes an awful lot of it to do anything. Realistically, many players ...

 
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Destiny

Microtransactions are coming to Destiny, but so are 18 new emotes

The Special Order vendor Tess Everis is returning to Destiny, and bringing 18 new emotes with her. The downside? You won't be able to buy the new dances with Glimmer, Destiny's in-game currency. Instead, players will need to purchase a new ...

 
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Assassin's Creed

Welp, Assassin's Creed Syndicate will have microtransactions

Oy bruv, you fancy microtransactions? Ubisoft has announced, that like Unity, the upcoming Assassin's Creed Syndicate will sport microtransactions, which can be used to "save time and accelerate progress." Director Francois Pelland als...

 
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Project Spark

Project Spark is dropping microtransactions

Project Spark didn't catch on the way Microsoft hoped it would. The game-creation sandbox is now moving from its free-to-play, microtransaction-supported model to a "free incubation engine." The developers will make one final push on Octobe...

 
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MGS V

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's FOB mode is a microtransaction

[Update: In a statement made to GamesRadar, Konami have clarified that reports of the entire FOB mode needing to be unlocked were incorrect. However, there will be microtransactions to "accelerate" certain parts of it: "[A website] posted ...

 
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Hearthstone Expands

Blizzard announces The Grand Tournament expansion for Hearthstone

Blizzard announced today that 132 cards are headed to Hearthstone in an upcoming expansion called The Grand Tournament. New hero power cards are on the way, including Maiden of the Lake, which makes the cost of your hero's power one m...

 
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The Phantom Pain

Konami's stance on Metal Gear Solid V microtransactions

I'm back home from E3 2015 thanks to a too-early flight. I can safely watch this 40-minute demonstration of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain without any guilt trips from Steven. Yes! Straight away, "While it is true that a few microtra...

 
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Easy fatalities

Mortal Kombat X's fatalities too hard? Pay to make them easy

Fatalities are, in most people's opinion, the coolest part of Mortal Kombat. In a franchise about ruthlessly beating up your opponent, fatalities are when these games are at their most brutal -- a blood-drenched pot of gold at the end of th...

 
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Pokmon Shuffle

There's already a workaround to skirt Pokemon Shuffle's microtransactions

Pokémon Shuffle isn't Nintendo's initial foray into the seedy underworld of free-to-play with microtransactions. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball did it first, but Shuffle is the first example that drew ire from Nintendo's f...

 
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Diablo 3

Sorry America and Europe, no Diablo III microtransactions for you

Blizzard has revealed that their upcoming 2.2.0 patch for Diablo III will include microtransactions. However there's a catch: It won't apply to the Americas or EU regions. So, I guess that leaves everyone else to milk that Diablo cow dry. H...

 
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Google

Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement

In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded from the Google...

 
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Just say no

Forza Horizon 2 won't have 'token' microtransactions

Forza Horizon 2 creative director Ralph Fulton told Digital Spy that it would eschew the series' microtransaction currency, tokens. "The approach we've taken is that we've designed our game at Playground Games from the ground up t...

 
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DriveClub

Driveclub will have microtransactions, because of course it will

Remember that one conference where that guy was lovingly talking about how realistic Driveclub was, down to the real looking leather on the seats? That's how I imagine executives talking about microtransactions. There's probably some truth ...

 
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Guerrilla job ad points to new IP with online focus

Guerrilla Games is hiring, and they say they're looking for online designers for a game they've been working on for a couple of years now. This is for an unannounced IP that will feature "innovative online gameplay." They're looking for fol...

 
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Garden Warfare

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare microtransactions incoming

This week, PopCap will add microtransactions to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. We knew the day would come and, you know what? It's not a big deal. For those of you not playing this wacky third-person shooter (you're missing out!), unlo...

 
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Forza

Forza 5 DLC cars can now be accessed without in-game currency

Turn 10 Studios is still attempting to win back disappointed Forza fans following its launch of Forza Motorsport 5 in November. In an open letter, creative director Dan Greenawalt has announced more changes for the game related to its econo...

 
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Microtransactions

Microtransactions made $352 million on consoles last year

While my default is to rally against microtransactions, some of this data comes from consoles adopting free-to-play schemes wherein you're paying for an aesthetic thing or still paying much less money than you would for a retail game, which...

 
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Apple paying $32.5M to consumers over in-app purchases

Apple has agreed to provide full refunds to consumers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Apple is paying a minimum of $32.5 million over complaints from consumers that incurred charges when kids would spend money on in-app p...

 
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Fixing Forza

Turn 10 wants to turn around fan perception of Forza 5

Dale dug Forza 5, but the Xbox One launch title has been met with the most varied reviews in franchise history. However, creative director Dan Greenawalt, in an interview with Eurogamer, said he is "not really driven by Metascore." Rather, ...

 
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Bravely Default

You can beat Bravely Default without random encounters

And it still took over 20 hours! Twitter user @dol_goemon, a Dengeki Online staffer, has Bravely Default: For The Sequel, which released in Japan, Europe, and Australia last week -- it's releasing in North America next year. He also finishe...

 
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Angry Birds Go! has a $125 car because of course it does

Angry Birds Go! has soft launched over in New Zealand, and Pocket Gamer is giving a nice little break down of how the game plays. Their hands-on has discovered that the game is heavy on microtransactions, one of which includes a $125 car. T...

 
Forza 5 economy changes
If you've been playing Forza Motorsport 5, you're probably very familiar with the game's awful microtransactions. If not, basically the game uses tokens you buy in-game that can be used to purchase cars if you don't have enou...   read

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Xbox One

Microsoft's Phil Spencer talks Xbox One microtransactions

In an interview with Kotaku about about the 2014 software lineup for Xbox One, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer commented about the state of microtransactions on the console. Games like Ryse and Forza 5, which cost full price, have pesky...

 
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Gran Turismo 6 credits

Sony confirms micro-transactions for Gran Turismo 6

Sony was really excited to show off its new "in-game credits" for Gran Turismo 6 in a recent blog post. These credits "will be purchasable through PS Store or your friendly local retailer". It's a system of made up currency that "you&r...

 

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Nuzlocke update: lucked out and caught a male Nidoran, but by now Ive already gotten so attached to Edward the Sandslash that I dont plan on using I guess that means its working!

 
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