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Mega Man

Mega Man is coming to Nintendo Badge Arcade

Mega Man, meet badges. Badges, Mega Man. According to Famitsu, Capcom will be partnering up with Nintendo to bring the Blue Bomber and company to Nintendo Badge Arcade, in the form of special in-game rewards and boards. Right now the promot...   read

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Godus Wars

22Cans removes microtransactions from Godus Wars after they made everyone angry

It’s only been a few days since Godus Wars launched on Steam Early Access, and it’s already managed to cause an uproar. As 22Cans’ early access follow-up to the infamously abandoned Godus, Wars has the difficult task of tr...   read

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Teen who spent $8K on FIFA microtransactions refunded

Steven recently covered a wild story about a man, Lance Perkins, who was shocked to learn that his 17-year-old son had racked up $7,625 in FIFA microtransactions. A few updates on that front. As it turns out, the damage was even worse than ...   read

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Metal Gear Online

Metal Gear Online's PC beta temporarily pulled due to microtransaction exploit

Those Diamond Dogs can be a bunch of doggone dirty scoundrels. Konami learned that the hard way with its recently-launched PC beta for Metal Gear Online. The publisher was forced to temporarily take the game offline because some players fou...   read

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Hate Badge Arcade on 3DS? Build this machine to cheese it

I really dig Badge Arcade for what it is, as I haven't paid a cent yet for it and I've gotten a ton of icons and badges to decorate my 3DS -- a privileged I would have to pay for on nearly every other platform. But some haven't taken ...   read

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Guns Up!
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Review: Guns Up!

I don't know what I've been told. I don't know what I've been told. Free-to-play games leave me mighty cold. Free-to-play games leave me mighty cold. The microtransactions start to sting. The microtransact...   read

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Killing Floor 2

Tripwire's president discusses Killing Floor 2's new microtransactions

Why does this keep happening? Why do developers who have normally pretty positive communities go and add microtransactions to their games, making everybody angry? First it was Overkill with Payday 2, and now it’s Tripwire Interactive ...   read

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Killing Floor 2

Killing Floor 2 is getting review bombed after developer adds cosmetic microtransactions

Tripwire Interactive announced today that Steam Early Access title Killing Floor 2 will have cosmetic microtransactions starting with the next update. Though that update will bring a new perk (Gunslinger) and two new maps, it will also...   read

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Payday 2

Overkill: 'For all the distress we've caused the past few weeks... we're sorry'

Last week Payday 2 developer Overkill had a sit down to discuss various things with their Steam community moderators, who had gone on strike following even further tweaks to the game’s controversial new microtransactions. Now Overkill...   read

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Payday 2
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Overkill: Payday 2 microtransactions are 'not a success if people are angry'

Sit down and get comfortable, ladies and gentlemen, for the next gripping chapter of the ‘When Will Overkill Stop Being Shitty’ Chronicles begins now! You may remember a while ago that the Payday 2 Steam community moderators we...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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Payday 2
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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Project Spark
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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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Hearthstone Expands
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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...   read

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The Phantom Pain
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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