Entries in 'microtransactions' (54)

22Cans pulls Godus Wars microtransaction after criticism

22Cans pulls Godus Wars microtransaction after criticism

New release Godus Wars has taken less than 24 hours to run into bother.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2016 at 2:05PM in News
Homefront: The Revolution to have free DLC, but also microtransactions

Homefront: The Revolution to have free DLC, but also microtransactions

A year’s worth of free DLC is the reward for Homefront: The Revolution buyers. The price? An upfront fee for the game and multiplayer microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2016 at 2:26PM in News
Now Call of Duty: Black Ops III adds upgrade microtransactions

Now Call of Duty: Black Ops III adds upgrade microtransactions

Online shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III has become the latest premium title to offer in-game upgrades for cash.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Destiny introduces £24.99 character boost microtransactions

Destiny introduces £24.99 character boost microtransactions

A new type of microtransaction has been added to Destiny that allows players to instantly spec up a character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2015 at 12:34PM in News

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Payday 2 devs apologise over microtransaction mess

Payday 2 devs apologise over microtransaction mess

Payday 2 studio Overkill has apologised for a number changes to the game that have annoyed its community.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Naughty Dog on microtransactions: 'You should pay for good work'

Naughty Dog on microtransactions: 'You should pay for good work'

Uncharted developer Naughty Dog has hit out at players that criticise in-game purchases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 18th 2015 at 1:11PM in News
Spend-happy mobile gamers have similar habits on consoles - Newzoo

Spend-happy mobile gamers have similar habits on consoles - Newzoo

Research firm Newzoo has published a new report on “mobile power users,” highlighting data that indicates those that spend significant money on smartphone games are likely to do the same ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 18th 2015 at 4:26AM in News
More 'pay-to-win' microtransactions added to Payday 2

More 'pay-to-win' microtransactions added to Payday 2

Starbreeze studio Overkill has irked players once again with the addition of new gameplay-boosting microtransactions to Payday 2.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Destiny microtransactions selling strong on PSN

Their announcement may have been greeted with criticism, but players seem to be voting with their wallets and backing the content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 2:10PM in News
Payday 2 devs says microstransactions are 'working as we intended'

Payday 2 devs says microstransactions are 'working as we intended'

Overkill has at last responded to fans who continue to be outraged by the game’s recent addition of microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 26th 2015 at 11:39AM in News
Payday 2 makes paid-for content free

Payday 2 makes paid-for content free

Overkill has altered the role of in-game payments in Payday 2 following an angry response from fans.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Payday 2 update adds microtransactions, and fans are delighted

Payday 2 update adds microtransactions, and fans are delighted

That’s actually a lie – fans are right cheesed off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2015 at 9:33AM in News

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Metal Gear Solid V now offers insurance microtransactions

Metal Gear Solid V now offers insurance microtransactions

Offering players the chance to pay real-world cash for in-game insurance is just about bonkers enough to feel absolutely fitting for a Metal Gear Solid game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
Microtransactions are coming to Destiny

Microtransactions are coming to Destiny

Bungie’s shooter Destiny is to shortly begin offering microtransactions to players.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Microtransactions will be offered in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

Microtransactions will be offered in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

Ubisoft’s upcoming console and PC title Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate will offer users the chance to pay to accelerate progress.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2015 at 3:39PM in News
Project Spark is dropping microtransactions

Project Spark is dropping microtransactions

Xbox One title Project Spark is ditching its free-to-play elements and becoming a properly free game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2015 at 10:07AM in News

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Need for Speed will not have microtransactions, no premium DLC planned

Need for Speed will not have microtransactions, no premium DLC planned

Developer Ghost Games has said that microtransactions will not be included in the upcoming Need for Speed, nor does it plan to charge for DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2015 at 12:37PM in News
More free-to-play titles will fall foul of ASA, predicts Lovell

More free-to-play titles will fall foul of ASA, predicts Lovell

More free-to-play games will be criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for trying to ‘exhort’ money from children. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
Micropayments, they grow up so fast: How in-game purchases have evolved to survive

Micropayments, they grow up so fast: How in-game purchases have evolved to survive

Karl MacGregor, VP of digital content at Worldpay, examines how in-game purchases have moved with the times in order to remain one of the hottest topics in today's industry

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 9:27AM in News
Halo 5: Guardians has multiplayer transactions

Halo 5: Guardians has multiplayer transactions

Developer 343 Industries has confirmed that microtransactions are included in the multiplayer part of upcoming Xbox One title Halo 5: Guardians.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2015 at 3:16PM in News
Mortal Kombat X launches with $50+ of microtransactions, including 'Easy Fatalities'

Mortal Kombat X launches with $50+ of microtransactions, including 'Easy Fatalities'

Players of Mortal Kombat are able to buy simplified versions of the game’s iconic fatalities via the title’s in-game store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Nexon has confirmed that it is bringing its Korean online FPS Ghost in the Shell Online to the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brought in the most digital sales via consoles last month, beating out the likes of Grand Theft Auto V as well as new releases including ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:49AM in News
Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

Diablo III is getting microtransactions... but not in Europe

An upcoming patch for Blizzard’s Diablo III will introduce microtransactions in some markets, but not in Europe or America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 1:30PM in News
Mortal Kombat X devs not ready to discuss microtransactions "yet"

Mortal Kombat X devs not ready to discuss microtransactions "yet"

Warner Bros’ Mortal Kombat X is likely to join the list of triple-A console games featuring microtransactions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 12:45PM in News