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Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy

Players of Angry Birds Epic are now able to donate to literacy charity Room to Read by buying an in-game item. In honour of International Literacy Day, which took place on September 8th, Angry Birds Epic is for the next two weeks offering players the chance to purchase a Good …

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FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

The US government is taking Amazon to court over its refusal to abide by FTC suggestions regarding in-app payment policy. Reuters reports that the lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission looks to force Amazon to refund IAPs that are ruled to have been purchased without the permission of parents. …

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IAP promo codes appear on iOS

iOS developers may soon be allowed to release promo codes that unlock virtual currency to be used for in-app purchases. Electronic Arts has been the first to take advantage of this, issuing codes for Real Racing 3’s gold. Previously, Apple has only allowed developers to release codes for full game …

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Kabam: IAPs have a future on consoles

It is only a matter of time before studios are able to convince console users to splash out on in-game purchases without a major backlash. That’s according to Andrew Sheppard, president of free-to-play giant Kabam, who says history has shown studios and publishers can eventually get a hardcore audience to …

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Driveclub won’t user microtransactions

The design director of PS4 racer Driveclub has stated that the game will not offer microtransactions. Evolution Studios’ Paul Rustchynsky tweeted a link to CVG’s review of Trials Frontier which labels the game a microtransaction monstrosity”, adding that: Even Trials has been infected by this plague.” When asked by another …

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Apple adds in-app-purchase warnings to App Store listings

Apple’s App Store now displays in-app purchase warnings in its search results. Following the iOS 7.1 update, a message appears next to the game’s title to state it "offers in-app purchases". Previously this text had only been displayed on the app page. The intensifying focus on free-to-play and in-app purchases …

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