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OFT to investigate in app purchases and the way publishers target kids

The Office of Fair Trading is to investigate in app purchases used in smartphone and web games. The moves is a result of concerns that some customers – primarily children – are unwittingly spending sizable sums on content in games which, when they are initially downloaded, are presumed to be …

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Gears of War: Judgment goes big on IAP

Friday release Gears of War: Judgment will offer an array of XP-boosting in-app-payment options for gamers. Videogamer reports that the entry-level purchase costs 80 Microsoft Points (around 70p) for which gamers receive double XP for ten games. 320 MSP (2.75) buys a 50-match long boost, 560 MSP (4.80) a 100-match …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 to introduce microtransactions

Activision will for the first time offer in-game purchases in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Starting tomorrow, what are being called Micro Items will be available that Activision’s Dan Amrich describes as either personal customizations or nice little luxuries”, none of which affect gameplay” and are simply small, specific …

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Pokédex for iOS arrives… for £17.45

The Pokmon Company International has today confirmed the release of Pokdex for iOS. Described as an illustrated encyclopaedia of more than 640 Pokmon characters”, the app offers a ton of detail about the virtual critters including where they can be found and how best to evolve them. The initial download …

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CSR Racing dev defends ‘energy’ micropayment design

The developer behind iOS hit CSR Racing has defended the implementation of microtransactions within the title. The game limits the time players can spend racing in a single session by rationing ‘gas’. Once gas has expired players can either leave it and return later when it will have recharged or …

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Hacker blows open Apple’s IAP system; Free content with no jailbreak

It’s the thing of nightmares for Apple. A Russian hacker named Alexey Borodin has over the weekend revealed details of a method that allows iPhone and iPad owners to obtain in-app goods for free. It works by using a specifically crafted server hosted by the Russian. A change to an …

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