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Amazon ordered to repay in-app purchases

A Seattle judge has ruled that Amazon must repay in-app purchases made without consent on Kindle and Android devices between 2011 and 2014. The decision is a result of a successful FTC lawsuit, although its calls for a lump sum refund of over $25m was rejected for being ‘too high’. …

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Miitomo will have microtransactions

Nintendo has confirmed that its free debut smartphone app will offer microtransactions. Pre-registration for social app Miitomo went live today. The platform holder has revealed that some items in the game, such as avatar clothing, can be obtained with Miitomo coins. These can be earned in game or purchased with …

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PowaBand wants to reward physical activity with IAPs

Want to unlock some virtual currency in that smartphone game you’ve been playing? Are you willing to charge about the garden for half an hour to do it? That’s idea behind a new startup called PowaBand. It’s a fitness tracker designed for kids aged 6-16. The device (which houses a …

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Evidence of micro-transactions in Metal Gear Solid V surfaces

Recent rumblings about micro-transactions in Konami’s upcoming stealth title Metal Gear Solid V appear to have been backed by Sony’s Playstation Store. Rumours of in-game purchases began to swirl following early previews of the title appearing on various media outlets this week, with multiple reports of so-called ‘reduced time features’. …

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