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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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Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise – report

A new study on free-to-play mobile game revenue shows that big spenders, known as whales,” still account for the majority of in-app sales. In fact, they’re taking up more of the pie than ever before. Gamasutra points to new research by mobile app analytics platform Swrve which shows the top …

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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. "We are not releasing any details on that yet," NetherRealm Studios marketing manager Brian Goodman told IGN when asked about the possibility. "Nothing to say about microtransactions yet." The site speculates that the …

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Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Disney has gone big on the charges for the in-app purchases in the smartphone spin-off game for Big Hero 6. Apps Playground reports that among the game’s IAPs is an eye-watering 49.99 purchase of the in-game Prism currency. iTunes shows that other denominations are available at 0.79, 2.99, 6.99, 12.99 …

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EA Mobile partners with WWF for fundraising campaign

A range of in-app purchases in EA’s mobile titles will be used to collect for wildlife charity WWF over the next week. As part of the collaboration between EA Mobile and WWF, players of specific titles in EA’s mobile catalogue will be able to fundraise for specific animals and ecosystems …

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Mojang caps Scrolls IAP spending ‘to retain game balance’

There will be a limit on how much money players of Mojang’s card game Scrolls can spend on the game. "We restrict how much you can spend to retain game balance," Mojang said, as reported by Eurogamer. "This sounds unlikely, but you really don’t have to spend more than the …

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ASA dismisses Littlest Pet Shop in-app-purchases complaint

The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a compliant made regarding the in-app-purchases in Gameloft’s Littlest Pet Shop. The free-to-play game, available on Google Play, uses two currencies – Kibble and Bling. Players were tasked with housing and taking care of virtual pets and while some activities were perfectly possible without …

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