Tag Archives: microtransactions

Free-to-play Tekken Card Tournament passes 1m downloads

Namco Bandai’s free-to-play spin off for the Tekken series has been downloaded for smartphones and tablets more than 1m times. Tekken Card Tournament was released on iOS and Android last week and passed the 1m milestone after just four days on release. It is also available to play in web …

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Microtransactions could be headed to Halo 4

Halo 4’s executive producer has said that Microsoft is considering the introduction of microtransactions in the game. The news comes as the last piece of DLC included in the game’s Season Pass – the Castle map pack – is released worldwide. "I think Halo certainly has the potential for those …

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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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EA corrects microtransactions misunderstanding

Microtransactions will NOT feature in every single EA release going forwards. Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen last week claimed that the company is "building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way" and that "consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of …

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Cliffy B: "It’s bullshit that EA has ‘scumbag’ memes and that Good Guy Valve can Do No Wrong"

Former Epic developer Cliff Blezsinski has called for a halt to the endless stream of vitriol aimed at the free to play market. Instead of spending so much time shouting loudly at the internet, he argues, all gamers need to do is vote with their wallets. All publishers are businesses …

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