Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:49 UTC
Legal "The OFT has launched an investigation into whether children are being unfairly pressured or encouraged to pay for additional content in 'free' web and app-based games, including upgraded membership or virtual currency such as coins, gems or fruit. Typically, players can access only portions of these games for free, with new levels or features, such as faster game play, costing money." Instances of this may be illegal, especially when it targets children. As for me - I just find it incredibly annoying.
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About time
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 13th Apr 2013 20:21 UTC
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2005-07-06

It is about time that somebody looked into this, which is nothing short of fraud.
I got a stupid racing game, and in order to begin to use it I spent about 20 Euro (call me an idiot if you want, I won't take offence)
Plus they sent literally thousands of messages every day.
The old method, you pay once but you get all the features immediately, is extremely fair by comparison.

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