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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RE: Um.
by Soulbender on Mon 15th Apr 2013 03:27 UTC in reply to "Um."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Even though "free to play" is a misleading scam; I can't help feeling that parents/guardians are the problem here.


Perhaps in an individual case but on the whole the problem is individuals and companies engaging in fraudulent behaviour.

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