Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Feb 2014 18:08 UTC

I don't like writing negative articles that don't include a solution to the problem, but in this case, there is no solution. The state of in-app purchases has now reached a level where we have completely lost it. Not only has the gaming industry shot itself in the foot, hacked off their other foot, and lost both its arms ... but it's still engaging in a strategy that will only damage it further.

Why are these gaming studios so intent of killing themselves?

Because massive application stores created a race to the bottom - as well as a huge pile of crap to wade through. Ten to twenty years from now, we won't look back favourably upon the App Store or Google Play.

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RE: Comment by nagerst
by twitterfire on Tue 4th Feb 2014 07:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by nagerst"
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They can transfer it to other kind of software, too. I mean you want this shiny new web browser, don't you? Here, take it, it's free! You'd like to have an address bar? You have to pay. You'd like to have a home button near the address bar? You have to pay.

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