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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Probably a good thing
by lucas_maximus on Sun 14th Apr 2013 13:39 UTC
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After doing a bit of consumer law as part of my engineering course, we have pretty sensible rules for the most part about advertising and purchases.

Hopefully this would get rid of a lot of shitty Micro Purchase games. I don't mind DLC content (Great when it gets bundled on the PS3 or Steam).

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