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: That's what we get
by Anonymous Penguin on Sun 14th Apr 2013 17:06 UTC in reply to "That's what we get"
Anonymous Penguin
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2005-07-06

I see it differently. Far too many people hope to make easy money with appalling quality apps for smartphones or tablets. Better applications don't cost $0.99.
For instance Hiarcs for iPad/iPhone costs $9.99.
But that is a different matter. Here we are talking about applications tagged as free, but which aren't free at all. Thus a scam.

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