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 Laurence on Mon 15th Apr 2013 12:23 UTC in reply to "That's what we get"
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The app movement drove prices down towards $0.99. Obviously unless you're in the top spots, you can't make any money at 70cents/sale.
Why are we surprised that game studios are turning to alternative revenue sources to fund their games? If you don't like the model, don't buy the game. Simple as that.

We don't, it's kids who don't know any better that buy that crap; which is the whole bloody point of this investigation.

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