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Destiny microtransactions could generate 'hundreds of millions' per year

Analyst says, "It broadens the revenue opportunity for what is already a very successful core franchise for Activision."

By 6 October 2015


Are microtransactions ruining AAA games? - GameSpot's The Lobby at PAX

Halo 5: Guardians and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are the latest games to include microtransactions. Is their inclusion spoiling our enjoyment of AAA games?

By 4 September 2015


Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain microtransaction pricing revealed

Micropayments range from $1.65 to $80 for Mother Base Coins.

By 31 August 2015


Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer to contain microtransactions

In a move sure to rile up the microtransaction-hating gaming community, Web users discover that in-game currency can be purchased with real-world cash in Grand Theft Auto Online.

By 26 September 2013


Video game sales continue to slide on lack of new releases

Without a more robust catalog of new games for the current generation of consoles, sales remained sluggish in August and were saved only by the steady adoption of new hardware.

By 12 September 2014


Ouya offers all-access pass to 800 games for $59.99

The Kickstarter-born micro console company is vying to get more gamers on its platform with a 12-month pass to its entire library.

By 1 July 2014


Nintendo at E3 2014: Fighting from behind

The 3DS might be successful, but the Wii U certainly isn't. What will it take for Nintendo to find some extra life?

By 5 June 2014


EA's Dungeon Keeper is mired in IAP and shady review manipulation

EA's remake of the Peter Molyneux classic for mobile represents some of the more unscrupulous tactics mobile gaming has to offer.

By 10 February 2014


Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

Sony and Microsoft have delivered their next-gen visions, but with this caveat: more microtransactions. Cash grab or survival strategy, it will surely generate controversy as 2014 rolls along.

By 19 December 2013


World of Warcraft opens in-game shop

You can now buy pets and mounts with real money in-game as well as through the external webstore on Battle.net.

By 13 December 2013