The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it is now investigating apps that aggressively promote in-app purchases to children.
Several months after the ACCC announced its investigation into freemium apps, the European Commission is launching its own inquiry.
Everywhere you look, games are going free-to-play, which sounds like a good thing. But sometimes the ways developers try to part you from your money are anything but fun.
ACCAN has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate mobile games that aggressively promote in-app purchasing.
The mobile racing simulator boasts more downloads in its first week than Real Racing and Real Racing 2 combined. Also, don't expect a Real Racing 4 anytime soon; there are no plans for one.
commentary With paid apps a tough sell and mobile advertising a slog, app makers are getting craftier at finding ways to to get paid.
CNET takes an unusual trip to EA in Los Angeles and gets some hands-on time with Real Racing 3, which launches for free on February 28 for iOS and Android users.
The "YouTube for audio" is the latest streaming-music site to tout new ways artists can commercialize. Of course, for its 175 million monthly listeners, that means commercials.
The first game for the Civilization game franchise designed specifically for mobile doesn't succumb to the trend for ongoing in-app purchases.
Designed expressly for mobile devices, the sequel to the beloved racing game borrows a page from Temple Run. Is that a good thing?