There is real money to be made in virtual goods and micro-transactions provided that game developers deliver high-quality products to users.
Trend Micro makes some mistakes regarding its free Transaction Guard utility.
Fight the horrors of poor time management with this CEC Engineer-class horological masterpiece.
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.
It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. Now, with the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.
With familiar characters, drift-racing action, and good-looking graphics, Angry Birds Go! is a fun arcade racer, but repetitive gameplay and freemium limitations are regrettably part of the package.
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Almost 35 percent of Android smartphone owners are now using mobile-payment apps to pay for goods and services, says research firm NPD.
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.
Microtransactions provide a potentially great way to place a value on services. But, providers must be transparent about how the goods affect the experience.
Fruit Ninja is poised to be transformed into an all-singing, all-dancing marketing machine, as developer Halfbrick capitalises on the popularity and riches generated by the smartphone game.