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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain microtransaction pricing revealed

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

By August 30, 2015


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 December 19, 2013


Apple gives Flattr micro-payment the thumbs down

The iPhone maker rejects a donation-focused third-party payment system, saying it violates the App Store's terms and conditions. But does it actually have more to do with competition?

By May 28, 2012


Google poised to let users buy Web content with Google Wallet

Looking to profit where others have failed, Google is planning to enable micropayments for individual articles and other content.

By October 2, 2012


App Store network OpenFeint gains micropayments

The popular social network for iPhones is adding micropayments to the mix. What does this mean for Apple's in-app purchase system--and your wallet?

By February 17, 2010


Google moves toward micropayments for newspapers

Is it an olive branch for the beleaguered (and Google-bashing) publishing industry, a move to encroach upon Facebook's turf in the micropayment wars, or a bit of both?

By September 10, 2009


Wall Street Journal plans micropayments model

The newspaper plans to launch an a la carte-style payment plan for access to individual articles, according to a Financial Times report.

By May 10, 2009


Steam gets into micropayments with in-game DLC

Steam, software that lets users buy and play games via download, has a new feature that lets them purchase additional content from within their titles.

By March 17, 2009


Micropayments: The business model that never was

Micropayments make a lot of sense intellectually. One problem. They don't work.

By February 10, 2009


Twitpay brings micropayments to Twitter

An experimental app lets you shoot money over to your friends through Twitter messages. It's not perfect, but something Twitter could use to make a buck or two.

By December 18, 2008