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.
There is real money to be made in virtual goods and micro-transactions provided that game developers deliver high-quality products to users.
Microtransactions provide a potentially great way to place a value on services. But, providers must be transparent about how the goods affect the experience.
You can now buy pets and mounts with real money in-game as well as through the external webstore on Battle.net.
The Kickstarter-born micro console company is vying to get more gamers on its platform with a 12-month pass to its entire library.
The 3DS might be successful, but the Wii U certainly isn't. What will it take for Nintendo to find some extra life?
EA's remake of the Peter Molyneux classic for mobile represents some of the more unscrupulous tactics mobile gaming has to offer.
To an Ultima player of old, the new iOS game was hotly anticipated — only for the love affair to grind to a screeching halt.
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.
New gaming industry report from iSuppli suggests microtransactions will drive the growth of massively multiplayer online games and standard MOGs in years to come.