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microtransactions

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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 September 25, 2013

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With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

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.

By July 30, 2014

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Stripe adds support for Alipay, opens China to western businesses

Closing the gap between China and the rest of the world, Stripe has partnered with Alibaba's Alipay to allow Chinese shoppers to make international purchases.

By June 25, 2014

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The Elder Scrolls MMO for PS4/Xbox One delayed for six months

But there's a silver lining: buy the PC/Mac version now, and transfer your character to consoles later for $20, or £12.99 in the UK.

By May 8, 2014

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Epic Games opens Unreal Engine 4 to public for $19 a month

At the 2014 Game Developers Conference, Epic Games' Tim Sweeney announces that one of the most powerful engines in game design is now widely available.

By March 19, 2014

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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

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Want Angry Birds Star Wars on PS4 or Xbox One? Prepare to get gouged

Activision is charging AU$52.95 for Angry Birds Star Wars on the PlayStation 4 — and AU$69.95 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

By November 25, 2013

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Playing the market: When video games and stocks collide

Video games have mimicked real life for years. Not even trading stocks on Wall Street is safe from virtual attempts to cheat at getting rich.

By October 6, 2013

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TownCraft: from little things, big things grow

Aussie indie game TownCraft is the kind of game we'd like all town and resource management games to aspire to.

By September 12, 2013

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Xbox One won't need online connection, is still £429

Microsoft has changed its mind over the Xbox One's used-game and 24-hour connection policies, saying it'll work the same as the Xbox 360.

By June 20, 2013