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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 Sep. 25, 2013

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MMPORGs, microtransactions, and user experience

Microtransactions provide a potentially great way to place a value on services. But, providers must be transparent about how the goods affect the experience.

By Jul. 16, 2009

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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 Dec. 19, 2013

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MOG subscriptions down, in-game purchases up

New gaming industry report from iSuppli suggests microtransactions will drive the growth of massively multiplayer online games and standard MOGs in years to come.

By Sep. 15, 2011

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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 Mar. 19, 2014

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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 Jun. 20, 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 Oct. 6, 2013

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Leaked Microsoft CES slide touts 'Avatar Kinect'

Purported image from Microsoft's upcoming CES keynote speech suggests company is planning to introduce an avatar-focused feature that makes use of its popular Kinect accessory.

By Jan. 4, 2011

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PlaySpan lands $16.8 million in funding

Specialist in digital microtransactions and payment services adds $16.8 million to its coffers for international expansion, to be used toward expanding its operations in Europe and Asia.

By Nov. 25, 2008

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DC Universe Online soon to be free for PC, PS3

SOE is shifting the business model of the superhero MMORPG nine months after its debut.

By Sep. 19, 2011