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.
Microtransactions provide a potentially great way to place a value on services. But, providers must be transparent about how the goods affect the experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOE is shifting the business model of the superhero MMORPG nine months after its debut.