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Miitomo will have microtransactions

Nintendo has confirmed that its free debut smartphone app will offer microtransactions. Pre-registration for social app Miitomo went live today. The platform holder has revealed that some items in the game, such as avatar clothing, can be obtained with Miitomo coins. These can be earned in game or purchased with …

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Moshi Monsters removed from ASA’s ‘name and shame’ list

UK advertising regulator the ASA has removed Moshi Monsters from its ‘name and shame’ list, having pointed fingers at the game earlier this week. The ASA on Tuesday added the Mind Candy title to its list of non-compliant online advertisers, claiming that it had failed to act upon changes demanded …

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Big Hero 6 iOS game has a £49.99 IAP

Disney has gone big on the charges for the in-app purchases in the smartphone spin-off game for Big Hero 6. Apps Playground reports that among the game’s IAPs is an eye-watering 49.99 purchase of the in-game Prism currency. iTunes shows that other denominations are available at 0.79, 2.99, 6.99, 12.99 …

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Killzone: Shadow Fall update does away with need to spend cash on IAPs

Multiplayer perks for PS4 shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall can now be purchased via credit earned within the game. Polygon reports that a new in-game currency called Valor has been added to the title via its most recent patch. It’s the same currency featured in Vita title Killzone: Mercenary. Points won …

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Mojang caps Scrolls IAP spending ‘to retain game balance’

There will be a limit on how much money players of Mojang’s card game Scrolls can spend on the game. "We restrict how much you can spend to retain game balance," Mojang said, as reported by Eurogamer. "This sounds unlikely, but you really don’t have to spend more than the …

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Now FTC targets Google, demands $19m in IAP refunds

Google has become the latest company to be targeted by the Federal Trade Commission regarding accidental microtransactions. With Apple and Amazon having already faced action, Google is now being asked to hand over $19m to refund app buyers whose children have unwittingly paid for in-app purchases. The amount covers IAPs …

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FTC sues Amazon over in-app payments

The US government is taking Amazon to court over its refusal to abide by FTC suggestions regarding in-app payment policy. Reuters reports that the lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission looks to force Amazon to refund IAPs that are ruled to have been purchased without the permission of parents. …

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Amazon refusing to abide by FTC requests to tackle mobile IAPs made by kids

A request by the US Federal Trade Commission designed to ease the problem of children making in-app purchases is reportedly being resisted by Amazon. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has said it would rather defend its approach in court” than adhere to a structured program of increased disclosure, …

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Battlepack microtransactions added to Battlefield 4

EA has added for option for users to pay for in-game Battlepack enhancements with real cash. Battlepacks, which will continue to also be available via gameplay, offer a range of assorted perks such as XP boosts, weapons, profile pictures, paints and accessories. Now however users will be able to choose …

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Evolution ‘doesn’t want’ players to use DriveClub’s microtransactions

DriveClub director Paul Rustchynsky has insisted that there’s no danger of the planned microtransactions detracting from the player base’s experience. Last month it seemed as if Rustchynsky had ruled out any possibility of the game using IAPs, only for it to be confirmed that earlier this month that microtransactions will …

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