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Halo

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Halo 5 Has Amassed Over $1.5 Million in Microtransactions

Microtransactions were originally implemented on mobile games which adopted the free-to-play business model. This gave developers the freedom to create a large user-base among casual players and attempt to monetize their creation through optional micropayments. As…

Godus Wars

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Controversial Microtransactions Removed From Godus Wars

Peter Molyneux is one of the mistrusted game developers throughout history and it’s not unwarranted given the hugely disappointing releases during the last decade. Molyneux has forged a terrible reputation for promising so much and failing…

DOOM

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DOOM Will Not Have Microtransactions

DOOM is one of the most influential and iconic video games ever devised. ID Software’s classic first-person-shooter popularized the genre and showcased the potential of engrossing single player games on modern hardware. While Wolfenstein 3D set…

Homefront

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Homefront: The Revolution Will Have Microtransactions

Homefront: The Revolution is an upcoming first-person-shooter and follows the story of Ethan Brady as he stages a resistance movement against a vicious Korean army in Philadelphia. The original Homefront contained a compelling, dark story, but…

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Destiny Will Not Offer Ammo Microtransactions

Over the years, gaming habits change. From triple-A games being released at £40, to subscription-based games and even free games with paid bonuses. A large number of customers are offended by companies who release a game and…

WRC 5

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WRC 5 eSports Competition Hidden Behind DLC Paywall

Italian developer, Milestone produced a number of officially licensed world rally games which left racing aficionados disappointed due to the sub-par graphics, synthetic audio design and lacklustre career mode. Eventually, the company lost the WRC license…

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Fable Legends Microtransactions Strategy Revealed

Microtransactions originated from free-to-play mobile games and eventually became a common occurrence in full priced blockbusters like Halo 5. Some users defend microtransactions in $60 titles and describe their usage as optional. It seems generally accepted if…

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Halo 5 Has Amassed Over $1 Million in Microtransactions

Halo 5: Guardians received a fairly mixed response from fans due to the short campaign and disappointing story. The developer, 343 Industries focused on the multiplayer aspect and provided a large amount of chaotic modes to…

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Overkill Pleads Forgiveness for Payday 2 Microtransations

After the vociferous backlash to it introducing microtransactions to it popular first-person shooter Payday 2, developer Overkill has apologised for alienating the game’s community. Overkill was left with little option, though, following a rash of negative…

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Forza 6 Director Defends Recent Microtransactions Update

Forza Motorsport 5 was a key launch title for Microsoft’s latest console but arguably the weakest so far due to a complete lack of content and microtransactions. The end result revolved around a fairly forgettable career mode,…

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Street Fighter V to Include “More Player-Friendly” Microtransactions

Capcom’s abysmal reputation among the fighting community stems from an investigation by Destructoid into on-disc DLC. Unbelievably, Capcom tried to sell Ogre-Gill, Dudley, Elena, Cody, Guy and other DLC characters in Street Fighter X Tekken while the…

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EA Doesn’t Want to “Nickel And Dime” Their Customers Via Microtransactions

EA has an atrocious reputation among the gaming community and often ridiculed for their obsession with DLC, microtransactions and pre-order exclusives. This viewpoint isn’t unwarranted when you take into account EA’s anti-consumer decision-making and treating the…

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Payday 2 Moderators go on Strike After Microtransactions Fiasco

Payday 2 is a hugely successful co-op crime shooter which initially attracted a loyal and passionate community. Sadly, Overkill outraged Payday 2’s fan-base after implementing microtransactions despite reassurances that this would never happen. As a result,…

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Halo 5 Has Already Made $500,000 in Micro-Transactions

Microtransactions have slowly become a common occurrence in full-price releases and no longer exclusive to free-to-play mobile games. This is a depressing notion and it seems like publishers are desperate to eke out every last penny…

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EA Grosses More Than Double From Extra Content Than Full Games

EA, Activision and Ubisoft have implemented a huge array of microtransactions into full priced game releases. Although the anger appears to be targeted towards EA due to the eye-watering price of various digital deluxe pre-order packages.…

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Payday 2 Black Market Updated “Working as we Intended” Says Producer

Payday 2’s Crimefest update implemented microtransactions and dramatically altered the game’s reception on Steam. Previously, the development team made assurances that microtranactions wouldn’t appear in Payday 2, and it seems they have had a change of heart.…

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Rainbow Six Siege Incorporates Microtransactions

YouTube gaming personality, Angry Joe recently interviewed Scott Mitchell, Rainbow Six Siege’s Animation Director and uncovered a startling revelation about the game’s business model. During the interview, Mitchell unexpectedly disclosed information regarding microtransactions called ‘Rainbow Credits’.…

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Microtransactions Dramatically Alter Payday 2 User Reviews

Payday 2 is a fantastic co-op shooter involving intense heists which has attracted a rather large and passionate community. Despite these excellent foundations, there were some concerns about the multiplayer shooter integrating microtransactions. Back in 2013,…

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Need For Speed Will Not Implement Microtransactions or Paid DLC

EA’s reputation among the gaming community is fairly atrocious due to launch day DLC, microtransactions, and killing off revered series such as Sim City. As a result, it’s expected to see these features implemented in any…