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  • Blog Post: Destiny Microtransactions Dominate PSN Paid Add-Ons

    A glance at the PlayStation Store’s current top paid Add-Ons rankings reveal that Destiny’s new Silver system is off to a strong start. To put it another way, that means that silver purchases are among the most popular paid add-ons being downloaded across all games available on Sony’s... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] You Can Make Destiny's Festival Of The Lost Masks At Home

    Update: In addition to the in-game goodies, Bungie is giving you a way to celebrate the Festival of the Lost at home. You can dress up as one of four different things from the Destiny universe. You can don the visage of The Taken King himself, Oryx, the three-eyed Eris Morn, the Speaker, or an engram... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill Takes Step Back On, But Doesn't Abandon, Payday 2 Microtransactions

    The Payday 2 community has been up in arms since last week’s implementation of exclusive microtransaction-driven item drops . Overkill has taken a giant step back, while not dropping the controversial items entirely. Players have started receiving safes that contain cosmetic items, many of which... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2's New Microtransactions Are The Only Way To Unlock Cosmetic, Stat-Boosting Items

    Payday 2 is the latest game to join Steam’s lucrative, player-driven economy. Overkill has announced that today’s Black Market update for the $19.99 game introduces loot drop safes that can only be opened by using an item purchased with real money. As you play, you might earn yourself one... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie’s Luke Smith Denies Some Datamined Destiny Microtransaction Discoveries

    Yesterday, Bungie rolled out a new currency for purchasing cosmetic items . Users have datamined the 2.0.1 patch to discover some items listed that aren’t yet available. With a note in the new Eververse Trading Company kiosk, some assumptions have been made about what else might be available for... More
  • Blog Post: Purchasing All Of Destiny’s 18 Emotes Will Cost You About $35

    Today, Bungie introduced a cosmetic microtransaction system to Destiny. As we detailed earlier, you can purchase 18 different emotes from Tess Everis in the Tower. What we weren’t able to tell you before is how much each costs. You’ll get 400 silver just by playing today. If you purchased... More
  • Blog Post: A Destiny Player Compiled All 18 New Emotes So You Can See What They Look Like

    Destiny’s Eververse Trading Company opens today, introducing microtransactions to the year-old game. Thankfully, Bungie is giving you some seed money (in the form of the real-money currency, “silver”). Silver (and, by extension, real money) is only used for cosmetic items. These are... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of The Tomb Raider Microtransactions Confirmed

    Microsoft's post detailing Rise Of The Tomb Raider's season pass also includes confirmation of in-app transactions. Late last month we brought you a new hands-on preview of Lara Croft's latest adventure, the Xbox One timed-exclusive Rise Of The Tomb Raider. Our news editor Mike Futter walked... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Is Now Offering Real Money Insurance For Your MGSV FOB

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been the source of controversy over its aggressive microtransaction strategy . The FOB system, which helps facilitate the single-player campaign, is in part reliant on real money. Playing online once you have an FOB opens you up to attacks from other players.... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Introduces Microtransactions To Destiny

    Starting on October 13, players will be able to buy new character emotes using a new currency called silver. The first taste is free, but you’ll need to spend real world cash to buy more silver. A few weeks ago, one of Destiny's Tower vendors – a woman named Tess Everis – mysteriously... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed: Unity To Use Microtransactions To Unlock Things In Game

    An Ubisoft producer has confirmed that you'll be able to "fast track" unlockable items and gear with real money in Assassin's Creed: Unity. Speaking with OXM, producer Vincent Pontbriand confirmed that a system on display at Gamescom that allows players to buy early access to in-game... More
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Editions of Madden, FIFA, And NHL To Offer Card Packs And Extra Content

    If you’re planning on getting the deluxe editions of EA’s upcoming Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, or NHL 15, you’ll be getting a steady stream of free goodies from EA Sports. For Madden, players who purchase the Ultimate Edition will get Ultimate Team Pro Packs – three per week for 10... More
  • Blog Post: EA Will Now Sell You Battlefield 4 Battlepacks Via Microtransaction

    Battlefield 4 now has microtransactions. Battlepacks are now available for purchase directly from Origin.com, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Store. Packs come in three types (bronze, silver, and gold), with prices set at $1, $2, and $3 respectively. Like earned Battlepacks, the contents are a random... More
  • Blog Post: Microstransactions Heading To Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

    Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare has received a series of updates with its Zomboss Down DLC to increase coin payouts for gameplay, and it will be adding the option to buy coins with real money soon. The coins are used to buy randomized card packs (think Mass Effect 3's multiplayer) that unlock new... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft’s The Crew Will Include Microtransactions For Car Parts

    Yesterday, Ubisoft released a new gameplay trailer for its delayed racing title, The Crew. The game, which is now slated for fall 2014 on PC and new-gen consoles, will be blending the traditional retail model with mobile-style in-app purchases. Commenting to Videogamer , Ubisoft confirmed that players... More
  • Blog Post: Titanfall Will Be Free Of Microtransactions

    Good news for the budget-conscious shooter fan – Respawn's highly anticipated shooter Titanfall will be free of microtransactions. It seems that all you'll need to get to all the 6v6 mech action is the initial $60 price of admission. The news was made official via a tweet from Respawn's... More
  • Blog Post: Turn 10 Adjusting Forza 5’s Economy Following Fan Feedback

    Last week, we discussed a bit about how microtransactions have stormed Microsoft’s first-party launch titles . The Forza Motorsport 5 community has been especially unhappy about how that title has stepped up the use of in-game credits. Today, developer Turn 10 has responded. The economy will be... More
  • Blog Post: Analysts Say GTA V Will Score $437 Million In Post-Launch Sales

    Grand Theft Auto has pulled in extraordinary sales numbers since it was released last month, reaching the $1 billion mark in its first three days alone. According to a research firm, the game's post-launch haul will surpass $437 million. That last number comes from SuperData , and the firm splits... More
  • Blog Post: EA Brings Home Second Consecutive "Worst Company In America" Award

    I think it's safe to say that Peter Moore is not currently dancing around the EA offices to "We are the Champions." His company has had a rough 2013 so far, and today isn't making it any better. The voting in the final round of Consumerist's " Worst Company in America "... More
  • Blog Post: Microtransactions Could Be Coming to Halo Series

    The topic of microtransactions is a hot one, and Halo 4 executive producer Dan Ayoub says that his team has had their eye on them. Citing the success of Gears of War's cosmetic skins, Ayoub told Digital Spy that, "Halo certainly has the potential for those kinds of things." Microtransactions... More
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