Blizzard Testing Diablo III Microtransactions, But (Phew) Only In Asia

Diablo III has changed a lot over the years, dropping a much-loathed auction house and gaining all sorts of balance overhauls, enemies, and entire new areas. Now, however, it could be looking at a change of a very different sort: real money microtransactions and a new in-game currency to support them. » 2/20/15 8:15pm 2/20/15 8:15pm

Why Microtransactions Aren't Going Away Any Time Soon

"I refuse to buy microtransactions in any game. They're trashy, greedy, and their existence shows nothing but disrespect for players. No matter how they're implemented they cause me nothing but unbridled hatred toward whatever marketing department decided to infect an otherwise decent game with the hyper-capitalist… » 12/23/14 11:00am 12/23/14 11:00am

Mojang Is Trying To Kill Pay-To-Win On Minecraft Servers

Two weeks ago, Minecraft players were preparing for the death of Minecraft. A Mojang employee had pointed out a line in Minecraft's EULA that says you aren't allowed to make money from the game, which would put many currently popular servers in violation of the terms of use. Mojang has clarified the situation in two… » 6/16/14 7:15pm 6/16/14 7:15pm

​Forza 5 Economy Adjusting After Angry Fan Feedback

While the reaction to the improved graphics and control in the Xbox One's next-gen racing simulator has been enthusiastic, players have been grousing almost universally about one thing: pervasive microtransactions. Dev studio Turn 10 has heard the feedback and has just announced a new round of changes to … » 11/27/13 4:26pm 11/27/13 4:26pm

Microtransactions for 'Customization Items' Come to Black Ops 2 on Xbox…

Beginning Wednesday, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will begin offering "personal customizations" on the Xbox 360, the game's community manager said this morning. The items don't affect gameplay—they're items like weapon skins, targeting reticles, and player calling cards. Moreover, the multiplayer map Nuketown 2025,… » 3/12/13 9:00am 3/12/13 9:00am