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US Senator Ted Cruz and Asmongold could have a meeting over gaming microtransaction legislation

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It's said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, and there appears to be no better illustration of that axiom than the potential meeting between...

18 European countries back a Norwegian government body’s assertion that lootboxes are ‘manipulative’

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Clearly, pushback against the lootbox monetization model is not going away, a fact that is once more being brought to light thanks to a...
Buy me now!

The Daily Grind: How long do you play an MMO before deciding to spend money on it?

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Investing in MMOs is no longer something you usually need to do up front. More often than not you can log in to a...
Ooh, it's meat time.

The Daily Grind: Have you ever bought something in an MMO cash shop you regret?

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Ah, buyer's remorse, how sweet you taste. That moment when you've put down your money, you're examining your purchase, and that thought runs through...
Oh no snail.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most egregious example of an MMO studio selling the solution to a problem?

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So World of Warcraft has a problem with its server populations and how they're managed. This is not inherently designed. There was never an intent...

Roblox scalpers make an absolute killing selling in-game Gucci handbags

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I can already hear Bree opening up her "Weirdest Stories of 2021" file folder for this one. Roblox, the game that now says it...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: Why WoW Classic players are mad about the Burning Crusade character boost

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I'm not going to lie to anyone here: When the World of Warcraft: Classic team first announced the idea that you could boost a...
Trot along.

PSA: Lord of the Rings Online has switched its payment processors – RIP Subway gift cards

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You can no longer pay for things in Lord of the Rings Online via Subway gift cards. No, really. This is a thing. Anyone...
Library?

The Daily Grind: What do you think is right to charge for in a free-to-play MMO?

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We all understand that free-to-play games still basically want your money, yes? That's the whole point of the business model. But the question is...
Years and years.

Star Trek Online makes its lower-tier ships all available for purchase with dilithium

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With the advent of scaling ships in Star Trek Online, the first four ship tiers in the game have become far less relevant. Sure,...

Wolcen devs discuss launch issues, cash shops, endgame updates, and a new story chapter

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The developers of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem recently sat down for an interview with Gamestar - it's in German, but a helpful Reddit post has...

Project Gorgon opens microtransaction shop full of stuff you can’t use yet

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Monetization is always a tricky topic in MMOs, especially when it comes to microtransactions, but that's just the territory that Project Gorgon devs are...
This is fine.

The Daily Grind: Who the heck are you people who buy stuff for MMOs you can’t play yet?

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I gotta know this. Who the heck are you people who buy stuff for MMOs you can't play yet? Star Citizen, Ashes of Creation, ships,...
Support... this?

Fortnite launches a ‘Support-a-Creator’ program to reward streamers with a little bit of money

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Good news, Fortnite fans, you'll be able to support your favorite streamers with money now! A small amount of money. Starting with the next...

Wizard101 and Pirate101 celebrate Halloween with festive crown shop items

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The month's Halloween events continue to roll out, this time in KingsIsle's family-friendly MMOs Pirate101 and Wizard101. Both games are getting into the Samhain...

World of Warcraft guild Method nets world-first Mythic Uldir clear, Blizzard introduces $75 mount-and-subscription bundle

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Just over one week after Blizzard opened the gates to World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth's mythic Uldir raid, the raid has been cleared...

ArenaNet introduces World Boss Teleport Device to Guild Wars 2 cash shop, unveils redesigned website

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A new item added to the Guild Wars 2 cash shop allows players to teleport instantly to world bosses. The aptly named World Boss...
Money dollars.

World of Warcraft’s prestige mount in Battle for Azeroth costs nearly $500

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Would you pay $500 to have access to an auction house anywhere in World of Warcraft? Based on the current prices for WoW Tokens,...
kerburn

Path of Exile revamps its store interface for cleaner navigation

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Look, we don't mean to shock anyone, but Path of Exile needs to make money, and it does so via its cash shop. That's...
Play soulo?

SoulWorker Online opens its cash shop

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We already know that SoulWorker Online will not be wiping characters before its full launch, and now we find that the game is going...

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