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  • Early challenges launching Ionage free-to-play

    The IAPs in Ionage work a little differently to the majority of F2P games. Although the exact implementation is a little different to the plan I laid out in my last article, the main goals are the...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Hay Day and Beer: a toxic interaction?

    I consider myself, emotionally, as a true fan, not a whale, even if my spending has not yet reached whale levels. There is one thing troubling me though. Each time I bought currency, I had had a...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Five reasons why Apple’s loss of its IAP class action lawsuit is good for the industry

    Apple was recently sued in a class action suit over minors who were able to download in app purchases for their games without the permission of the account holder. Apple defended the suit at first but recently...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] How should Apple help parents control their kids’ IAP spending?

    What should Apple and other platform holders do to eliminate the criticism that IAPs are bought by mistake and what are the best practices that developers should follow to keep their games on the right side of...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • GAMESbrief in 2013–ethics are coming front and centre

    GAMESbrief is going to change its focus a little in 2013. At the end of 2011, David Barnes tweeted me to say: Stop arguing for F2P. That battle has been won for all who are willing to...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Will apps get regulated?

    I was interviewed by PC Pro for a discussion on whether apps should be regulated, particularly those with IAPs aimed at children. The story was initiated by an FTC report that had little to do with In...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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  • Apple: Fix the IAP issue before it becomes a scandal

    Apple is not known as the most responsive company in the world. It is run in the image of its late autocratic founder. The latest class action lawsuit filed against Apple ought to prompt it to change its...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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