Tag: microtransactions


Rebirth of a Rockstar

Rockstar Games barely needs introducing. As the developers of Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne and the hit Grand Theft Auto series, they are the most influential and important icons in British game development. Rockstar North (then DMA Design) began in 1987 by developing a long line of mostly unsuccessful games, although a standout is the…

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The rise of downloadable content and microtransactions

It’s widely held that microtransactions are the Mecha-Hitler of gaming. Usually the scourge of mobile apps, they lurk in the background of every screen, dully flashing, tempting your eye, waiting for your patience to run thin. Running out of lives on Candy Crush? No matter; for a small fee, you can spend another twenty minutes…