Are in-app purchases ruining mobile video games?

We know more people are playing video games in the pandemic.

Not all of those will be sitting down to play on their consoles or PCs.

Recent research suggests that one in two people with a smartphone will have played a game on their phone in the last week.

How many of those games make money however has been a consistent talking point within the gaming industry for years.

The techniques some developers use to hook and retain players, however, are controversial.

Particularly when games advertised as “free” come with in-app purchases, sometimes known as microtransactions…

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