There is a call for urgent regulation of so-called "free" apps that end up costing parents hundreds of dollars on their iTunes accounts.
Lol at the picture... Just another day eating noodles when he suddenly sees the bill on his phone... XD
You know, typical Asian stuff.
Hey Pozzle! Is that Gackt on the picture?
It sure is. :D
Dumb parents. buy your kid a $250.00 console and a couple $50 dollar games and don't worry about him for a few years. lol I love it ! can't wait to hear more of this...ten people will realize what a joke these"games" really are. It's such a dirty corporate scheme and millions are dumb enough to fall for it.
Dumb parents. They allow their kids to sit around and just play games in their bedrooms nowadays. They wonder why so many kids are getting fat and lazy. See, anyone can generalize to the point of absurdity.
Ugh... Double post* What's with all the web-glitching lately N4G? I've noticed a ton of people having problems with double posts recently..
So, I downloaded a simple little mobile game... I played it a bit, but my character ran out of energy so I couldn't continue playing it unless I drank an energy potion. Let's see the price range of the Energy Potion bundles: 1 Energy Potion: $1 5 Energy Potions: $5 20 Energy Potions: $18 50 Energy Potions: $45 120 Energy Potions: $100 Seriously? Gunna charge *One Hundred* dollars for you to continue playing a sh*tty mobile game? When a child is playing the game, not knowing the consequence for wasting their parents money on dumb crap like this, the blame can't be completely shifted on the parents. Sure, it's their fault for having their credit cards set up and letting their kid use their phone to play games, or however that situation can go about, but even so, they are only human... People forget or don't realize things until it's too late. That's not anyone's fault, it's a common human attribute. All I can say is... F*CK greedy mobile developers and their half-assed games.
We shouldn't laugh at this as if it's a problem afflicting only mobile users. We have already have it on the PC platform and soon for next gen consoles: Free to play games. For those (F2P supporters) who argued that you don't have to buy any of those stuff to enjoy the game, well, there are game makers who are raking in millions from these games. Ubisoft is angry about 95% PC gamers pirate their game but wouldn't mind if 95% PC gamers don't buy any of the stuff in their F2P games. Clearly they know something that we don't know. This article talks about mobile games but it also shows what the future looks like for gaming on all platforms.
This is why 10 year old kids(sometimes even younger) should not have an Iphone. I had to buy my first cellphone myself when I turned 18. There is something seriously wrong with society these days.
I think this is more likely to happen on their parents phone since there needs to be a credit card attached. These games are designed to manipulate you into paying and its no surprise that children fall for it. I think I would fall for it if I had played a game for ages and I just needed that one item or to kill that one enemy. It is why I refuse to play F2P.
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