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Unsupervised 8yo spends £980 on virtual donuts

The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a freemium title from EA that puts gamers in the role of Springfield city builder. While the game is free-to-play, impatient fans can use real money to buy virtual donuts to help speed up processes. It seems that eight-year old Theo Rowland-Fry was one of these testy tappers, spending nearly a thousand pounds on in-game goods.

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SilentNegotiator1142d ago (Edited 1142d ago )

That's a lot of D'OH!

RIP_Weazel1143d ago

Oh.. EA and neglectful parents...
What a winning combination you both make.

Veneno1143d ago

Its always the European kids that rack up the big bills on these pay to play games. What's up with that?

Sleet1143d ago

Translated - stupid parents cant be arsed knowing what their child is up to so they give him the password to their itunes account just to shut him up and then shit their pants when the bill arrives.

Cam9771143d ago (Edited 1143d ago )

Why are kids so absurdly stupid nowadays? If I even had the nerve to do this when I was younger I would've been murdered. Are parents incapable of teaching their child about responsibility? Furthermore, I'd place a bet that the parents simply brushed away the act, and didn't correctly punish the child. They don't deserve a refund.

"I appreciate children are their target audience but it is not right and there needs to be specific controls in place to stop this from happening."

They make me sick - ever heard of a password? Stop using excuses to cover up you bad parenting.

'British parents Nick and Lisa Rowland-Fry bought Theo and his sister Evie an iPad to help out with their schoolwork, but admit "We just don't have time to monitor what they are playing"'

It says it all really. I really hope EA don't give these incapable parents a refund; maybe it'll teach them a lesson or two.

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