From the article: "In the lead up to Xbox 360 launch, a lot was touted about the Xbox Live! Marketplace. How users would be able to perform micro-transactions between each other and set up their own Live Marketplace "stores" and sell t-shirts etc, for such games as Tony Hawk's American Wasteland. However (to me at least), this seems to be a system that is slowly but surely being abused by game developers and publishers to extract every last dollar they can from our wallets..."
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