Newsflash: Free-to-play Games Can Cost Money!
In one of my random Google searches for free-to-play news, I found the headline "'Free-to-play' games can have real costs, in money and privacy." I thought for a moment that I'd not set my time parameters correctly and stumbled upon an article from a few years ago.
Nope! It's a Soundcloud audio file for CBC Radio from last Wednesday! The host, John Bowman, warns viewers for four minutes about the potential privacy and monetary issues of free-to-play games, even referring to and sampling the recent South Park episode. He also mentions the App Store's recent relabeling of its "Free" button to "Get."
Still, it's precious that this would be a topic that people need to be made aware of in late 2014. I realize that people like you and me are more "cutting edge" when it comes to tech and games, but I'd think that by now, the vast majority of people have a clue about what "free" games are all about unless they live on the moon. Or in Canada. Or still listen to the radio.
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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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