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A Devolver Co-Founder Makes A Plea For Publishers To Rethink Predatory Microtransactions

This Week in Business is a collection of stats and quotes from our sister site GamesIndustry.biz that sheds light on console sales, new trends, and more. Check back every Friday for a new entry! Remember when games used to be hailed for their addictive qualities? Tetris, Civilization, Diablo? We had the occasional “player dies after marathon gaming session” story to remind us that wasn’t an especially healthy thing, but people generally weren’t getting up in arms about it, either. Publishers even touted how addictive its games were in playful ad…

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