|Redford - 2013-04-30 |
One thirty attack items for only a dollar! What a deal!
|RocketBlender - 2013-05-01 |
I don't have one touch buying turned on for this exact reason. Those of you that do, is it actually possible to accidentally drop 0 by clicking the wrong button? I'm guessing that's the target audience here.
If your iTunes account is hooked up to a dynamic source of money (credit card, etc.) yes. Shit like this, plus the hacking problems Apple has had over the past few years made me operate my iTunes account solely with giftcards and never keep more than 25-30 bucks on it.
There are a lot of examples these days of people, in lieu of offering games for free or asking for donations, instead seemingly randomly block out content and force you to pay money for it.
This is of course on a whole different level then that as this is clearly a way to trick kids into spending money they don't understand on a pokemon with "infinite jump" because they can't beat a stupid platforming game with a single hit of life.
Also, the phenomenon of Amazon self-published titles with suspicious similar titles and covers to bestsellers.
I think you used to get asked for your iTunes password every 15 minutes or something like that, so after downloading a game you could accidentally buy shit for 15 minutes. I think it's not quite that easy anymore
Here's what this game is: It's basically an avenue for Asian hackers to steal people's money. It's not designed so that you buy things by accident per se, it's designed to look like a semi-legit title with in-app purchases that are very quick to access so when one of these developers steals passwords or whatever, they can very quickly steal your money by downloading and opening up this app on your account.
The App Store has a huge problem with Chinese and Korean games that are basically just place-holder software for developers who then pay hackers or whoever for password databases. They get into your account, buy their own apps then buy in-app purchases within their own apps. A shitty game farted out on 10 minutes that costs 0 wouldn't last on the app store. Plus, an account can only buy a title once. with IAP, the hackers can keep purchasing things and make more money. This happened to my account a few years back. Apple got hacked, passwords were leaked, and one day I logged into my account to discover that about a dozen shitty Chinese apps had been bought on my account (all mostly non-functional games with one level) but at that time, integrated in-app purchasing had not yet been rolled out. Even so, I only use pre-paid credit so they only stole about and I got it back anyway.
I just got a phone call from P.T. Barnum. He says you're all a bunch of pussies.
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-05-01 |
"if you like pokemon and hate yourself..."
You could just save time and say "If you like pokemon".
|dairyqueenlatifah - 2013-05-01 |
Wow. I wonder how much money has been unintentionally lost to this.
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