Microtransactions have created controversy among video game fans. Some people believe that games with microtransactions can be addictive. Players keep buying new items. Little by little, the charges add up.
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The problem with consumers is that they are often quick to label any microtransaction as P2W, which muddies the discussion of ethical game design.