How Video Games Steal Your Money So Easily

How Video Games Steal Your Money So Easily

Mar 5, 2023·

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Mobile games have become increasingly popular in recent years, with millions worldwide downloading and playing them. However, a recent investigation has revealed that many games are designed to scam players out of their money.

Deceptive Tactics

Mobile games use a variety of tactics to encourage players to spend money within the game. For example, some games offer in-app purchases that allow you to progress faster or access exclusive content. However, these purchases can be expensive, and some players may feel compelled to spend more and more money to keep up.

In addition, some games also use deceptive advertising to entice players to download and play the game. For example, a game may advertise itself as free but then require you to spend money to progress beyond a certain point or level.

Increasing Transparency

These practices have led to concerns about the ethics of mobile game design, with many experts calling for more regulation and transparency. Some countries have already taken action, with Belgium and the Netherlands banning certain types of in-game purchases altogether.

In response, some mobile game developers have pledged to be more transparent about pricing and in-game purchases. However, others have defended their practices, arguing they provide a service their players want.


Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it is clear that mobile game design is a complex and controversial field. As players become savvier about the tactics used by game developers, it will be interesting to see how the industry evolves.

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