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In-game stores in Hearthstone and World of Warcraft have left Blizzard's parental controls with some catching up to do in order to keep youngsters from accidentally racking up credit card bills. As of now, parental controls will prevent in-game purchases in Diablo, Hearthstone, and WoW by default. ...

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World of Warcraft has made it even easier to part with your money, as Blizzard has launched an in-game store for the popular MMO. The Battle.net Shop (as it's being called) is primarily focused on selling mounts and pets. The store can be accessed via either browser or an in-game interface, and ...

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Our friends over at Adriacraft have been at it again, digging out the changes on the PTR, and making them into videos. You can see above that the in-game store has undergone yet more changes since we last updated you on the PTR, and the categories which Adriacraft mentioned are now live in-game. ...

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Our friends over at Adriacraft have been busy digging through the PTR files to bring you yet more tantalizing peeks at what might be coming up, and the latest find is this updated in-game store UI. It looks way smoother and neater than the old one, as well as offering the potential to put way more...

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With the appearance of the Blizzard In-game Store icon in the menu, something had to go. And the icon that took the hit was the little computer monitor picture that had previously held information about latency, framerate, bandwidth, download information, and allowed players to open up the in-game...

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In this Geek Week special, there's so much going on in World of Warcraft Patch 5.4 that we thought we would put together a brief summary of all the new features we know about so far. We've got the in-game store, virtual realms, the timeless isle, cross-realm arenas, flexible raiding and the provin...

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The Blizzard In-Game Store is live on the patch 5.4 PTR. There's a few hoops to jump through to get it to work, but thanks to our friends over at Adriacraft, we have gained access. Adriacraft has also put together a video which shows the store in action, which you will be able to see after the bre...

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Guess who's back, back again on the patch 5.4 PTR... yes, it's that sneaky Store button. And yes, yes I did click it. I must have clicked it a hundred times, just in case this one was the time that it would work. I will log back in in a moment just to try again. Just in case. It still didn't work....

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Over at MMO-Champion recently, some new strings were discovered in the client that have begun to cause some discussion. They point to something called Battle Coins being used on the in-game store in China and Korea at least, as part of the in-game store. These are alongside what's called a "Test C...

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I admit it: I've spent real money to buy in-game mounts and pets. After all, who could resist the adorableness of Lil' Ragnaros or the Cinder Kitten? Sure, it can be silly to spend real dollars on items that are purely virtual in nature, but with as much time as we all spend in World of Warcraft, w...

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Our latest Community Blog Topic is about the in-game store. What would you buy from it? As expected, many people said they wouldn't buy anything, but there were also plenty of people with nifty shopping ideas. Ideas for the store Tyledres at Frost and Claws would like to see shapechanging ite...

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It's official: Blizzard is testing an in-game store for implementation in Asia and then possibly other regions. Included in this store will be a 100% experience buff, Lesser Charms of Good Fortune, as well as mounts and pets. The reactions have ranged from cautious optimism to "The sky is falling!"...

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The WoW Insider Round Table returns with a somewhat longer discussion of the hottest news of the moment: the In-Game Store. This was recently datamined, and latterly confirmed by Blizzard. We start off by getting a clarification from Matticus on just how Asian servers work, and why their different ...

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We've been speculating about it since the experience potion was datamined, and now we have an announcement. Yes, Virginia, there will be an in-game store. Bashiok gives us the details on what the current plan for the feature is, including a way to get lesser charms of good fortune, and the big news...

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Microtransactions are nothing new for World of Warcraft, but the game has never had an actual in-game store. You've had pets and mounts that toe the line, but the line still existed. Then a bit of datamining turned up an experience boosting item that looked as if it might be tied to an in-game stor...

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Datamining should always, always be taken with a pinch of salt. But, when Perculia of Wowhead dropped WoW Insider a line with one particular object from the latest PTR build, we had to let you all know about it. Enduring Elixir of Wisdom is an elixir that increases experience gained from killin...

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With Guild Wars 2's headstart on Saturday, players with some extra spending money may be planning their initial purchases in the game. Meticulous scouring of Guild Wars 2's online gem store has revealed five new options for future players, including one nice freebie. Three of the recently adde...

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RuneScape's latest update includes Solomon's General Store, an in-game shop that runs on the purchaseable virtual currency of RuneCoins. But don't start looking for ways to break the game with this store's items -- it sells vanity and aesthetic items like outfits, accessories, animations, and t...

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