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It seems that raid end-boss Garrosh Hellscream has been up to his old tricks again, as players have been having a great deal of trouble with his loot table awarding insufficient tokens on 25-N difficulty. It seems that, instead of the usual three, Garrosh was only dropping one token, as Community...

September 16th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In life and in games, the overarching method of commerce involves currency. Occasionally, you might find a game (or a friend) that will work with the bartering system, but that is far from the norm around these parts. Then you have The Secret World. TSW has the best -- or worst, you could say -- o...

August 12th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Guild Wars 2 players who have logged in this week have a new present waiting for them: the Guild Wars 2 Unlimited Edition Wallet-o-Matic (velcro tabs optional). Maybe you thought that the old way of storing all of your loose bills, family photos, and tokens was just fine, but trust us, your invento...

August 8th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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A few weeks ago we reported on a somewhat silly article in which the author advocated that studios could and should charge players real money transaction fees to trade items. I didn't see a lot of people in favor of this idea, but I definitely agreed with one thing that he pointed out: MMOs have be...

June 25th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh the random number generator, how we love to hate thee. And yet you're so very addictive; with the roll of some virtual dice, we could win big-time on any given kill. Sure, you're often very stingy, but that makes the payoff so much more sweet. With MMOs, the house doesn't win if you play long...

March 6th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Tokens is a brilliant little app that enables devs to track promo codes they submit to websites for review. We looked at the app a few months ago and fell in love with its features. Now, the developers are celebrating their 1.1 release with a sale that starts tomorrow morning. The TUAW-exclusiv...

January 21st 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Keeping on top of your promo codes can be a big hassle. Most developers end up with text files by the dozen or complicated spreadsheets. You want to know when items were issued (they expire in four weeks), who they were shared with (so you can follow up with potential reviewers) and how many re...

November 28th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're an app maker, you already know the process of generating and distributing promotional codes for your software can be a bit of a headache. Apple's default app management tool, iTunes Connect, isn't exactly robust in its options for promo code distribution and tracking. A new applicatio...

November 16th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Recently, EverQuest II introduced Krono, tokens that can be redeemed for subscription time in the game. In theory, this meant that players who were normally free players could purchase game time with in-game currency. However, there was a practical problem with this -- players who purchased Krono...

November 7th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We reported on You Don't Know Jack coming to Facebook, so it's only fair that we follow-up as the game sheds parts of its entrenchment in the service. You Don't Know Jack is ditching Facebook credits for "Tokens," which will "simplify things and allow you to earn your way to more free games," Jelly...

August 26th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Is greed your favorite vice? We hope so! The folks at UTV True Games have given us a multi-use code that will grant 100 of our quickest-clicking readers 30 tokens apiece for use in Faxion Online, the heaven-and-hell-themed MMO that released only last month. To redeem the code for yourself, log...

June 6th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It seems to me that more and more MMO developers are utilizing alternative types of currency in our games. Whether they're tokens, barter scraps, or golden leaves, we're now having to chase down all manner of currencies to get the goodies we want. Our subject for discussion today: Is this a good...

April 6th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments