Kanye West defines irony with his rant against microtransactions

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Oh Kanye, you provide me with endless hours of entertainment. No, not in ways you intend, but that’s okay. This latest rant from “Yeezus” reveals his irritation with microtransactions… I wonder if he should talk to his wife about that.

Over on twitter, Kanye had a bit of a rant about in-app purchases after letting North West (his offspring) play a game on iPad that demanded money every five minutes.

I’m going to hate myself for these next words, but I agree with Kanye. In-app purchases are painful, particularly in games that are targeted at kids – Apple started by making it harder for kids to accidentally rack up enormous bills through purchases without their parents’ permission or knowledge, but the games actually shouldn’t even include them. It’s hard enough for adults to resist the siren call of microtransactions, it feels unethical do include them in kids’ games, even if the parents are multimillionaires.

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Then again, didn’t Kim, Kanye’s wife release a game that was riddled with microtransactions? I’m not sure that there was an age restriction on it, either. I wonder if she shouldn’t have just given her fully unlocked version of the game to her kid to play instead.

Last Updated: October 12, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Mistake Not…

    I…agree with…K-K-Kanye W-W-W…

    Sorry, it’s too painful to say.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    Hahahahahahha!!! Poor Kanye… Such a sad day when the “rockstar” has to complain on Twitter about a game his child plays while his wife racks in millions from the exact same principle… A true hero for the people…

  • Skyblue

    You can’t make up crap like this, Metallica summed it up with an entire album titled And Justice For All

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      The ultimate in vanity
      Exploiting their supremacy
      I can’t believe the things you say
      I can’t believe
      I can’t believe the price you pay
      Nothing can save you

  • Hammersteyn

    I agree with Kanye running for president! Oh and his stance on MT. Maybe he’ll change it once he runs the country.

  • Hammersteyn
  • Witcher Bob

    I believe the old adage is “A fool and his money are soon parted”. Take some responsibility Kakye. Look at what your kid is playing and if there are micro transactions…don’t have a credit card linked to the account. Or, maybe an easier option, turn off the wifi/data. Can’t charge you if it can’t connect to the servers.

    • Brady miaau

      How so? The entire OS and environment is geared toward advertising and micro-transactions.

      I agree, turn off data is the safest.

  • Brady miaau

    “I’m going to hate myself for these next words, but I agree with Kanye”

    Wow, those words must have been difficult to write. But yes, I agree with them too.

  • DiegoZicoB

    Or he could just play dolls with his daughter, that’s free and actually benefits the child. Or give her non-electronic toys to keep her stimulated like we all had growing up.

    But hey I’m still trying to look after myself so what do I know about raising a child.

  • Chris A. Faux

    If you believe that Kim sat down with a bunch of developers and/or the publisher to decide how the financial structuring of “her app” should work then you’re delusional – or not really thinking about this. I’m pretty sure Kim knows exactly the stuff she needs to know about “Her app” and that’s that. Now, apart from that, if you think Kanye sits down to discuss with Kim how her App works then that’s even crazier.

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