It's not just kids who rack up thousands of pounds playing mobile games. Adults do it, too.
EA will continue to make games with an offline mode, chief operating officer Peter Moore has insisted.
EA has dismissed the furore around Real Racing 3 and its controversial micro-transactions, declaring the game a resounding success.
EA has backtracked on an earlier statement that all of the publisher's future games will include micro-transactions.
As gamer anger at micro-transactions grows, one developer has gone against the grain: Gears of War co-creator Cliff Bleszinski.