EA has changed its mind about a controversial recent decision to include a micro transactions system in every game.

Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA Games made the U-turn statement: "I made a statement in the conference along the lines of 'We'll have micro-transactions in our games' and the community read that to mean all our games, and that's really not true."

Jorgensen had previously stated that: "We're [EA Games] building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way, either to get to a higher level to buy a new character, to buy a truck, a gun, whatever it might be."

This U-turn on micro transactions is definitely a good thing for the console and PC gamer. However, Jorgensen has now made it clear that apps will all be working towards a freemium model.

"All of our mobile games will have micro-transactions in them, because almost all of them are going to a world where they are play-for-free," said Jorgensen.

EA's recent release and free-to-play Real Racing 3 has been well received by most. Dead Space 3, a micro transaction heavy title has also gone down well, utilising a less intrusive payment model than most.

Micro transactions become more of an issue when they cause an unfair edge in gameplay. Players that can buy skill rather than earn it - that's not the way games should be played.

For the meantime it sounds as if our wallets are fairly safe.

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.