Kanye West has gone after developers of games that include in-app purchases on mobile phones.

Speaking on his twitter page the rapper said that companies should allow the kids to enjoy themselves and, “give the parents a break for Christ sake.”

It’s unclear what has bought on this sudden outburst from Mr. West.  The star is known for offering his opinions on controversial topics through his twitter account.

“Right now I’m working on a video game for Only One, and the idea is that it’s my mother going through the gates of heaven and you have to bring her to the highest gates of heaven by holding her to the light,” West said. “We’ve been working on it for like six months.”

West is known as a lover of video games.  Prior to his career in music he wanted to be a video game designer.

Do you agree with Kanye West’s opinion?  What do you think of in-app purchases?  Let us know in the comments below.

  • Eric G

    I don’t fully disagree with Mr. West but the mobile games market is a rough place at the moment. Prices have been driven to the bottom (literally, in most cases, as so many games are free) and the only way for developers to make money is to sell in-app items over a long period of time. It’s a wild market, and I really hate when a game feels more like a business model, but the only way to change it is for consumers to purchase games at their suggested value, which should be much more than $0.
    Again, the fleecing sucks but the market as a whole has evolved to be this way. I’m not sure what the fix is, but I have a feeling free apps need to be taken to the back and laid to rest.

  • Eric G

    I don’t fully disagree with Mr. West but the mobile games market is a rough place at the moment. Prices have been driven to the bottom (literally, in most cases, as so many games are free) and the only way for developers to make money is to sell in-app items over a long period of time. It’s a wild market, and I really hate when a game feels more like a business model, but the only way to change it is for consumers to purchase games at their suggested value, which should be much more than $0.
    Again, the fleecing sucks but the market as a whole has evolved to be this way. I’m not sure what the fix is, but I have a feeling free apps need to be taken to the back and laid to rest.

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