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Kim Kardashian thinks in-game purchases need to be handled differently

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood star says games need to still be playable

Kim Kardashian thinks that when it comes to in-game purchases, there are appropriate and inappropriate ways of handling prompt screens.

In an interview with Recode's Kara Swisher, Kardashian said that she was a fan of the e-commerce method and used it within her own best-selling mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, but has recently become disappointed with the way other games handled the system. Although she didn't specifically mention which games she had issues with, she used her daughter's experience with a game as an example.

"We were on a long car ride, and we were so annoyed that everything kept popping up and popping up that our daughter would cry every time the game wouldn't finish playing," Kardashian said. "She just wanted to seamlessly play."

Kardashian added that they, referring to her and husband, Kanye West, were "totally fine" with in-app and in-game purchases, if the prompt screen came up at the appropriate time and not every two seconds.

"It kept popping up to the point where a two-year-old couldn't play a game," she said. "My daughter loves games."

The reality star-turned-entrepreneur added that within her own game, the options to use actual currency to purchase new wardrobes or upgrades were sporadic and specifically designed to not interfere too much with the player's overall experience.

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was the best selling game on the App store twice — once when it was first released and then again when an upgraded version was made available. Other versions of the game have been made to include a couple more of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, including younger sisters Kylie and Kendall.

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