Mandatory Facebook Credits

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Do you pay Facebook games? On July 1st, all social game developers will be required to use Facebook credits to process payments.

This decision is fantastic news for Facebook, as they take a 30 percent cut of all Facebook revenues.

“In other words, if you pay $2.00 for a talking horse on FarmVille, Facebook collects $0.60 from the Zynga. Already, Credits has made promising contributions to the company’s ever-rising revenue estimates (currently at $2 billion annual for 2010.”

via Facebook to Make Credits Mandatory for All Onsite Gaming.

I know that I’m a social media person (it’s my job, after all), but I just don’t get why people would pay actual money to play online games.

Maybe it’s because I’ve never been a gamer myself. I had a Gameboy, back in the day, and I used to play Crash on our Playstation 1, but my idea of a good computer game is Spider Solitaire.
However, I can’t deny that it’s a smart move for Facebook.

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What do you think about this? Do you play Facebook games? Let me know in the comments below.

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