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Free-to-Play Whales Are Now Boycotting Spending in Games to Get Changes

Here's one of the crazier stories you're going to read in a while. Dean Takahashi of VentureBeat reports on Stephen Barnes, a Houston resident who owns an appliance store, and has spent more than $2 million in Modern War [Free] by Gree, leading a long-running clan in the game. But that's not the crazy part:
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