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While Capcom's Smurfs' Village is one of the top grossing iPhone games in the App Store, reports are circulating that Apple has called publisher Capcom in for a side bar after numerous complaints from parents about "hundreds and thousands of dollars in transactions" made by their children without their consent. I think some of these parents might call this situation smurfing ridiculous.

According to a [URL="http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Smurf's+Village/news.asp?c=27568"]PocketGamer report[/URL] - citing "well-placed sources" - Apple has told Capcom in "no uncertain terms" that its free game is causing a lot of headaches for parents and Apple.

The problem has to do with the game's micro-transaction system that lets players buy copious amounts of "Smurf berries." Some of these parents have apparently been given refunds for what they call "accidental purchases." [URL=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2011/02/16/report-apple-smurfs-capcom-smurfing-smurf-berries][B][COLOR=#8e0505]Read More[/COLOR][/B][/URL]

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