Activision was granted a patent this month for a system it uses to convince people in multiplayer games to purchase items for a game through microtransactions.
Its like these publishers have a secret competition on who can make the most money with the shadiest business practices. You see what "its just cosmetic" and "I can do whatever I want with my money" has lead us too??
Either way they went from 1.6 billion in 2015 to 3.6 billion in 2016 so there are plenty of sheeple buying in game content. Until you stop pure stupidity and addiction you won't stop these micro transactions. Best to just avoid them on your own.
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Oh Activision... Do fuck off.
EA, and WB execs are probably banging their heads against the wall for not thinking about this first
Don't worry, Battlefront II, next Star Wars game, Battlefield. They have more games than they need to include something similar, if it's not already there... I'm glad I'm not playing regularly any EA games...
I know they said this system wasn't used in Destiny 2...but you'll never really know Being on here a while I've seen so many morons that keep buying into this shit, and not just this specific thing but MTs, games which lack content,, games which are watered down, ridiculously bad season passes and the like Funny thing is with the way it's going the worst is yet to come and calling people like me who speaks out about them negative nancy isn't going to change or justify it.
Sadly the truth. All we can do is ensure we don't support it and hope others clue in and make similar decisions on how it is they'd like to experience their games.
Actually, I think your a positive Percy when it comes to this particular issue. Anyway, Destiny may not have used any specific system, but they did employ psychologists to help them make the game more addictive, I believe.
"Destiny may not have used any specific system, but they did employ psychologists to help them make the game more addictive" Yeah i believe i read an article that mentioned this also
I just played until max level. And i play crucible here and there. No psychologists can get me addicted to a game for an extended period of time. I get bored of everything
"For instance, the microtransaction engine may match a more expert/marquee player with a junior player to encourage the junior player to make game-related purchases of items possessed/used by the marquee player." Another 'great' idea.
I agree. If anything, it would make the junior player more likely to quit playing and not buy any more sequels of the game, or possibly any more games from that studio.
Yeah, and skilled players wouldn't be to pleased either. I'm always getting thrown off teams as a Noob. Simply because I'm rubbish. Not fair! You know who you are :)
Yeah, getting my ass handed to me on the reg totally makes me want to spend more money on a game...pausenot
Activision isn't getting my money either folks so should u.
Misleading news. Just because they have a patent doesn't mean it is in use.
It's Activision. You know they will use it just like COD AW and BO 3 supply drop.
But it shows what they are thinking and protecting. Used or not this is what they are looking into and spending R&D money on.
It will stat soon, probably in 2018.
Not really fair to use a Destiny 2 picture for this article seeing as Bungie have nothing to do with this. Still, another reason for me to not to bother looking at COD, not that I have since Blops 2 but the WW2 setting at least had me semi interested.
I think bullshit like that is just a pinnacle of an iceberg... There are probably much more "shadier" things than we can even imagine.
That does it. Im not playing or buying or ever giving any attention to games published by EA, Ubi, or Activ. Done with this crap till this crap gets resolved.
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