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How Activision Uses Matchmaking Tricks to Sell In-Game Items

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.

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crazychris412460d ago

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??

trumpwonstopcrying60d ago

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.

tiyoxela59d ago

I am in shock that a person able to earn $12490 in 4 weeks on the internet
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TankCrossing60d ago

Oh Activision... Do fuck off.

moegooner8860d ago

EA, and WB execs are probably banging their heads against the wall for not thinking about this first

Patricko59d ago

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...

-Foxtrot60d ago

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.

Chaosdreams60d ago

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.

Many-hat560d ago (Edited 60d ago )

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.

Mikelarry60d ago

"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

MecheSlays60d ago

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

Nyxus60d ago

"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.

cawesley60d ago

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.

Many-hat559d ago

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 :)

gbsrnctaln59d ago

Yeah, getting my ass handed to me on the reg totally makes me want to spend more money on a game...pausenot

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