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.
First of all, F off Second of all, F off. Finally, F off Activision and any company who does this.
And Fourth: f off and die lootboxes! --II--
I don't know who downvoted you, but they deserve to die
Typical Activision. Soon they’ll be a “pay 2 win match” option for $25.
Yeah, now I know I wasn't being paranoid noticing that things seemed off in recent multiplayer titles. It feels to me like there's an increasingly large rupture between gamers and AAA developers and stuff like this has made me awfully cautious towards new releases, even single player ones. I think from now on I'll be judging each games value based on what is available from launch, microtransactions and lootbox rewards NOT included, aswell as wait a good few months after release before buying anything to see how it plays out. It's sad that it has come to this, but I won't be tempted by a carrot on a stick.
Dirty, dirty pool. They can say this isn't in D2, but the matchmaker is seriously screwed enough that this is possible. Your team either kills or gets curb stomped, there's no middle ground.
What's next, charging a fee for better match wait times or connectivity?
What may sound stupidly unreasonable today, will be the accepted norm tomorrow. Give it time, you'll live to see the day this comes true.
Don't give them any ideas...
kind of like the fast pass at the amusement parks. Why wait in line with the common folk when for a small fee you get this pass that lets you jump to the front of the line. only problem is that the more people get those passes... the more likely you are to still wait in a line as others have fast passed themselves to the front of the line before you did.
Got the perfect solution to this. Ignore Activision games. Seriously, when did people become such video game addicts that they can't appreciate the value of their own money? You work for your money, essentially spending your life to earn it, and you willingly give it to s**tbags like Activision? People these days really need to wake the f**k up, especially when reading colossal a**holery bulls**t like this. F**k Activision, and all "AAA" companies. Rot in hell.
This needs to happen now, ive been boycotting their games for years but they have gone too far, we all gotta take a stand otherwise others will follow
That's thing though its a pretty serious addiction for a lot of people. I barely buy more than 2 games a year now thanks to the latest industry trends but most my friends buy 2 games per month or more. A lot of gamers have horrible spending habits that's why the industry doesn't take us seriously. Infinite warfare has sold 11 million copies and is on it's way to 12 despite the trailer backlash and even though a lot of us hate MT's they have gotten millions from gamers that don't.
Activision, EA, Ubisoft and now Square Enix.
It would be cool if the matchmaking tech would only match people who purchased loot boxes together because they may have slightly better equipment. People who didn't purchase loot boxes wouldn't be able to complain about guns that way. In the end though, it's all about skill and reflexes.
I am not surprised really. It is Activision. I haven’t bought any of their games for awhile now and this just pushes me away even further. BTW, N4G got this news so late.
I'm done with anything Activision now. Not giving them money for a long time.
Activision, you are just worst as EA.
You do realize every company that uses MT does this right?
Yeah, but Activision and EA are worst.
So basically from now on whenever I get crushed in a match online I have to wonder to myself is this game using that algorithm that makes the person I'm going up against better than me just so that I would want to purchase in-game products so that I would have a better chance to beat them. They may claim it's not currently be using any games however in the future if I ever find out that a game is using that technology it will be the death of that game for me. definitely going to be keeping track of this.
Pretty sure EA has been using something similar for years. It's not a coincidence that Player A players absolutely amazing against you, then utter shit when you buy him. The psychology of manipulating players into buying micro-transactions is seedy by definition. To assume there isn't much deeper psychological work behind the scenes is naive. Sure, this patent brings it to light but this is not something new to gaming, or consumerism in general.
Good thing I've never been a fan of COD MP online, but good luck with that Activision
Yea...thats shady AF. Screw this.
Yet again, they found a way to ruin their game. Activision should shut down Bec. of those things
Sad thing is, Call of Duty and all other Activision/Blizzard games will continue to sell millions.
Activision and EA should just merge or work on a game together since both like bending the customer over while they smile. Glad the last Activison games I grabbed were Transformers War and Fall of Cybertron Activision is another company who will never see a dollar from me.
It's like they are pushing me to be strictly Nintendo
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