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Activision Researched Using 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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XiNatsuDragnel59d ago

First of all, F off
Second of all, F off.
Finally, F off Activision and any company who does this.

Chexs199058d ago

And Fourth: f off and die lootboxes! --II--

DaNineTwo58d ago

I don't know who downvoted you, but they deserve to die

Zero_Suit_Samus58d ago

Typical Activision. Soon they’ll be a “pay 2 win match” option for $25.

Omnisonne58d ago

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.

antz110457d ago

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.

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TeamIcoFan58d ago

What's next, charging a fee for better match wait times or connectivity?

datriax58d ago

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.

BrianOBlivion58d ago

Don't give them any ideas...

darthv7257d ago (Edited 57d ago )

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.

datriax58d ago

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.

thatguyhayat58d ago

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

Scar-57d ago (Edited 57d ago )

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.

rezzah57d ago

Activision, EA, Ubisoft and now Square Enix.

ElementX58d ago

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.

Kun_ADR58d ago (Edited 58d ago )

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.

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