Because there is no such thing as enough money.
Sick to my stomach. I'll never support this.
Hey you might be sick but people like @moldy love this kinda stuff, he'll defend it for days...
He only defends it because its the way Microsoft are clearly going forward with the last 3 years now.
It’s f****** manipulative. They basically want you to “forget” about microtransactions while you play the game. Everything you’re buying costs real money but you’re not being “interrupted”. It’s getting out of hand because there haven’t been fair trade investigations and legal regulations applied to this entire concept. This is a good display of true nature behind some of these businesses. They’ve literally been following regulations not out of ethical and moral value, but because they were forced to by regulation. Now that there’s an unregulated economic concept, they’re going wild with it. It needs to stop.
You know gaming is close to collapsing when these types of actions are practiced. Guys collect as many physical copies of games as possible and avoid supporting companies that do this.
They ruined Destiny and now CoD, though ide argue that that happened awhile ago. I love the Destiny IP, but I think I’ll soend my money elsewhere from now on.
They are probably already doing this and are just filing a patent so other companies can't do the same thing. Some journalists seem to think Activision needs a patent before they can implement this stuff, they don't.
So much lameness
Oh my god ! This is so disgusting annoying.
Oh hell naw I'm going to be sick ppl said this couldn't worse oh well yeah it has
Well there is just no way they would be able to get away with the game just automatically withdrawing funds without some sort of permission beforehand.
Patents don’t mean squat unless they actually implement them in real life.
I have Overwatch & Shadow of War & it has MT'S but I pay them nada.I enjoy the game & it doesn't hamper my gameplay what so ever.If this is going to be a trend I don't care as long as it doesn't interfere in my gameplay from start to finish.I'm paying 60 bucks & nothing more.
Watch Jim Sterling's video on mobile gaming. It started out promising, then the games turned to shit, now they are all the same. 2017 is just the start for AAA MT's sadly.
Mobile games have been the same forever. Biggest games from he beginning were pure MT.
No need to,all I know if a game is extremely interesting to me & it has MT's I don't care as long as I can enjoy the game from start to finish knowing I already know they're not getting a extra dime from me.
Microtransactions generally don't bother me as long as they don't pull me out of the experience in any way. Don't break the immersion and we won't have a problem. The first time I was genuinely annoyed my MTs was AC Unity. I would peruse the map, looking for my next destination, when the cursor would be yanked over to an icon of a red chest asking me to buy stuff. I was literally angry and I don't think I ever bothered finishing the game. As long as MTs aren't in a prominent place, I don't mind. Keep them at the main menu.
Exactly! I don't understand some folks getting all upset knowing MT's are not needed to finish AAA games.I pay them no mind.
I really don't care that it doesn't affect your gameplay experience. A lot of people had addictive habits, MT in games aims to exploit that weakness in some gamers. It is shortsighted thinking otherwise. When popular mobile titles are making about $1 million or more like Fire Emblem Heroes, publishers want that pie too. They could care less about your experience as long as they can make more money over the money you've already paid to buy the game. Shadow of War just increased the grind and made the final true ending a chore. That isn't how single player games should work. First it was cosmetics and now we are at buying power and advantage. Keep support this shit and see how much more publishers will suck from gamers and drag gaming down the toilet. This patent is the next step and you bet Activision will use it to entice players.
Well the longer the game & grind the better for me.I will definitely get my money's worth...lol! I don't gamble or bet so MT's will never have any effect on me personally or my life,like you said that's only for the weak.I will always buy a game that interest me even if it has MT's knowing I always paid MT's nada & will continue to.You guys getting all bent out of shape about this sounds like it's more deep rooted of a personal problem & it doesn't (MT's) effect me in the slightest.
@Elda Apathy is the worst thing to have some people are so naive eventually these corporations will cross the line in your eyes and by then it will be too late to affect change. This needs to get regulated or it will end up collapsing the video game industry it's happened before and it can happen again.
I don't make videogames I buy them.MT's have no effect on me or how I play a game.If there in a game I play I could care less.
So apparently you have no idea that video game industry actually crashed because people stopped buying games, and guess what developers bankrupted and stopped making games. If that happens I'm sure it won't affect you right LOL. Keep supporting these BS practices.
The last activision game I bought was Call Of Duty Modern Warfare.....preowned. Never bought anything from them since
Turn players into payers. Stupid gullible players at that.
What a great time to be a gamer. >_>
MT's and loot boxes will be the death of gaming
This seems more like a way for affiliated purchasing, like what Amazon does, you click the link of a Youtuber (Or in this case a Streamer), and when you buy it through them they get a cut of the profit from the sale. So Activision and the Streamer make money.
Only game I want from Satanvision is Crash.
It sounds like they are trying to sell you the setup you got beat by. For instance in a killcam you get the store link for the classes or skins that were used. It just sounds like shortcuts for the lazy to me and I’m fine with that. An unbalanced game will fade away into mediocrity anyways. If you can get to level 60 on your own and unlock the same shit without paying then who cares? Honestly. It’s like the people who buy quick fatality tokens in mortal kombat so they don’t have to learn the fatality. Yes, it’s a f**king joke but the developers are getting extra revenue on shit that is of no consequence to you. They are selling what some people want. Casual tokens aka polygon passes.
I'd like to seek a patent to push Activision in front of an oncoming train.
Can I add a patent to add a meat grinder under all trains.
Well then I guess Spyro G. Nasty Trilogy is dead to me then because I'm pretty sure that is my second game that I was going to be buying from them for the first time in a decade since Crash N. Sane Trilogy. Then again, it will probably be free from any mts regardless so.............. yayyyyyyyyyy.
I hope all the greedy fuckers get what they deserve like going bankrupt when people open their eye's. I have no sympathy for greedy bastard company's like this. May they all burn in hell.
This crap is going to kill gaming as we know it. Especially now with the news even Sony is looking into MT's and mau's im starting to wonder if all these companies are all in on this shit together now cuz if more of them push this crap then there's a better chance at some point that diehard fans will support it to a point and that inturn will make them more money. Sickening and really turning me off the more I hear about this shit.
Stay positive. It won't kill gaming. Nothing will do that. It will eventually kill these corporations, though, and that's fine by me.
Hope your right bro. I'm all for these greedy companies cutting their own throats if that's what it takes.
Hopefully it does kill these corporations. I can't wait for the day I get on N4G and see "Activision shuts down" or "EA evaporates into alternate dimension of eternal suffering" headlines.
Politics and greed has taken over gaming.
Why i dont purchase things from them anymore.. Its becoming online puchinko or whatever its called
Fack this greedy company. I keep saying it, but I stopped buying their games years ago. And when I do, the games are not brand new.
Can't wait to see what John Kodera does over at Sony
I never buy anything they put out and that's not changing anytime soon.
Wow that is a very shitty stunt to pull now just gotta see what EA will do to one up one on Activision. Honestly Activision has no games that even interest me and with this microtransaction shit I will avoid Activision even more now.
EA and Activision are a cancer to gaming at this rate I will no longer keep gaming things are getting worse every year. Thanks to some good developers and games I still have hope go buy Divinity Original Sin 2 it's an awesome game that has zero BS MT these corporate a holes are trying to push.
Can somebody please stop these tyrants? sigh
well its just really sad. never thought gaming would come to this. it was my fav hobby but now i think i need to find a new one. and if they really want to keep doing that, i really hope hackers release cfw for all systems which allows free p2p online and no micro transactions and to the hell wid piracy.
(insert manufactured outrage over something no ones forcing you to buy here)
So many people saying it that it didn't impact upon the playing experience if you choose not to.buy are native in the extreme. The article tells you that a patent had recently been discovered that means junior players are paired against experienced players to try to increase take up of boosters etc. Clearly being paired against better players constantly is fundamentally changing your experience for the worse? MTs are bad news in all their forms
Listen. To everybody who says "just don't buy it" or "I don't support them now and won't later either". Great, good on you. The problem is if you think these companies don't collect data on this stuff to see how they can push it further and further along, you're obviously being naïve. The very fact they put MTs in ANY game, is like a creeping rot. We see it slowly infecting everything. Most companies aren't just gonna dump a terrible scheme on you at once, each iteration of a game is going to go a little more and a little more. Until we buy a game one day and realize the culmination has broken a line we let get pushed farther and farther out. That is why even what seem like harmless MTs right now have to be met with feverish resistance. Thinking something is harmless because you don't partake is foolish. Do not misplace your trust in companies, they care about money and marketing's job is to make you think they care about you to pry your fingers from it.
Well I don't support Activision games for the most part (except Destiny) and I don't support the MT's for that game. At least Bungie recognizes how screwed up MT's are and they do not shove it down your throats. Screeeeeeeew you Activision, its your grave as more and more realize your non-sense.
My concern is that while most veteran gamers hate this model, younger gamers are born into it. So unless it stops soon as younger gamers mature they will accept it. Then veteran gamers that hate it will be ignored because the newer wave of gamers will have already fallen into the trap. I hope it fails and Activision or another company suffer enough to realise this before then.
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