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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crazychris41242436d 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??

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tiyoxela2435d ago

I am in shock that a person able to earn $12490 in 4 weeks on the internet
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TankCrossing2436d ago

Oh Activision... Do fuck off.

moegooner882436d ago

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

Patricko2435d 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...

-Foxtrot2436d 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.

Chaosdreams2435d 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-hat52435d ago (Edited 2435d 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.

Mikelarry2435d 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

MecheSlays2435d 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

Nyxus2436d 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.

cawesley2435d 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-hat52435d 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 :)

gbsrnctaln2435d 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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Xbox's Phil Spencer considers PS5 and Nintendo Switch players part of the Xbox community

This is Spencer's mindset after the Activision Blizzard acquisition closed

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Vengeance1138225d ago

What a horrifically toxic person, im sure in his mind Microsoft already acquired both Sony and Nintendo and they are all that's left in gaming.
Can't wait for 2027!

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darthv72224d ago

so... people who express positivity are toxic in your view? That's basically what you are saying right now. I know its easier to hate but it takes real strength to remain positive in the face of negativity.

As for him living rent free in your head... that will be $9.99 now.

Eonjay224d ago

This comment proves my earlier comment. There is nothing wrong with you. I have surmised that you are a developer and you are not dumb but in order to claim to be 'down with the Xbox' YOU have to become toxic yourself. He did not say anything you are implying. That's a toxic lie. Spencer is not expressing positivity. THAT is a toxic lie. People are not supposed to be positive in the face of consolidation that will lead to a worse situation for all of us. Ignoring that is TOXIC.

darthv72224d ago (Edited 224d ago )

^^man i wish i were a developer. I'm just an average joe who tries to be upbeat and optimistic even when the chips are down.

Petebloodyonion224d ago

The spirit of Orchard looms over you!