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User Info: yohabroha

5 months ago#1
Not sure if cOLD, articles about it have just been coming out the last few hours:

In one case, the system could be used to match new players with experienced players making use of more advanced gear. The newbie would then be encouraged to buy that gear to emulate the advanced player. In another case, players who have purchased a new weapon would be placed into matches where this weapon would have an advantage against others.

“Doing so may enhance a level of enjoyment by the player for the game-related purchase, which may encourage future purchases,” Rolling Stone quotes the patent as saying. “For example, if the player purchased a particular weapon, the microtransaction engine may match the player in a gameplay session in which the particular weapon is highly effective, giving the player an impression that the particular weapon was a good purchase. This may encourage the player to make future purchases to achieve similar gameplay results.”
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User Info: premature tyrant

premature tyrant
5 months ago#2
wow actiblizz is pure evil lol
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5 months ago#3
*buys destiny 2*
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User Info: thelocalhentai

5 months ago#4
Just business tactic 101, even if it's an actual a****** move since there are a lot of naive people playing their games.

User Info: gamefaqwatcher

5 months ago#5
That sounds good.
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User Info: Dr_keith

5 months ago#6
So they reward people who spend money on their products?

How unheard of.
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User Info: -5xad0w-

5 months ago#7
It's funny, when I read the topic title I thought it would be about matching players who had purchased in-game items that might be seen as giving them an advantage together and thought: "The whales would never stand for that."

GG Activision.
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User Info: Cool_Dude667

5 months ago#8
This is pathetic, the way things are going in 10 years we will only have the mobile game market left.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

5 months ago#9
That's the thing about greed, it's blind...
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User Info: Jason_Hudson

5 months ago#10
So will people actually stand against this s*** or does it need to get worse? This is f***ing awful, but when you have people like Kotick in Activision, it's not unexpected.
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