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Incline Activision patents microtransaction based matchmaking

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by HoboForEternity, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-...50&s1=9789406.PN.&OS=PN/9789406&RS=PN/9789406

    lazy copy from reddit:


    TL;DR Put player A in a game with player B who has item X to encourage player A to buy item X. After player A buys item X, put them in more favorable matches for the use of item X to make it seem more worthwhile and encourage future spending.

    this is pretty much COD audiece :
    :mixedemotions:

    and the best part is they use their parents credit card. good job. good job.
     
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  2. Jokzore Savant

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    That's actually brilliant.
     
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  3. Jacob All Men Are King Kong Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Man, I thought this was Activision's attempt at Tinder....
     
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  4. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    tinder if it charge money after you swipe
     
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    MCDONALDS!
     
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  6. Dick. Arcane

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    Bobby K. again proving he's the supreme Jew in the video game industry.

    :keepmyjewgold:
     
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  7. RuySan Augur

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    This just confirms the cliché that all suits are sociapaths. But if activision patents this then other companies can't use it. If you play any activision game you deserve it, so it's good news.
     
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  8. Mark Richard Arcane

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    So they're planning on turning players into advertisements. I'm not sure what's more insulting - using me as an accessory to ruin the lives of people with obsessive compulsive disorders, or not paying me to do so.
     
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  9. catfood AGAIN

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    Good. Milk the plebs for all their money.
     
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  10. mbv123 Savant

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    It's so genius that I can't get mad at this
    I hope this happens
     
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    This is indeed a fucking genius scheme. Fuck them though. A clever cunt is still a cunt. :killit:
     
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  12. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    Is this even news?! I thought that all this shit was obvious. Lol a lot of naive westerners.
     
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  14. sullynathan Arcane

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    wonder what the future holds for us. maybe we can beat games without even playing
     
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    *Schadenfreudes furiously*
    :smug:
     
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    They could've kept doing it without attracting attention but the greedy bastards HAD to patent that stupid shit and make it public.
     
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    They know that they can do this shit and get away with it. Casuals simply won't care and idiots will rage on forums, but in the end will do nothing about it and will still keep buying it.
     
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    It's decline rolling over to incline and back again, multiple times and in more ways than one at once.

    The base idea is of course plain fucking evil, then there is the fact that it will be targetting fucktards who do MP microtransaction games in the first place, then, there is the patent that will necessarily limit its spread and increase awareness - for good or ill.
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    You know what?
    Don't mind me, I'll just sit there watching shit burn.
     
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  19. InD_ImaginE Arcane Patron

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    Sweet thing is even if reception to the patent is negative, they could still put them in because all the dev are probably in NDA.

    The logical conclusion to micro-transaction culture :lol:
     
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  20. DeepOcean Arcane

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    I have to admire such dedication to evil, you are really impressive Activision.
     
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  21. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Doesn't it mean that they can sell the license to do use this to whoever wants it? Pay to get idiots to pay you in return.

    Whatever, not only those who purchase microtransactions, but even those who play games which include them as part of the gameplay deserve this.

    I'm curious how this will be defended by the inevitable fanbots. You just know there are people who loved being raped.
     
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  22. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    Makes you want to become part of the evil organisation. And then you remember that the boss looks like that.
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  23. Dakka Learned

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    That thing is way too friendly to be in charge of Activision.
     
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  24. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    The double face of Activision. One for evil and one for greater evil.
     
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